Roger Hobkinson – Director, Destination Consulting, Colliers International| Dublin

  • Speaker Bio:

    Roger is a development consultant providing leading edge strategic advice to property, places and destinations. He helps to do their early development and investment planning.  In Colliers Roger helps lead the Development Advisory service internationally.  He has worked on property projects; advised regions, cities and towns; and destinations such as resorts, sports, cultural and tourism attractions.  With 20 years’ experience in research and property consulting he has a “product development” approach – visioning, market analysis, options appraisals, place branding and marketing, business planning, development and investment strategies. In Ireland he has led much work in Cork, was part of the team who developed the already iconic Wild Atlantic Way, Waterford’s Viking Triangle, plus development and action plans for the North Docks in Dublin, Naas, Limerick and currently Ballincollig and Longford.

    Elsewhere in recent times Roger has worked on a UK City Deal for Renfrewshire Glasgow, a business growth and inward investment strategy for the London borough of Merton, a stadium project for AFC Wimbledon (his team!) and in China a 4 m sqm city extension near Beijing plus a fashion and clothing mixed use project in Shanghai.  Currently he is leading a team preparing a master plan for Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and advising the City of St Petersburg, Florida on their new Pier District.

    Roger has a degree in Geography and Economics and a masters in European Property Development and Planning and in 2016 hopes to get his RICS management consulting accreditation. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and is on their European Regeneration Council. Roger hails from Wimbledon in south west London, has lived in Ireland for 7 years, he enjoys all sports, current affairs, travelling and pints of Guinness in Toners….

    Presentation Title:

    Supersizing Ireland

    Presentation Synopsis:

    In a rapidly changing world, with seemingly more uncertainties what are the big ideas and deliverable strategies that can help strengthen Ireland in the global market place and  what are the implications for real estate, planning and development in Ireland?

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