Andrew Gardner  BSc, FRICS, FCIArb, FRSA
Managing Director, Development Land; Property Valuation, Land Agency

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About Andrew

Andrew Gardner is Managing Director of Cooke & Arkwright and advises clients on commercial and major asset valuations, residential land, contentious landlord & tenant matters and expert witness.

Andrew is Managing Director with 35 years’ experience in commercial property and land, and is actively engaged in the disposal of residential development land in Wales. An RICS Registered Valuer, he oversees all asset and security valuations as well as commercial lease renewals and rent reviews. He has been involved in most of the major asset valuations carried out by the firm.

He acts as Expert Witness appearing at Planning Inquiry, various Tribunals and the High Court. Andrew is regularly involved in consultancy projects for public and private sector clients across Wales and England.

He is an RICS Accredited Evaluative Mediator and does mediation work as part of the firm’s services for property related disputes

Andrew has many years of experience in advising public and private clients on the disposal of residential development land across South and West Wales.

Areas of Expertise

Experience

  • Major asset valuations for Principality Building Society, Cardiff University, the University of South Wales, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Swansea University, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Gwent Police
  • Professional Advice for Cardiff University, University of South Wales, Bangor University, Aberystwyth University and University of Wales Trinity St David and Coleg Gwent
  • General estate advice for public sector organisations including The National Museum Wales and Welsh Government.

Qualifications

  • BSc
  • FRICS
  • RICS Registered Valuer
  • RICS Accredited Evaluative Mediator
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Examiner RICS (as Chairman)
  • FRSA

Interests

Dressage. Andrew is an Official 5* International Judge (Dressage) for the International Equestrian Federation. He is a former Director of British Dressage, Chairman of British Dressage Judges and Chairman of International Selection.  He has worked on the lottery funded World Class Performance selection program. This year Andrew is judging the European Championships, the World Young Horse Championships and is President for the Young Riders European Championships.  He has been appointed to judge at the Tokyo Olympics.

The Leekes Retail and Leisure Group have substantial property assets within the group and have engaged Andrew West to appeal against rating assessments on these properties since 2010. We have consistently been impressed by Andrew's knowledge of the property market and his negotiating skills have been exceptional. Given Andrew's outstanding performance, we would not hesitate to recommend Andrew to any business large or small seeking to appeal their rates liabilities.

Mike Fowler, Group Finance Director, Leekes Group
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