Estate agents on the move as selling season gears up

New appointments see battle lines drawn on Dublin’s northside

Mark Stafford has been appointed as a partner  to the main board of DNG.

Mark Stafford has been appointed as a partner to the main board of DNG.

 

It’s that time of year when estate agents up the ante in anticipation (and hope) of a busy spring selling season. With it comes new hires and elevations of existing personnel. DNG has announced its appointment of Mark Stafford as a partner to the main board of the group.

A stalwart of the residential sector Stafford worked at Sherry FitzGerald for 10 years before joining DNG in 2013 where he set up its client services and private clients division. In his new role Stafford will oversee DNG’s northside offices and “handle many of the firm’s high-value house sales on the northside of the city”.

Melanie Brady joins Sherry FitzGerald as associate director and branch manager of the Killester office.
Melanie Brady joins Sherry FitzGerald as associate director and branch manager of the Killester office.

Things must be heating up on the northside because Sherry FitzGerald has announced a senior appointment there too. Melanie Brady has joined the group as associate director and branch manager of the Killester office. Bath-born Brady will be no stranger to the area having previously managed DNG’s Fairview branch. Commenting on the appointment, Michael Grehan, managing director of Sherry FitzGerald, said the move would “bolster our strengthening position on the northside”. The battle lines are drawn.

Colin Thomas and Stephen Conway have both joined Vincent Finnegan.
Colin Thomas and Stephen Conway have both joined Vincent Finnegan.

Meanwhile in deepest southside Dublin, Vincent Finnegan has made two appointments. Colin Thomas joins the firm after 22 years’ experience as branch manager with agents DNG, Gunne and Murphy Mullan. Thomas has been involved in a number of “high-profile waterfront sales and off-market sales” and, as a senior agent with Finnegan, this is where he is likely to focus his attention. Stephen Conway has also joined Vincent Finnegan as a senior agent. Formerly of Colliers and Lisney, Conway has more than 35 years’ experience buying and selling residential sites in south Dublin and north Wicklow.

Lorraine Mulligan of Team Lorraine Mulligan in Celbridge has been named Re/Max’s top agent in Ireland for the 12th year in a row.
Lorraine Mulligan of Team Lorraine Mulligan in Celbridge has been named Re/Max’s top agent in Ireland for the 12th year in a row.

In Kildare, Lorraine Mulligan and her all-female team at Team Lorraine Mulligan in Celbridge continue to go from strength to strength. The formidable Mulligan has been named Re/Max’s top agent in Ireland for the 12th year in a row and the all-female team at the Celbridge branch won Office of the Year at the Re/Max Awards this month. Mulligan started the business in 2002 with fellow director Lesley Kennedy and they now employ seven full-time and part-time staff at their branches in Celbridge and Lucan.