Dawsons Professional Department is one of the most active in Swansea, providing commercial and residential valuations, rent reviews, lease renewals, rating appeals and leasehold enfranchisement advice.

The client base is varied from National Banks and Pension Funds to the “man on the street”.

We are able to value commercial and residential properties throughout South Wales as well as providing lease renewal and rent review advice over the same patch. We are able to provide advice on investment purchases or sales and actively purchase property for clients through a number of sources throughout the UK. We also undertake Expert Witness work on residential and commercial properties for Court Purposes.

Meet our Surveyors

James M Dawson BSc (Hons) MRICS

James M Dawson BSc (Hons) MRICS


James joined the company in January 2005 after gaining experience for 3 years in Donaldsons in London and then a further 3 years at DTZ in Cardiff. James qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2002.

His main role incorporates the management of the commercial clients, undertaking rent reviews and lease renewals (for both landlords and tenants), advising clients on investment purchases, commercial valuation (for Banks, Pension Funds and private clients) and Expert Witness work for Court purposes. James is also the firm’s Auctioneer.

Matthew B Mason BSc (Hons) MRICS

Matthew B Mason BSc (Hons) MRICS


Matthew joined Dawsons as a graduate surveyor straight from Swansea University in 2006 and became a member of the RICS in 2010. Matthew currently heads up the valuation and commercial agency department. Matthew undertakes professional valuations for both residential and commercial properties throughout South Wales. Matthew’s clients include National Banks, Pension Funds, Solicitors (for probate and matrimonial purposes) and for individuals who require general advice.