Shane deals with all facets of commercial property work in Ireland. He has considerable experience in the acquisition and disposal of real estate, including individual commercial properties, portfolios of commercial properties and residential developments. Shane is also at the forefront of the new Irish property development wave, as he is integrally involved in significant new commercial and residential developments in Dublin.

He advises a broad range of clients, including private equity funds/investors, financial institutions, semi-state bodies, insolvency practitioners, multinational corporations and hospitals. He has considerable know-how in the renewable energy sector, particularly with respect to the property aspects of wind farm developments acting for developers and funders.

Shane has a broad commercial leasing practice having acted for many years as lead property counsel to the landlord in one of Dublin’s largest shopping centres, in addition to acting on the tenant side for numerous high-street retailers. He would also act extensively in office lettings for both landlords and tenants.

Key highlights include advising:

  • AerCap: acted on the letting of its Global Head Quarters office block at LXV on St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.
  • Central Bank of Ireland: acted on the purchase for the CBI of a substantial office premises in Dublin’s Spencer Dock for a reported consideration in excess of €100 million.
  • Ervia (formerly Bord Gáis Éireann): acted for Ervia on the real estate aspects of the sale of the former Bord Gáis energy business for a consideration reported to be in excess of €1billion.
  • Hudson Advisors/Lone Star: acting in relation to a new office and retail development and with respect to large residential developments in Portmarnock and Adamstown in Dublin.
  • International investor: advised an investor in the purchase of the Central Park mixed use office, retail and residential development at Leopardstown, Dublin 18.
  • NAMA: acted on the sale of a residential development site in Templeogue and the sale of loans relating to the Dundrum Shopping Centre, Pavilions Shopping Centre Swords, ILAC Centre and other Dublin shopping centre and commercial properties for a reported price of €1.8 billion (Project Jewel).
  • Sports Direct/Heatons: acting on the purchase of the former Boyers’ building, North Earl Street, Dublin 1.