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Roger Hobkinson

B.A. (Hons), M.Sc

Consultant

Development Advisory

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Professional Summary

Hello, meet The Destination Developer !

I am a  development strategist advising on the planning, market positioning and delivery of property, places, and destinations.  Projects that are often exciting, unusual and transformational and need creative solutions for property and economic development.   This includes market positioning, brand conceptualization,  land use planning and marketing strategies. 

Type of project I work on:

  • Urban regeneration, mixed use development, town and city centres, resorts, airport cities, innovation districts, docklands, repurposing, place branding,  alternative assets such as: stadiums, arenas,  events, museums and cultural real estate.

25 years’ expertise in:  

  • Research, analysis, concepts, options appraisal, feasibility, highest & best use, market positioning, place branding, business planning, development & investment strategies.

After 10 years leading the Destination Consulting service for Colliers Ireland I run my own practice The Destination Developers and am a consultant working with Anthony Shapland in the Development Advisory service based out of Colliers London.  I bring the:

  • Market making skills of the management consultant
  • Creativity of the brand & marketing executive
  • Due diligence of the analyst
  • Sharpness of the broker
  • Organisational agility of the project manager

Think of me as the "destination developer" who can help you earn consulting fees, downstream advisory, transaction and management fees and help differentiate Colliers in your market.

Accomplishments

I have worked across the UK, Ireland, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the US providing advice in over 25 cities, to clients ranging from city authorties, government agencies, quoted property companies, small private investors and major financial institutions.  "Top 10" career accomplishments include:

1. Research and market analysis advice on global real estate markets for global funds and internal clients

2. Part of the team that delivered the successful reuse strategy of London’s Millennium Dome now London O2 Arena and surrounding property development.

3. Part of the team that helped to create the UK's first business improvement district (BID), the New West End Company in London's retail hub of Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street.

4. Major UK city regeneration action plans in places across London and in cities such as Sheffield, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Cork, Dublin, Limerick, Waterford

5. Major mixed use development projects Slovakia, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Turkey & Malaysia; China, South Korea

6. A destiantion development and brand strategy for the new Pier District St Petersburg, Florida, USA

7. The development strategy for the proposed new stadium for AFC Wimbledon and surrounding development

8. Preparing Ireland's first city region "place brand" strategy for Cork.

9. Development master plan for Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, one of Ireland's leading tourism attractions/theme parks

10. Often asked to present at conferences and exhbitions highlights include in Dublin, London, Cannes, San Sebastian, Cork

Education

MSC: European Property Development & Planning. University College London, Westminster University & Oxford Brookes University. 

RICS Diploma in Property & Business, Cambridge International Land Institute

BA: Economics & Geography, University of Leicester

Memberships & Involvements

ULI, European Urban Regeneration Council

Clients

Clients during my career include:

Failte Ireland, Bord na Mona, Cork City Council, Earlsfort Group, Dublin City Council, London Borough of Merton, Trigranit, Penta Investments, UK Government, AFC Wimbledon, Chelsfield, Stanhope, Hammerson, Scottish Widows, Aviva, London Boroughs including - Brent, Merton, rent, TFL, Marks & Spencer, LDA, Waterford City Council, Morgan Stanley, North Kildare Chamber, Naas Town Council, City of st Petersburg, FL, USA, Korail, Seoul, South Korea, Robi, China.

Worked with Colliers offices including: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Bratislava, Belgrade, Istanbul, Tampa Bay, Dubai, Ryadh and Almaty. 

Services

Skills

Development Advisory, Land Marketing, Project Marketing, Destination Consulting, Destination Consulting, Development Advisory, Planning

Service Lines

Destination Consulting, Development Advisory

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