Rural Surveyor appointed to RICS Rural Professional Group Board

Busy year for Chris, who is also on the CAAV Examination Board

21 March 2016

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Chris Hyde, Associate Director with Land Agency, has been appointed to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveryors (RICS) Rural Professional Group Board for a period of three years. He brings ten years’ professional experience working within the rural sector at Cooke & Arkwright to the board, whose members have a cross section of competencies with a focus on standards, professional statements, market insight and regulation. Chris specialises in the day-to-day management of rural estates across South Wales and England, including Earl of Plymouth, Dingestow Court, Dunraven Estates and The Church in Wales. Significant deals include the sale of Sully Island off the Vale of Glamorgan coast by tender and Llanbrynean Farm in Brecon by private treaty. He has also valued Dingestow Court Estate for taxation purposes.

Chris comments, “I am delighted to have been appointed to the board, where we will work in partnership across the sectors covering rural estate management, agriculture, planning, valuation, asset management and auctioneering. The latter is currently a priority in my day to day work as we are preparing for our next big auction in April. As I am also a member of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) Examination Board, I am looking forward to a busy year. It’s part of my life and fortunately I enjoy every minute - the life of a Rural Surveyor is never boring!”

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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