The ‘Commercial Investment in 2021’ webinar will examine the impact the pandemic has had on Belfast and look at the regeneration plans for the next five years. There has been an increased number of retail brands permanently closing their doors in recent months, leaving behind numerous derelict commercial buildings in Belfast city centre, and the panel will provide an insight into the current demand and supply for commercial property in Northern Ireland, discuss the barriers to UK and international investors investing in Belfast and what areas need improved on, to increase the demand from investors.
Robert Mulligan is a property developer with projects in Northern Ireland, London & the South West of England, active across various sectors including student, commercial & residential.
He founded Farleigh Property, based in Wimbledon before forming the Bristol based Farleigh Rengen which is a leading developer focussing predominantly on Bristol and Bath including having completed over 100 new student units in 2020 alone.
Robert’s group of companies currently has 11 developments under construction employing approximately 300 construction workers across the UK.
David McNellis is a graduate of the University of Ulster and a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He joined Lisney in 1986 and was appointed a Director in 1994.
David heads up the Commercial Agency Department and has approximately 26 years experience in the property industry. He specialises in the acquisition, sale and letting of commercial property across Northern Ireland acting for landowners, property companies, institutions and private Individuals.
Simon is Chief Executive of Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce. After graduating with degrees in history/politics and law from The Queen’s University of Belfast, Simon began his career as an auditor at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Prior to taking on his current role with Belfast Chamber, Simon served as Minister of Finance, Minister of Health and Minister for the Economy in the Northern Ireland Executive.