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 Sales Manager

01656 660036
davidwaterman@hrt.uk.com

Ian Bryant

Residential Rental Manager

01656 660036
ianbryant@hrt.uk.com

Jonathan Davies

BSc (Hons) MRICS
Associate Director

01446 772911
jonathandavies@hrt.uk.com

Hayley Hughes

Office Administrator

01656 660036
hayleyhughes@hrt.uk.com

Rebecca Cook

Sales Progressor

01656 660036
rebeccacook@hrt.uk.com

W. Peter Davies

M.R.I.C.S.
Consultant Surveyor

01656 660036
peterdavies@hrt.uk.com

Róisín McGrath

BSc (Hons) MRICS DipDEA
Senior Surveyor

01656 660036
roisinmcgrath@hrt.uk.com

Jeanette Brown

Valuation Administrator

01656 660036
jeanettebrown@hrt.uk.com

Kelsey-Louise Fox

Rentals Administrator

01656 660036
kelseyfox@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.

 

 

 


 

Hayley Hughes
Office Administrator

Hayley joined Herbert R Thomas in September 2016 as our Office Administrator at our Bridgend Office. The role covers both the Rental and Sales Administration within the office. Having previously worked as a Mortgage Advisor for 8 years and for the Money Advice Service, she very experienced in dealing with administrative duties and can pull on a wealth of knowledge to help our clients understand the house buying and rental process. Hayley has lived in Bridgend for over 25 years so is very familiar with the surrounding area and delivers an excellent customer service to everyone she meets.

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

 

 

 


 

Ian Bryant
Residential Rental Manager

Ian joined Herbert R Thomas in October 2016. Ian brings a dynamic and enthusiastic approach to lettings. He is proactive and committed to finding the best quality tenants for our landlords. Ian brings a wealth of knowledge in the lettings industry throughout Bridgend, Pontypridd, Rhondda valleys and surrounding areas. Ian has a high level of customer service and will do his upmost to help and support his clients.

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

 

 

 


 

Jonathan Davies
BSc (Hons) MRICS
Associate Director

Jonathan is a Chartered Surveyor having qualified as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2000 and has an honours degree in Estate Management Surveying from the University of Glamorgan. Jonathan is also an RICS Registered Valuer and has previously worked in both South Wales and North Somerset with various local authorities. Jonathan joined Herbert R Thomas in August 2014 having spent over 7 years with Bruton Knowles Property Consultants where he was a Commercial Associate and a Bank Panel Co-Ordinator. He specialises in Commercial valuations and has undertaken numerous valuations for secured lending purposes for all of the high street banks and building societies. Jonathan also has experience in acting for a number of private and public clients in rating appeals, compensation claims and often provides strategic property advice to clients. In addition Jonathan has also undertaken a number of Partnership Valuations and Notional Rent Reviews for several GP Surgeries across Wales, Wiltshire and the South West from Wrexham to south Cornwell.

Contact Details: 01446 772911
Email: jonathandavies@hrt.uk.com 

 


 

Rebecca Davies
Sales Progressor

Rebecca joined Herbert R Thomas as Sales Coordinator for the Bridgend office in September 2016. Initially starting her working career within the legal conveyancing sector this sparked Rebecca’s interest in the property industry. Rebecca then went on to gain 6 years’ experience working for a corporate estate agent, starting as Sales Progressor and working her way up to Sales Manager. Along the way Rebecca has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience which helps her to successfully guide clients through their buying and selling transactions with confidence.

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

 

 

 


 

W. Peter Davies
M.R.I.C.S.
Consultant Surveyor

Peter is a Chartered Surveyor having qualified in 1980. He has over 39 years’ experience in commercial property throughout Wales and the South West. Peter joined Herbert R Thomas in October 2017 as a consultant having previously been senior partner in Burnett Davies, Chartered Surveyors. Peter is an RICS Registered Valuer and undertakes commercial valuations for secured lending purposes. Whilst covering all property types he specializes in doctors and dental surgeries, and trade related valuations.

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

 

 

 

 


 

Róisín McGrath
BSc (Hons) MRICS DipDEA
Senior Surveyor

Róisín is a Chartered Surveyor and has a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Property Management and Valuation from the University of Glamorgan in 2001. She qualified as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2006. Róisín is an RICS Registered Valuer and has worked in the South Wales property market both in private practices and Local Authority. Róisín joined Herbert R Thomas in October 2017 as a senior surveyor. She specialises in commercial and residential valuations and has undertaken numerous valuations for secured lending purposes for all major high street banks and building societies.

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

 

 

 

 


 

Jeanette Brown
Valuation Administrator

Jeanette has 38 years’ experience as an administrator having over 13 years’ experience in the South Wales property market. Prior to that she spent 25 years with solicitors in Swansea, London and Cardiff. Jeanette has a great deal of office experience and enjoys putting her organizational skills to use. Jeanette joined Herbert R Thomas in October 2017. 

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

 

 

 

 


 

Kelsey-Louise Fox
Rentals Administrator

Kelsey has 4 years’ experience in administration and has successfully completed her Level 2 & 3 in Business Administration. Kelsey has experience with international property portfolios, she also has over 7 years’ experience in providing outstanding customer service.

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

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


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