Robert Shaw, founder of Guest Shaw and Castlewood Developments, has died at the age of 61 after losing his battle with motor neurone disease.
A memorial service will be held at 11am on Thursday 6 May at St Philips and St James Church, Alderley Edge.
Shaw was a well-known figure and one of the founding partners of Guest Shaw. The practice was sold to Chesterton where Shaw became a director.
He later headed the Manchester office of Knight Frank before setting up his own property company Castlewood Developments, based in Alderley Edge.
With Guest Shaw, he was central to the birth of Salford Quays on the former Salford Docks in the 1980s as a lead adviser on the commercial development.
He is survived by his wife Jean and three children.