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
Excellent firm, totally solutions and client-focused. Very committed to transactions and very commercial and problem-solving.
Legal 500, 2023
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
A Philip Lee team led by John O'Donoghue and Elaine Whelan has advised First Home Scheme DAC on the legal real estate elements in relation to the expansion of the First Home Scheme for self-build homes. It is expected the expansion of the scheme will increase uptake...
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
Key Contacts: Laura Mullen - Partner | Brendan O'Connor - Partner | Cian Moriarty - Partner | Hugo Grattirola - Partner | Jonathan Kelly - Managing Partner Philip Lee is pleased to announce the appointment of four new partners following a period of...
Philip Lee’s real estate team acted on one of the Irish Times top 10 commercial property deals of 2023
Key Contacts: John O'Donoghue - Partner | Elaine Whelan - Senior Associate Philip Lee is pleased to have acted on one of The Irish Times top 10 commercial property deals of 2023. The transaction was led by partner, John O'Donoghue and assisted by senior associate,...
Key Contacts: Eimear Fitzgibbon - Partner | Elaine Whelan - Senior Associate Introduction Property rights and property law considerations are the foundation upon which other key components of a renewable energy project, such as planning, grid, financing and...