Hammerson has announced that Harry Badham has been appointed to the role of chief development and asset repositioning officer.
Badham joins from AXA IM Alts where he was UK head of development. During his time here he led £3.5bn of “major” investment, development and repositioning projects from start to completion for a “range of funds and joint venture investors”.
He also worked on urban projects across a mix of workspace, retail, leisure, civic and residential space including 22 Bishopsgate, Assembly Bristol and 6 Pancras Square.
Prior to this, Badahm was part of the leadership team at property development company, Allied London, where he was investment director.
Here, he was involved in delivering over £2bn of urban regeneration including the creation of the 25 acre Spinningfields development in Manchester and the Brunswick Centre in London, alongside other mixed-use schemes across the UK.
In his new role, Badham will oversee the development teams working on destination repositioning across the UK, Ireland, and France.
Badham said: “There has never been a greater chance to transform our city centres to create huge social and real estate value by making them more local, more sustainable and more connected.
“Hammerson’s portfolio offers significant opportunities to unlock this value over the mid to long term. I look forward to the challenge and working with Rita-Rose and the Hammerson team to bring forward the change needed.”
Rita-Rose Gagné, chief executive at Hammerson added: “Hammerson has urban assets, developments and a land bank with potential for multi-use city centre destinations. As our portfolio transforms and evolves, it is vital that our team has a broad and varied skills base.
“Harry will support this by bringing a creative mindset and extensive development and urban mixed-use experience. He also has extensive expertise in managing multiple stakeholders and partners, which will be key as we work on our strategy to maximise value for stakeholders.”