Cork's South Mall gears up for new generation, with office moves and new roles

Fresh faces on the South Mall as Lisney make new appointments at No 1 South Mall
Cork's South Mall gears up for new generation, with office moves and new roles

Life cycle: Cork's South Mall is seeing renewed office vigour, with several estate agencies on the move, and new professional appointments too. Pic shows work underway in April 2021 for segregated cycle lanes.

At a time when several of Cork City’s larger property agencies with strong commercial profiles are on the move to new offices on the South Mall, one national agency, Lisney, confirms four new appointments at their own office at 1 South Mall.

Lisney Cork office appointees: left to right Johnny McKenna, Oliver Pearson, Cathal Ryan and Declan O’Brien
Lisney Cork office appointees: left to right Johnny McKenna, Oliver Pearson, Cathal Ryan and Declan O’Brien

Returning to his native city, after a spell in Dublin with another national/international branded firm, is Johnny McKenna, a chartered surveyor. He joins Lisney’s expanding team, working in commercial agency and valuations.

Mr McKenna has an MSc in real estate from Technological University Dublin, and is a member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He’s second generation SCSI, as his father, the surveyor and valuer Michael McKenna, is a former Munster president of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.

In for the long haul? Cork City Marathon runners on the South Mall  in 1986 
In for the long haul? Cork City Marathon runners on the South Mall  in 1986 

Joining on a year-long placement are Cathal Ryan and Oliver Pearson, as part of their Limerick Institute of Technology BSc (Hons) degree studies in property valuation and management.

Cork-based directors Edward Hanafin and Lisney national chairperson, Margaret Kelleher, say the duo “will gain experience in valuations, research, and commercial and residential agency during their tenure into 2022”.

Also moving to the Cork office is the experienced Declan O’Brien, joining Lisney’s property management division as a property manager. Mr O’Brien has worked as a commercialisation account manager and consultant within the Irish and UK markets, and has considerable experience in finance and asset restructuring, having worked with Permanent TSB.

Now responsible for the management of a portfolio of commercial properties in Cork, his most recent experience was in retail commercialisation with Asset Space Ltd in London. He has a BSc in real estate and property management from the University West of England, as well as a professional QFA diploma in financial advice.

Details: Lisney, 021 4275079

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