Jason is the founding member of Wallace and has an extensive proven track record in the acquisition, promotion, and delivery of strategic land projects and developments. As a qualified town planner, he has held such positions as Director of Strategic Developments and Managing Director for two major house-building companies. Jason’s 25-year career spans the management of many residential and mixed-use developments across Scotland and England. These range from 25 unit housing sites to major urban expansions of over 1,500 homes that include retail, commercial, leisure, community facilities and schools.
Iain is a shareholder and investor in Wallace through his company Granfit Holdings Ltd. Having worked for over 30 years as a solicitor specialising in development work, he has a detailed knowledge of deal structures and how to maximise the return for landowners. Funding for deals when required is provided by Granfit Holdings Limited the principal company in a group founded in 1881. Iain manages the group which over the years has built up and invested in manufacturing and property businesses across the UK.
Alex is a Senior Strategic Land Manager and is responsible for identifying and managing residential and mixed-use land investment opportunities in Scotland and North East England. Alex attained wide-ranging experience as a land buyer and strategic land manager for one of the UK’s largest house building companies. He can readily identify the potential of a land asset and has a proven track record of delivering that potential through the planning system for landowners. Alex holds a degree in Geography and City & Regional Planning from the University of Glasgow and is a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Lewis is a Senior Strategic Land and Planning Manager operating in the South East of England specialising in securing promotion agreements, Development Plan allocations and planning consents for residential and mixed-use developments. As a Chartered Planning & Development Surveyor he has operated as an Immediate and Strategic Land Buyer for a major house-builder situated within the South East. With extensive relationships throughout the planning and development industry, Lewis is well placed to secure new opportunities and planning consents to release the hidden value in our clients' land. Lewis holds a BSc (Hons) in Planning & Development from Nottingham Trent University.
Stephen is our Strategic Land Director, responsible for the North West and Midlands, a region he knows well, having held senior strategic land roles at major UK housebuilders in the area during his 20-year career in the housing industry. He holds a BSc in residential development from Nottingham Trent University.
Susie joined Wallace as our in-house legal advisor responsible for the provision of legal services, including the negotiation of our promotion agreements and sale contracts. Susie undertakes legal work herself and co-ordinates delivery of legal services by other solicitor firms. Her career spans more than 30 years as a solicitor dealing with all forms of development, with particular expertise in residential development. She has worked with both national house-builders and landowners. Susie holds an LL.B (Hons) degree from the University of Glasgow.
Stuart joined Wallace as a Land and Planning Assistant in May 2018 after graduating from Heriot-Watt University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Urban Planning & Property Development. During his degree, Stuart obtained over 18 months' work experience assisting the production of planning policy and assessing planning applications in local government town planning offices during summer placements and a sandwich year. Stuart is responsible for supporting the identification of land opportunities and strategic site searches by monitoring current land, planning policy and housing supply situations.
Joe joined Wallace as a Land and Planning Assistant in August 2018 after graduating from Royal Holloway, University of London with a BA (Hons) in Geography. Joe is responsible for supporting the identification of land opportunities and strategic site searches by monitoring current land, planning policy and housing supply situations.
Rebecca is our Strategic Planning Manager and is responsible for the identification of land opportunities, strategic site searches, and managing the promotion of existing and new portfolio sites, including the appointed consultant team. With an extensive Planning Consultancy background, Rebecca brings with her a wealth of experience in securing planning permission across the country. Rebecca also has varied project management experience, having coordinated multi-disciplinary teams and led sites through the planning application and plan promotion process. Rebecca holds a Masters Degree in Town and Country Planning.
Abby O’Connor is our Office Manager and Personal Assistant who works in support of Jason Wallace and the Wallace team. She oversees all the administrative functions of the office, as well as accounting and marketing tasks. Abby has over fifteen years of professional office administration experience, specifically executive assistance, human resources, and recruitment. She holds a B.A. from American University and is CIPD Level 3 certified.
“There is a genuine desire by Jason, and his colleagues, to complete fair agreements with the minimum of fuss, whilst remaining professional.”
“Acting for our landowner clients, we have been very impressed with the way in which Wallace has dealt with the whole process.”
“At every twist and turn through the appeal, Wallace and their team were able to robustly defend their position and the appeal was granted.”
“Jason and his quality team have excelled in promoting a parcel of land on our behalf, and within 12 months the site was approved with outline planning consent.”
Our knowledge and technical skills, combined with developer and local authority contacts are employed to achieve the highest possible value for each and every project we promote, and to bring forward developments that landowners and communities can be proud of.READ MORE