Rowland is a Geldards consultant advising both public and private sector clients on strategic real estate issues and major property development transactions.
Rowland trained with the firm after graduating from Cambridge University with a first class degree in 1975. On qualifying in 1978 he specialised immediately in the field of commercial property and was made a partner in the firm in 1981.
Rowland is actively involved in the field of contemporary art. An avid collector, Rowland was a trustee and vice chair of the Artes Mundi International Art Prize for five years and was a founder member of the Academy for Design in Wales. Rowland also served for thirteen years as a trustee of Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice.
Rowland was born and brought up in Cardiff where he lives with his wife Sian, a consultant with the firm. Their son James is an architect in London.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"He's fantastic for his incredible knowledge and efficiency, and high-calibre, laser-focused, sound and sensible advice."
Chambers & Partners Directory, 2019
"The 'commercially savvy' Rowland Davies is 'very focused on the big-picture business goals, while also mastering the minute details', and excels at handling long -term development projects"
Legal 500, 2019
"Rowland Davies is noted for his experience in real estate law, with significant capabilities in long-term development projects and residential development matters for major landholders. He also offers niche expertise acting for clients in the not-for-profit sector."
Chambers & Partners Directory, 2017
"Clients describe head of department Rowland Davies as 'very approachable'."
Chambers & Partners Directory, 2016
"Clients say Rowland has 'exceptional property law skills and a great network of contacts in the industry'."
Chambers & Partners Directory, 2014