Gavin Fitzgerald

Experience
About Gavin

Experience

Gavin is a Senior Associate in the Leman Real Estate team having previously worked in a top tier law firm in Dublin. Gavin has 7 years post qualification experience and advises on all areas of commercial property with a particular focus on commercial development, property finance, acquisitions and disposals, commercial lettings and development structuring. A Business and Law graduate of University College Dublin, Gavin also holds a Diploma in Finance Law and a Certificate in Conveyancing and Property Law.

Gavin has advised some of Ireland’s largest commercial property companies and regularly works with top tier Irish developers on several of their commercial property portfolios. Gavin prides himself on his common-sense approach and is very solutions-driven.

Recent work includes:

  • Advising a large Irish developer in relation to the forward sale and development of a 265 Unit PRS Scheme pre-sold to an Irish Pension Investor together with advices in relation to the financing of the development with an Irish pillar bank.
  • Lead Property Finance Counsel to one of Ireland’s largest retail banks. Highlights from Gavin’s continuing advices include:
    • Advising on all aspects of a €18.5m facility to a retail borrower in relation to its acquisition of shares in, inter alia, one of Ireland’s most famous pubs and refinancing of debt with Bank of Ireland; and
    • Advising on the refinancing of 7 commercial properties in relation to a €13m facility being refinanced by a large corporate borrower
  • Acquisition of Greenfield Site in North County Dublin and financing of the development of a 331 Unit PRS Scheme in North County Dublin.
  • Acting for large Irish developer in a historical and monumental pre-sale and development of Town Centre Scheme in North County Dublin.
  • Re-Finance of Greenfield Site in Blackrock, Co. Dublin and pre-sale and development of 65 apartments for Local Authority.
  • Acquisition of Greenfield Site in North County Dublin and financing of the development of a 331 Unit PRS Scheme in North County Dublin.
  • Acting for one of Ireland’s largest REIT’s in a strategic acquisition of a Brownfield Site for future development;
  • Advising one of Europe’s leading office supply distributors in a pre-letting of a 55,000 sq.ft newly constructed unit in Greenogue Business Park, Co. Dublin.

About Gavin Fitzgerald

Gavin is a sports enthusiast and if you can’t reach him on his direct line he is most likely out for a run, in the gym or on the 5 aside pitch/golf course/Wicklow mountains. It took Gavin longer than most to realise that his dream of playing for Manchester United would never materialise (albeit he could probably do a better job than half of the current squad) and has now resigned to the fact that his bi-monthly trips over to Old Trafford will be the best that he can achieve.

Practicing mindfulness and meditation, Gavin seeks comfort in calmness and is fond of a long trail hike at the weekend with his goal being to complete all 938 listed tracks and trails in Ireland. So far he has completed 11!

Gavin is also a Leinster Champion – he is the reigning undefeated young hand writer of the year (having won the award in its final year of 1999!) and he was devastated to learn that one of his only remaining skills would be of no use whatsoever when joining Ireland’s first paperless law firm!

Practice Areas

  • Acquisitions and Disposals

  • Property Finance

  • Asset Management

  • Landlord and Tenant

  • Portfolio Acquisitions

  • Retail and Leisure

  • Development

Contact Gavin Fitzgerald

TEL: +353 1 639 3000

DIR : +353 1  232 1071

 

info@leman.ie