A leading boutique property investment and development firm based in Melbourne focused on unlocking value-add opportunities “beyond the obvious”.


Alpha Partners has defined its own unique brand of opportunistic real estate investment and development with the objective of creating value and delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns for its partners. With a team of highly experienced real estate professionals and through a disciplined and collaborative approach, Alpha has an established track record of performance across the spectrum of asset classes, including residential, commercial, land development, retirement and landmark urban infill projects.

Alpha’s founder Guy Nelson is recognised as one of Australia’s property industry leaders and Alpha’s team has collectively been involved in over $2.5 billion of property transactions as either investor, adviser or capital provider. Alpha has a track record of identifying and sourcing unique investment opportunities that require specialised solutions and innovative problem-solving.

With deep local and industry knowledge, Alpha has long-standing relationships with high calibre professionals across all property disciplines that are essential to successful investment and development outcomes.

Our core principles of innovation, flexibility, discipline and risk management are the foundation of our approach to all real estate investment and development.

Alpha’s strategy is to identify real estate opportunities where it can best capitalise on its unique ability to solve complex challenges and where its innovative strategies can create significant value. We then seek out partners who share the same investment philosophy and integrity.




Alpha Partners is the culmination of leading property figure Guy Nelson's years of experience in investment banking and real estate.

With more than a decade as Executive Director and Head of Real Estate at Macquarie Group in Melbourne, Guy is known for establishing and managing Macquarie’s real estate business in Mumbai, India. Whilst at Macquarie Guy was involved in many of Melbourne’s most significant real estate transactions as financier and adviser, including QV, Botanica, World Trade Centre, 171 Collins Street and the RACV development.

Guy is considered an industry leader in Australia in the field of real estate principal investment, primarily in the opportunistic space, including development projects, special situations and asset underwritings.

Guy has over 25 years’ experience in law, investment banking and real estate investment. He originally practised commercial law before commencing a career in investment banking where he gained considerable experience in structured finance, debt and equity capital raising and corporate advisory roles, with a focus in the property sector, prior to specialising in property investment.

Guy served as a Board member on many Macquarie investments and on Property Council of Australia advisory committees and is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute. He is on several Advisory Boards to private companies in the property sector and is also on the Board of Western Chances, a not-for–profit organisation assisting disadvantaged young people in Melbourne’s western suburbs.

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