The Irish real estate market is undergoing a restructuring of unprecedented proportions which has affected everyone in the market place, investors, developers, financial institutions and professional advisors alike. A new type of market is now evolving with new transaction types and investment models. There are new entrants into the market, particularly international investors operating from a variety of different platforms. To participate in this new market, players need to understand the new transaction types and sale processes. They need to understand how portfolios of loans or properties can be “packaged” for acquisition or sale, the appropriateness and availability of different investment platforms to particular transaction types (QIFs, S.110 companies, REITs etc), the implications of receiverships and other insolvency proceedings and how disputes in real estate transactions can be best resolved.
A&L Goodbody’s Real Estate industry group is recognised in the market place as unique by offering a focused and fully integrated service to the industry which is specifically targeted at guiding clients through this challenging and continually changing environment. The group brings together expertise from its Dublin and Belfast offices on commercial property, real estate funds, taxation, banking and finance, corporate transactions, leisure and licensing, environmental and planning law, construction, insolvency and dispute resolution.
By combining the knowledge and experience of relevant leading practice areas within the Firm, each member of the group has a comprehensive understanding of the new market place which enables them to collaborate seamlessly and effectively on the most complex of transactions.
The group is renowned, both in Ireland and internationally, for the quality of its advice and service, the depth of its resources, its market knowledge and its unrivalled relationships with all key players in the market place. The group has continually been at the forefront in anticipating trends and developments in the ongoing restructuring of the market and in developing and innovating responses to that restructuring. The group has been involved in establishing real estate fund vehicles (such as QIFs), devising tax efficient methods for acquiring portfolios of mortgages, analysing and delivering responses to the Start Mortgages decision, acquiring and disposing of distressed assets, restructuring of loan and property portfolios and real estate dispute resolution.