Dec 6, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8

How can we deliver a home-building
revolution that will work for everyone?


Key Speakers...

Simon Coveney TD
Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government

Simon holds a B.Sc. in Agriculture and Land Management from The Royal Agriculture College, Gloucestershire. He was also educated at Clongowes Wood College, County Kildare...
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Kathleen Scanlon
Research Fellow, London School of Economics

Kathleen is a housing researcher at the London School of Economics. She has a wide range of research interests including comparative housing policy (across all tenures – social and private rented housing as well as...
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Conaill MacCoille
Chief Economist, Davy Research

Conaill received his BA and MA in Economics from University College Dublin. He joined Davy as Chief economist in 2010. Previous to that, he worked for 8 years as a monetary policy advisor and...
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Claire Solon
Head of Property, Friends First and President, SCSI

As Head of Property at Friends First, Claire has responsibility for over €500m of property assets. She previously worked in ESB where she held position as Head of Estates Management with responsibility for the ESB...
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Fergal McAleavey
Head of Private Equity, Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF)

The ISIF, which is an €8.0 billion sovereign development fund with a unique mandate has a statutory mandate to invest on a commercial basis in a manner designed to support economic activity...
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Michael O'Flynn
Managing Director, O’Flynn Group

Michael is Managing Director of the O’Flynn Group which was established in 1978 as a house building company and which progressed into...
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About the Summit

With the prospect of worsening homelessness, higher rents and a continuing dysfunctional property market, are we finally about to see action on solving Ireland’s housing crisis? 

Something that hasn't changed in the last few years is the desperate need for more housing of all tenures. But, how are housing providers, local authorities and house-builders positioning themselves to address the problem and what solutions are they adopting?

Equally, because housing is expensive, many people can never afford to buy. It’s estimated that between 25% and 30% of all households cannot afford to purchase their own home or pay a market rent in private rented housing. Therefore decent affordable rental housing also needs to be widely available.

Many argue that Ireland needs to completely rethink the way we provide housing and that nothing short of a house-building revolution to tackle market failure will deliver the housing the country needs. Development is at the top of the government’s agenda – they have committed to  building 130,000 new homes over the next 5 years - but, how will they (we) do it?

This one-day summit will bring together the many opinions and voices from all the major stakeholders in the housing and property sector for a stimulating day of debate and discussion on the future of housing in Ireland. The day will focus on the Irish house building challenge and whether, and how, we can deliver the home-building revolution the country needs.

Topics covered this year include:

  • MINISTERIAL ADDRESS: Policy update and Budget 2017
  • An economists perspective on recent measures and the government's housing action plan
  • Addressing the critical legal bottlenecks contributing to the chronic shortage of new homes
  • Is the property bubble back?
  • CASE STUDY: Innovation and creativity in the delivery of affordable housing
  • KEYNOTE: Creating a sustainable private rented sector: Lessons from other countries
  • PANEL: Unlocking land for residential development: With 130,000 new homes to be built over the next 5 years, how can we speed up the release of land and meet the target?
  • PANEL: Residential debt funding: Lenders’ perspective
  • PANEL: The BIG debate: Addressing the unpalatable truths as to why we are STILL not meeting the demand for housing


Who will attend?

  • Policy-makers, Local Authorities, Housing Associations
  • Estate Agents
  • Developers
  • Chartered Surveyors
  • Property services providers
  • Accountancy practices
  • Legal firms
  • Investment banks, investment managers and advisors
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Asset managers

Our previous property events have been attended by companies such as:

CBRE, DTZ Sherry Fitzgerald, Hibernian Estates, Hibernian REIT plc, Hooke & MacDonald, HWBC, Kennedy Wilson, NAMA, WK Nowlan Property, Tribeca Capital Partners, Central Bank, CIF, Cluid Housing, Bank of Ireland, Knight Frank, OSI, John Paul Construction, SCSI, Bruce Shaw, PwC, KPMG Corporate Finance, Byrne Wallace, NTMA, Wexford CoCo, Duff & Phelps, Dillon Eustace, DKM Economic Consultants, O’Flynn Construction, Irish Mortgage Brokers, Capita Asset Services, Harcourt Developments, Colliers International, Rohan Holdings and many more...



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