Chris Hyde  BSc (Hons), MSc, MRICS, FAAV
Director, Land Agency, Utilities & Energy, Property Auctions

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About Chris

Chris Hyde is a Director with the Rural department, selling, acquiring, managing and advising on Estates, farms, and rural properties in Wales and England.

Chris is a Director with the Rural department responsible for the day to day management of a number of rural estates across South Wales and England. These are primarily the Earl of Plymouth Estate along with Ewenny Priory and Monknash Estates. He also undertakes rent reviews, lease renewals, compulsory purchase cases and planning work. A RICS Registered Valuer, Chris undertakes property valuations on behalf of utilities companies, charities and private clients. The sale and letting of farms and land includes private treaty and auctions. He also provides strategic advice on how to maximise returns from commercial ventures and development opportunities.

Chris sits on the board of the RICS National Rural Professional Group, helping shape the RICS’s rural opinion and policy across the UK. He is a tutorial organiser and examiner for the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV), and also a board member of the Wales Group CAAV.

Areas of Expertise

Experience

  • Valuation of Estates for asset, taxation, and Charities Act purposes
  • Negotiation of farm lettings on behalf of landowners  
  • Acting for landowners in respect of Compulsory Purchase Orders for major infrastructure projects
  • Sale of farms and property throughout South and Mid Wales.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons)
  • MSc
  • MRICS
  • FAAV
  • RICS Registered Valuer

Interests

Outside of work Chris enjoys cricket, playing in the Cardiff Midweek League, and is an avid supporter of Bath Rugby.

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
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