Mark Siddons  MRICS, BA, PGDip
Associate, Office Agency, Industrial

02920 346361

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About Mark

Mark Siddons is an Associate within the Business Space department, and is responsible for helping occupiers, landlords and investors acquire and dispose of office and warehouse and logistics accommodation across South Wales.

He provides a personal, director-led service no matter how big or small the client.

Mark specialises in advising a diverse range of clients on their property acquisition strategies, including Active Quote, Incopro, The RSPB, Darnton B3 Architects and Tenovus Cancer Care.

Notable industrial disposals include the sale of the Sekisui Alevio premises in Merthyr Tydfil (204,670 sq.ft) and the freehold disposal of a 52,745 sq.ft facility for AKG, and subsequent leasehold acquisition of alternative premises.

He also advises on asset management and provides strategic advice for a range of clients including La Salle Investment Management, KAMES and Telereal Trillium.

Mark graduated from Nottingham University with a 2:1 Honours degree and has a post-graduate diploma in surveying from the University College of Estate Management. He is a chartered member of the RICS.

Areas of Expertise

Experience

  • Provides industrial agency advice to institutional and private landlords in major towns across South Wales.
  • Provides agency advice in disposal of leases to clients
  • Industrial acquisitions for clients including the Principality.

Qualifications

  • MRICS
  • BA
  • PGDip Surveying
  • TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Qualified

Interests

Mark played professional rugby in Italy for several years and is a fluent Italian speaker.

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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