Government published its Strategy for the Rental Sector in December 2016. Part of the Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness, the strategy's vision is that a "strong and viable private rental sector should be a key component in any healthy housing market". Following the publication of the strategy, legislation also introduced Rent Pressure Zones with the aim of moderating rental increases.
Property Industry Ireland held a round-table briefing event on key aspects of the strategy, including the concept of Build-to-Rent. Presentations will be followed by a moderated round-table discussion on the strategy and PII's position.
Speakers at the event included:
Padraic Whelan, Partner, Tax Services, Deloitte:
Padraic is a Tax Partner in the Irish corporate tax practice. He has nearly 20 years’ experience in practice, advising on both domestic and international tax transactions. He advises a number of large Irish companies and he leads the firm’s Real Estate & Infrastructure Group. Padraic offers advice and solutions to large corporate, both domestic and international.
Dr Lorcan Sirr, Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology:
Lorcan Sirr is a lecturer in housing studies, urban economics, and research methods in the School of Real Estate and Construction Economics at the Dublin Institute of Technology. He has an MA in Literature from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, and an MA and PhD from the School of Architecture and School of Planning and Landscape respectively, both at the University of Manchester in the UK. He has written for The Irish Times and Sunday Tribune, various journals and magazines, and provided commentary on housing, planning and related issues for RTÉ, the BBC, and CBC in Canada.
Ian Sherry, Director, Glenbrook:
Ian has 20 years of experience as a property developer. During this time, Ian has been involved as a director and major shareholder in businesses that have delivered over 3 million sqft of commercial and residential accommodation with a GDV is excess of £260m.
Ian has significant experience in assembling and successfully delivering investment and development projects from industrial and office, through to retail and residential.
Ian is a board member of the Investment Property Forum (IPF).