HDG are a specialist property development business focused on creating value through the development and regeneration of quality residential and mixed-use projects throughout the UK.
We use our expertise and experience in residential property development to create inspiring homes and thriving mixed-use places perfectly suited to today’s busy, connected lifestyles.
Since its foundation in 2010, HDG projects comprise over 420 units with a value of £90m, with a 100% success rate at securing planning applications.
HDG have an active requirement for development opportunities across three distinct strategies:
Option Agreement Transactions: With our expertise and 100% track record in securing planning consents, HDG are an ideal partner for land or buildings with development potential.
Development Management services: HDG have an established track record in delivering large and complex residential development projects.
Joint Venture projects: Ranging from Rooftop developments with Freehold owners to Land Promotion Agreements with landowners.
MICHAEL MARX FCA
Over 21 years as CEO of Development Securities Plc, Michael oversaw the growth of the company to a market cap of £350m. Michael previously acted as Finance Director and Commercial Director for 13 years at Heron International, and was for 3 years a member of the FSA Listing Authority Advisory Committee.
HDG are pleased to be working with Michael, one of the most respected property professionals in the industry, who is ideally placed to oversee the growth of the business.
SIMON HAMILTON BSC (Hons) MRICS
Simon gained a background in finance at Deloitte before qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor (Planning & Development). After gaining experience at BNP Paribas Real Estate and Development Securities Plc, Simon launched Hamilton Development Group in 2010.
As CEO, Simon has responsibility for establishing and executing the group business plan, and directly oversees all projects.
HEAD OF FINANCE AND INVESTMENTS
KARIM SUTTON DPHIL
Karim gained a background in financial modelling at Telereal Trillium before moving to Argent Related as a lead analyst on the £7Bn Brent Cross Town regeneration scheme - a joint venture with the London Borough of Barnet.
As Head of Finance and Investments, Karim has responsibility for new business along with existing investor reporting and relations.
HEAD OF SALES AND MARKETING
Charles has responsibility for all sales function and marketing activities across all HDG projects. Over 19 years as Marketing Director at Savills, Charles was responsible for the national new homes, residential sales and marketing team, with expertise in branding, advertising, press relations, online & digital and exhibitions & events.
Charles has also been CEO of Adventis Group plc, a Regional Marketing Director for De Beers and a Country Manager for Sotheby’s International Realty.
HEAD OF STRATEGIC PLANNING
Howard has substantial experience in both the real estate and international high fashion sectors. Through his background in real estate investment and development, combined with a keen attention to detail from his successful fashion business, Howard has delivered multiple developments which have set a precedent for new values in the local area, and has particular experience with the regeneration of listed buildings.
Howard holds a masters degree in business studies, has taught on several MBA courses and attends the Ex.Ed Real Estate program at Harvard Business School