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

Business Development 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

Junior 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

Senior Investment Analyst

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

Aidan Tuite

Aidan Tuite

Investment Manager

14 years with Linesight providing cost and project management service on a number of residential, office, hospitality, and retail projects in Ireland, the UK, Caribbean, Spain and Portugal RICS Chartered Surveyor, B.Sc. Construction Economics & Management from Dublin Institute of Technology

Leona McDarby

Leona McDarby

Chief Financial Officer

Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of commercial, financial services, governance and corporate finance experience. CFO of large property investment and development firm Group Landmark Developments with AUM of €1B, and COO at UBS Bank in Switzerland, working in UBS Investment Bank, Group Operations and Global Asset Management. Originated over €2.8bn in senior debt facilities for property acquisitions in Ireland, Europe and North America. Involved in successful Irish and UK stock exchange listings

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Tel: +353 1 691 7500
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