About

The Bridgend Team


Herbert R Thomas was established in 1926 specifically to provide professional advice to the agricultural and rural community of Glamorgan – a role it continues to provide to this day.

The current Partners and Staff still possess the same in-depth regional and local knowledge which have ensured the continued success of the company.

 

CONTACT THE BRIDGEND OFFICE

 


Gavin Rees

MNAEA
Director

01656 660036
gavinrees@hrt.uk.com

James Mordecai

Bsc (Hons), MRICS
Director

01446 776385
jamesmordecai@hrt.uk.com

David Waterman

MNAEA
Residential Manager

Rachel Howells

BA (Hons)
PA to Sales Department

01656 660036
rachelhowells@hrt.uk.com

 


 

Gavin Rees
MNAEA
Director

Gavin has been with Herbert R Thomas since 2004 and was appointed equity partner in 2008. Gavin is a member of the National Association of Estate Agents and is responsible for residential valuations and viewings. Gavin was brought up on a working dairy farm in South Pembrokeshire where he started his estate agency career before moving to work as a financial advisor covering West Wales for Royal Liver Assurance. Gavin returned to estate agency to manage offices for a corporate firm of estate agents in the Cardiff Area prior to joining the company. Through his experience in all sectors of the property market Gavin has accumulated a wealth of knowledge of the South Wales property industry.

Contact Details: 01656 660036
Email: gavinrees@hrt.uk.com 

 

 


 

James Mordecai
Bsc (Hons), MRICS
Director

James joined Herbert R Thomas in 2007 as a Commercial Surveyor. A former pupil of Cowbridge Comprehensive School, he graduated from The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester with a honors degree in Property Agency and Marketing and qualified as a Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in June 2010. James was appointed Partner in 2014. James heads up the Commercial Department and is involved in all aspects of commercial agency which includes acquisitions and disposals of Industrial, Retail and Office property together with Development land. James is a RICS Registered Valuer and is active on Principality Building Society, HSBC and Handelsbanken valuation panels.

Contact Details: 01446 776385
Email: jamesmordecai@hrt.uk.com 

 


 

David Waterman
MNAEA
Residential Manager

David joined Herbert R Thomas as part of the new Bridgend office team. Having lived in Bridgend since a child, David still lives within the town and brings a huge knowledge of the local property market. Having started his career in estate agency within a family business, David at 16 was the youngest qualified estate agent in the UK. After a short spell in the armed forces, he returned to the property industry and for the past 10 years has managed estate agent branches for a corporate firm. Through his experience in the property market David brings a wealth of knowledge to the HRT Bridgend team.

 

 

 

 


 

Rachel Howells
BA (Hons)
PA to Sales Department

Rachel recently joined Herbert R Thomas at the Bridgend office as PA/Property Administrator. After graduating from The University of Gloucestershire with a BA Honours degree in Business Management, Rachel then worked in various industries including Recruitment, HR and Hospitality Event Management. She was brought up on a local sheep and beef farm which has given her significant knowledge of the agricultural sector. Within her role at HRT, her focus is on supporting the property partners in providing exceptional service to the sales department.

Contact Details: 01656 660036
Email: rachelhowells@hrt.uk.com 

 

 


 


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