Tuesday 24 April 2018

Top property executives line up for real estate conference

At the launch of the Commercial Real Estate Summit 2015 were (left to right) Diarmuid Mawe - Maples & Calder, Paul Muldoon - INM, Aidan Gavin - DTZ, Olivia Lynch- KPMG, Stephen McCarthy - Allsop Space, Ciaran Mooney - AIB
At the launch of the Commercial Real Estate Summit 2015 were (left to right) Diarmuid Mawe - Maples & Calder, Paul Muldoon - INM, Aidan Gavin - DTZ, Olivia Lynch- KPMG, Stephen McCarthy - Allsop Space, Ciaran Mooney - AIB
Peter Flanagan

Peter Flanagan

Industry leaders will explore future trends in the business of real estate advice in a major industry conference to be held in O'Reilly Hall UCD on March 19. This industry conference will once again bring together the key stakeholders in the commercial real estate sector including the agencies, the banks, fund managers, professional advisory firms, developers and government. Given the success of last year's event it is expected that well over 800 delegates will attend this industry event again this year.

Commenting on the conference, Allsop Space chief executive Stephen McCarthy said "Change is coming to the commercial real estate sector, this should be welcomed by all.

"We need a more transparent business process that creates a market that is accessible to all. We are delighted to be involved in this year's conference which will provide a valuable insight into future trends in our industry and how we do business for all those who attend," he added.

KPMG head of real estate Jim Clery added that a "dynamic commercial real estate sector is an essential part of Ireland's business infrastructure and provides significant investment opportunities. We're delighted to provide our input into the challenges and policy choices the sector faces and we look forward to participating in this year's conference.

DTZ Sherry Fitzgerald MD Aidan Gavin meanwhile noted that "domestic and international investment confidence has returned in Ireland. Two fundamental questions that we are addressing for our clients are what will be the source of the next tranche of investment money and what sector will present the best opportunity.

"While sentiment and prospects are improving, challenges still exist across the real estate market and this summit will offer a great platform to discuss these issues, we're delighted to be part of such an event," he said.

Maples and Calder head of commercial property Diarmuid Mawe claimed the market "has continued its positive momentum into 2015 and we are seeing very strong levels of activity across all sectors of the market".

"As the types of transactions, the profile of investors and the deals structures being used continues to evolve, we welcome the opportunity to discuss the future direction for the commercial property market at this year's conference," he said.

AIB is happy to be supporting the Irish Independent Commercial Real Estate Summit 2015 "said Ciaran Mooney, AIB's head of real estate lending with AIB Corporate Banking.

"This year's panel of expert speakers will offer an in-depth overview of what the future might look like for the Irish real estate market while at the same time they will provide key insights into current and future trends and what they mean for the sector.

"This year AIB envisages a steady pipeline in terms of our deal flow, as new and exciting players in the commercial property market continue to take advantage of the many opportunities that exist", Mr Mooney commented.

This event, which is being organised by Eunan O'Carroll of Core Consulting and will be chaired by Pat Kenny, will have contributions from leading business consultants to the global real estate sector.

The conference will be the largest commercial real estate gathering held within the industry again this year and is sponsored by Allsop, KPMG, AIB, Maples and DTZ.

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