Brendan Smyth

Brendan Smyth

Director, Head of Industrial

Cushman & Wakefield

Key Skills:

Brendan, who is a chartered surveyor, began his career with the company's valuations department before moving to the agency department where he now specializes in Industrial Agency. He provides tailored solutions from design stage to construction and eventual disposal of industrial schemes, together with strategic advice for corporate occupiers. His core experience has been in acquisition, development and investment in the industrial sector. Brendan is also one of the leading agents in terms of the leasing, sale and acquisition of motor showrooms and petrol filling stations.

Recent Experience:

As Head of Industrial for Cushman & Wakefield Brendan focuses primarily on the industrial market which gives him an excellent advantage over his competitors in that he is acutely aware of the transactions happening in the market and parties whom are active. This provides an unrivalled benefit throughout the negotiation process as he remains one step ahead of his competitors via market knowledge. Brendan has also been heavily involved within the motor industry with the sale of a number of high profile showrooms including Renault Airside, Appleyard & Volkswagen Sandyford and McCabes Toyota to name a few.


  • BSc Hons, Property Investment and Development – University of Ulster Jordanstown
  • MRICS – Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • MSCSI – Member of Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland

Careeer Highlights:
Acquisition of 86,241 sq ft on behalf of United Drug. The transaction represented the largest industrial transaction in the Irish Market in 2013 to date.
The on-going acquisition of a large land bank on behalf of Amgen. A complex negotiation involving multiple land owners and stake holders.
The acquisition of a new headquarter building on behalf of DB Schenker along with a strategy for the exit of their existing property in North Ring Business Park

Client References:
Charlie Barry – Amgen
Brigette Somerville - PPD
Marilyn Hanly – Diversey

Brendan's Properties For Sale    View All

Unit O1, North Ring Business Park , Swords Road, Santry Dublin 9

€54,735 pa - To Let
|511 sqm approx

Property Profile

The subject property comprises an end of terrace enterprise unit of approx. 511 sq m (5,501 sq ft). The property is due to come available in Q4 2018, where the property shall be refurbished to a developer standard.

The unit and park was developed by Rohan Holdings, one of Ireland's most established warehouse / Industrial developers, and the estate continues to be run by their estates team so as to provide a actively managed, and quality business park development.

BER E2 Rating
 Brewery Business Park, Dundalk, Co Louth

Price on Application - For Sale|27,541 sqm approx

High profile investment opportunity offering further asset management opportunities to increase the rent receivable

Subject property presents a former Brewery that has been re-developed into a business park comprising warehousing, light industrial units and yard space.

Comprises of 57 industrial units extending to approximately 32,841 sq m (353,507 sq ft)

BER C1G Rating
Church Street Drumshanbo , Co. Leitrim

€210,000 - Asking Price|290 sqm approx

The property is for sale by auction on 12th December 2017 at the Leopardstown Pavilion at 1pm. (unless previously sold)

Location - The subject property is located on R208/Church Street in Drumshanbo, a small town located at the southern tip of Lough Allen close to the Roscommon/Leitrim county border less than 3 km to the east. The property itself is located to the northern end of the town in an area with a mix of commercial and residential uses.

A number of amenities are in close proximity including pubs shops and restaurants. The area benefits from several churches and a large primary and secondary school.

BER B3 Rating

Brendan's Properties Recently Sold    View All

Unit 4 Tolka Valley Business Park, Ballyboggan Road, Dublin 11 Sale Agreed

Price on Application - For Sale|251 sqm approx

The subject property is situated in Tolka Valley Business Park which is located in north Dublin to the west of Glasnevin and to the east of Ashtown. The property is strategically positioned immediately south of Junction 5 of the M50 Motorway and is within easy access of the M1 Dublin to Belfast motorway. Dublin Port Tunnel is approximately 7 km to the east and Dublin City Centre is approximately 6km to the south with Dublin Airport 14 km north east of the property. The immediate area has good transport links with various Dublin Bus routes serving the Ballyboggan Road. The subject property is located close to the entrance of the business park. The surrounding area is predominantly industrial in character with Finglas Business Park and Dublin Industrial Estate in close proximity. The property comprises a mid-terrace commercial unit with office accommodation arranged over two floors. It is a modern unit of concrete frame construction incorporating a mix of forticrete and horizontal metal cladding under a twin skin metal deck roof with 10% translucent roof lighting. The property extends to approximately 251 sq m (2,702 sq ft) and has an eaves height of 5.3 m. Access to the warehouse area is via a full height roller shutter door, suitable for containerised goods traffic. The warehouse element provides for concrete floors under high output lighting. The property benefits from toilets and staff facilities. Car parking spaces are provided to the front. The building is in excellent condition throughout and is ready for immediate occupation.

BER D2 Rating
Greenmount Ind Est, Harolds Cross, Dublin 6W Sale Agreed

Price on Application - For Sale|606 sqm approx

‘Best and Final Bids’ to be received by DTZ Sherry FitzGerald by Tuesday 19 July at 1.30 pm (unless previously sold). The property is let to 9 Tenants on short term agreements with a total current rental roll of €43,370 per annum ex VAT. (Tenants not affected)The subject property is located in Harold’s Cross which is an inner city suburb of south county Dublin situated within the Dublin City Council catchment. The property is located approximately 1.6km east of Rathmines, 2.7km north of Terenure and 3km south of Dublin City Centre. Thus the location provides excellent access to Dublin City Centre.Harold’s Cross in traditionally a residential area with a range of commercial premises along Harold’s Cross Road, an arterial road leading to Terenure. The subject property is located just off Harold’s Cross Road on Greenmount Lane which connects to Parnell Road. The Greenmount Industrial Estate is accessed off this road. The property comprises part of the former Mill building and now consists of a semi-detached two storey industrial unit with ancillary offices located at the front of the Estate close to its Greenmount Lane entrance. The property therefore has a corner profile.The premises is of thick concrete and brick walls of around 1 metre in thickness which originally had a pebbledash façade, the front elevation is now clad in a corrugated metal decking with an asbestos sheeted roof. The property incorporates concrete floors and aluminium framed windows and doors.The ground floor industrial accommodation provides standard space which is used by a printer. It has a singular pedestrian door together with a roller shutter door with a height of 3.65 metres. The property is split into compartmentalised rooms with a customer area at the front.   The first floor offices are accessed via a single door at the front into a small reception foyer and timber stairs to twelve office suites in cellular offices along a corridor with a communal canteen. The property benefits from male and female toilets facilities. The suites are multi let and good specification with electric storage heaters, carpets, perimeter sockets and smoke alarms. 

BER exempt
Airport Business Campus, Swords Road, Santry, Dublin 9 Sale Agreed

Price on Application - For Sale|

Airport Business Campus consists of an excellent industrial opportunity consisting of four industrial premises and two sites fronting onto the Swords Road, Santry, Dublin 9. The property is well located approx. 800m from Junction 2 of the M50 motorway providing excellent access to the M1 Motorway, Port Tunnel, Dublin City Centre, Dublin Airport and all national routes. The total site area extends to 3.48 ha (8.6 acres) and is zoned ‘High Technology’. Three of the properties are of modern specification comprising of steel frame construction, approx. 7m eaves height and good yard space. There are currently three occupiers in the Park - Maxol Lubricants Limited, Declan Gill Motors and TradeWins. The current rent payable is €75,500 per annum.

BER B3D2 Rating