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Declan’s primary area is the agency end of the business which is predominantly the retail and investment markets. He is a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor and a member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, where he sits on the Commercial Agency Committee and The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor where he is a registered valuer.

Having spent a number of years advising on all kinds of retail developments he has since acted for a large number of both retail and investment clients including Donnybrook fair, O’Briens Wines, Natural Bakery, IMC, Irish Life, Aviva, and Hibernia REIT.

Declan is a self-confessed deal junkie. His success rate in converting deals is what sets him apart as he never gets complacent that a transaction is complete until it is fully executed.

A naturally outgoing and optimistic individual, dealing with people is his favourite part of the business. Having dabbled with rugby in his younger years, he moved onto a short lived stint as a lead guitar player, before this gave way to triathlon. In fact, it is with that sport that his mid-life crisis kicked into full swing.

Having competed and completed a number of events including a full distance Ironman, Declan was, prior to Conor’s arrival, the self-proclaimed “athlete” of the firm. He now reluctantly accepts he is a distant 2nd.

What is your favourite restaurant in the city?

Chapter One

What is your dream car?

Aston Martin

What is your favourite word or phrase?

Grand

Do you have any unusual skills or talents?

Not that I can think of. Must work on that.

What is your favourite building?

Muckross House – although I think it’s more to do with the association than the building.

Who is one person, dead or alive you would want to sit on a plane with to Australia?

I’m going to assume I can’t say my wife or family. So Ghandi or Billy Connolly. Maybe one either side. Just for balance!

What is your dream vacation place that you’ve never been to?

Hawaii I think. So many places I’d like to go to though – Iceland, Alaska, Brazil, Chile, Austrailia, Columbia – list goes on.

You are forced to carry a boombox for the rest of your life and you can only play what song, what song would you pick?

Rocky – gonna fly now by Bill Conti – cheesy I know

You are forced to eat the same meal for dinner every day, what dish would you chose?

A big healthy salad. Whatever it is you’ll end up sick of it so may as well make sure it’s good for you.

Which celebrity would you want to play you in a movie about you?

Matt Damon – my wife likes him!!!!

What movie could you watch back to back?

Lots really. I’m going to say Star Wars but Dumb and Dumber, Wedding crashers, Indiana Jones and Good Will Hunting are up there

What is the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

Skydive probably.

Who was your first celebrity crush?

Alyssa Milano

What’s your favourite pastime?

Depends on the mood. Probably cycling but needs to be good weather. Guitar better for chilling.

What is something on your bucket list?

To always have a bucket list.

What’s your favourite thing about Dublin?

The fact that it’s a village!

If you were stuck on the Luas for the day who from the office would you want to be stuck with?

Brian

How many languages do you speak?

One

What was your favourite toy/ pastime as a child?

Lego – loved lego.

What’s your favourite season and why

Summer – Long evenings, better weather (note I didn’t say good) and quiet roads.

If you had to chose another country to move to, which would it be

France – they have everything, chic fashion capital, Riviera, mountains, skiing, wine, surfing. Very spoilt!

If you could go to any concert which would it be, artist could be dead or alive

Jimi Hendrix – Woodstock

What is something you can’t live without?

Air!!! Actually no. Sleep. Wait no, Food. Air, Sleep and Food.

What is your favourite holiday?

A skiing one or one with exploring and adventure. At the very least an active one. I don’t do well lying around the place. I think it’s probably an illness.

What is your favourite international airport?

Dublin – only one where I know where I’m going

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