Deirdre is a Chambers Band one ranked lawyer with extensive experience in commercial real estate across all asset classes and with a particular focus on offices, PRS, logistics, healthcare, retail and hospitality.

Deirdre advises clients across the full spectrum of real estate transactions including forward commitments and forward funding, portfolio and single-asset acquisitions and disposals, financing, landlord and tenant, development and asset management.   She has advised our most high profile domestic and international investors on the largest real estate investment and leasing transactions of recent years.

Relevant Experience

  • Advised Blackstone on Lahinch and Cedar office portfolio acquisitions, sale of Nova Atria and purchases and sales of Project Platinum and Elysian Tower
  • Advised Kennedy Wilson on the forward sale, development and leasing of Capital Dock, sale of Herberton, acquisition of The Grange and PRS platform
  • Advised Spear Street Capital on the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and part disposal of Cherrywood Business Park and Belfield Office Park
  • Advised DWS on the forward purchase of Fairway, Cheevers Court & Haliday House PRS schemes and acquisition of existing Abbot Court PRS stock
  • Advised Blackrock & SW3 Capital on the forward purchase of Dublin PRS scheme
  • Advised Green REIT plc on the sale of its property portfolio by way of a scheme of arrangement and, prior to that, portfolio assembly and asset management
  • Advised Cofinimmo on the sale and leaseback of Trinity Care nursing homes
  • Advised Union on the forward fund acquisition of Premier Inn hotel in Dublin docklands
  • Advised Oaktree on the sale of 5 Hanover Quay and acquisition of the Square Shopping Centre
  • Advised Chartered Land on the sale of Dundrum Town Centre and other retail schemes
  • Advised Green Property Limited on the sale of Blanchardstown Centre
  • Advised Center Parcs on its Irish operations


“Deirdre Barrett is one of the most talented real estate attorneys we’ve worked with. Her attention to detail, ability to negotiate complex situations, and work ethic are second to none,” reports one impressed client.

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2022

Deirdre Barrett is “phenomenally bright and makes sure to maintain the good will in transactions.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2021

Deirdre Barrett is “excellent: very involved and provides a great level of service.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2020

“Deirdre Barrett is one of the most talented real estate attorneys our firm has ever worked with. She is like an encyclopedia of real estate and has seen it all!”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2020

Education & Qualifications

  • BCL, 1996, University College Cork
  • LLM, 1997, University College Cork
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 2000
  • Member of Law Society of Ireland

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