Robert Colleran has nearly 20 years’ experience as a commercial property agent in Ireland and the greater Dublin area, specialising in asset management, selling, acquiring or letting development land, office/retail/industrial space in Ireland and negotiating the best possible prices for clients.
Robert recently worked as Director of Development Land in CBRE from 2014 up until the end of April 2018 when he decided to leave CBRE to set up his own company specialising in Development Land sales and all types of commercial property transactions. Robert has excellent experience in development land and commercial property sales and lettings including the asset management of a property portfolio that consists of a shopping centre and 6 new developments in Limerick and Cork.
Robert has a proven track record of Development Land sales for CBRE including the sale of Ashton House & Estate, 4,900 acres of land in Glenasmole Valley, the Hendron Building on Dominick Street, Fenian Street, Townsend Street, Percy Place, Palmyra Portfolio Galway, South Quays Arklow etc.
Robert has provided Strategic Development and Property advice to Minister Eoghan Murphy, Minister Simon Coveney, Waterways Ireland, Coillte, the Digital Hub, Dun Laoghaire Harbour and the Irish Management Institute etc.
Robert previously worked for CBRE from 2003 – 2006 in their Office/Corporate Services and Industrial Departments and was responsible for some of Ireland’s largest commercial lettings and has let office blocks to Google, State Street Bank, Anglo Irish Bank (never completed), Health Information Quality Authority, Norkom, Version 1 Software, AIB, Department Of Finance, OPW, Irish Times and Irish Independent etc. Some of these lettings made up Project Cherry (€170m sale) and Project Ulysses (€155m sale).
Robert previously worked as the Commercial & Investment Director for Allsop Space Private Treaty (2012 – 2014) and set up and ran this business before it was rebranded to QRE. Robert was responsible for growing this new business and taking on higher priced Development land sales for Allsop Space and building on the quality of property transactions. This included the sale of Ravensdale Road in the IFSC to allow Marlet to move An Post from Macken Street and free up their site, Park House on the North Circular Road and Rhodaville in Ranalagh. These sales allowed Allsop Space to grow their profile and take on sales of €5 – €7 million.
Robert worked as Commercial Director for Vincent Finnegan (2008 – 2013) where he set up and grew their Commercial Property Department from 1 property to handle over 250 commercial lettings including specific areas such as Spencer Dock, Smithfield Plaza, Crampton Buildings, Ballymun Shopping Centre, Beacon Court & South Quarter and Liam Carroll’s Commercial Portfolio as well as several large individual lettings in the city centre and south suburbs,
Robert previously worked directly for the developer Liam Carroll from 2006 – 2009 and was involved in site acquisition and assembly of one of the largest portfolios of development land and commercial properties in Ireland including 54 acres in the Dublin Docklands. This included managing and assisting a team of over 10 different estate agents throughout the lettings process of one of the largest commercial property portfolios in Ireland. In 2007 this company was responsible for over 27% of the office lettings in the entire of Ireland.
Robert is on the Dublin Docklands Business Forum Steering Committee and is also on Dublin City Council’s Environment Strategic Policy Committee. Robert won an award for his outstanding work and contribution to the Dublin Docklands Business Forum in 2017. Robert has worked on various commercial schemes and development sites in Dublin Docklands including the Poolbeg Peninsula, Barrow Street (Google), Grand Canal House, Portview House, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay (State Street Bank), North Wall Quay (Former Anglo Irish Building – Project Clear site), Macken House on Mayor Street and Castleforbes Road and the South Bank site in Ringsend. Robert has a strong track record of development land sales in Dublin city centre, Dublin suburbs, commuter towns as well as Cork and Galway etc.
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