There’s a reason customers come to us and a reason they stay with us, too: our people. Our people are our business. We put it down to our straightforward, friendly approach.
Keith Richards joined Rees Richards & Partners is the 1950’s. He followed in the footsteps of his father Eddie Richards, from whom the firm takes part of its name. Throughout the wholesale changes that have taken place in the commercial property market since taking up his post, he has ensured that Rees Richards continues to innovate and provide their clients with services that will meet their business and property needs.
Ian Howell MRICS FAAVPartner
Ian Howell studied Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. After spending two years with Savills at their Norwich office in East Anglia, specialising in farm management, he joined Rees Richards & Partners in 1987. He became a partner in 1991. A Chartered Surveyor and Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, he is past president of the CAAV South Wales branch and Immediate Past Chairman of the CAAV Wales Group.
Matthew Lloyd MRICS MNAEAPartner
Matthew graduated from the Royal Agricultural College Cirencester, and has experience working within the professional rural sector throughout South and West Wales since 1995. Matthew joined Rees Richards & Partners in 2001, and was appointed equity partner in 2009. He is a Chartered Surveyor, and RICS Registered Valuer. Matthew specialises in compensation negotiations with private and corporate clients, and is responsible for the professional services contracts on behalf of national corporate clients. He is the firm’s Quality Manager & Internal Auditor for ISO 9001 Quality Management System.
Dylan Williams MRICS MNAEAPartner
Dylan, a farmer’s son, joined Rees Richards and Partners as an assistant surveyor in 2003 having graduated from The University of Wales Aberystwyth. Initially working within the Professional Services Department, he obtained Chartered status in 2006 having studied Real Estate at Reading University. He became partner in 2009 and heads the Valuation and Agency department, undertaking commercial, residential and agricultural property valuations on behalf of some of the U.K’s leading lenders together with provision of consultancy in the acquisition, letting and disposal of property throughout the U.K. whilst also acting as an Expert Witness in dispute resolution cases on behalf of the courts. He is a RICS Registered Valuer.
Stuart Phillips joined Rees Richards & Partners in 1960 initially involved with urban and rural estate management, later dealing with residential valuations and sales as a member of the National Association of Estate Agents. He became a Partner in 1983 managing all aspects of the partnerships urban estate management specialising in new development and leasehold reform. Since retiring as Partner 2003 he has remained as Consultant still active particularly in relation to urban estates and Leasehold Reform.
Martyn Jenkins FAAVConsultant
Martyn Jenkins trained as an auctioneer and valuer with a leading west Wales firm of agricultural valuers, later becoming a partner. After 30 years with that firm, he joined Rees Richards & Partners as a partner in 1997. He is a fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.
Christine Davies MRICS FAAVAssociate Partner
Christine grew up on the family dairy farm in Carmarthenshire and graduated from the Royal Agricultural College Cirencester in 2012 with a First Class Honours degree in Rural Land Management. Christine qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in October 2014 and passed her Agricultural Valuers exams to become a Fellow of the CAAV in November 2014. Christine is also a Registered Valuer with the RICS. Having worked in Oxford for 4 years, Christine joined Rees Richards & Partners in January 2017 and undertakes a range of professional work including Valuation, Property Sales, Estate Management, Agricultural Landlord & Tenant matters and claim negotiations with utility companies and statutory undertakers on behalf of private clients.
Rhys Richards MRICSSenior Surveyor
Rhys joined Rees Richards & Partners in August 2007 having since worked on the family beef & sheep farm in Caio, Mid Carmarthenshire. He has a degree in Agriculture from the University of Wales Aberystwyth and obtained Chartered status with the RICS in 2013, he is also an RICS Registered Valuer. Rhys’ work includes working on the professional services contracts, as well as undertaking a range of other professional instructions such as Valuation, Compulsory Purchase & Compensation, Property Sales, Agricultural Landlord & Tenant matters and claim negotiations on behalf of private clients.
Colin JenkinsSenior Surveyor
Colin having gained a Diploma in Agriculture at Seale Hayne Agricultural College was herdsman at The Grove herd of British Friesians before joining the Ministry of Agriculture as a Water Supply and Drainage Officer. He then joined the South West Wales River Authority as a land surveyor and designer. Having completed forty years’ service in the Water Industry as Area Surveyor covering South West Wales he joined Rees Richards in 2012 mainly dealing with statutory compensation.
In addition to his Diploma in Agriculture he has further Diploma in Land Surveying and Field Astronomy from what is now the University of Glamorgan and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Surveying (Rural Practice) from the College of Estate Management in Reading.
Rhys James BSc (Hons)Assistant Surveyor
Rhys, a fluent Welsh speaker, joined Rees Richards & Partners in 2018 as an Assistant Surveyor having graduated from The Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester with a degree in Rural Land Management. He is currently working towards his APC to become a Member of the RICS and assists in a wide range of professional work including Valuation, Property Agency, Estate Management and Landlord and Tenant.
Luke Lawrence BSc ANAEAProperty Consultant
Luke Lawrence joined Rees Richards & Partners in 2019. Having worked in the Pembrokeshire Property Market since 1994, Luke now heads the residential sales division of the practice throughout West Wales. Since Graduating from U.W.I.C. He has successfully negotiated a large number of property sales on behalf of private clients. An active property developer and investor, Luke has a great deal of knowledge and experience in the real estate sector across West Wales.
Gayle MillerOffice Manager
Gayle joined Rees Richards & Partners in 2017 as Office Manager after 13 years as Practice Manager in a prominent accountancy firm in Swansea. Gayle’s role as Office Manager is very diverse and supports the effective running of this professional practice. Gayle is married with two children and if that wasn’t enough, she has recently completed levels 3 & 4 with the Institute of Leadership & Management and has started studying with The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management.
Tracy BevanSenior Secretary
Tracy is a longstanding member of staff who joined the firm as a trainee administration assistant in 1993 initially based in our accounts department. During her employment Tracy has gained vast knowledge of the firm as a whole earning the nickname “The Oracle”, has had experience in working in each department and is now primarily secretary to the Senior Partner who specialises in Estate Management. Tracy also assists in the day to day management of a client portfolio of private rented properties dealing with tenants, contractors, statutory requirements, etc. and is registered with Rent Smart Wales.
Elisha ReganAdministrative Assistant
Elisha joined Rees Richards & Partners in 2016 as an administrative assistant in the Agency and Valuation Team, in which time she has studied and obtained her Level 3 ACO Qualification in Administration and is now working towards obtaining her MNAEA (Member National Association of Estate Agents) accreditation in property agency.
Jane LambertAccounts Assistant
Jane has over 30 years’ experience in rental accounts and administrative support, and joined Rees Richards & Partners in 2016 as an Accounts Assistant. Jane carries a wealth of experience in property administration.