Estate agent is dealing with commercial realities

The Lisney name may be strongly linked with boom-time residential property, but new boss James Nugent says the firm is about much more than that, writes Gillian Nelis.

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
22nd January, 2012
Estate agent is dealing with commercial realities
James Nugent: aiming for a 'subtle shift' in the perception of Lisney. Photo: Tony O'Shea

When estate agent Lisney released figures earlier this month showing that its pre-tax profits had increased by 30 per cent in the year to the end of last March, the reaction among many of its competitors was probably one of surprise.

After all, few firms had been as closely associated with the boom in house prices in Dublin's most upmarket areas than Lisney. Among the trophy properties it sold were Sorrento House in Dalkey, which made...

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