Property Industry Ireland (PII), the Ibec group representing businesses working in the property sector, held its annual conference today at The Marker Hotel in Dublin.
International industry leaders addressed the key issues facing the Irish housing market, such as the need to include strategic housing developments, regeneration and land management aspects of the National Planning Framework, and urban regeneration and strategic planning of future communities.
Speaking at the conference, Managing Director of Tom Phillips + Associates and Chair of PII, Tom Phillips said, "It is essential that Ireland plans for future growth from an evidence-based position. The clear residential demand must be matched with an appropriate supply of mixed-tenure housing that caters for all sectors of the market throughout Ireland."
He added, "The range of speakers here today bring a breath of regional, national and international public and private-sector experience, with insights into how Ireland should plan for future communities in an uncertain world, not least the uncertainty or opportunity caused by Brexit."
Tom Phillips, MD of Tom Phillips + Associates and Chairman of Property Industry Ireland
Dr. Mary Keeling, Business Development Executive, Long Term Signings, IBM
Marian Finnegan, Chief Economist and Director of Research, Sherry Fitzgerald
David Duffy, Director of Property Industry Ireland