Ioan specialises in helping clients achieve their objectives in their acquisition management and disposal of real estate.
Having graduated from University College of Wales, Aberystwyth; Ioan completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law Chester and was admitted as a Solicitor in 1997.
As a senior commercial property partner Ioan has wide experience in dealing with the acquisition leasing, management and disposal of commercial property and in development work having acted for a number of well-known developers in all aspects of site acquisition for development. He recently acted for a FTSE 100 company on its £60m new headquarters development in Cardiff City centre being a purpose built 12 storey 220,000 square feet building and including dealing with all pre-letting requirements, approval of funding,construction and overage requirements. He also acted on a £20m 80,000 square feet development in Newport City centre including dealing with all pre-letting requirements approval of funding and associated issues.
Ioan is also familiar with working for public sector clients, having acted for the Welsh Development Agency for many years and then more recently for the Welsh Ministers and having also acted for Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council in the disposal of its industrial portfolio. Ioan is currently advising the Ministers on certain aspects of its regeneration of Roath Basin, Cardiff Bay and also the redevelopment of RAF St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Ioan is familiar with all aspects of agricultural property including the security of tenure regimes of the Agricultural Holdings and Agricultural Tenancies Acts. Ioan has acted for the Welsh Ministers, Natural Resources Wales and many private individuals on agricultural issues. .
Ioan chairs and regularly delivers seminars to the South Wales Consortium of Local Authorities at their annual property conference
Ioan is a fluent Welsh speaker and is familiar in conducting matters and, where necessary, drafting in Welsh.
What People Say
“Ioan you have been Admiral Group’s go to legal adviser on commercial property issues for almost 17 years. We trust Ioan and value his advice. He understands our changing business and our needs – he’s quick to adapt to our changing and sometimes demanding requests.
"Recently we completed the lease of our new 220,000 square feet Headquarter building in the centre of Cardiff. This was an important and very high profile scheme for us and the largest pre- let in the UK at the time. Ioan worked with us from the development’s inception through the pre - build legal agreements and to successful completion of the development. Throughout the development he delivered what was needed on time and in a clear, concise and professional manner whilst maintaining the upmost regard for Admirals business and time sensitive requirements.
"I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Geldards and Ioan’s professional yet personable expertise to any future clients of his."
Huw Llewellyn, Head Of Property, Admiral PLC