The Team

The Team

At Hollins, we are experts in promoting and realising development opportunities. We have an excellent track record in solving planning and other technical land based problems. The team is experienced and are passionate about dealing with the complexities needed to achieve development on individual sites.

  • Stephen Goodman - Chief Executive

    Stephen has over 25 years' experience in commercial and residential property. He has been involved in all the major city centre property developments in Manchester including Barborolli Square, Spinningfields and Havelock Mills.

    Stephen is amongst the elite of development lawyers having advised a number of the North west's leading property developers and house builders.

    Previous Roles:

    • Hammonds (now Squire Sanders): Partner
    • Halliwells: Head of Property
  • Paul O'Shea - Land & Planning Director

    Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI)

    • BA (Hons) Degree in Town & Country Planning, Oxford Brookes University
    • Post Grad Diploma in Town Planning, Oxford Brookes University
    • Hdip Architectural Conservation, Strathclyde University

    Paul is a Chartered Town Planner with over 12 years' experience in UK strategic land which ranges from acquisitions to providing strategic planning advice for a wide range of interests including national house builders, key pension funds, investment companies and individual land owners. He has a demonstrable track record of securing planning consents on a range of sites from small scale developments to large scale urban extensions across England. At HSL, Paul is responsible for securing both 'immediate' and 'strategic' land acquisitions across the UK and under his direction ensuring successful outcomes are achieved across HSL's land portfolio.

    Previous Roles:

    • Broadway Malyan, London & Manchester:Principal Planning Consultant (Strategic Land)
    • Kemp & Kemp Property, Oxford: Planning Consultant
  • Jeremy Boyd - Director, Special Projects

    Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Planning and Development Division

    • BSc Honours Degree, Urban Estate Surveying

    With over 30 years of experience in leading planning and development delivery teams across all property sectors, most recently at Board Director level in one of the largest volume divisions of Barratt Homes, Jeremy has successfully completed many significant residential, retail, leisure, commercial and industrial projects. As Director, Special Projects, he is closely involved with landowners, agents, consultants and our in house teams in growing the operations of the Hollins Strategic Land and Hollins Homes businesses through targeted planning promotions, land acquisitions and disposals.

    Previous Roles:

    • Barratt Homes NW – Board Director
    • Harrow Estates
    • St Modwen Properties
    • ASDA
    • Morrisons
  • Christian Orr - Land & Planning Director

    Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute

    • Masters in Town and Country Planning (MTCP). University of Manchester (2009-2013)

    Christian is a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute with over 8 years’ experience in strategic land promotion countrywide from large urban extensions to small sites in village locations. Christian has a lead holistic role involving the planning and financial appraisal of new land opportunities, acquisition, hands-on management of projects through the planning system at the local level and at appeal, landowner liaison and land disposals. Christian has overseen the success of a number of projects from initial acquisition to obtaining planning consent through to selling the land. He also dabbles in some of the company’s design work which allows him to somewhat satisfy his creative itch and in his spare time enjoys Manchester’s live music scene.

  • Matthew Symons - Planning Manager

    Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute

    • BA (Hons) Degree in Geography, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
    • Master of Planning (MPlan), University of Manchester

    Matthew is a chartered town planner with over 9 years’ experience. As Planning Manager, he takes the lead role on the management of HSL planning applications and promoting sites through the development plan process.

    Before joining HSL in 2015, Matthew was an Associate at Sedgwick Associates, a planning consultancy based in Bolton. In that role, Matthew provided a comprehensive range of planning advice across a variety of sectors and covered the entire development life cycle, from long-term strategic land promotions through to the completion of the development.

  • Ann Lomas - Office Manager

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