Sama Investments makes new senior hire

Developer-investor Sama Investments appoints a new senior hire into the role of Head of Real Estate & Development.

Richard Bowen, Head of Real Estate & Development, Sama Investments | BTR News
Richard Bowen, Head of Real Estate & Development, Sama Investments.

Birmingham-based Sama Investments has appointed Richard Bowen as its Head of Real Estate & Development. Richard will support the residential developer and investor with the delivery of the company’s significant development pipeline across the UK, including Build to Rent, with a focus on the West Midlands and other regional cities.

“Sama Investments has an ambitious portfolio of regeneration projects across the West Midlands and UK, and I am excited to be playing my part in enabling delivery alongside the already excellent team.

“Alongside this, I am looking forward to identifying and progressing new real estate and development opportunities to create further long-lasting value for communities, as Sama Investments continues to grow as one of the UK’s most exciting regional players.”

Richard Bowen, Head of Real Estate & Development, Sama Investments

Richard joins Sama Investments from American- based property company, Cortland Partners, and was formerly UK Development Director. He has over 20 years’ experience within the property and development industry, working in the residential, retail, leisure and commercial sectors.

Richard has also held senior roles at CLS Holdings PLC and Spenhill Regeneration, where he was responsible for the delivery of Tesco’s mixed-use property portfolio across London and the Southeast.

“Richard is an experienced property and development specialist who will enable us to scale and deliver our significant development pipeline. 2024 is an important year for us and Richard will play a key role in supporting our growth.”

Bilal Ahmed, Executive Chairman & Founder, Sama Investments