Stephen Garvey founded Bridgedale in 2003, to focus on constructing residential developments in the Greater Dublin Area. In 2014, backed by TIO/Oaktree to develop homes for the Irish residential market, Bridgedale grew its management team and infrastructure, reaching 85 full time employees with a network of 650 contractors by 2017.
On 13th October 2017, Co-Founders John Mulcahy, Justin Bickle and Stephen Garvey floated Glenveagh Properties PLC on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges.
Glenveagh Properties (Holdings) Limited acquired Bridgedale with all its assets and undertakings, and rebranded the company as Glenveagh Homes to continue to scale its housing development operations. At the same time, Glenveagh Living was formed to undertake joint ventures and partnerships to deliver housing for the Irish State, social and affordable housing for approved housing bodies, and to deliver private rental units for institutional pension funds.
Our team has great experience working with property across Ireland and elsewhere
We share a common goal to do things better
Our team at Glenveagh Properties PLC has great experience working with property. We understand what it takes to make homes and to open up communities, in ways that can make a real difference to people’s lives.
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman
John Mulcahy is a Chartered Surveyor who has over 40 years’ experience in the Irish real estate sector. His current roles include Chairman of Irish Property Unit Trust (IPUT) and being a member of the Boards of TIOICAV and Quinta do Lago S.A., a Portuguese resort developer. Previously, he was a member of the Board (from 2012 to 2014), and Head of Asset Management (from 2011 to 2014) at National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) and prior to that, was Chairman and CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle’s (JLL) operations in Ireland from 2002 to 2010. John was also a founding member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Asset Valuations Standards Committee and the Property Advisory Committee of the National Pension Reserve Fund.
Co-Founder & CEO
Justin Bickle has over 22 years’ senior level experience in the private equity, legal, ﬁnance and property ﬁelds. He was a founding member and Managing Director of Oaktree’s European Private Equity team for twelve years, with approximately $6.9 billion assets under management. He had signiﬁcant Board experience of Oaktree’s operational real estate portfolio companies in the UK and Europe and their activities including residential housebuilding, retirement housebuilding, student accommodation and aparthotels. Justin is also Chairman of TIOICAV and Chairman of English National Ballet. He is formerly a Partner in the Financial Restructuring department at US law ﬁrm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP and was for four years an Executive Fellow in Finance at London Business School. He is also a UK Solicitor.
Co-Founder & COO
Stephen Garvey has over 20 years’ experience in the construction and property industry in Ireland. His experience includes working with many of the large Irish property developers, including Menolly Homes, Schelester Properties, Glenman Corporation and McCabe Builders. Stephen was the founder of Bridgedale which focused on constructing residential developments in the Greater Dublin Area from 2003. In his role at Bridgedale, he sourced and negotiated the acquisitions of development sites, secured external ﬁnance, formulated and implemented business plans for each project and managed the overall delivery of residential units. Between 2014 and 2017 Bridgedale were responsible for advising and managing Oaktree’s residential projects in Ireland.
Managing Director, Glenveagh Living
Shane Scully is responsible for leading the Group’s Glenveagh Living line of business. He has 17 years of senior level experience in the property, construction and development and is a graduate of Limerick Institute of Technology where he studied Property Valuation & Management. Shane is a Chartered Surveyor and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland. Shane was previously a Director of Bennett Property Limited where he had responsibility for originating and executing numerous joint ventures with TIOICAV in respect of a combined ofﬁce and residential portfolio valued in excess of €750 million. Shane is experienced in the origination of pre-letting agreements with a variety of commercial tenants and the execution of joint ventures and development agreements with large institutions.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Rice has responsibility for the Group’s ﬁnance and IT functions, including the management of ﬁnancial and IT risks, internal and external reporting requirements and key ﬁnancial decision making. He has over thirteen years of ﬁnancial and accountancy experience, ﬁve of which were in the construction and property sector in Ireland and overseas. Michael was previously Group Financial Controller of Kingspan PLC and has also held the roles of Associate Director at KPMG Ireland, where he had responsibility for a number of the ﬁrm’s publicly quoted clients, and Finance Executive at International Investment & Underwriting, where he had responsibility for managing an overseas hotel and real estate development. Michael holds a Master’s Degree in accountancy from University College Dublin, is a Chartered Accountant and is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland.
