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D|RES Properties

Management Team

D|RES Properties (D|RES) was founded by Patrick Durkan, Eddie Byrne and Michael Hynes. The D|RES team has extensive development and house building experience, led by Patrick Durkan Chief Executive Officer, Eddie Byrne Chief Operations Officer and Michael Hynes Chief Development Officer.

Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Durkan

Patrick has over 16 years housebuilding experience and is currently the CEO of D|RES and formally the Managing Director of Durkan Residential. Patrick has a proud and respected heritage leading a second-generation housebuilding family that has been constructing new homes in Ireland since 1971. Prior to joining the family firm Patrick qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG.

Construction director

John McGinley

John is an experienced Construction Director with residential/commercial construction and regeneration experience spanning 25 years. John has successfully delivered a number of high quality residential and commercial schemes in London and Ireland ranging from €30 – €250m. Previous experience in main contracting has provided John with a sharp knowledge of construction industry standards, programme awareness, commercial acumen and implementation of Health & Safety Mandatories.


Kevin Durkan

Kevin has over 15 years’ experience within the commercial and residential sectors. He has a proven track record in improving homes for comfort, health and energy efficiency using state-of-the-art heating, insulation and ventilation systems.

Kevin was involved in the design and delivery of the largest passive house development in Ireland and was previously CEO at Durkan Ecofix.


Andrew Kinnear

Andrew has over 25 years’ experience within the residential and commercial sectors. He has been responsible for projects of up to 700 units with values ranging from €5 ‐ €100m. Andrew was previously Regional Head Surveyor for McInerney Homes and Senior Surveyor for Berkley Homes.


Aideen Leahy

Aideen has over 18 years’ experience in design and display in the retail and residential sectors. She is responsible for the design and delivery of the sales journey for each customer.

Chief Operations Officer

Eddie Byrne

Eddie has almost 30 years senior level experience in the banking and real estate sectors. As Managing Director of Hudson Advisors Ireland since 2013, he has had responsibility for Lone Star’s Irish real estate portfolio with significant volumes achieved over the past 5 years. He is a board member of a range of regulated real estate related companies and has prior senior level real estate lending in both Ireland and the US.

Chief Development Officer

Michael Hynes

Michael has nearly 20 years experience in the Irish real estate sector. Since 2013 he has been Head of Real Estate for Hudson Advisors Ireland, which manages Lone Star’s Irish real estate portfolio. He managed development loan portfolios with the National Asset Management Agency from 2011 to 2013. A Qualified Chartered Surveyor, he served as Development Director for Grattan Property from 2004 to 2011.

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