Exploring the latest developments in Ireland’s property landscape…

December 5th, Aviva Stadium, Dublin

About The Sunday Business Post 5th Annual Property Summit

News of Ireland’s property market continues to make headlines and top news items on a daily basis. Various predications on this volatile sector abound including fears of overheating, a broken housing market and the impact of Brexit on commercial activity. A year on from our last summit and it’s clear that Ireland needs, more than ever, an urgent rebalancing of our property market.

The biggest problem facing our government today is the housing crisis with the country’s housing supply deficit forecast to continue to 2020. Demand for housing has been driven higher by fundamentals such as population growth, employment creation and an improvement in credit availability. Against this background of limited supply, rents are soaring. Rents have now surpassed our celtic tiger peaks causing unprecedented social problems for families, young and old. It’s a serious situation and one that’s going to take time and thought to sort out. Whether it’s increased social housing, increased private housing or further policy changes and government initiatives, it’s clear that solutions need to happen and happen fast.

At the other end of the property spectrum, commercial activity appears to be thriving. The lastest CBRE figures for the first half of 2018 show that total spend was €1.86 billion with 8 transactions of more than €100 million completed in the six month period boosting overall spend. However, some skeptical forecasters see the market being inflated, warning against high hopes on Brexit and the lack of regional development.

At this year’s 5th Annual Property Summit, we’ve merged our residential and commercial programmes so as to ensure a thorough and in-depth analysis of what’s happening at all levels of property development and to seek what solutions can be brought to the table to resolve the bottlenecks, flaws and restore confidence. We’ll review in detail where Ireland stands at present in terms of residential and commercial development. What’s working and what’s not? What are the solutions to affordability for our middle class? Where are the opportunities for commercial investors? What is the real demand for housing? Where are we going in terms of investments, tax reform and regulation? What can Ireland learn from other European countries? What lies ahead for 2019? These and other questions will be discussed by leading experts from home and abroad at this year’s summit.

The Sunday Business Post’s 2018 Property Summit will bring together investors, developers & builders, finance providers & agents to discuss and explore the prospects of the Irish property sector and the practical solutions to overcoming its challenges.

More information

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Update on the government’s housing action plan
  • Brexit and the commercial market
  • The affordable housing market
  • Regional commercial development
  • New homes – where are we in terms of supply versus demand?
  • Unlocking planning to stimulate housing and commercial development
  • How can we create a sustainable rental sector?
  • The erosion of Ireland’s competitiveness from rising rents and house prices
  • Alternative financing models
  • Lessons from abroad
  • Addressing the inter-generational housing crisis
  • Update on the build to rent sector

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
  • Infrastructure developers

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…


Our leading speakers this year include:

Enda McGuane

Managing Director, Winters Property

Anna Minton

Journalist and Academic

Eoghan Murphy

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government. Fine Gael TD for Dublin Bay South

Rachel Kenny

Director of Planning, An Bord Pleanála

James Murray

Deputy Mayor for Housing, London

Mike Forde Bradley

Partner, ZESO Architects

Siobhan McCauley

Director of Regional Services, Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Michael O’Flynn

Chairman and Chief Executive, O’Flynn Group


Read below to see what some of our past attendees have to say about us:

Nicky Connelly


Very good topics and calibre of speakers

Fiona Kennedy


A very worthwhile event with speakers that are very relevant to the industry and ample opportunity to network

Eoin Murray


Many congratulations on successfully delivering a very enjoyable event

Ken MacDonald

Hook and MacDonald

Excellent summit

Our Tickets and Pricing

Single tickets and multi-ticket bundles available

Book Tickets

Our Sponsors

Our valued partners for this event:

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For Sponsorship Opportunities Contact

Wayne Leitch

Head of Sponsorship Sales/ Conferences and Events

Mob: +353 86 8575144

Email: wayne@sbpevents.ie

Contact Us

This summit is organised by The Sunday Business Post and our events partner 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

The Venue

The AVIVA Stadium, Dublin

The AVIVA Stadium

Location: The Summit takes place in the Atrium/Presidents Area of the AVIVA Stadium.

You will register in the Atrium and this is on Level 3 on the west side of the Stadium.

Pedestrian access to the Atrium is via Stairwell 42 on Lansdowne Road. We will have signage directing you.

The Lansdowne DART Station is located directly across from the Aviva Stadium.

Parking: Parking is available in the main Aviva car park on Lansdowne Road. The rate is €2 per hour or €10 per day.

Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4 GPS coordinates 53.337141, -6.243663

Tel: + 353 1 238 2388 Email: sales@avivastadiumevents.ie Eircode: D04 K5F9

The AVIVA Stadium