Our Team

At Pelli Property we have worked hard to assemble a fantastic team of highly skilled individuals with a wealth of commercial property management experience between them.

We want you to feel confident that your projects will be in capable hands, therefore we invite you to check out our team profiles below...


Dave Whyte


Whilst studying for his degree, Dave commenced work for Simons Construction Ltd in 2003 as a Graduate Trainee working as Site Manager on Asda Distribution Centres. Dave stayed at this company for four years until a move to Linpave took him into Quantity Surveying. Here he was responsible for several sports related work including construction of a £1.8M cricket pavilion and other outdoor pitches.

Dave looked for a career move and transferred to Allenbuild in 2008.

Notable projects included:

  • £44M College in Huddersfield

  • £7M School in Birmingham

  • £2M office newbuild in Mansfield

Dave worked with end users, consultants, main contractors, and subcontractors on a range of projects taking them from initial scope and feasibility study through to client handover. 

Dave moved to Johnson Construction UK Ltd in 2013 for 1 year to run their Co Op ‘Refresh and Acquisitions’ fast track programme completing circa 40 banking refurbishments with up to 12 on site at any one time.

Further QS work took Dave to ISG PLC where he ran the QS operation for their work with Asda Acquisition delivering supermarket and retail fit out with values from £20K up to £2M he was responsible for all commercial aspects

During 2015/16, Dave worked with Ardmac as the senior surveyor responsible for delivering Skechers HQ in St Albans, retail refurbishments including Sytner AUDI and multi storey commercial units in Manchester until the opportunity came to work with one of Pelli’s current clients, JD PLC.

Dave has spent just over a year working alongside JD PLC – a valued client.


Paul Silvester


After over 31 years involvement in the property and construction industry, Paul, along with David Whyte founded Pelli Property in 2016.
Initially, Paul had a successful career in Estate Agency, beginning in the 1980s where he worked in the busy London market.
In 2000, Paul completed a degree and immediately went into Project Management where he joined a practise in Hertfordshire. He was immediately given responsibility for a large high street roll out for the Dixons Group (now DSGi). 
Paul has worked for two other companies over the years and has been involved with several leading high street retail brands in their build and refurbishment programmes, including: 
Game, Debenhams, Tesco & DSGi.
One of Paul’s longest standing clients is the well-known sporting retailer JD, who Paul has enjoyed a 13 year working relationship with.
A few notable projects:

  • Argos – A major expansion in the North & on another occasion where Paul assumed control of the North UK as PM client side for Argos. Paul was requested back by Argos on a later fit out a few years later which was flattering, but revealed their trust in his methods.

  • MFI – Paul spent time working with the Store Development team, planning roll outs within existing stores of new bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

  • Bass (now Six Continents) – Paul looked after the North and Wales roll out for one of their new pub brands. Later, he also joined their cost management team based in Birmingham.

  • Doncaster Racecourse – Conversion of the Weighing Room

  • Blemain Group – £3M refurbishment of an old office block into their new HQ in Cheadle Royal. Probably Paul’s most difficult project to date: He was brought in to rescue a failing project.


Phil Whyte

Group Strategic Manager

Phil has a held a senior role in property markets and development for a number of years prior to commencing work with Pelli Property Ltd early 2017. Phil has successfully translated his skills to assisting in the QS department and assuming responsibility for Project Management.Phil has a wide understanding of procurement and cost build up from his previous career and retains an entrepreneurial attitude both on site and in the back ground role at Pelli Property.


Nick Cooper

Senior Project Manager

Nick is a vital member of our team and offers 32 years experience in property and construction management.

Nick has worked with many of the industry’s leading retail brands including the following:

  • DSGi Group

  • Tesco

  • Safeway (defunct)

  • Costa Coffee

  • Six Continents (formerly Bass)

Nick has further experience working with English Heritage. Notably he was instrumental in the Fourth Plinth project where leading sculptures were selected to display on the vacant plinth in Trafalgar Square. Nick was the regular lead PM on these projects. Nick also has detailed experience in sheltered housing projects in the south east.

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Martin Thompson

Senior Project Manager

Martin has literally decades of experience in Site Management and Project Management.

Martin has site experience from working ‘on the tools’ prior to physically running sites and progressing into Project Management. In depth knowledge of construction and architectural methodology give him a confidence which is easily transferred to clients.

Previous experience:

  • Churchfield

  • D Hammond Ltd

  • Watling Construction Group Ltd

  • Ardmac Performance Contracting Ltd

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