Gillian Nelis

Gillian Nelis

Gillian Nelis has been managing editor of The Sunday Business Post since 2012, having previously been assistant editor and property editor. She specialises in long form interviews and news features, and has a particular interest in the food industry, writing the paper’s restaurant reviews as well as a weekly food news page in the magazine.

Building on tax breaks

Building on tax breaks

Whatever your opinion of the property tax incentives that were first introduced in Ireland in the 1980s and are now winding down, there is no doubt that they have contributed to the transformation of many parts of the country.

Finance Bill closes stamp-duty loopholes

Finance Bill closes stamp-duty loopholes

Minister for Finance Brian Cowen has proposed changes to close stamp duty avoidance schemes in which property developers leave site purchases ‘‘resting on contract’’ or enter into licence agreements with landowners.

Development site in Bolton St

Development site in Bolton St

Two adjoining redbrick buildings on Bolton Street in Dublin’s north city centre have come on the market through Savills Hamilton Osborne King with an advised minimum value of €3 million.

Ballymore bids for Chelsea Barracks site

Ballymore bids for Chelsea Barracks site

Derek Quinlan and Sean Mulryan’s Ballymore Properties is understood to be among the bidders for the 13-acre Chelsea Barracks site in London.

Well-maintained 1930s home in Dun Laoghaire

Well-maintained 1930s home in Dun Laoghaire

Douglas Newman Good is quoting an advised minimum value of €1.4 million for 26 Rosmeen Gardens, a well-maintained 1930s home in Dun Laoghaire, which will be auctioned on March 15.

Delgany scheme goes on sale

Delgany scheme goes on sale

Homes priced from €310,000 to €2.1 million are on sale this weekend at Eden Wood, a new scheme of 70 apartments and houses in Delgany, Co Wicklow.

Stamp duty uncertainty hits market

Stamp duty uncertainty hits market

When Michael McDowell announced last week that the Progressive Democrats planned drastically to overhaul the stamp-duty regime if they returned to office after the general election, estate agents around the country must have shuddered with dismay.

SCS calls for high density and high rise approach to city planning

SCS calls for high density and high rise approach to city planning

Dublin City Council should adopt a policy of high density and high rise, according to the president of the Society of Chartered Surveyors (SCS), Conor Hogan.

New condo units are close to Disney World

New condo units are close to Disney World

Irish developer Gary Kenny has released the last 25 condominium units for sale at his Tuscana development close to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Latest scheme in Lucan super town

Latest scheme in Lucan super town

This time last year, hundreds of buyers flocked to west Dublin to snap up the first units at Adamstown, the so-called ‘‘super town’’ in Lucan which will eventually contain almost 10,000 homes, a new railway station, four new schools and a host of ret

Digital Realty Trust pays €36.3m for Dublin unit

Digital Realty Trust pays €36.3m for Dublin unit

Digital Realty Trust, which owns and manages corporate data centres and internet gateways, has paid €36.3 million for unit 9 at the Blanchardstown Corporate Park in west Dublin.

German boost for European office sector

German boost for European office sector

Strong growth in Germany helped boost investment in European offices by 40 per cent last year, according to a new report from commercial property consultant CBRE.

Two-bed Taylor’s Hill apartment

Two-bed Taylor’s Hill apartment

First-time buyers are likely to be interested in 19 College House, a two-bedroom apartment in a development off College Road in Rathfarnham, which is new to the market through Douglas Newman Good.

How to give your house the selling edge

How to give your house the selling edge

It is probably fair to say that at the height of the property boom, many vendors didn’t put all that much effort into selling their homes.

Welcome to the soft landing

Welcome to the soft landing

Economists may have been predicting a slowdown in the residential property market for many years now, but it has taken a series of interest-rate hikes coupled with a sharp increase in supply to finally dampen double-digit price growth.