Thursday 27 June 2013

Advertisement for new CEO for REA

REA seeking to recruit a full time CEO. The ideal candidate will be a person looking for an autonomous role and should have a business development background and a detailed knowledge of the property & financial market in Ireland. Applications must be sent to by the 5th of July.

Wednesday 26 June 2013

REA move into new phase with employment of full-time CEO

REA is moving into a new phase of growth with the employment of a full-time CEO. REA has been in operation for 10 years and has nearly 50 offices working under its banner across the country. Chairman of the REA, Harry Sothern said: “REA is stronger than ever before after our first 10 years in business that has seen a boom, bust and slow recovery in the property market. “We are now seeking a full-time CEO to lead the group into our second decade and help to oversee the expansion of the business.” Mr Sothern said that the employment of a full-time CEO “is a statement of intent” by the group. Over the last number of years, the role of CEO has been a part-time post and Mr Sothern said: “It is only right that the REA has a full-time CEO to lead the group into its second 10 years and new figures confirming a 25% increase in planning permissions in the first quarter of this year offer further confirmation of a recovery in the market. He continued, “We want to be in a position to fully capitalise on the recovery and our new CEO will be central to that by formulating medium and long term growth strategies for the group.” Mr Sothern said that the new CEO will be able to tap into the vast knowledge of REA members in driving the business forward. He said: “All Real Estate Alliance members are members of The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and, with one quarter of our firms in business for more than a century, we offer thousands of years experience in property in Ireland." Mr Sothern pointed out “that already, REA is now recognised as major players in the property market evidenced by the winning of business for the group from various institutions, companies and banks, particularly in the last few years. REA recently re-branded is also a sign of their belief in the future despite the current challenging times.” The past two years have seen the group grow from strength to strength with 12 new offices opening since December 2011 giving 46 REA member offices nationwide. REA expect to reach 50 branches by the end of the summer. The group’s emphasis has never been on having the greatest number of branches around the country and the focus has been on quality rather than quantity. Mr Sothern said that the new CEO will be a person looking for an autonomous role and should have a business development background and a detailed knowledge of the property & financial market in Ireland. The role involves responsibility for developing new business & managing existing relationships with the group's clients; ensuring the Group’s ethos is maintained & that its membership receive an excellent service and ensuring the members of REA are compliant & provide a professional centralised service to the group's clients. Candidates should have should have substantial Property/Banking experience with appropriate qualifications and established knowledge of and relationships with leading banks & receivers, especially in Ireland and the UK.

Saturday 8 June 2013

The Comfy Cafe secures worldwide interest.

Seamus Carthy of REA Carthy received an overwhelming response on the sale of “The Comfy CafĂ©” Business situated at Main Street, Roscommon Town. Seamus Carthy confirmed this week that his office received enquiries from all over the world including America, Australia, France and England alongside many local enquiries. Consequently the sale of the subject business was successfully agreed last Friday, 31st May. The new purchasers have confirmed it is their intention to be fully up and running in the course of the next month but in essence they will not be changing in any great detail the day to day running of this extremely successful coffee shop with all existing staff remaining in place. As such, it will be very much business as usual.

Wednesday 5 June 2013

Edmond Spratt & Son of Dungarvan join REA

Real Estate Alliance, Ireland’s fastest growing network of dedicated property professionals, has added Edmond Spratt & Son Ltd of Dungarvan to its impressive nationwide roster. There are double celebrations this month as REA Spratt are celebrating their 75th anniversary practicing in County Waterford & East Cork while REA is celebrating their 10th Anniversary. As a member of Real Estate Alliance, REA Spratt, look forward to continuing to serve their loyal client base, now, with the added benefit of a strong network of established offices both across Munster and Nationally. Eamonn Spratt of REA Spratt believes that this move will bring real benefits to sellers and buyers in the Co. Waterford & East Cork. Commenting on the move Eamonn said; “our membership of Real Estate Alliance will enable us to share market knowledge with the leading property firms in the country, seize new opportunities for our clients, speed up the sales process and now having better access to Corporate decision makers.” He continued, “our customers will continue to benefit from our local expertise and knowledge, combined with the extra exposure and experience that this nationwide property group brings.” Eimer O’Keeffe, Chief Executive of Real Estate Alliance, added; “we are delighted to have REA Spratt on board and they represent the type of firm which Real Estate Alliance is proud to be associated with – experienced, professional and qualified. Our continued emphasis on quality before quantity is a critical success factor for Real Estate Alliance, as our 46 firms are members of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI). Our aim is always to provide the best service through the most experienced, qualified and professionally recognised estate agents and auctioneers throughout the country,” said Ms O’Keeffe. Spratt’s office at No.9 O Connell Street, is now located in the building where the practice was founded by Eddie & Ita Spratt in 1938. Their son, Donal, entered the family business in 1959 and was highly regarded within the profession and know to one and all throughout the Country. Eamonn, being the third generation joined the practice in 1989. Currently the Firm provides all the services required by a busy rural practice. Eamonn feels that the progressive and aggressive approach which REA are currently showing in the market place, is a vindication of their belief in the positive future which is ahead of us, both in terms of our economy and the property sector. This can be seen with their National advertising presence in recent times. The firm will be strengthened further as a result of joining Real Estate Alliance. Eamonn believes that “we will now be in a position to offer an even better service, thanks to the training and marketing expertise membership of the alliance brings.” ENDS