Justin Garnett has been appointed as the managing director of Yorkshire property developer the Ogden Group of Companies, succeeding his retiring father Tim.

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Justin Garnett (right) is taking over from his retiring father Tim (left) as managing director at Ogden

Tim Garnett is stepping down after 48 years with the Harrogate-based company but will remain in a board role at the company.

The younger Garnett joined Ogden Group from Jones Lang LaSalle in 2006 and said he was looking forward to making the most of a “fantastic opportunity and an exciting challenge”.

He said: “This is a tremendously exciting opportunity and challenge for me. Having been with the Ogden Group for nearly 12 years, I know the company, our ethos and our developments extremely well”.

“Despite fears that Brexit would disrupt the property market, the sector is proving remarkably resilient. We will continue to look at investment and development opportunities across Yorkshire and the north of England. We also have a presence in London’s Docklands and the City and are looking at other opportunities in these markets.”

Chairman Sir Robert Ogden added: “The baton has now passed on to the younger generation. Justin is highly experienced with an extensive knowledge of the commercial and residential property market in Yorkshire and the North of England. We have every confidence that he will make a great success of his new role.”