Our real estate team acts for a diverse range of clients across all areas of commercial real estate.
We advise institutional and private clients on investment, leasing, real estate finance, development and have leading market expertise in the residential sector (PRS and social housing).
We advise a number of Ireland’s most established real estate developers from site assembly, financing, construction to ultimate disposal. We also frequently advise landlords and tenants on occupational lease transactions.
In recent years, the real estate sector has become far more specialised. We embrace Ireland’s evolving real estate landscape by drawing on the resources in our planning, environmental, construction, corporate, finance and tax teams to deliver tailored and innovative solutions that achieve the best results for our clients. The experience we’ve gained from acting in large scale projects helps us form compact teams that collaborate quickly when required.
Whatever challenge you face, our focus is always on completing the deal, taking great care with every detail.
Clients seek our real estate advice in the areas of:
- Purchase, development, sale and leasing of commercial property
- PRS/social housing/residential development schemes
- Real estate finance (including forward funding)
- Co-living developments
- Joint ventures and co-ownership schemes
- Renewable energy projects
- Industrial and logistics
- Landlord and tenant issues
- Hotel and leisure
- Restructuring, acquisition and disposal of distressed property portfolios
- Tax-based schemes
They actively drive a project towards completion, are always available and offer extensive experience across all areas. On complex projects requiring different inputs, they have a strong and dedicated team.
Legal 500, 2022
Excellent knowledge of their area.
Legal 500, 2021.
Recent transactions and projects
Housing for All – Introduction of the First Home Scheme for new home purchasers
A Philip Lee team, led by head of our real estate group John O'Donoghue, banking partner Simon O'Neill and real estate senior associate Elaine Whelan, was delighted to advise First Home Scheme DAC on the real estate and banking elements of the First Home Scheme’s...
Service station and oil distribution provider Corrib Oil has announced it is to buy forecourt retailer H2 Group. Corrib Oil, comprising Corrib Retail and Corrib Distribution, will acquire 13 retail sites based across the south and east of Ireland, expanding Corrib...
News and insights
An overview of e-signatures and their use in real estate transactions in Ireland
Key Contact: Thomas O'Malley - Partner | John Somers - Senior associate The move towards e-conveyancing has encountered many obstacles in its path however the introduction of new regulations earlier this year has removed some of these. The 2022 Regulations are part...
Thou shall renounce – Statutory right to renewal and deeds of renunciation
Key Contact: Eimear Fitzgibbon - Partner With business now reopened after the disruption of Covid-19 restrictions, the commercial property market is rebuilding itself and commercial premises are now back in demand. Often viewed as an insignificant aspect of a...
General Scheme of the Land Value Sharing and Urban Development Zones Bill 2021
Key Contacts: Angelyn Rowan - Partner | Hugh Cummins - Partner | Laura Mullen - Senior Associate What is coming down the tracks on land value sharing and new ‘Urban Development Zones’ in 2022? Our construction team take a closer look. In December 2021 the Minister...