FUTURE TALENT TO SECURE FIRM’S CONTINUED SUCCESS

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FUTURE TALENT TO SECURE FIRM’S CONTINUED SUCCESS

Property developer and investor Howard Group has outlined its new five-year strategy for sustaining future growth following a period of significant reshaping within its property business.

Colin Brown takes on newly created role of director of portfolio development
Colin Brown takes on newly created role of director of portfolio development

As part of these changes, Howard Group has promoted Colin Brown to the newly created position of director of portfolio development. He will spearhead the Group’s strategic asset management drive to generate additional investment value. He will also continue to work on some of the Group’s most significant commercial developments.

Nicholas Bewes, CEO at Howard Group, said: “Our business focus has significantly changed over the last 15 years and we need to ensure we remain agile and versatile to sustain future growth. The business has recently launched its strategic plan to 2021 having delivered the majority of its previous five-year strategy early.”

“Active asset management and closer dialogue and collaboration with occupiers are key pillars of this new vision. The creation of this new role places a conscious emphasis on proactive and imaginative management of our assets to drive value for our shareholders whilst providing high quality modern buildings for our occupiers. With our focus firmly on the future, having someone of Colin’s calibre and capability helping us to drive the business forward at an exciting time in his career is key.”

Colin Brown, director of portfolio development, said: “After five rewarding and enjoyable years at Howard, I am thrilled at the prospect of this new role. Generating additional value from our current assets and finding ways to reposition, refresh and add to the portfolio will be an important focus for me as we work to ensure the continued success of Howard Group.”

Colin has extensive experience working on some of Howard Group’s most significant projects including Surrey Canal Trade Park in Lewisham, Haverhill Retail Park and Iconix Park in Sawston.