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Irish estate agency unveils major acquisition

Irish estate agent Sherry FitzGerald Group has acquired Simon Brien Residential (SBR), described as of Northern Ireland’s leading estate agents.

SBR will continue to trade under the same well-established brand from its four offices which currently sell over 1,250 properties per year.

Simon Brien remains as managing director in addition to the senior management team of Samuel Dickey, Thomas O’Doherty, Karen Wilson, Tiffany Brien, and Mark Leinster. 


SBR comprises 35 professional staff who will continue to operate from its offices in the Lisburn Road, East Belfast, Newtownards, and Holywood.

Sherry FitzGerald is the largest estate agency in the republic with more than 100 offices and 550 staff and is the sole affiliate of Christies International Real Estate on the island.

Brien said: “This is a brilliant opportunity for both the staff and clients of our company and one that will bring rapid and positive change to the market here in Northern Ireland. 

“Not only will the technology and platforms developed by Sherry FitzGerald assist us with growth, but the Group’s strength and reach gives us the opportunity for expansion in Northern Ireland. In addition to that, Sherry FitzGerald’s affiliation with Christies International Real Estate gives us access to an international platform.

“While it will be business as usual across our offices, we now have the chance to collaborate with unified strength, networks, and technology. Our goal is to provide a seamless experience for clients, while planning exciting developments in future business expansion here in Northern Ireland.”

Steven McKenna, chief executive of Sherry FitzGerald Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome Simon Brien and his team to the Sherry FitzGerald Group in our first strategic venture in Northern Ireland. This collaboration aligns seamlessly with our collective vision to reshape property and financial services through innovation, and excellence. 

“Together with Simon and his team, we aim to establish the foremost estate agency network in Northern Ireland, offering clients a unique experience led by talented professionals, cutting-edge technology, and our trusted brands. This partnership presents exciting opportunities to redefine the industry, setting new standards of excellence in property and financial services."


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