Alex served as an officer in the British Army before starting his financial career with Credit Lyonnais Securities in 1997. He then completed an MBA at London Business School before joining Sabre Holdings' European Corporate Finance team. He joined Fiera Real Estate (formerly known as Palmer Capital) in 2003, initially charged with creating the fund management business within Fiera Real Estate.
He was promoted to chief executive in 2008 and is a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Harlex Property has the benefit of the substantial financial backing of Fiera Real Estate. Fiera Real Estate is a minority shareholder in the business and provides funding for development and investment via a number of in-house managed funds.