Michael Lawley  BSc, DUniv, FRICS, MCIArb
Chairman, Development Land; Property Valuation

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About Michael

Michael Lawley is Chairman of Cooke & Arkwright and as well as his business management role advises clients in Wales and England on major residentially-led development proposals.

Michael joined Cooke & Arkwright in 1981. He became a Director in 1988, Managing Director in 1999 and Chairman in 2011. He has an active role in the development and running of the business and also provides leading consultancy advice on development proposals, and strategic land matters for a range of private and public sector clients across Wales and England. Michael has a comprehensive knowledge of property gained in his long career and has a wealth of experience in dealing with major development schemes. He is currently advising on sites across Cardiff, South Wales and the south of England.

Areas of Expertise

Experience

  • Advisor to landowners on promotion and delivery of 7,000 unit residential development at Plasdwr in North West Cardiff
  • Advisor in the past to Cardiff Bay Development Corporation over the period of its life  and ABP/WDA on the Barry Waterfront Joint Initiative
  • Advisor to landowners on promotion and delivery of 2,000 unit residential development at Sandleford Park in south Newbury.

Qualifications

  • BSc
  • DUniv
  • FRICS
  • MCIArb
  • Fellow of the RICS
  • RICS Registered Valuer
  • Holder of an Honorary Doctorate from the University of South Wales
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Interests

Mike enjoys walking and cycling, and watching a wide variety of team sports. He is a stoic season ticket holder at Cardiff Blues. He likes gardening, reading and quality music of all types.

Cooke & Arkwright have provided independent property consultancy services to the College for a number of years. This advice has included property valuations and negotiation around property acquisition and disposal, rent reviews and the preparation and negotiation of the College’s farm business tenancy agreement. The College has consistently received an excellent and professional service from Cooke & Arkwright and their valuable support to the College is recognised and appreciated.

Bob Bates, Director, Coleg Gwent
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