Durkan secure £24m contract with Southwark
Leading London and Home Counties homebuilder Durkan has appointed Paul Kimber as its new Group Finance Director.
Drawing on his experience of both real estate investment and property development, Paul brings an invaluable depth of sector knowledge to Durkan, where he will play an integral role in delivering the company’s ambitious growth plans.
Paul will work closely with Bill Beyzade, Managing Director Housebuilding, to expand Durkan’s site development and partnerships division, building a strong pipeline of land acquisitions and moving them through the development process.
Danny Durkan, Executive Chairman of Durkan commented, “Paul joins Durkan at an exciting time and will play an important part in driving our business forward.
“We aim to more than double our turnover in the next five years, increasing our output to 400 new homes per year, growing our work with public sector partners to deliver vital new affordable housing and expanding our reach to all parts of the development process. As a result, Paul’s proven experience in both the commercial and operational aspects of our industry will be invaluable.”
Paul joins Durkan having worked for mixed use developers over the past five years, most notably as Finance Director of the City Division of St George. Having worked on two of the largest development projects in London, his role expanded from one of financial focus to one encompassing all operational aspects of a development business. Having started his career in Ernst & Young’s real estate practice, Paul moved into Real Estate Fund management for a sovereign wealth fund before joining St George.
Paul said: “Durkan is an ambitious company with a passion for quality and I’m looking forward to helping shape the business as it grows. Maintaining the company’s financial stability will be key to delivering the growth we are forecasting and I look forward to working with the other directors as we shape the future of Durkan.”