Property Industry Ireland (PII), the Ibec group for businesses working in the property sector, is delighted to announce the election of Ivan Gaine, Managing Director Sherry FitzGerald New Homes, as its new Chair.

Speaking following the announcement, Mr. Gaine said: “I am honoured to take on this role. The property and construction sector are still dealing with an ongoing housing crisis but is now facing new challenges to the supply of new homes and offices with increasing cost of construction and energy, at a time when the sector is committed to becoming more sustainable and environmentally conscious. The additional challenges emerging as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine highlight how a collaborative approach amongst stakeholders towards delivering impactful solutions is now more critical than ever.

“I look forward to working with my colleagues in the property sector and with Government in deliveing the supply that the Ireland needs and deserves.”

PII thanked David O’Connor, the outgoing PII Chair, for his commitment to the role during the challenging Covid-19 crisis and for co-ordinating PII’s contribution to Government’s key Housing for All strategy.