Real Estate

'exceptional team whose members possess all the skills and capabilities to successfully navigate highly complex property transactions' The Legal 500 (2021)

‘commercial and solution orientated’  Chambers Europe (2021)

RDJ has an exceptional, innovative and well-regarded real estate practice that acts for many of the major state bodies, financial institutions, developers and investors on significant commercial property development and investment transactions.

Our Real Estate team are known for their experience on advising property acquisitions and sales, as well as large scale lettings and complex asset portfolio transactions. We advise some of Ireland’s leading property developers on high profile developments throughout the country across a number of sectors including commercial, residential, retail, healthcare and hospitality.

Our multidisciplinary team combines the experience and know-how of our property, construction, finance, tax and corporate lawyers to help you achieve your goals and overcome the unique challenges real estate transactions and development projects can bring.

Our services include advising:

  • clients (domestic and international) on property acquisitions and disposals (both portfolio and single assets).
  • on full lifecycle of development projects (residential and commercial) in conjunction with our market-leading construction, procurement, tax and environmental teams.
  • domestic and international landlord and tenant clients on all aspects of development structures, commercial lettings, forward sales, sale and leaseback and other related transactions.
  • developers on the establishment and development of Private Rental Schemes (PRS)/multi-family schemes as well as disposals of same. Advising investment clients on the acquisition and subsequent management of such schemes.
  • clients in respect of Planning, BCAR, Environmental and Construction matters.
  • lenders (traditional and new market entrants) and borrower clients in respect of real estate finance transactions.
  • loan and assets portfolio sales and acquisitions.
  • liquidators, examiners, creditors and receivers in the management and disposal of distressed property.

  • Advising MasterCard INC in relation to the development of its European Technology Hub and Innovations Campus at One and Two South County, Sandyford (combined sq.ft. c250,000) as part of the US credit card issuer’s major expansion plan in Ireland.
  • Advising O’Callaghan Properties on the development and letting of Navigation Square, which includes four signature buildings and 310,000 sq ft of fourth generation office space in Cork City.
  • Advising on John Cleary Developments the development, financing and letting of Penrose Dock, located on Cork City’s North Quays. The €125M office development includes three signature buildings, 250,000 sq ft of office space and is deigned to Gold LEED standards.
  • Advised Bain Capital/Lugus Capital in the sale of Belgrave Portfolio a PRS Scheme of 264 individual apartment units located in 30 separate refurbished “Pre ‘63” properties in South Dublin City to an international private wealth fund.
  • Advised on significant retail development and urban renewal projects in Cork including Mahon Point, a €230M shopping centre; Opera Lane, a €500M retail and office block development; and Half Moon Street, a 100m retail and office block development.
  • Advised Glenveagh Properties Plc. in the acquisition of a substantial residential land bank comprising approx. 279 Acres at Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15 for in excess €65m.
  • Advised John Cleary Developments in the sale of The Capitol, a newly constructed office and retail city centre development with tenants including Facebook and TK Maxx and Chinese IT firm Huawei, to REAL I.S. AG, one of Germany's leading providers of property investments for private and institutional investors.
  • "We feel that they are with us and want to see us succeed; they want to find a way of making the deal happen"  – Chambers Europe 2021

  • " prepared to actually advise me on decisions"  – Chambers Europe 2021 

  • 'responsive to our timelines' – Chambers Europe 2021

  • ‘The team provides us with a wide ranging suite of skill sets ranging from Real Estate to Employment Law and Licensing, Our principal point of contact Evin McCarthy is a very experienced, knowledgeable Real Estate lawyer with a great mix of detailed knowledge and commercial pragmatism. His team, along with the wider team, are very strong and professional.’  – The Legal 500 2021

  • ‘Along with the availability, wide ranging expertise and lack of conflict, there are other reasons for the individuals standing out. For instance there is no sense of brinkmanship with other firms, and the balance between being firm and fair is very well maintained. ’  – The Legal 500 2021

  • The Dublin Real Estate team in Ronan Daly Jermyn is an exceptional team whose members possess all the skills and capabilities to successfully navigate highly complex property transactions.'  – The Legal 500 2021

  • ‘Evin McCarthy is a standout lawyer who is not only technically strong but always commercially minded. He understands and listens to the client’s objectives and never grandstands or over-lawyers. The fact that he previously worked as an in-house lawyer is evident and he understands the pressures and rhythm of an in-house environment. He is solution driven and practical. He is responsive and pleasant to deal with and represents us as his client in the same manner. ’  – The Legal 500 2021

  • ‘Our experiences and interactions with Ronan Daly Jermyn have always been exceptional. The firm has a strong cohort of talented people who not only have a broad understanding of the sector, but also a really good business sense and work hard to fully understand the rationale behind our business decisions.’  – The Legal 500 202

  • ‘John Dwyer is a talented solicitor, very personable with a commercial head on his shoulders. He has a wealth of knowledge and is always focused on the big picture for our business. Margaret Ring looks after our leasing arrangements and is always on top of her brief. Margaret has a superb knowledge of the issues in commercial tenancies and her advice is invaluable to our business in those transactions. Pat Ahern has advised our Company for many years and has a thorough understanding of all the legal issues that arise for our business. Pats works incredibly hard looking after our interests.’  – The Legal 500 2021

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