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.

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
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