HB Reavis appoints Steven Skinner as its new UK CEOdownload the press release
HB Reavis, the international workspace provider with a planned £6.2bn development pipeline has today, 31 August 2018, announced the appointment of Steven Skinner as its new UK Chief Executive.
Steven will oversee ambitious plans for growth across the UK market and will be responsible for the delivery of the current UK portfolio. This includes the major redevelopment of Elizabeth House in Waterloo and over-site development at Farringdon West Crossrail station in the heart of Clerkenwell, the acquisition of which was announced earlier this month.
Steven joined HB Reavis UK in April 2017 as a Director, assuming responsibility for acquisitions, leasing, financing, asset management, and marketing. He will take up the position as UK Chief Executive with immediate effect and will lead an experienced team that includes Kiran Pawar, Development Director, Jan Vesely, Country Head of Procurement, and Joe Martin, Construction Director.
Announcing his appointment, Radim Rimanek, Deputy CEO of HB Reavis Group, said:
“I couldn’t be more excited to announce Steven’s promotion to UK CEO. Since joining HB Reavis, Steven has contributed to the significant growth of our business in the UK, he has been a passionate ambassador of our strategy to deliver remarkable experiences, and is an inspiring character.
“Steven, together with the very strong director team we have on board, will be great stewards of the business as we embark to deliver on our latest acquisition, the Farringdon West OSD, and as we bring forward one of London’s most significant developments at Elizabeth House in Waterloo.”
Speaking about his appointment, Steven Skinner said:
“I’m delighted to have been appointed Chief Executive of HB Reavis UK. We have already emerged as one of the leading commercial developers in the UK and have a tremendously exciting pipeline. I look forward to delivering this, working with our highly talented, passionate and entrepreneurial team in London.”
Prior to joining HB Reavis, Steven was Head of BNP Paribas Real Estate’s West End office, where he led a team of nearly 100 staff and held overall responsibility for investment, development, leasing, retail, and professional services.
Having been named in Property Week’s most influential property people under 40, and Estates Gazette young property person of the year, Steven will bring a fresh approach to the role, aligning with HB Reavis’ business strategy to develop truly remarkable, people-centric office and retail-led spaces that enhance productivity, well-being and the overall experience for those that use them as well as the surrounding communities.