9th December 2020

Virtual Summit

The Post-COVID Property Market: What will it look like?

9th December, 2020

Virtual Summit


About The National Property Summit 2020

Early new year predictions for the 2020 Irish property market included recovering house prices, more new builds, and a ‘Brexit Bounce’ benefit to the Irish economy. In February, data analysis revealed that we were right on track with a continued stabilisation in the market. But confidence was soon quashed with the arrival of the pandemic to Irish shores.

Notwithstanding the host of challenges facing consumers and the industry at large, presuming we remain in a containment phase, Ireland is well placed for a gradual economic recovery. Falling household debt and wage subsidies, along with the fact that pre-pandemic unemployment levels were at a nine-year low of 4.8% places Ireland in a strong position to bounce back relatively quickly if the virus is successfully contained and an effective stimulus package is set in place. The overall negative impact could well be relatively short-lived if containment continues to hold.

Although the fall-out from the effects of the pandemic is far from clear and no-one can predict its full impact, many experts agree that COVID-19 will have long-term implications for many aspects of the property industry. However, is it possible to consider this crisis from another perspective and find opportunities for our industry to learn from, develop new ways of working and prepare for the long-term?

This year’s Property Summit will focus on how to progress the sector during such unprecedented and turbulent times and will remain the foremost event for the property industry to come together to discuss the future. Featuring leading content, panel debates, keynotes and discussions, this conference is one that will look on how we can stabilize the industry and explore how we turn this crisis into an opportunity to learn, improve and better prepare for the future.

The Business Post’s 2020 Property Summit will bring together investors, developers & builders, finance providers & agents to discuss and explore the future prospects for the Irish property sector and practical solutions to overcoming its current challenges…

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Post COVID-19 Predictions 
  • 2021 Mortgage lending

  • The impact of construction interruption 

  • Activity in property sector contracts 

  • Consumer confidence 

  • Rebuilding Ireland: An update

  • Addressing new issues on affordability 

  • The falling of Irish household debt 

  • Build-to-rent 

  • Industrial and office development 

  • Social housing

  • Developments in apartment building 

  • Intelligent density 

  • Generation Rent 

  • The effects of increased regulation 

  • The effects of Brexit for commercial and residential property 

  • Delivering large-scale projects 

  • Collaboration between rental investors and housebuilders 

  • Forward funding schemes 

  • Planning stages – breaking ground to grand opening 

  • Developing outside Dublin 

  • New homes – supply versus demand. Where are we? 

  • Tackling the bottlenecks to development Post COVID-19

    Who will attend?

This event is designed for everyone in Ireland’s property space. Attendees will include:

  • Policy makers, local authorities, housing associations
  • Estate agents
  • Developers
  • Chartered surveyors
  • Property service providers   
  • Financial services 
  • Legal firms
  • Investment banks / advisors 
  • Real estate investment trusts 
  • Asset managers 

Previous Attendees include:

CBRE, Bridgedale, DTZ Sherry Fitzgerald, Hibernian Estates, Cairn plc, RKD Architects, Hibernian REIT plc, Hooke & MacDonald, Cardinal Capital Group, HWBC, Thornton’s Chartered Surveyors, Kennedy Wilson, NAMA, WK Nowlan Property, Beauchamps, NDBA Architects, Tribeca Capital Partners, Jenkins Modular Homes, The Central Bank, The Construction Industry Federation, Cluid Housing, Bank of Ireland, Knight Frank, ChristiesPMP, OSI, John Paul Construction, SCSI, Bruce Shaw, PwC, Wyse, NESC, KPMG Corporate Finance, Byrne Wallace, NTMA, Wexford CoCo, Duff & Phelps, Dowdstown Developments, Dillon Eustace, DKM Economic Consultants, O’Flynn Construction, Irish Mortgage Brokers, Dublin City Council, Capita Asset Services, Clancy Homes, Lisney, Harcourt Developments, Colliers International, Rohan Holdings, Davy, Belgrove Homes, Downey Planning, Bartra Capital, Victoria Homes, DNG, Winterbrook Homes, BAM, O’Mahony Pike, Morton & Flanagan, Coady Architects, Townlink, Wyse and many more…

The Virtual Summit Experience

To adapt to the current environment and the growing demand for delegates to enjoy the conference experience in an online manner, The 7th National Property Summit 2020 will come to you as a virtual event.

While our delegates will join in from the comfort of their homes and offices across Ireland and around the world, the event itself will be broadcast live from our dedicated studio in Dublin. Many of our speakers and panellists will appear live on stage, while our international keynotes and participants will be video-conferenced in to join the conversation.

Delegates will have the opportunity to step into the unique virtual summit environment, which includes access to the main virtual conference stage for the full day, live speaker & panel Q&A sessions, a virtual exhibition hall, copies of presentations & content post-event, as well as the opportunity to network, connect and chat with fellow online attendees, speakers and partners in real time.

The Virtual Summit Experience:

Virtual attendance will be easily facilitated by our specially customised conferencing platform and dedicated AV team.

Benefits of virtual attendance include:

Access to Virtual Main Stage for all keynotes, presentations and debates
Video content of the latest technology
Opportunities to meet 100’s of attendees virtually, and set up meetings and conversations
Online virtual exhibition hall
Meet the industry using our matchmaking and profiling facilities
Copy of attendee list post-event
Copy of all presentations post-event

Read below to see what some of our past attendees have to say about us:
Ciara Croffy
Good event – I like the panel discussion format
Martina Bracken
Dublin City Council
As a whole, very good
Nicky Conneely
Very good topics and calibre of speakers
Fiona Kennedy
A very worthwhile event with speakers that are very relevant to the industry – ample opportunity to network.
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For Sponsorship Opportunities Contact

Wayne Leitch

Head of Sponsorship Sales/ Conferences and Events

Mob: +353 86 8575144

Email:​ wayne@businesspost.ie

Contact Us

This summit is organised by Business Post LIVE & iQuest.
If you have any questions, requests, or require assistance with your booking, please feel free to contact me:”

Jackie Bryan

Conference Facilitator

Tel: +353 87 055 7913

Email: Jackie.bryan@sbpevents.ie