‘The emergence of Dublin as one of Europe’s top investment and development prospects, and opportunities for Asian investors and developers’

Following years of recession, 2013 – 2014 has witnessed a tremendous upsurge in activity in the real estate sector in Ireland, dominated by US funds pursuing investment opportunities. Despite this upsurge in activity, supply in Ireland remains severely constrained as the market has been starved of development for years, resulting in high rates of returns and significant development opportunities for those entering the Irish market.

There has been increased Asian interest in Irish real estate in 2014 and we are likely to see further investor and developer interest in 2015.

This event will consider the Irish market, discuss potential opportunities for Asian investors and developers in Ireland, and analyse certain tax structures and benefits. The event will highlight the emergence of Dublin as one of Europe’s top investment and development prospects for Asian investors.

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Andrew Gunne, CEO Chartered Land (Dublin)

Andrew Gunne, CEO Chartered LandChartered Land is one of the most accomplished property development and investment management groups in Ireland. It is chaired by and was founded by Joe O’Reilly one of Ireland’s most successful residential, retail and commercial developers.
Chartered Land focuses on the development, management and operation of premier retail and office buildings in the greater Dublin area. In retail, Chartered Land is known for the development of the renowned 1.35 million sq ft Dundrum Town Centre (Ireland’s most successful and largest shopping centre). In the office sector, the group developed Grand Canal Square, an office development in Dublin’s CBD totalling over 400,000 sq ft which includes the European Headquarters of Facebook. In residential, Mr O’Reilly’s company Castlethorn Construction has delivered more than 9,000 units in Dublin.
Andrew joined Chartered Land as CEO in 2014. Prior to joining Chartered Land, Andrew was Managing Director of Key Capital Real Estate in Dublin, a business he co-founded in 2010. In that role he led a senior real estate financing team, responsible for delivering more than €1 billion of property transactions in the period 2010 to 2014.
Prior to founding Key Capital, Andrew was a director of CBRE, Ireland and played a senior role in various Capital Markets Divisions based out of Dublin and London. During 1999 and 2010, he oversaw in excess of €1.2 billion of real estate transactions, with direct responsibility for sourcing, structuring, financing and executing transactions for a number of European institutional clients.

Padraic Whelan, Head of Real Estate and 
Infrastructure Group, Deloitte (Dublin)

Padraic Whelan, DeloittePadraic is a Tax Partner in the Irish corporate practice of Deloitte and leads the real estate and infrastructure team. He has over 25 years of experience in advising on both Irish and international tax transactions, with significant experience in advising on investment in Ireland and cross-border transactions.
Padraic has extensive knowledge of property and construction matters and offers advice and solutions to large corporates, both domestic and international in relation to restructuring transactions to minimise taxation. In particular, this involves focusing on the tax issues surrounding acquisitions, disposals and the structures necessary to achieve the best solutions. Padraic is a Chartered Accountant and an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute, Padraic has also lectured on property related matters over several years.

Gerard Whitty, Director, ASEAN & Taiwan, IDA Ireland (Singapore)

Gerard Whitty, IDA IrelandGerard Whitty was appointed Director of IDA Ireland’s office in Singapore in December 2013 with responsibility for investments from the ASEAN region and Taiwan. The role involves working in close partnership with C-level executives and senior management of ASEAN and Taiwanese companies to promote Ireland as an investment location, and develop solutions and assist them to set-up and grow their businesses from Ireland into Europe and beyond. Gerard’s experience in Asia spans over 10 years, working in a variety of senior sales and business development roles in Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta. Prior to moving to Asia, Gerard worked in the trade show, exhibition and conference industry in France and the United Kingdom.

Event RSVP – April 8th, 2015.

Single – SGD$70
Table – SGD$560 (8 pax)

*discount for members of the Irish Chamber of Commerce

For table purchase please contact ed@irishchamber.com.sg


Date - 16/04/2015
11:45 am - 2:00 pm

Conrad Centennial, 2 Temasek Blvd, 038982

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