We held our annual property conference, Planning & Building for Tomorrow, at the Mansion House, Dublin, on Thursday 18 May.
The event was moderated by journalist and CEO of The Currency, Tom Lyons. Economists Ronan Lyons and Colm McCarthy set the scene with a fireside chat discussing the future of property. Three engaging panels of industry and legal experts debated the key challenges, trends and opportunities in the sector (see details below).
Property Sector Survey
Our audience poll found that 91% of Ireland’s property sector believe that streamlining planning would have the biggest impact on boosting housing supply. Meanwhile, only 4% felt that a new government would have the most significant effect. The majority of respondents (57%) think that the Planning and Development Bill will have no impact on reducing bottlenecks in the planning system. Explore the full survey findings.
Housing Delivery & Beyond
- Moderated by Jamie Fitzmaurice, Real Estate Partner, Mason Hayes & Curran
- Arlene van Bosch, Senior Development Manager, Land Development Agency
- Miguel Fitzgerald, Real Estate Investment Director, Greystar Ireland
- James Ronan, Chief Development Officer, Ronan Group Real Estate
PropTech and the Changing Face of Real Estate
- Moderated by Tom Davy, Real Estate Partner, Mason Hayes & Curran
- Brian McElligott, Partner & Head of Artificial Intelligence, Mason Hayes & Curran
- David Hickey, Managing Director, Lugus Capital
- Caroline Pontifex, Director of Workplace Experience, KKS Savills
Planning & Development Bill: Will it Speed Up the Planning System?
- Moderated by Paul Bassett, Construction Partner, Mason Hayes & Curran
- Deirdre Nagle, Partner & Head of Planning and Environment, Mason Hayes & Curran
- Rick Larkin, Executive Director, Twinlite
- Claragh Mulhern, Acting Principal Planning Adviser, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage
If you have a question about any of the topics discussed, don't hesitate to contact a member of our Built Environment team.