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We’re a friendly members’ organisation giving practical and realistic guidance to property developers and professionals, investors, landowners and lenders.

Supporting you

Property development is exciting and rewarding. Lives can be dramatically changed with just one deal. With over 100 years’ combined experience, gained since the 70s, the alliance’s founding partners understand what it takes to develop property successfully and profitably.

Our purpose is to support you, our members. We de-mystify the whole process, from securing the project to the exit. We provide the guidance, essential services and money-saving benefits to enable you to maximise your profits, minimise your risks and realise your property ambitions.

You can make phenomenal returns. Issues can crop up during projects, but with our insight, we can help you avoid costly mistakes and protect your investments. Build your successful property business on solid foundations by joining us today.

Our services

We offer an extensive range of products and services to guide your property development project through successfully from start to finish. From development appraisal and project management, and the benefits gained from procurement expertise to education and training. Becoming a member gives you direct access to a wealth of expertise, support and money-saving benefits.


Our Education service offers an excellent range of online, classroom and practical educational courses for both aspiring and experienced property developers and investors. These explain in detail what’s involved at each stage of the development lifecycle – and the knowledge you’ll need to deliver successful and profitable projects.


A full understanding of what each project entails, right from the start, is key to development success. Designed for property developers, investors, land-owners and lenders, our appraisal service provides the crucial and credible information you need to make informed decisions to de-risk and maximise your investment.


Gain from the benefits of our unique processes, and our partner and supplier arrangements, through our procurement service; an online shopping portal that gives you convenient access to goods and materials nationally for your project, at unrivalled discounts through our membership subscriptions.

Project management

Whether you’re a large-scale seasoned developer or just starting out, our project management experts can undertake or guide you through the essential steps needed to ensure smooth delivery of your property development project.

Development services

As a member of the PDA, you’ll have a wealth of member benefits, including access to our list of preferred professional services suppliers, such as architects, acousticians, building control and planning consultants, to name a few.

Business services

As a member of the PDA, you’ll also have access to our preferred professional services suppliers, such as financial and legal specialists.

Funding hub

Every property development project needs funding to get it off the ground. Our Funding hub helps developers by matching-up their requirements to secure the most appropriate funding solution, from a project’s start to its finish.


Danger UXB!

by Steve James

When you're appraising a development site, and particularly a brownfield site, you really do need to anticipate all aspects.

Moving up from amateur to elite

by Richard Little

To become a successful and confident property developer, you really do need to get into the right mindset. And that means moving up from being an amateur to becoming an elite.

Create your story

by Brynley Little

Through our Property Developers Academy courses, and on my travels meeting people interested in property development and investment, I always tell them we're not really developers – we're marketing people. Because we're creating stories, not just property.