Property Developer Frank Boyd Honoured
Frank Boyd and wife Rose at today's University of Ulster graduations
Frank Boyd, one of Northern Ireland’s best-known property developers, today receives an honorary degree from the University of Ulster at its summer graduations.
He was awarded the degree of Doctor of the University (DUniv) in recognition of his services to property development and business in Northern Ireland.
The 53-year-old left school at 16 and served his apprenticeship as an electrician and later started his own electrical engineering company which he sold in 2002 for £2m.
He and his family own a 50% stake in property firms Brunswick, Killultagh Estates and Killultagh Properties.
He and fellow developer Andrew Creighton own William Ewart Properties, formed after the pair bought Dunloe Ewart plc’s Northern Irish and UK assets in 2002 for £100m.
The company’s portfolio includes shopping centres in London, Edinburgh and Hampshire and a German property company.
It is now engaged in a £500m regeneration project, Royal Exchange in Belfast city centre which will provide retail, office, hotel and residential developments.