Ben Davies  BSc (Hons), MRICS
Associate, Retail and Leisure Agency, Lease Advisory

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About Ben

Ben Davies is an Associate within Cooke & Arkwright’s Retail Agency team, acting for landlords and local and national retailers on High Street and Shopping Centre locations throughout South Wales.

Ben assists the Retail team with a role in both retail agency on lettings and sales and in a professional capacity on Landlord & Tenant matters. He secures lettings for institutional and local retail property landlords, is retained to sell and let shops and units throughout Wales. He is also retained by retailers to dispose of existing leases. Ben graduated from Sheffield Hallam University within the Real Estate Programme and is a member of the RICS.

Areas of Expertise

Experience

  • Provide agency advice in disposal of leases to clients such as Trilogie CRE, Media Wales, Mapeley Estates, Praesepe
  • Provide retail agency advice to institutional and private landlords for all major towns across South Wales
  • Provide Landlord & Tenant advice to a number of retailers including Principality Building Society, Specsavers and Barnardos as well as both private and institutional landlords.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Property Development
  • MRICS
  • Member of Shop Agents Society

Interests

Ben plays ice hockey in his spare time within the Southern Conference Recreational League.

Cooke & Arkwright have been providing rating valuation advice to The Welsh Rugby Union Limited (“WRU”) and Millennium Stadium plc for many years. They were recently successful in achieving substantial reductions in the assessments of the Millennium Stadium, covering both the 2005 and 2010 rating list. These negotiated reductions yielded savings of c.£3.5m which, crucially, allows the WRU to re-invest in rugby throughout Wales. They advise the WRU across the group portfolio including the National Centre of Excellence in the Vale of Glamorgan. The valuation issues across the WRU portfolio are complex requiring a high level of understanding of the funding and finances of professional sport in Wales. Cooke & Arkwright’s experience and understanding of these issues and application to the rating valuation have yielded these substantial negotiated reductions. The WRU and the Millennium Stadium entrust our work to organisations with the required levels in experience and expertise in dealing with these complex issues. I am glad to say we have this expertise in Wales. I would have no hesitation in recommending ratepayers making use of this Welsh based expertise.

Steve Phillips, Group Finance Director, Welsh Rugby Union Group
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