Michael Roden owns the Fitzwilliam Square-headquartered Merrion property group. After a quiet period following the crash, Merrion broke cover in 2016 with its upmarket Blackrock House apartment development in Cork city. The Merrion group is perhaps best known for selling a 24-acre site in Dublin's Mount Merrion for more than 50m to Niall Mellon, the philanthropist and developer, in 2003. Roden also picked up the vast Strathmore mansion in Killiney for 3m and a house swap. Strathmore, the former Canadian embassy, was sold in 2015 for 7.5m.