The Irish operation opened its doors in the summer of 2013 and provides consultancy and valuation services to the hotel property and healthcare sectors, as well as transactional support for third parties looking to sell or lease their hotel or nursing home.
Our team have extensive and diverse experience in the hotel, finance, commercial real estate and accountancy industries: Maureen Bayley (Director Advisory), Dave Murray (Director Brokerage) and Andrew Farrell (Broker).
Maureen joined in 2007 operating out of the London Corporate Consultancy Team. During this time Maureen completed a six month secondment at Lloyds Bank Group in London where she provided pricing advice to teams overseeing a significant level of hotel secured debt in Ireland and the UK. Maureen’s advisory experience includes preparation of feasibility and market studies, corporate due diligence, development appraisals, valuations and operational reviews to both single assets and hotel portfolios. Maureen holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Hospitality Management, an MBS (Hons) in Travel and Tourism Management and a Diploma in Project Management. Maureen is also a member of both the SCSI and RICS.
Dave entered the business and set up the brokerage function in October 2014 after spending 3 years with GRG / RCR in Ulster Bank Dublin where Dave co-managed the Project Nadal (hotel sector part loan / part asset portfolio) disposal process. Prior to that Dave worked for CBRE where he spent two years seconded to AIB managing a team of up to 35 people project managing the valuation of AIB’s secured assets transferring to the National Asset Management Agency. Dave also spent some time in London with the CBRE Hotels valuation team focussed on Europe-wide portfolio valuations in addition to over 3 years in hotel brokerage in the Dublin CBRE Hotels office where he had involvement in many of the most significant transactions in the Irish market. Dave holds an MSc (Hons) Real Estate along with a BComm (Hons) and is a member of the RICS and SCSI.
Andrew joined Christie & Co as a Broker in March 2015 having spent 5 years with Irish Court Hotel Group as a Senior Asset Manager executing strategies on behalf of financial institutions across distressed property assets in Ireland and South Africa. During this time Andrew was responsible for operational and financial management of properties within the group portfolio and managed the execution of property transactions. Prior to that Andrew worked for CBRE Hotels Ireland where he spent two years in the brokerage team where he was involved in a number of high profile hotel disposals. Andrew holds a BSc (Hons) Property and Economics.
The Dublin Team have sold a number of hotel and healthcare businesses since October 2014 including a number of regional hotels in the Republic of Ireland along with a portfolio of Nursing Homes in Northern Ireland. In addition, we frequently advise a number of Financial Institutions with respect to their exposure in Ireland.