The team at Cubex are all highly experienced professionals with their own distinct skill-set that they bring to the company and which has forged a unique company culture with a balance of autonomy and collaboration.


Cubex has the ability to take on challenging sites in all sectors including the re-purposing of land and redundant buildings. We bring our knowledge of workplace, logistics, regeneration and placemaking to develop buildings and public spaces that meet local demand, deliver inspiring well-managed environments and create balanced communities.


We add value through the planning process, understanding local needs and the requirements of political leaders to ensure schemes receive support not only from the local authority, but from external advisory and pressure groups, who have always been very supportive of our schemes.

We enjoy the challenge of seeking out new business opportunities and delivering successful projects with lasting legacies for our partner investors and occupiers.

Peter Walford

Managing Director

Peter Walford heads up Cubex as Managing Director.

With significant experience in the office and retail sectors Peter focuses on the Commercial Development activities within Cubex.

An organised, creative thinker, Peter is particularly interested in developing relationships and deals with landowners, investors and occupiers looking to realise the full potential of their property assets.

He is a Trustee of the Malcolm Gunter Foundation, a charity supporting those living with Motor Neuron Disease.

Outside of work, Peter is particularly keen on music and live theatre (both on & off the stage) and can often be found hunting small white balls around large greenfield sites!

Notable projects Peter has delivered include:

Aurora, Finzels Reach Bristol
Morlands Business Park, Glastonbury
Monument Place & Castle Gate, Salisbury

Further information on these projects can be found by clicking here.

Joseph Downey

Director

Joe recently joined Cubex from the Fiera Real Estate group. Prior to this he was head of London real estate investment for a FTSE listed company. Whilst there Joe was responsible for deploying equity across a range of asset types with a combined GDV in excess of £500m and covering over 1.5m sq ft.

With significant experience in site sourcing, acquisition, pre-planning, planning and site delivery across all major asset classes, Joe will be responsible for sourcing and implementing the delivery of new deals at Cubex, with a significant focus on Logistics and Last Mile delivery. 

Joe is a retired amateur rugby player who now spends his spare time on the touchline of major sporting events or on the golf course.

Sarah Trahair-Williams

Associate Director

Sarah joined Cubex in 2020 having previously worked in both the Consultancy (Turner & Townsend) and Contracting (Sir Robert McAlpine) fields with roles in both Project Management and Quantity Surveying.

With considerable experience in the management of high profile complex projects, Sarah leads the external pre-construction and construction teams.

A dynamic motivated individual, Sarah is particularly interested in developing relationships with our supply chain members both new and old.

Sarah leads the engagement in briefing forward funders and tenants project progress as well as facilitating any changes required to meet their end project goal.

Outside of work, Sarah is often found in full voice cheering on Exeter Chiefs Rugby team or walking (carrying!) the rather lazy family Miniature Schnauzer Sherlock around the countryside.

Notable projects Sarah is currently delivering include:

Halo, Bristol
Millwrights Place, Bristol
Coopers Court, Bristol

Further information on these projects can be found by clicking here.

Thomas Lewis

Development Manager

Thomas joined Cubex in 2022 having obtained a wealth of experience from a variety of roles.

A Development Manager with circa 9 years experience delivering projects of varying size and complexity, both with a consultancy and client side. Thomas’s experience has held a focus on retail, logistics and commercial office delivery with time also spent in hotels, restaurants/bars, sports stadia and building infrastructure.

Christian Wright

Investment Manager

Christian recently joined Cubex from Savills Industrial and Logistics team where he was responsible for leasing and development land transactions throughout the UK. He comes with a wealth of experience having completed numerous site acquisitions, disposals and lettings across the South, acting on behalf of both landlords and occupiers.

In his new role, Christian will manage the letting and disposal of Cubex’s existing pipeline, as well as sourcing and acquiring new opportunities in line with the firm’s industrial and logistics strategy, as well as other deals on an opportunity led basis.

A former student of the West of England University, Christian is also a keen sportsman spending his spare time on either a rugby field or a bike exploring the UK’s top 100 climbs.

Maria Sabat

Development Manager

Maria has over 10 years’ experience within both private and affordable housing sectors. Prior to joining Cubex, Maria worked for Grainger Plc where she was responsible for delivery of a number of high-profile Build to Rent schemes.

In her new role at Cubex, Maria will work alongside Senior Development Manager, Tom Lewis, to manage the design, specification, planning, procurement and construction of the business’ current and future projects.

Having joined from Grainger, Maria brings a wealth of experience, including the management of residential-led mixed use schemes across the all development phases from the earliest feasibility analysis, acquisition, through to town planning and construction. Maria’s expertise will prove invaluable during her management of the final phases of construction at Millwrights Place, and Cubex’s other live BTR scheme, Coopers Court.

Alongside her residential focus, Maria will be heavily involved in the management of the business’ current and future logistics pipeline, which is currently approaching c.1,000,000 sq ft of Grade A space.

Steven Wright

Non-Executive Director

Steve joined Fiera Real Estate in 2006 from Henderson Global Investors (now Nuveen) after qualifying at DTZ Debenham Tie Leung (now Cushman & Wakefield). Steve oversees assets that are within the value add risk profile business plans and oversees Fiera Real Estate’s balance sheet investments. Steve is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Ray Palmer

Non Executive Chairman

Ray has specialised in development and investment for 50 years. He became the Chief Executive of Lambert Smith Hampton in his early 20s and remained in this position until 1992 when he established Fiera Real Estate (formerly known as Palmer Capital). Ray is the chairman of all of the property companies in which Fiera Real Estate has a shareholding, and takes particular responsibility for Fiera Real Estate’s balance sheet investments. He is a Board Director and member of the Investment Committee.

Charles Allen

Charles Allen

Non Executive Director

Charles joined Fiera Real Estate in 2013 and was promoted to Head of UK Real Estate in July 2022. He is responsible for the management of the UK business and the successful execution of its business strategy.

Prior to joining Fiera Real Estate, Charles worked in the Corporate Finance team at Ernst & Young where he focused on capital raising, M&A and restructuring. Previously, Charles was at BNP Paribas Real Estate where he focused on buying and leasing Central London assets. Charles is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is a member of the Investment Committee.