PHOTO: SUPPLIED – Ben, left, and Chris Dinan of CBD Developments.

“You won’t recognise the area in 10 years’ time,” Hamilton developer Chris Dinan says..

Dinan and his brother Ben own CBD Developments which has in the past few years been behind the creation of two new central-city apartment buildings, with another 15-apartment project on the go.

The brothers trained as chippies through what was then Waikato Polytechnic, working on some big jobs in New Zealand before taking a 14-year OE and moving into project management on big projects in London.