HFD makes experienced hire for senior property management role

HFD – Scotland’s leadingcommercial property company – has appointed Lisa Gribben as property managementdirector to support the operation and growth of its serviced offices portfolio.


Lisa was previously a partner at independentcommercial property consultancy Knight Frank, covering the whole of Scotland,and has over two decades of experience in property management. In her new rolewith HFD, she will support the property division of the business in providing high-qualityoccupier services to clients across the central belt.


Lisa’s appointment follows the launch of HFD’s new servicedoffice concept, Ospa, in February. The first-of-its-kind offering in Scotland providesoccupiers with all-inclusive, flexible serviced office space, without thehidden fees typically associated with similar services.


The portfolio includes 180,297 sq. ft. across fourbuildings at Strathclyde Business Park and 37,000 sq. ft. at HamiltonInternational Park. Over 300 businesses operate from HFD’s servicedproperties across the two sites, supporting a community of over 6,000professionals with sustainability and well-being at the core of the occupieroffering.


HFD also manages office space at 177 Bothwell Street in Glasgowcity centre, as well theAurora building at 120 Bothwell Street, which is due to complete later thisyear.


HFD has a 30-year legacy ofproviding quality serviced office space and has invested significantly inrefurbishing and enhancing the properties across its estate. Each of the sitesoffers high-quality, highly sustainable office space, with electricity suppliedfrom identified, 100% renewable sources and a range of on-site amenities.


Lisa Gribben said: “HFD is a well-respected property company and in recent years especially has becomesynonymous with providing top-quality sustainable office spaces across Scotland.I’m looking forward to getting to know our occupiers across the portfolio andwill be working closely with the facilities team to ensure they receive thebest possible standard of services.”


Rosemary Hill, director of HFD Services, added: “Lisa is a greataddition and has significant experience in property management that will add tothe expertise we already have in the team. She joins at an exciting time followingthe launch of Ospa which, with the greater emphasis on quality and flexibility,has already been well-received by the market. She will support us with furtherdevelopment of the new service, while also maintaining our track record withexisting occupiers – some of which have been based at HFD properties fordecades.”

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