Real estate sector

In recent years the profile of participants and transaction types in the real estate sector in Ireland has changed significantly. Many international investors utilising a range of alternative investment platforms have entered the market, following opportunities to invest in high quality portfolios of assets. Much activity has centred around the sale and acquisition of assets and property loan portfolios, the restructuring of loan and property portfolios and real estate dispute resolution.

Real Estate Group

We have Ireland’s top commercial property practice and has been at the forefront of ground-breaking, market-shaping property developments in Ireland for more than 20 years. The group represents both Irish and international investors, financial institutions, developers, asset managers and clients from all sectors.

We advise on the full range of commercial property issues - balancing the diverse strands of both typical and complex property transactions. We are recognised particularly for our breadth of service to the real estate industry and our ability to guide clients through the recent challenging and continually changing environment.

Our team particularly works alongside our banking and litigation teams to create project management solutions across practices for complex, large scale client assignments, where these three areas intersect.

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Our services

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Cairn Homes plc

On a number of property acquisitions in Dublin City Centre and in the Greater Dublin Area

Kennedy Wilson

In relation to the acquisition and development of their commercial property portfolio

NAMA and NAMA-appointed Receivers

On the full range of due diligence, sales, lettings, remediation, enforcement options, acquisitions and re-structurings and on various prominent loan sales recently brought to the market by NAMA

Obsidian ICAV

On the acquisition of four shopping centres and one retail park and on-going lettings

Colony Northstar Inc

On the property aspects of the financing and taking of security over a range of prominent Irish development and investment assets

Global Student Accommodation

On the acquisition and financing of developments sites in the Dublin area including a student accommodation development site at Lower Grangegorman, Dublin 7

Emerald Investment Partners

On the continuous expansion of Carechoice Nursing Homes through acquisition and development

High profile hotel transactions

On both the sell and buy sides, including Adare Manor Hotel, Temple Bar Hotel, and the Osprey Hotel, Naas


On all aspects of the acquisition, development and disposal of a high profile Dublin Docklands brownfield mixed site

Retail and commercial tenants and institutional investors

On long term and short term lettings and licences in shopping centres, retail parks, office blocks and in standalone premises

Really impressed me in terms of responsiveness, commercial acumen and its ability to deal with complex issues.
Chambers Europe 2017
Sensitive to the needs of the client, and good at assessing the issues and coming back with solutions rather than problems.
Chambers Europe 2017
Very responsive and commercial. The lawyers have proved themselves extremely capable.
Chamber & Partners 2016
The team provides an exemplary service, in both the quality of advice and the efficiency with which it is provided.
Chamber & Partners 2016
The lawyers have the knowledge to make things work and move a case forward.
Chamber & Partners 2015
The team is attentive, client-focused and gives practical advice - it approaches problems with a view to solving them efficiently.
Chambers Europe 2014