Real Estate

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.

Meet the team
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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.

  • Developer and investor clients on the development, funding and sale (forward sale/forward funding) of social housing and affordable housing schemes to Local Authorities, the Land Development Agency and Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs).

  • AHBs on the acquisition of individual properties, portfolios of properties and entire residential developments from developers.

  • 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.

  • Liquidators, examiners, creditors and receivers in the management and disposal of distressed property.

  • Developers on the establishment and development of Private Rental Schemes (PRS)/multi-family schemes as well as disposals of same (forward sale/forward fund models). Advising investment clients on the acquisition and subsequent management of such schemes.

Key Contacts

commercial vision, know-how and ability to work with other side to find solutions to problems
– Chambers Europe (2024)
Overall an experienced go-to team for property work. They have good sector knowledge and provide a responsive and value-for-money service.
– The Legal 500 (2024)
The team has great depth and ability.
– Chambers Europe (2024)
RDJ has an excellent commercial approach. They are swift in all responses to queries and document turnaround times. The team is always available to take any queries and their advice is always clear.
– The Legal 500 (2024)