Ongoing Property Advice

“Robert has become Chevler’s trusted advisor on all strategic property related matters. Having worked closely with Robert on a number of dealings including lease negotiations, feasibility studies, and property selection and acquisition, I can wholeheartedly vouch for the value of his input. Now, we wouldn’t think of taking an important property related decision, or embarking on a major project, without seeking Robert’s counsel first.” – Stuart Whelan, MD, Chevler Ltd

End of Lease Evaluation

“Your audit of our difficult lease situation and subsequent advice has moved us from a multi-lease property arrangement to one that provides for future stability and growth for our business and employees.

From your market knowledge, research and joint property viewings, we discovered we were already in the ideal premises for our plans. Your advice enabled us to negotiate a new single lease at a reduced rent and our landlord agreed to make building improvements we thought we would have to undertake ourselves.

Your strategic advice showed us the best plan was to stay where we are. This allowed us to reinvest funds set aside for a property move into new machinery to improve productivity.  We will re-direct the savings from reduced rent into marketing to further increase sales.”

Throughout the whole process, we have been able to concentrate on our business whilst you built our case behind the scenes. As a result, we achieved much better outcomes than we could have planned whilst remaining fully engaged with our growth plans and daily business needs.

We are delighted to have engaged your services and are extremely pleased the positive impact your professional involvement had on our property issues. We will be recommending you to our business connections.” – Lee Bramald, Chairman, Flamgard Engineering Ltd

Property Consultancy

“Aside from the fact that Robert's track record speaks for itself, I recently had the pleasure of working with Robert on a consultancy project. An affable character, Robert helped guide us through a tricky process with many moving parts. His ability to bring clarity to a conversation is very valuable, his vision pronounced.” – Marc Thomas, Director, Doopoll

Property Sourcing

“I was delighted with the way he worked with us to identify appropriate properties, and the support he was able to provide during the negotiation stage.” – Alastair Milburn, MD, Effective Communication

Rent Negotiation

A neighbouring company recommended your services after you helped it to achieve a large rent reduction. We were also paying over the odds for our warehouse due to market changes over time.

“With your market knowledge and property expertise behind me, I negotiated a great result for our company. We reduced our rent by some margin, our existing lease was replaced mid-term by a new 10-year lease with security of tenure and we retained our excellent relationship with our Landlord. This only happened because I knew I could fully trust your independent guidance.”

Our investment in your services has delivered a first class return. We will definitely be in touch with you again when we next need commercial property advice. – Richard Tucker, Finance Director, Addis Housewares Ltd

Strategic Property Advice

“Venture Wales first utilised the excellent services of Robert Chapman & Co in early 2009 to provide strategic lettings advice on a state of the art, newly built Office premises.

In the 5 year period since then, Robert Chapman & Co have effectively and successfully provided assistance to us to increase occupancy levels at a number of our managed workspace sites throughout South East Wales, directly sourced a sub tenant for leased premises we no longer occupied and provided strategic brokerage consultancy bringing a complex tripartite premises dilapidations issue to a successful and pragmatic conclusion.

The strategic property related advice and assistance provided to us by Robert Chapman & Co has had a very positive and direct effect on our net property income levels. In addition their services have allowed us to concentrate our managerial time on other core activities, safe in the knowledge that the work being done on our behalf by RC2 was being done professionally, independently with our best interests to the fore and underpinned by a depth of market knowledge second to none.” – Paul Evans, Contracts Director, Venture Wales

Property Finding and Evaluation

Your name came immediately to mind when a client asked me to recommend a commercial property advisor. Unlike property agents with a vested interest, I knew your independent advice would be offered with our clients best interests at heart.

Naturally, we also chose to engage you when exploring options for larger office accommodation for our business. In addition to your market knowledge and advice you pleasantly surprised us with a couple of unexpected benefits.

“Access through you to the entire network of local property agents and the speed you arranged viewings saved us so much time. When you accompanied us on each viewing, you challenged our thinking on property location, layout and practical use. This thought process was most valuable when making our final decision.

Such is the value we place on the quality of your independent professional service and market knowledge that we will continue to recommend RC2  to clients seeking commercial property advice.” – Mark Hislop, Corporate Finance Partner Advantage Accountancy & Advisory LLP, Cardiff

Property Sourcing & Lease Negotiation

“Robert worked with us to locate our new office and negotiate the lease arrangements. We now occupy a more professional, more energy efficient office suite, which is better situated for our business needs.

Robert became 'one of the team' during what could have been a stressful time. His advice and guidance was extremely important to ensure a successful outcome and I would recommend anyone looking to relocate to contact Robert for clear accurate and impartial advice.” – Mike Batt, when General Manager – Wales, The Carbon Trust

Sourcing New Premises, Finding Buyer for Existing Site

“Finding new business premises is much more than simply about ‘moving’. The new premises can have a multi-factorial effect on the future and character of that business.

When On Screen Productions Ltd asked Robert Chapman to find larger premises, very quickly he established a set of criteria that were important to us. He took great care to understand what we wanted to achieve, not simply 'move because we need a bigger building'.

His well-developed network, and years or expertise and experience, meant that we were often able to view potential properties before they were publicised on the open market, giving us a huge advantage. And when it came to purchase negotiations, his input and shrewd business acumen helped us to achieve a price that satisfied all parties. He then found a buyer for our ‘old’ premises.

There is no doubt that Robert has contributed to the continued success of our business to a far greater extent that we could ever have imagined.

Would I recommend him? Absolutely and unequivocally yes. Listen to his advice!” – Richard Cobourne, Director, On Screen Productions Ltd

About Robert >

Kind words from a selection of delighted clients

Dip. Est. Man. (Hons), M Sc (Regen), MRICS, Affiliate RTPI, FRSA

RC2 Property & Regeneration Expert

Bush House, 39 Cardiff Road ,Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2DP

T: 02920 553 108

M: 07909 992964
robert@rchapmanandco.com

The strategic property related advice and assistance provided to us by Robert Chapman & Co has had a very positive and direct effect on our net property income levels. In addition their services have allowed us to concentrate our managerial time on other core activities, safe in the knowledge that the work being done on our behalf by RC2 was being done professionally, independently with our best interests to the fore and underpinned by a depth of market knowledge second to none.” – Paul Evans, Contracts Director, Venture Wales

Such is the value we place on the quality of your independent professional service and market knowledge that we will continue to recommend RC2  to clients seeking commercial property advice.” – Mark Hislop, Corporate Finance Partner Advantage Accountancy & Advisory LLP, Cardiff