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.

Qualifications:

  • 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

City North Business Campus, Stamullen, Co. Meath

To Let
|419 sqm approx

CityNorth is an exciting new commercial development, providing high quality, custom-built business accommodation within a state of the art environment.

CityNorth is located at Junction 8 (Drogheda South) Interchange on the M1 Dublin/Belfast Motorway. City North is accessible within 20 minutes from Dublin Airport and less than 90 minutes to Belfast City Centre. The CityNorth Hotel is located within the campus providing the occupiers with a wide range of on-site services.

CityNorth campus will provide for a variety of mixed use accommodation including warehousing, offices, petrol stations and various other uses. The highest standards of design quality and construction have been met while offering total flexibility.

BER B3 Rating
Mountrath Business Park, Co. Laois

€650,000 - AMV|

Mountrath is situated immediately East of Portlaoise, North of Kilkenny Town (45 km) and North West of Limerick City. Access to the area is excellent with Mountrath town well located just south of the intersection of the R440, R423 and the R445 (Dublin Road), the town also benefits from close proximity to the M7 motorway, which provides easy access to Limerick and Dublin and the main arterial routes. Mountrath Business Park is located immediately south of Mountrath town, within 1 km, and enjoys all the benefits it has to offer.

Petrol filling station / Showrooms / Offices

The property comprises a single storey retail premises with ancillary petrol filling station with covered forecourt. There are 4 pumping stations with ancillary parking to the front and side of the property. A fully fitted motor showroom adjoins the filling station with car display areas over ground and first floors with a ramped loading to the first floor. Ancillary offices and staff facilities are provided throughout the building. Internal specification includes a suspended ceiling with fluorescent lighting and a fully tiled floor throughout. The unit is fully heated and air-conditioned with access to the showroom via a rear loading door measuring 3.22m x 3.02m. At first floor level are open plan offices which are finished to a shell and core specification.

BER B3D1 Rating
Killyvanny Quarry, Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan

€250,000 - AMV|

The Quarry is located in Killyvanny approximately 2.5 km east of Butlers Bridge and 1.5km west of Ballyhaise. Accessibility to the area is good with the nearby N3 providing linking Cavan and Monaghan. Nearby uses in the area are predominant agricultural with pockets of residential throughout.

The property provides for a quarry extending to 6.65 hectares (16.4 acres) with extraction and operations facilities including staff offices, canteen, operational weighbridge and a wheel wash. Rock quarry is contained within a quartz and greywacke conglomerate. Volumes of extraction from the quarry have ranged from 196,000 tonnes in 2008 to 35,000 at a low point in the market in 2011.

Laboratory data which has been supplied suggests that the quarry rock should be suitable for a number of end uses including concrete production, road chippings and sub floor fill however each party are advised to carry out their own levels of due diligence. It is estimated that the quarry can provide an additional 2.1 million tonnes of rock. Average volume over the ten year period of 2004 – 2013 is 110,500 tonnes per annum.

BER exempt

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