Rob Perkins Retirement

25 April 2023

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Rob Perkins has finally made the decision to retire after 20 years as a fixture in the land agency department. He has been indispensable in all manner of property over the years, providing reliable support for Chris Hyde, Rod Perons, and Richard Knight's teams.

Previously, Rob managed a tyre fitters in Maesteg until he decided to retire at the age of 50. However, he quickly realised that retirement at such an early age was not for him. Having spoken with Cooke & Arkwright’s Roger Thomas he was convinced to take a role in the Land Agency department as a general Property Manager. Always a practical person with a love of the outdoors, Rob took to the job like a duck to water and quickly made himself an integral part of the team.

Rob was rarely without a smile and had an infectious laugh as well as a penchant for terrible jokes that will be missed around the office.

Rob is a genuine, all-around nice guy and such a positive influence on everyone around him. He will be greatly missed here at Cooke & Arkwright. We wish him all the best in his retirement and hope he fills his days being outside and playing with his grandchildren.

I have worked with Jeremy Symons over the past three years successfully leasing and buying property in support of my business. I continue to be very pleased with his knowledge of the market and expertise. Our relationship over this time has resulted in acquiring 20,000 sq ft at Capital Business Park in Cardiff, leasing 11,000 sq ft at Southpoint, and subsequently leasing an initial 42,000 sq ft at Parc Bedwas, followed by a succession of expansions of a further 11,000 and then 47,000 sq ft, enabling us to centralise all of our operations at Parc Bedwas in a single 100,000 sq ft facility. The acquisitions were completed at the perfect time for tenant purposes and the rent fixed throughout the term at very economical rates. A job well done.

Bob James, Aerfin