Monday April 6, 2020

Blame it on the Sunshine State

Property developer Garrett Kenny has seen his plans suffer a series of hammer blows, but believes perseverance is the key to coming through these troubled times successfully, writes Gavin Daly.

14th February, 2009

This time last year, property developer Garrett Kenny was in Florida, announcing plans to invest $350 million in a massive residential and leisure development.

A year on, the property market in Florida has collapsed, that development is ‘‘on life support’’, and Kenny is at home in Ireland. At meetings in Dublin and Cork last week, he faced almost 60 Irish people who bought properties in one of his developments, but who had not received the more...

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