We are an owner, operator and developer of sustainable prime urban real estate. We create vibrant, continually evolving spaces, in and around thriving cities, where people and brands want to be. We seek to deliver value for all our stakeholders and to create a positive and sustainable impact for generations to come. Hammerson is an owner, operator and developer of sustainable prime urban real estate in some of the fastest growing cities in the UK, Ireland and France, and holds investments in the best-in-class premium outlet villages. We believe in the future of cities and the value of well managed spaces with strong connections to investors, brands, consumers and communities. Hammerson has some of the best assets in the very best prime city centre catchments, and, due to the strong ties we have in the communities in which we operate, supportive local authorities. There are near term opportunities to grow income and significant opportunities for repositioning these assets in the medium term. We will do this by maximising income through optimising use of space including: the repurposing of department stores; redeveloping under-utilised space to alternative uses; curating new and engaging spaces; and attracting new occupiers and services. By driving excitement and placemaking we create an amazing platform to enable future successful development and city-centre regeneration. In the short term we are focused on where we can unlock value and enable development, especially where this can complement our existing assets. We have just over 100 acres of land ownerships and we are progressing detailed feasibility studies for mixed-use developments, largely adjacent to our existing retail destinations. The land promotion projects offer the potential for us to become one of the leading city regeneration developers, creating lasting concepts and retaining long term custodianship using our placemaking and operational expertise. Our strategy We own flagship destinations around which we can curate and reshape entire neighbourhoods and city centre spaces. Our new strategy recognises the unique position that Hammerson has in urban locations and the opportunities to leverage our experience and capabilities to create appealing destinations, serving occupiers, customers and communities. Our aim is simple and clear - to create total returns for shareholders through consistent execution against our four strategic elements: • Deliver a sustainable and resilient capital structure • Create an agile platform • Reinvigorate our assets • Accelerate development Underpinning our strategy is our commitment to sustainability. In a year where COP26 highlighted the urgency for individuals, businesses and nations to tackle climate change, our strong commitment to sustainability was manifested in our issue of the first sustainability linked bond in the real estate sector. In 2022, we will review our sustainability strategy in the light of COP26. www. ceotodaymagazine . com CEO Today Un i t ed Ki ngdom Awa rds 202 2 Rea l Est ate Leade r of t he Yea r Co-Founder and CEO of Hotel Chocolat Rita-Rose Gagné w w w . h a m m e r s o n . c o m 55 We seek to deliver value for all our stakeholders and to create a positive and sustainable impact for generations to come.