Commercial Property

The Practice

Our Commercial Property Group is widely acknowledged as the leading all-Ireland practice on property law. Our comprehensive range of services has ensured that we continue to advise on the largest and most innovative commercial property transactions in Ireland, including acquisitions, disposals, leasing, development and funding.

As the largest commercial property team in Ireland, combined with our in-depth industry knowledge, we have a significant competitive advantage that enables us to service the diverse requirements of our broad client base.

Our Commercial Property Group includes the leading commercial property team in Northern Ireland and this strength in both jurisdictions enables Arthur Cox to advise on cross-border real estate transactions.

Our Commercial Property Group is closely linked to the specialist expertise provided by our Tax, Finance and Corporate teams, expertise that is often integral to the structuring of major real estate transactions.


Our services include:

  • The acquisition and disposal of all types of interests in real estate from property portfolios to individual sales and purchases
  • All aspects of land development including planning, environmental, construction and taxation issues
  • Advising commercial and retail landlords and tenants in respect of the acquisition and disposal of their leasehold interests and providing ongoing management advice to landlords, tenants and asset managers
  • Advising owners, lenders, borrowers, equity investors, hedge funds, asset managers in all aspects of financing, secured lending and property investment
  • Advising liquidators, receivers, examiners, landlords, tenants, purchasers and vendors in the management of distressed properties including the restructuring, acquisition and disposal of leasehold and freehold properties.


  • Advising Kennedy Wilson on the acquisition of the Shelbourne Hotel and the acquisition and development of Capital Dock (a new urban quarter on a 4.8 acre site in Dublin’s south docklands) including the acquisition of the State Street HQ Building, the forward purchase of Block 200 Capital Dock by J.P. Morgan and the letting of Blocks 100 and 300 to
  • Advising Green Property on the sale of Blanchardstown Centre, the biggest single real estate asset disposal in the history of the State
  • Advising Green REIT on a number of headline leases including the lettings of One Molesworth Street to Barclays, 32 Molesworth Street to Maple Fund Services, Block H, Central Park to AIB, unit at Horizon Logistics Park to Bulgari and on the Projects Arc, Sapphire and Glas portfolio acquisitions and sales
  • Advising Chartered Land on the sale of Dundrum Town Centre (Ireland’s largest shopping centre) and the letting of Grand Canal Square to William Fry and Byrne Wallace
  • Advising Hibernia REIT on the acquisition, financing and development of the 1 and 2 Windmill Lane and Sir John Rogerson’s Quay office/retail/residential developments in the SOBO district on Dublin’s South Quays and pre-letting of units to Informatica, Core Media, Spar/BWG and Pinsent Masons
  • Advising Irish Life on the forward purchase of the Grant Thornton HQ at City Quay, Dublin 2 and the acquisition and letting of the Velasco Building, Dublin 2
  • Advising Facebook on the acquisition and development of a substantial data centre in Clonee, Co. Meath, its EMEA HQ letting at 4 and 5 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2 and the lettings of the Beckett Building in East Wall, Dublin 3 and The Capitol Building, Cork City
  • Advising Cantor Fitzgerald on the acquisition of the Park Office portfolio, Carrickmines, Dublin 18
  • Advising AGC Equity Partners on the acquisition of the PwC HQ building at One Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1 – Ireland’s largest single office investment purchase
  • Advising Blackstone on a number of headline transactions including the acquisition of the Burlington Hotel, Dublin 4, the Project Platinum office portfolio purchase and sale and the letting of the Atrium Building, Sandyford, Dublin 18 to Fleetmatics
  • Advising Standard Life on the acquisition of investment interests in the Alliance Building, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Cineworld, Parnell Street, Dublin 1 and other office buildings in Dublin’s docklands
  • Advising Emerald Investments on the disposal of eight care homes comprising the Carechoice Group
  • Advising daa plc on the real estate aspects of its €800m expansion at Dublin Airport, the development of Dublin Airport Central and the acquisition of the Clarion Hotel, Dublin Airport
  • Advising IRFU/Aviva Stadium Company on certain aspects of the development of the Aviva Stadium including in particular the interface with CIE
  • Advising Musgrave on property aspects of its acquisition of the Superquinn Group
  • Advising Friends First on the purchase of a Dublin City Centre retail arcade
  • Advising L Brands/Victoria’s Secret on the letting of its flagship Grafton Street store
  • Advising Aviva on the Grafton Street letting of & Other Stories
  • Advising NAMA on the real estate aspects of the Project Jewel loan sale
  • Advising NAMA Receiver on the sale of 450 residential units at Tallaght Cross, Co. Dublin to IRES REIT
  • Advising the NTMA, Department of Finance and Attorney General in the drafting of the National Asset Management Agency Act 2009
  • Advising Park Developments on the disposal of a multi-family development of 131 apartments at New Bancroft Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24 and the letting and sale of units in Mount St Anne’s, Milltown, Dublin 6
  • Advising Red Carnation Hotel Group on the acquisition of Ashford Castle and Lisloughrey Lodge in Co. Mayo/Galway
  • Advising Davy on the disposal of Jurys Inn Hotel, Parnell Street, Dublin 1, the acquisition of the Harcourt Building, Dublin 2 and the FÁS headquarter Building at Mespil Road, Dublin 4
  • Advising Brehon Capital Partners and Midwest Holdings on the acquisition of the former Ritz Carlton Hotel, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow and the Marker Hotel and Residences at Grand Canal Square, Dublin
  • Advising Coillte on the real estate aspects of renewable energy projects and windfarms including Sliabh Bawn Windfarm, Cullenagh Windfarm and Castlepook Windfarm

Commercial Property Northern Ireland