Our Staff

Matthew Jay
MATTHEW JAY
Managing Partner

matt@alliance-investments.com

One of the founding partners of Alliance Investments, Matthew has over 12 years of international experience in the commercial and residential property sectors having previously worked for two of the worlds biggest Real Estate Consultancy firms, CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield.

Matthew has a bachelor of Science degree with honours in Property Development and has been an active Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) since 2006.

Tom Russell
TOM RUSSELL
Managing Partner

tom@alliance-investments.com

First established Alliance Investments Ltd (AIL) as the overseas residential sales arm for Alliance in 2013.

Tom now focuses on the development of the Asia region for AIL given his experience working in Mainland China for over 3 years as well as graduating from an MBA in Shanghai prior to that.

Ronald Garrett
RONALD GARRETT
Director of Sales

ronald@alliance-investments.com

With a career spanning over twelve years in Real Estate and as a Stockbroker, Ronald has a wealth of strategic experience to help clients both execute and achieve their investment goals.

Since working in the Real Estate sector Ronald has facilitated over $250 Million of transactions with investors both domestically and internationally.

Beth Holland
BETH HOLLAND
Operations Manager

beth@alliance-investments.com

Beth has worked in the residential property sector for 5 years . Beth previously worked for an estate agent in Manchester specialising in improving their conveyancing process before moving on to a property investment company implementing systems and streamlining procedures where she then moved on to join Alliance Investments in 2016. Beth has a bachelor of Science degree with honors in Psychology.

Alex Thomas
ALEX THOMAS
SURVERYOR

alex@alliance-investments.com

Alex has over 7 years of experience in the commercial and residential property sectors. Alex previously worked for a niche surveying practice in Manchester specialising in commercial property, he then joined Property Alliance Group in 2011 as Development Surveyor before moving across to Alliance Investments in 2015. Alex has a bachelor of Science degree with honours in Business Management and a Master of Science degree in Commercial Property Development.

Mahmood Yaqub
MAHMOOD YAQUB
HEAD OF DIGITAL OPERATIONS

mahmood@alliance-investments.com

Mahmood is the Digital Marketing Consultant and brings over 16 years of Digital Marketing experience in web design, development, search engine optimization, e-commerce, lead generation, pay per click advertising and online marketing campaigns, social media marketing strategy and online PR for B2B professional services companies. Prior to joining Alliance, Mahmood provided consultancy services to over 80+ businesses spread across the UAE, Bahrain, USA, UK, and Asia. Mahmood’s profile has accumulated many awards in the past which includes Best E-Media News Publisher Website Award 2012 in 24×7 News Bahrain, Best E-Business Entrepreneur Award (Bahrain Focus) 2012 and Best E-Online Magazine for Asian Fashion.

Conor Armstrong
CONOR ARMSTRONG
Senior Property Consultant

conor@alliance-investments.com

Joining Alliance from an international asset management company, Conor has experience in managing large portfolios in both the UK and the Middle East.

Conor has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from The University of Leeds and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).

James Walsh
JAMES WALSH
Senior Property Consultant

james@alliance-investments.com

James has over 5 years’ experience specialising in residential and student property across the UK & UAE. Previously working from the Middle-East for 3 years, he now solely focuses on sales of residential developments within Property Alliance Group’s ever growing portfolio. James graduated from Leeds University with Bachelor of Arts degree in Business & Marketing.

Byron Russell
BYRON RUSSELL
Senior Property Consultant

byron@alliance-investments.com

Byron’s focus at Alliance Investments will be on building and cementing relationships with new and existing investment clients along with various channel partners internationally. Prior to joining Alliance Investments, Byron spent two years working as a Land Manager for a London based House Builder, sourcing, acquiring, and helping to ascertain planning permission on new development sites. Byron has an University BA Hons degree from the Bristol Business School.

Chloe Asia Operations Manager
CHLOE XU
Asia Operations Manager

chloe@alliance-investments.com

Chloe received a Masters degree in Management from The University of York. Given her experience within UK/China real estate investment, she is now managing AIL’s operations for Asia as well as supporting coordination between AIL’s global team.

Kerry Kong
KERRY KONG
ACCOUNTANT

kerry@alliance-investments.com

Managing Alliance Shanghai, Hong Kong and Dubai offices accounts Coordinate to complete all billing transactions and records to document transactions. Confirms financial status by establishing accounts payable/receivable Monitoring accounting data and produce financial reports. Prepare sales contracts and update profile details.

Mabel Chan
MABEL CHAN
ADMINISTRATOR

mabel@alliance-investments.com

Mabel has a wealth of administrative experience in many different sectors, providing administration support in Catering, Accounts, Sales and Operational Departments. She joins Alliance from a FTSE 250 Information Technology Firm with a pivotal administrative role in supporting the company’s executives.