Congratulations Property & Facility Management degree graduates!

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L-R: Stephen Dowling, Geoff Robinson, Julie Lynch, James Fagan, Martin Sadlier, Cain Steele, David Gormalley, Stephen Walsh (SCSI)

Recent graduates pictured at the DIT Conferring Ceremony 15th October 2016 , have successfully completed a 4 year, Property and Facility Management part-time programme jointly delivered by Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Graduates are equipped with knowledge of all factors affecting the property and facility management profession, they have developed a keen understanding of the marketplace and a skillset that will enable them to influence and adapt to changes in the property market as they arise. Graduates leave this programme with a high degree of professional competence and have well developed analytical, critical, judgemental and communication skills.

We would like to congratulate you on your award and wish you the best in your career.

For information regarding the Higher Certificate/Degree in Property & Facility Management please click here.

Graduates not photographed: Andrew Eccles; Lorraine Flood; Rosin McGrenra; Danielle McKiernan; Sinead Wilson 

Annual Conference 2016: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

Taking place in Croke Park this year on Thursday, 10 November is the Society’s Annual Conference.

This year the Society is looking at the issues facing the future of property. What are the changes in how we live and work which will shape the demands on residential and commercial? What are global trends and challenges likely to change how businesses need to look at their services and portfolios? How is Ireland going to address its own domestic issues in the regions and urban centres? These are just some of the issues that will be discussed at the Annual Conference and why it will be a morning not to miss.

Last year’s Annual Conference attracted nearly 300 from across the industry.  Those attending will include the major players of the property industry and those involved in property, construction and land sector.


Venue: Croke Park, Dublin

Registration, networking & breakfast from 8am

Conference proceeding from 9am to 1pm

Post conference networking lunch 1pm to 2pm

Non-member rate: €185 (early rate €126)

Member rate – please remember to login before booking: €110 (early bird rate €75)

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Members Networking Reception


Alec Drew, The Straight Talker

Over the course of the evening of Thursday the 15th of September, 80 plus members attended a social and networking event in the Society. It was an opportunity for many members to network across professional groups and enjoy the facilities of their Society at 38 Merrion Square.

The first of its kind, the Society will run these evenings every month.

In addition to the socialising, attendees were treated to a networking masterclass in 10 minutes by Alec Drew of The Straight Talker.  Alec explained the basics of networking in professional situations – highlighting the similarities and key differences between social and professional networking. He then got attendees to role-play networking situations to teach them how to engage in conversation with others and how to get out of such networking situations in a professional way.

For more information about Alec Drew, please click here.

Free Property Clinic at the Ploughing Championship from 20th – 22nd Sept


The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland are pleased to announce that we will be holding free property clinics sessions for the general public at the Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, Co. Offaly next week.

Attendees are encouraged to drop in and discuss their property, building & land queries with Chartered Surveyors.

The clinics will be held over the three days of the Championships and up to 20 Chartered Surveyors from around the country, like estate agents, property managers, building & construction experts, will be on hand to deal with queries from attendees.  In addition, land surveyors will be demonstrating scanning and drone equipment at the stand.

The President of the SCSI, Claire Solon said the Society was very much looking forward to advising consumers on how best to deal with any property issues or queries they might have.

“If you have any issues relating to property, land or construction – be it building regulations, planning, selling, renting, boundary issues, property management or valuation – don’t hesitate to drop in to see us at Stand No 742 in the Duhallow Exhibition Hall. Our members will be very happy to advise you.”

The schedule for the Property Clinic live sessions can be found on the SCSI website here.

The SCSI has over 5,000 members nationwide and is the leading representative body for professionals working in the property, construction and land sectors in Ireland.

Society organise a ‘Charity Fun Run’ in aid of Focus Ireland

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland held their first ever Charity Fun Run in Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin on Thursday the 8th of September.

The charity was Focus Ireland and the two sponsors which were Mc Govern ‘O Brien Chartered Building Surveyors and Gleeson Mc Grath Baldwin Solicitors. The weather was wet and miserable but an unprecedented number of 60 people turned up to take part.

The Charity Fun run was a 3km or a 5km, the racers choice. There were prizes for first place for the 5km which was Paul Gibbons and Ben Malone Lisney.

