Local Real Estate Expertise with a Global Reach: Engel & Völkers

About

Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, I first fell in love with Naples in the late 1990's whilst vacationing with my parents. I returned to Naples for three months of the year each and every year until 2014, when I made Naples ‘home’. 

I am a qualified Barrister-at-Law in Ireland, and Lawyer (‘Abogado’) in Spain. Prior to joining Engel & Volkers, I worked on a Tribunal of Inquiry in Ireland for seven years. The Tribunal was an investigative body established by the Irish Government with the responsibility of investigating allegations of political corruption throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s in Ireland concerning land rezoning and planning permission issues.

Subsequent to my role at the Tribunal, I set up my own Law Practice in the Dublin Criminal Courts of Justice in 2011. Initially concentrating on criminal defense, I ended up specializing in offshore commercial law. This role has afforded me the opportunity of visiting some very interesting and beautiful locations worldwide including The Cayman Islands, Curacao and Aruba, to name but a few.

My Father, a Yale MBA graduate and Korea War veteran, owned a steel fabrication company in Bristol, TN and his enthusiasm for construction and real estate transferred on to me at a very early age. I am a proud member of the 'Construction Bar Association of Ireland' - a specialist association of Irish Lawyers who practice in the area of construction law. Furthermore, I am a keen real estate investor with investments both in the U.S. and throughout Europe.

I have lived most of my life in Ireland. For four years as a child, I was fortunate enough to experience living in Africa. I lived in Maputo, Mozambique for one year in 1992, and South Africa from 1993 - 1996.

I attended undergraduate Law School at Griffith College Law School in Dublin, Ireland and subsequently successfully graduated from The Honorable Society of King’s Inns Law School with a Barrister-at-Law Degree, where I was ranked in the top 10% of my peers.

I was determined to join Engel & Volkers as I first became aware of its brand whilst purchasing property in Europe. I was initially drawn to their modern, sleek branding. What further attracted me to Engel & Volkers was it’s international appeal. I enjoy dealing with clients and customers from various international backgrounds, and I genuinely feel extremely fortunate to be a part of the Engel & Volkers team.

My sole goal as an Engel & Volkers Advisor is to ensure that, at all times, my business is conducted in an honest, diligent and thorough manner, without exception.

Some of my hobbies include tennis, rugby, soccer and, of course, enjoying the beautiful beaches Naples has to offer. I am an avid Newcastle United fan and I actively am involved in fundraising for heart health.