Company Secretary & Head of Investor Relations
Chloe McCarthy is responsible for the Group’s company secretarial function and managing the Group’s interactions with investors. She is an ICSA-qualiﬁed Company Secretary and a Barrister-at-Law in Ireland. A graduate of Business and Law from University College Dublin, Chloe completed her Barrister-at-Law Degree at the Honourable Society of King’s Inns in Dublin and was called to the Bar of Ireland in 2008. Following two years’ practice at the Bar, Chloe left Ireland and gained experience in commercial law at international ﬁrms including Taylor Wessing in London and Allens Linklaters in Sydney. On her return to Ireland, Chloe joined A&L Goodbody as Company Secretarial Advisor in their Asset Management and Investment Funds department. Most recently, Chloe was Assistant Company Secretary at Aegon Ireland PLC, part of the Aegon Group authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland and subject to regulation by the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
Lady Barbara Judge CBE, Independent Non-Executive Director
Lady Barbara Judge, CBE, has over 35 years’ experience in the ﬁnancial, legal and property industries. She is currently Chairman of the UK Institute of Directors, was appointed by the UK Prime Minister as a UK Business Ambassador in 2009 and completed her second term as Chairman of the UK Pension Protection Fund in 2016. She is also the Chairman of Cifas, the UK membership organisation specialising in the prevention of fraud and ﬁnancial crime, and Chairman Emeritus of the UK Atomic Energy Authority. Lady Judge previously served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as a director of Samuel Montagu & Co in Hong Kong and as Founder and Chairman of Private Equity Investor PLC. Lady Judge has signiﬁcant experience in the real estate sector, including her previous positions on the boards of Quintain Estates and Development PLC and Richard Ellis International (now CBRE). Lady Judge is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and received a Juris Doctor degree with honours from New York University Law School. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2010.
Robert Dix, Independent Non-Executive Director
Robert Dix was formerly a partner and head of Transaction Services at KPMG Ireland until his retirement in 2008. He currently operates his own ﬁrm, Sopal Limited, which advises organisations on capital markets, corporate governance and strategic planning issues. Robert is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland. In addition to his role with the Group, Robert is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Bank of Ireland Private Bank and Quinn Property Group. He is a Director and Chairman of the audit committee of Allianz PLC and Dalata Hotel Group PLC, and holds Non-Executive Directorships at a number of other companies. Robert is Chairman of the Group’s Audit and Risk Committee.
Richard Cherry, Independent Non-Executive Director
Richard Cherry was formerly a Director and Chief Executive of the Partnerships business at UK housebuilder Countryside, where he worked for over 35 years until his retirement in September 2017. He served on the main Board for 30 years and previously held the roles of Group New Business Director and Deputy Chairman. He has signiﬁcant experience in the real estate sector, including in the execution of partnership projects with public authorities and housing associations. Richard is a graduate of the University of Reading and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He is Chairman of the Group’s Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
Caleb Kramer, Non-Executive Director
Caleb Kramer is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager (Europe) at Oaktree Capital Management (UK) LLP. Prior to joining Oaktree in 2000, Caleb co-founded Seneca Capital Partners LLC, a private equity investment ﬁrm. From 1994 to 1996, Caleb was employed by Archon Capital Partners, an investment ﬁrm. Prior to 1994, Caleb was an Associate in mergers and acquisitions at Dillon Read & Co. and an Analyst at Merrill Lynch and Co. Inc. Caleb received a B.A. Degree in Economics from the University of Virginia.
At Glenveagh Properties PLC our vision is to build homes and create communities. Furthermore, we believe in designing homes that make life better for our customers. We are community and people-focused, and our developments throughout the Greater Dublin area, Cork, Galway and Limerick seek to meet our customers’ needs within thriving integrated communities. We understand that good design makes life easier, more enjoyable and offers longevity in a home. We believe in well planned, well designed and well built homes.
To be the champion of openness, quality and trustworthiness that creates and contributes to community-building by delivering smart solutions and value for money.
To found, create and contribute to communities, by consistently delivering high quality and value for money.
To be open, straight-forward, trustworthy, accessible and high quality.