Tuesday 25 July 2017

Estate agent entrepreneur Felicity Fox dies aged 49

Felicity Fox
Felicity Fox
Mark Keenan

Mark Keenan

Pioneering Dublin-based property entrepreneur Felicity Fox has died at the age of 49 following a short illness.

A graduate of the Bolton Street Auctioneering and Property course, she started her career in the 1980s in a small agency in Clanbrassil Street.

She moved to Douglas Newman Good (DNG) where she made an instant impression on the south central city circuit, selling homes in a tough market.

Ms Fox was promoted to manager of the city centre branch and built business in Portobello, Ranelagh, Rathmines and Harold's Cross.

In 2002 she struck out on her own and set up an agency in Dublin city centre, which attracted trendier city-based vendors. She steered the agency through the worst property market crash in history before establishing Felicity Fox as a leading Dublin property brand as the firm emerged from the recession.

She was married to Edmund Douglas, a DNG founding member. Her former boss Keith Lowe, CEO of DNG, described her as "very special" and "a top class estate agent", noting that she "made the south central postcodes her own".

Irish Independent

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