Retail and Leisure

Welsh retail and leisure property experts with a true local focus

  • Cardiff Property Award Winner 2020 Cooke & Arkwright

At Cooke & Arkwright, we support investors, owners and occupiers, retailers and developers in Cardiff, throughout Wales and beyond with specialist property services. Whether your requirements are in or out of town, we can give you the local insight and contacts you need to maximise the value of your retail and leisure investment.

Why choose Cooke & Arkwright?

  • The unique breadth and depth of our service offering allows us to give you the benefit of our experience in every retail centre in South Wales
  • We work closely with investors, landlords, developers and retailers who have selected us precisely because of our local expertise and experience in retail and leisure
  • No matter what size the project, our Director-led advice ensures you a personal, high quality and cost effective service.

How we can help you

  • Our services to the retail and leisure sector include:
  • Acquiring new retail units for retailers
  • Letting vacant retail units and selling shops for landlords
  • Managing retail properties, shopping centres and retail parks for landlords
  • Advising retailers on their service charge liability
  • Advising on retail developments and refurbishments
  • Advising on development funding
  • Acquiring and selling retail investments
  • Advising retailers on reducing their business rate liabilities
  • Advising retailers on fit out and dilapidations
  • Undertaking building surveys to advise landlords and occupiers on required maintenance to their premises
  • Valuing retail properties for secured lending purposes
  • Providing valuations for retailers for accounting purposes
  • Conducting rent reviews and lease renewals for occupiers and landlords.

Examples of our work

A small selection of our existing clients includes: DTZ Investors, Lasalle Investment Management, F&C Reit, Greggs, Starbucks, Hermes, Threadneedle, PMG, Rightacres, Queensberry, Mansford, APAM, Principality, Specsavers, WRU, Leekes, Valad and Scarborough.

Our clients employ us as their Welsh property specialists. Call one of our experts today to discuss how we can start helping you.

Mansford has expanded its investment portfolio over the last few years. Over this time Andrew West has provided us with a full rating valuation service which has involved giving a view on liabilities prior to acquisitions, as well as conducting negotiations with Valuation Officers on our UK estate. The portfolio includes a wide range of properties from shops, offices and pubs to major leisure schemes. He has been particularly successful in mitigating our liabilities to empty property rate, which has been an issue on acquisition prior to implementing our development and letting strategy. I have no hesitation in recommending Andrew's expertise in rating valuation for all property types. The profile of property within his portfolio and the successes achieved are testament to his position as an extremely accomplished rating practitioner.

Leopold Hall, Partner, Mansford LLP