About Us

Providing the best market intelligence and property expertise available in Wales

  • Estate Agents Cardiff

Cooke & Arkwright is the largest firm of independent commercial property advisors in Wales. With a heritage going back over 100 years, we have been a major force in shaping the Welsh commercial and rural property world.

Cooke & Arkwright is the largest firm of commercial property advisors in Wales, but we are still small enough to be innovative and fleet of foot. Our scale and the scope of the business gives us unparalleled market intelligence and number of contacts and applicants. The Directors who own the firm all live in Wales and continue to provide clients with a personal service, and the whole team works to the highest standards of professionalism, honesty and integrity. We achieve this by employing and investing in talented individuals who are not only the best in their fields in Wales, but also genuinely proud of and passionate about their work, the problems they solve for their clients and what they contribute to society.

Based in South Wales with main offices in Cardiff and Bridgend, and a hub office in London, we provide clients with advice on commercial, rural, retail and development properties in Cardiff, all parts of Wales and beyond. We are passionate about property in Wales and our focus is on using our expert and unrivalled access to market intelligence in Wales, giving our clients commercial advice to help them maximise the potential of their assets, whether they own, rent or develop. We are the local property experts in Wales.

Sectors and Services

Our clients receive a dedicated Director-led service covering property issues in the following sectors:

Property services are provided in each of these sectors by our teams of very experienced Directors and staff. These services include:

Cooke & Arkwright’s wide ranging client base includes many well-known public and private organisations with regional, national and international backgrounds. This bears testimony to the respect that the name Cooke & Arkwright has earned during many years operating in the Welsh and UK property market.

We will continue to nurture close professional relationships with our clients to ensure that they benefit from what we confidently believe to be the best market intelligence and property expertise available in Wales.

Policies and Accreditations

The following are the policies and accreditations of Cooke & Arkwright:



Mansford has expanded its investment portfolio over the last few years. Over this time Andrew West has provided us with a full rating valuation service which has involved giving a view on liabilities prior to acquisitions, as well as conducting negotiations with Valuation Officers on our UK estate. The portfolio includes a wide range of properties from shops, offices and pubs to major leisure schemes. He has been particularly successful in mitigating our liabilities to empty property rate, which has been an issue on acquisition prior to implementing our development and letting strategy. I have no hesitation in recommending Andrew's expertise in rating valuation for all property types. The profile of property within his portfolio and the successes achieved are testament to his position as an extremely accomplished rating practitioner.

Leopold Hall, Partner, Mansford LLP