Kathi Ó Riain has been appointed as the new Head of the Property & Construction team at Eugene F Collins.

Kathi will be responsible for further strengthening the property services the firm offers to its clients. Kathi takes over from Sean Twomey who served as Head of the Property & Construction team for the last three years.

Mark Walsh, Managing Partner, Eugene F Collins commented:

“I congratulate Kathi on her appointment. Kathi’s track record of providing tailored, accessible advice across the full spectrum of property transactions speaks for itself. This appointment is a testament to Kathi’s hard work, professionalism and commitment to the firm and her clients and I wish her every success as she takes on this leadership role.

I would also like to thank Sean Twomey for leading the property & construction team during his tenure, particularly through the challenges the Covid pandemic has brought over the last year.”

Kathi Ó Riain commented:

“I am proud to be taking on this role and I look forward to working with the partners and wider team to deliver the firm’s objectives for growth. We will continue to support clients in this business cycle and are also ready to assist them to make the most of opportunities as the country opens up again.”

Kathi has been a partner with Eugene F Collins since 2017. She specialises in advising on the sale and acquisition of investment properties for foreign and domestic clients, corporate transactions and property based lending. She has also acted on a number of the biggest office lettings in Ireland. Recently she acted for South County Investments on the pre-let of 3 buildings in Sandyford to Mastercard which was Ireland’s largest single suburban letting and the largest letting in 2020 and French asset management company, Corum on a number of property investments in Ireland.

The firm has a clear and proud history of gender balance with 52% off the firm’s partners being female. The four pillar areas in the firm are led by female partners.

Kathi joins Maura Connolly who is head of Dispute Resolution, Deborah Kelly head of Corporate and Libby Garvey, Head of Banking.