Three promotions reward strong performance

5 December 2019
  • Mark Siddons, Alan Jones and Ed Meyer, Cooke & Arkwright

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Cooke & Arkwright has promoted three employees to Associate and Associate Director following a strong performance in 2019. Two Senior Surveyors have been made Associates and one Associate has been promoted to Associate Director.

The promotions include Alan Jones, who is a RICS Registered Valuer and has been promoted to Associate Director within the Property Valuation department.

Alan provides commercial property valuation advice for a variety of clients and purposes. This includes asset valuation for large public sector organisations and education providers; valuation and disposal advice to charities; and general valuation advice to companies and private individuals.

His most recent instructions include the valuation of all the Principality Building Society’s branches and part of Cardiff Council’s operational portfolio.

Ed Meyer, in the firm’s Land Agency department and Mark Siddons of Business Space have both been made Associates. Ed is primarily responsible for the provision of land agency services to Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, specialising in matters associated with access rights, land purchase and compensation negotiations.

In addition, Ed is responsible for management of the Representative Body of the Church in Wales’ agricultural land portfolio in east Wales. More recently Ed has responsibility for the management of the portfolio of ground rent clients, taking forward leasehold enfranchisement valuations and valuations for lease extension and advising clients as and when necessary.  

Mark has been promoted to Associate within the Business Space department, where he is primarily responsible for helping investors, occupiers and developers to acquire, let and dispose of office and industrial accommodation across South Wales.

He has successfully advised a diverse range of clients in 2019 on their office acquisition needs, including; Incopro, Active Quote, The RSPB, Darnton B3 Architecture and Henstaff Construction. He also advises on asset management for a range of clients including, Rockspring and Telereal Trillium.

Managing Director Andrew Gardner said, “These promotions recognise the bright talent of Alan, Ed and Mark who make a valuable contribution to the firm continuing to be a forward-thinking and dynamic business. We are pleased to acknowledge their development and progress, and the high professional standards they display.”

Photo, left to right: Mark Siddons, Alan Jones and Ed Meyer

Cardiff Waterside is a significant property holding for Aviva Investors at almost 500,000 sq ft. Our experiences show the benefit of working with a regional specialist where occupational markets can be unlocked with a good team with excellent local contacts. Ben Bolton and his team have done this for us for many years and been fundamental to our success and a very low void rate in Cardiff.

Matthew Leach, Arriva Capital Waterside