The first female participant home was Jill Horan of Savills and the second was Martina Krawczakk of Hooke and Mac Donald. The 3km winners were first place to Darragh Sheehan of Jones Lang Lasalle and second place to John Bradish also of Jones Lang Lasalle and the team prize was won by Bruce Shaw which consisted of Paul Brady, Brian Mc Cay, Declan Furey and John Finnegan. Following the race, participants continued the celebrations at Horse Show House in Ballsbridge with drinks and accompanying finger food.

The Young Surveying Committee would like to thank the sponsors McGovern O’Brien, Chartered Building Surveyors and Gleeson McGrath, Baldwin Solicitors, the Order of Malta, the Marshals for volunteering and everyone who entered to raise money for this worthy cause.


CBRE take home the trophy at The Irish Times/ SCSI Tennis Tournament

Nick Kelly & John Ryan and  Aoife Reilly & Christine McGowan from CBRE, Peter Dargan Head of Irish Times Property, Andrew Nugent Past President Society of Chartered Surveyors, Darren O'Shaughnessy & Michael Keane and Rena O'Reilly & Jacqui McCabe from Knight Frank winners and runners up  at the Irish Times Society of Chartered Surveyors Tennis Tournament. in Donnybrook Lawn Tennis Club.

31/08/2016 — Nick Kelly & John Ryan and Aoife Reilly & Christine McGowan from CBRE, Peter Dragan Head of Irish Times Property, Andrew Nugent Past President Society of Chartered Surveyors, Darren O’Shaughnessy & Michael Keane and Rena O’Reilly & Jacqui McCabe from Knight Frank winners and runners up at the Irish Times Society of Chartered Surveyors Tennis Tournament. in Donnybrook Lawn Tennis Club. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The property industry is improving its game, according to spectators watching the Irish Times / Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland’s 27th annual Tennis Tournament last Thursday. CBRE took victory in the 18 team strong competition.

The competition placed teams composed of men’s and women’s doubles against one another at the Donnybrook Lawn Tennis Club. After a new group phase schedule that was prepared by professional tennis coach, Jimmy McDonagh, for the tournament four teams emerged winning their groups.

In the first of the semi-finals, Knight Frank defeated a group of individual surveyors including Arlene Maguire, Paul Shine and Olivia Lowe to secure a place in the final.

The second semi-final finished initial in a draw between CBRE and Hooke & MacDonald. The mixed doubles tie-breaking match finished with a nail-biting 12-10 victory for CBRE.

After 5 hours of tennis, the finalists for CBRE and Knight Frank faced off on centre court in front of a packed club house. The event organisers, which included Marcus O’Connor, MD of MFO The Property Professionals, Ken MacDonald, MD of Hooke & MacDonald, and Peter Dargan, The Irish Times, were delighted with the atmosphere and quality of play.

Mr O’Connor said “Constancy was the order of the day with both the females and male pairings of the CBRE team delivering a good standard of tennis that gave them the edge to win the tournament.”

The victory by CBRE over Knight Frank brought particular to the CBRE team captain Christine McGowan, who said, “CBRE were runners up in 2013 and this is the first year we will have CBRE engraved on the trophy! It made it even more special as it was played in my home club, Donnybrook LTC.”

Ms McGowan, concluded “The Irish Times / SCSI Tennis Tournament is really one of the best social and networking events in the calendar for surveyors. It was great to have so many different firms taking part in the event and the tennis was to a high standard which got a little competitive in some games but it was all part of the fun!!”

CBRE are the 2016 SCSI 5-a-side Soccer Tournament Winners!

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CBRE Winners of the SCSI 5 a side soccer tournament. L-R: John Hanlon, Stephen Ahern, Jack Scales, Alan Cusack, David Gibney, David Scully, Patrick Cirwin, Cloe Mc Dermot, Lance MacAleese

Last Friday evening, a total of twenty teams convened at Pembroke Wanderer’s Hockey Club in Ballsbridge to compete in the annual SCSI Young Surveyors 5-A-Side Soccer Tournament.

CBRE emerged as the triumphant winners of the competition after a grueling game against rivals and 2015 winners, DTZ Sherry Fitzgerald to take home the much coveted Knight Frank cup.

Among the awards handed out for winning teams were awards for the male and female player of the tournament. Darren Smith of CBRE was awarded male player and Laura Cullen of DTZ female player of the tournament.

Following the winners celebrations, light refreshments and entertainment was provided in the Pembroke Clubhouse. The Young Surveyors Committee would like to thank all those who took part this year, and to Knight Frank for their kind support of the event.