With 28 years of profitable performance the group has completed over £500m of transactions and owns a mixed portfolio, spanning the industrial, hotel, leisure, office and residential sectors, valued at over £260m.

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Founded by David Russell (CEO), Property Alliance Group is led by an established Manchester-based team of RICS qualified property professionals with many years' combined experience across all real estate sectors in the local market.

Alliance’s extensive portfolio is centred around Manchester and the North West but with a presence in many other towns and cities throughout the UK.

The 60-strong team has established a reputation for delivering high quality, landmark projects and achieving record rents, as well as successfully repositioning troubled assets working with the banks or private clients and for building strong tenant relationships, maintaining a consistently low void rate.

Since 2009, £43million of occupier-led developments have been completed, simultaneously Alliance has provided asset management advice to a number of banks. From 2011, Alliance has been involved in the management and sale of 64 assets at a value of £271m.

Trident, Manchester Airport Shortlisted for Commercial Development of the Year

Accommodation Scheme of the Year Winner: Premier Inn Hotel, (on former Sarah Tower site) by Property Alliance Group

Insider North West Property Awards 2011: Commercial Developer of the Year

Insider North West Property Awards 2009 Property Deal of the Year
Man Trucks, Trafford Park

Property Personality of the Year: David Russell Chairman, Property Alliance Group

"Freetrade Exchange" - winner of "Best Office Refurbishment in the North”

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce building of the year The Pinnacle, King Street

Winner of Conservation, Re-use & Conversion - Freetrade Exchange, Manchester

The Board

Ewan Wyse

Ewan is a main board Director and shareholder of Alliance and is responsible for the finance, accounting, debt funding and reporting for the group and it’s joint venture partnerships. He joined Alliance in 2003, having spent the previous four years as Finance Director for the David Russell owned Vickers Electronics, which he exited after overseeing a management buyout. Prior to this, Ewan worked for two companies as a Financial Controller and Commercial Director.

David Russell

CEO and founder of Property Alliance Group David has a proven track record for building large, national professional teams and has an enviable record of maintaining successful partnerships, both with national companies, niche independent practices and local councils. David’s meticulous attention to detail and flair for design has established Alliance as design and quality ambassadors with an unrivalled in house management team who take great pride in the portfolio.

Alex Russell

Alex joined Alliance in 2014 and is the group’s MD. Alex is responsible for the acquisition, sale and asset management of commercial assets at Alliance and is the principal contact in the joint venture with ARES. Prior to joining Alliance he was Director and head of CBRE Manchester’s commercial office team and has been responsible for a number of Manchester’s largest letting deals over his career. Alex is a chartered surveyor and has a degree in Real Estate from Nottingham Trent University.

Ella Magill

Ella joined Alliance in 2007 to head up the Property Management team and as a main board Director, she now oversees the Development and Asset Management teams as well as the Property Management team. Her day to day role includes the running of the existing portfolio, maximising asset values, mitigating liabilities, lease structuring, liaison and advising on development and asset management projects.


We’ve built a strong relationship with Alliance over the past four years, their development management skills, organisation and technical knowledge, have enabled us to move into sites quickly, efficiently and within the agreed deadlines, including our Victory Park design-and-build development in Sheffield, which sets the standard for our future logistics sites moving forward.

Chris Davies, Real estate acquisitions manager, Amazon Logistics, UK

Our relocation to Trident reflects the rapid pace of growth we’ve experienced over the past 7 years. As an innovative technology business, we were looking for an office that reflects our brand personality and the facilities offered by Trident are a perfect fit. We have some incredibly exciting plans and we’ve encouraged ideas from the whole team to create a fun, dynamic and vibrant space. We’re looking forward to a new chapter in the Avecto story as we look to significantly increase headcount again next year.

Mark Austin, co-founder of Avecto

We have enjoyed a very successful relationship with Alliance since 2014 where they have demonstrated at both Trident and Piccadilly Place how successful their development skills and market knowledge can be when supported by their excellent management team.

Mark Hatcher, ARES Management Limited

Premier Inn is expanding across the UK as we look to achieve 65,000 bedrooms by 2016. That is an ambitious goal, but one we are confident we can hit as we take advantage of the strong Whitbread balance sheet and our experience in delivering the best locations for our customers.

The new Dale Street Premier Inn is a great example as it is right in the heart of Manchester city centre, with excellent access to Piccadilly train station, and is exactly where our customers want us to be. It is a stunning looking hotel in a prime location.

Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants

We are delighted to be in partnership with Property Alliance Group, who have shown a genuine hunger for opportunistic investment and development and demonstrated their strengths with a full spectrum of successfully completed schemes.

Marc Gilbard, Chief Executive of Moorfield Group

We acquired a strategic residential development site from Property Alliance Group and found them to be straightforward and pragmatic people to do business with. The site itself suffered from numerous physical constraints and complicated planning issues and together we worked long and hard to achieve a successful outcome for both parties. As vendors and development partners we could not have asked for more and we look forward to working with them again in the future.

Bellway Homes, Manchester

We are confident in the Manchester market and have been keen to progress a further project in the City. Entering into a partnership with Property Alliance Group provides us with the perfect partnership opportunity. We hope that the success of our JV will lead to further development opportunities.

Matthew Weiner of U+I

We looked at a number of options in South Manchester and we were instantly attracted to Trident because of what Alliance offered both in terms of their hands on management and also the excellent on site amenities such as the gym, café and shuttle bus.

Sue Catton at CAERUS Holdings

TRW Automotive employs 63,000 people in 25 countries, and had annual turnover of $12.6b in 2005. I am responsible for their real estate in Europe and Asia Pacific, involving inter alia many large construction projects. I can say with my 48 years' experience in the industry I have only rarely been involved with a company that provides the all-round performance that Property Alliance Group have produced. Much of this arises from a company culture that is heavily client focused, but without their professionalism, this would not count for much. What they promise they produce, and this is refreshing in today's culture. I have no hesitation in recommending them to you.


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