Surveyors gain chartered status

31 May 2018

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We are delighted to congratulate two of our surveyors, Ian Newbury and Mark Siddons who have both recently qualified for chartered status with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Following two years of hard work and training, both now have full MRICS status and are recognised by their peers as having reached a set level of competence.

Ian is a Senior Surveyor with Retail & Leisure Agency, acting for landlords and local and national retailers on High Street, Shopping Centres and Out of Town properties in both an agency and landlord & tenant capacity. He graduated from Cardiff University with a 2:1 honour’s degree and gained an MSC in Real Estate from the University College of Estate Management.

Mark is a Senior Surveyor with Industrial and Office Agency, responsible for helping investors, occupiers and developers acquire, let and dispose of warehouse, industrial units and office space across South Wales. He graduated from Nottingham University with a 2:1 honours degree, and also has a post-graduate diploma in surveying from the University College of Estate Management.

Cooke & Arkwright supported Ian and Mark throughout the APC process, providing guidance, advice and training, including mock interviews. Becoming a qualified Chartered Surveyor is extremely rewarding, not only personally, but also professionally. It is official verification of their status and abilities, and the advice they provide.

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