Pavia joined MEPC in 2008 as a development manager, having worked as a project manager for several London-based consultancy practices for 15 years. Since January 2015 he has been head of the development team at MEPC, reporting directly to the chief executive. He is also a member of the MEPC executive board. Pavia spends much of his time on Wellington Place, Leeds, where he is working with his team to deliver a masterplan of 1.4m sq ft of commercial and residential development.