Thu, May 9, 2019

Mark Synnott Appointed Head of Duff & Phelps' Real Estate Advisory Group in Ireland

DUBLIN – Duff & Phelps, the global advisor that protects, restores and maximizes value for clients, today announced the appointment of Mark Synnott as Managing Director and Head of the firm’s Real Estate Advisory Group (REAG) in Ireland, based in Dublin. Mark will strengthen the existing real estate advisory services practice and build a commercial real estate valuation team focusing on loan security valuations, portfolio valuations and associated real estate advisory services. Synnott joins the firm from GVA Donal O Buachalla where he held the position of Company Director and was responsible for loan security valuations, investment acquisition advice and landlord and tenant services including rent reviews. Prior to his role with GVA Donal O Buachalla, he held the position of Divisional Director with JLL in Dublin.
Synnott has more than 20 years of experience specializing in investment and strategic advice, fund and loan security valuations, and has extensive expertise in landlord and tenant advisory services, including lease negotiations and rent reviews. He has advised major lenders, restructuring professionals, private equity groups and property companies on strategy and valuation matters – mainly for secured lending, monitoring and statutory purposes.
In addition, he has extensive experience providing valuation and investment advice to Ireland’s leading pension funds, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and qualifying investor alternative investment funds (QIAIFs), including Irish Life, State Street Global Advisors, IPUT and Green REIT.

Synnott’s current area of focus is commercial real estate, where he specializes in portfolio transactions, due diligence and risk assessment. His real estate advisory expertise covers city center offices, retail and shopping centers, residential and commercial development sites, primary care centers and nursing homes.

Synnott is incoming Chair of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) Valuation Surveying Professional Group and sits on the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Working Group representing the Valuation Professional Group.

Commenting on the appointment, Declan Taite, Managing Director at Duff & Phelps Ireland, said, “We are delighted to bring Mark on board to lead our Real Estate Advisory Group here at Duff & Phelps Ireland. The practice has grown considerably over the last number of years and we have managed some significant projects, including the Elm Park Development, Project Madrid Portfolio and bringing the Strategic Housing Development at Carmanhall Road in Sandyford to market.”
“Mark’s appointment is an important step in the development of our business as his extensive knowledge in commercial real estate will help us to diversify our offering and deliver even more value to our clients in Ireland. We’re delighted to welcome Mark to the team.”

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