Former Ires chief David Ehrlich to retire from board

Move comes as Ehrlich prepares to retire as chief of Canadian property trust Capreit

Irish Residential Properties Reit's (Ires) founding chief executive, David Ehrlich, who stepped down from the role last year to become a non-executive director of the Dublin-listed company, will retire from the board at the end of this year.

Ires said in a statement issued on Tuesday afternoon that the move comes as Mr Ehrlich prepares to retire as chief executive of Canadian property trust, Capreit, which set up the Irish company in 2014. Mr Ehrlich was succeeded as the CEO of Ireland's largest private residential landlord last year by Margaret Sweeney.


Ires currently owns 2,678 residential units.

"On behalf of the board, I would like to thank David for his professional and personal commitment and dedication to Ires during his tenure as chief executive officer and subsequently as non-executive director and wish him well in the future," the Dublin-listed company's chairman, Declan Moylan, said.


Meanwhile, Ires said that Mark Kenney, currently president and chief operating officer of Capreit, will take over Mr Ehrlich's board seat from January 1st.

Joe Brennan

Joe Brennan

Joe Brennan is Markets Correspondent of The Irish Times