Commercial director Dominic Pozzoni is set to leave Property Alliance Group to move back to office agency, as head of Colliers’ Manchester team. He will be replaced by Andy Lavin, currently development manager at Urban & Civic.
Pozzoni joined Alliance in 2004 and has worked on the developer’s largest office schemes around Manchester, including Towers, The Pinnacle, Freetrade Exchange and Merchant Exchange, and Trident. Prior to Alliance, Pozzoni was a partner at surveying and agency firm Edwards & Co, where he spent 11 years.
At Colliers, he will work alongside directors Mike Hawkins and Peter Gallagher, to head up a team of seven people.
In September, Urban & Civic’s Lavin will step into the role of development director at Alliance. He has 30 years’ experience in the North West commercial property market, and previously spent 15 years with Maple Grove Developments.
Lavin was the project lead for Urban & Civic’s scheme on the corner of Whitworth Street and Princess Street in Manchester, the former West Properties’ Origin plot which was granted planning permission in January for 240 flats and a hotel designed by SimpsonHaugh & Partners. The scheme is yet to start on site.
David Russell, chief executive of Alliance, said: “Andy’s appointment is timely, we are working on a significant development portfolio across all sectors with several key partners, which includes landmark schemes such as Axis Tower, Peterloo House and 55 Portland Street. Andy’s wealth of experience and expertise will be a welcome addition to our thriving young team in driving these developments forward.”
Pozzoni said: “Alliance has provided me with a great platform to hone and demonstrate my ability as a property advisor. I’ve enjoyed being part of a needle-moving team who have built a reputation on delivering quality, characterful and high design developments creating and maintaining long term relationships with our tenants and this approach and expertise in the regions has been a valuable resource to our institutional clients.”