Roger Poynton, who served with Phoenix Beard Property Consultants for 30 years, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, June 22, at the age of 62.
Mr Poynton was managing director of Phoenix Beard from 2004 until his retirement in 2007.
Prior to joining Phoenix Beard, he was senior project manager at Tube Investments' Research and Development division with responsibility for property construction and development.
His earlier career also included being a design engineer in private practice, working on projects in the UK and overseas, and as an engineer in local authority, with responsibility for major projects.
Phoenix Beard said in a statement: "Roger will be sadly missed by all his friends, colleagues and the West Midlands property fraternity in general."
Simon Farrant, MD of Phoenix Beard, added: “Roger was a huge influence and inspiration to me and so many of the team at Phoenix Beard.He was instrumental in building the business to what it has become today.”
It has been requested that there be family-only flowers.
Anyone who wishes to enquire about funeral arrangements or to make a donation to ‘Help for Heroes’, can contact Mrs S Neville at Phoenix Beard, The Exchange, 19 Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 3PJ (0121 200 4524).