Meet our experienced team that will help you achieve your funding goals.

David Grin

David Grin

Chairman
Mr. Grin is the Chairman of Lotus Investment Group which was set up as part of the Grin Family Office, with the goal of Lotus being the leading real-estate lender in Ireland. Mr. Grin is currently also managing his family office focusing on investing in high-quality businesses. The family office is looking to invest in various asset classes including real estate, small and medium size companies and various special situation opportunities around the world.
Ian Lawlor

Ian Lawlor

Managing Director

With a background in engineering for Irish and multinational companies, Ian’s prime focus since 2000 has been on property investment interests including a personal portfolio, founding a nationally recognized investor forum, hosting the property program “Househunters” for the national broadcaster RTE and managing an investment fund which was sold to Aberdeen Asset Management. Ian has been a director and head of business development for lotus since inception.

Laurence Hickey

Laurence Hickey

New Loans Manager

Twenty years of experience in Management and Senior Sales roles in Property, Finance and Marketing Qualifications in Finance, Business, Property, Law, and Digital Marketing (UCD, DBS, NCI, DBS) Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (RICS, SCSI).

Niall Burke

Niall Burke

Senior Investment Analyst

Niall has 4 years’ experience in distressed situations in AIB Financial Solutions group and 4 years’ experience in lending and advisory in both LeBruin Private & Lotus Investment Group. Niall also has a degree in Finance & Economics from NUI Maynooth, a Masters in Finance from London Business School, and is a CFA charterholder.

Shane O Neill

Shane O Neill

Investment Analyst

5+ years’ experience in large scale consulting projects where duties include financial modelling, relationship management, project management and problem solving, worked in PWC on AIB Project Redwood transaction and AIB Project Dawn. BIFin (Hons) International Finance (2:1), University of Dundee 2009 – 2013, PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate, CFA Level 1

Cathal Durkin

Cathal Durkin

Senior Investment Analyst

Chartered Accountant with over 14 years of commercial real estate, financial services, and corporate restructuring experience. Previous roles included Commercial Real Estate Relationship Manager with a Leading Bank, Asset Recovery Manager with NAMA and Senior Associate with FGS (Duff & Phelps). He is a real estate sector specialist with strong investment and development lending experience. In addition to his Chartered Accountancy qualification Cathal is an Associate Member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, a Qualified Financial Advisor for the Institute of Bankers and was award a Bachelor of Commerce Degree by University College Dublin and a MBS in Accounting by Dublin City University.

Shane Travers

Shane Travers

Investment Director

6 years + experience in real estate lending and risk analysis, including 3 years with Bank of Ireland Corporate Property Finance, Construction & Development team underwriting loans €5m+. BSc. in Real Estate from Dublin Institute of Technology, BA in Financial Services from National College of Ireland, Professional Diploma in Financial Services from University College Dublin

Paraic Gonoude

Paraic Gonoude

Financial Accountant

Accountant with 25+ years’ experience in Industry and Finance, working in Ireland and the UK.
Held senior roles in several small and medium sized companies.
Qualified Management Accountant (CIMA), Dublin Business School

James McDermott

James McDermott

Financial Portfolio Manager

Chartered Accountant with a background in Architecture, he has over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector, Fund audit and the construction sector. James has worked in companies such as PWC and Accenture and has worked on AIF’s, Hedge Funds and Stock Exchange funds with NAV’s of up to a billion. He Has been awarded a Bachelor of commerce degree in UCD and has majored in Audit in his Chartered Accountancy Qualification.

Kenneth Maverley

Kenneth Maverley

Finance Manager

Seasoned Financial professional with 25 plus years experience of the Multi-national and indigenous SME sectors having held Financial Director, Financial Controller Financial Accountant and General Manager roles throughout his career. In the recent past spent 12 years as Financial Controller and Director of Baker Hughes Services Ireland Ltd. Has also served as General Manager and Director to a number of SME businesses.

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