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


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.

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.

Alex Price

Non Executive Director

Alex joined Fiera Real Estate in 2003, initially charged with creating the fund management business within Fiera Real Estate. He set up and managed the Palmer Capital Development Fund and its successor vehicle. He was promoted to Chief Executive in 2008. Prior to Fiera Real Estate, Alex served as an officer in the British Army before starting his financial career with Credit Lyonnais Securities in 1997. He has an MBA from the London Business School and is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is a Board Director and member of the Investment Committee.