Slovakia-based, European developer and investor HB Reavis has appointed Marian Herman as new chief executive in a planned succession to Pavel Trenka who completes an agreed term of five years. Radim Rimanek simultaneously becomes deputy CEO.
With over 20 projects currently in its portfolio, HB Reavis has expanded far beyond its Bratislava base in recent years to become one of Europe's largest commercial property developers, completing projects in Germany and London, as well as across central and eastern Europe. "Under the new leadership, HB Reavis will continue delivering on its business strategy to develop truly remarkable, people-centric office and retail-led spaces that enhance productivity, well-being and overall experience for those that use them as well as the surrounding communities," the firm said in an announcement.
Herman moves into the role of CEO from his position as group CFO and board member. He has been with the company for more than eight years. Rimanek, who joined HB Reavis in 2012, has been a board member for over five years, and takes a newly-created role.
Trenka will step down as CEO as part of a long-planned succession. He joined the firm in 2007 and will remain as a non-executive director alongside Maarten Hulshoff and Ivan Chrenko, the company’s founder. "It gives me great pleasure to pass on the baton .. to Marian and Radim, who have played hugely influential roles in HB Reavis’ rapid growth in recent years to become Europe’s leading innovative workplace provider," he said.
HB Reavis is currently working on a number of showpiece developments including Varso Place in Warsaw, a 53-storey mix use tower designed by Foster + Partners that will be one of Europe’s tallest buildings when complete. Other schemes under way are Bratislava’s Nivy Station, Budapest’s Agora office complex, and the redevelopment of Elizabeth House, which is situated next to Waterloo station, London’s busiest transport hub.