Hammerson appoints new Chief Development and Asset Repositioning Officer

Hammerson has announced that Harry Badham has been appointed to the role of Chief Development and Asset Repositioning Officer, a role in which he will oversee the development teams working on destination repositioning across the UK, Ireland, and France.

Badham was most recently UK Head of Development at AXA IM Alts, where he led £3.5bn of major investment, development and repositioning projects from start to completion for a range of funds and joint venture investors.

Prior to his 10 years at AXA IM Alts, Harry was part of the leadership team at property development company, Allied London, where he was Investment Director.

He began his career at JLL within the corporate finance department having graduated from Bristol University in Civil Engineering.

Harry Badham commented on his new role: “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, Hammerson’s chief executive, 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.”

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