Our People

The Lisney Belfast Team

Our people are the backbone of our business. Our experienced and dedicated professionals ensure that we can deliver the highest standard of advice and attention to each of our clients.

Support Services

Amelia Jimenez

Receptionist

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Amelia Jimenez Receptionist

Support Services

Amelia joined Lisney in 2017 as a receptionist and administrator. She deals with daily enquiries and hospitality as well as other administrative duties.

She has been involved in international voluntary projects and has 8 years of administrative and PA experience, specialising in front of house.

Andrew Gawley
Agency

Andrew Gawley

Associate Director, Agency

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Andrew Gawley Associate Director, Agency

Agency
Andrew Gawley

Andrew Gawley is a graduate of Edinburgh Napier University and The College of Estate Management / University of Reading where he undertook a postgraduate in Surveying. A Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors he joined Lisney in 2005 and was appointed Associate Director within the Agency Department in 2010.

Andrew is responsible for the sale, leasing, acquisition and development of properties throughout the province and has considerable experience in all aspects of office and industrial property.

Andrew Knox
Retail

Andrew Knox

Surveyor

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Andrew Knox Surveyor

Retail
Andrew Knox

Andrew is a graduate of Ulster University where he studied Property Investment, Appraisal and Development. Having initially joined Lisney on a placement year Andrew returned to the company after completion of his degree.

He is now part of the retail agency team and works closely with Nicky Finnieston, acting for major retailers and landlords in the sale, acquisition and leasing of retail space on the high street, shopping centres and retail parks throughout Northern Ireland.

Andrew is currently working towards attaining membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Marketing

Carine Fullerton

Marketing Assistant

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Carine Fullerton Marketing Assistant

Marketing

Carine joined Lisney in 2017 after completing her A-Levels. She is undertaking her degree in Real Estate (Bsc Hons) at University of Ulster part-time whilst working at Lisney.

She is involved across various sectors assisting surveyors and also providing the marketing department with support.

Chris Campbell
Marketing

Chris Campbell

Marketing Manager

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Chris Campbell Marketing Manager

Marketing
Chris Campbell

After spending 6 years working in residential estate agency; specialising in new home sales, Chris changed his career path becoming a graphic designer.

Over the subsequent 6 years Chris provided design and marketing services to some of Northern Ireland’s largest property development companies.

Chris joined Lisney’s Belfast Office in 2015 as Designer/Marketing Executive responsible for internal corporate design and marketing of third party client projects.

In April 2016 Chris became Marketing Manager overseeing all of the Belfast office’s design and marketing activities.

Board of Directors

Ciaran O’Kane

Director, Property Management

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Ciaran O’Kane Director, Property Management

Board of Directors

Ciaran O’Kane is a graduate of the University of Ulster and a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He joined Lisney in 2004 and was appointed Associate Director in 2008 and Director in 2011.

Ciaran is based within the Property Management Department and is responsible for the management of shopping centres, office blocks and mixed use schemes. He manages a number of large portfolios on behalf of private clients. He also has experience dealing with rent reviews, lease renewals and dilapidation cases within the portfolio.

Clair Dixon
Support Services

Clair Dixon

Office Manager

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Clair Dixon Office Manager

Support Services
Clair Dixon

Clair joined Lisney in 1996. In her role Clair has responsibility for the running of the Belfast Office including running the Quality Management system (ISO), HR and client event planning.

Clair previously worked in the health service and has over 25 years of administrative experience. She is a graduate of the University of Ulster with a BA Hons in Business Studies.

Clare Broderick
Corporate Services

Clare Broderick

Accounts Payable

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Clare Broderick Accounts Payable

Corporate Services
Clare Broderick

Clare joined the Lisney accounts team in 2009.  Since then her role has varied but is primarily focused on the purchase ledger liaising with property and on-site mangers to ensure the efficient daily management of the property portfolio.

Clare graduated with a BA (Hons) in International Politics and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education in History.

Agency

David McNellis

Director, Agency

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David McNellis Director, Agency

Agency

David McNellis is a graduate of the University of Ulster and a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He joined Lisney in 1986 and was appointed a Director in 1994.

David heads up the Commercial Agency Department and has approximately 26 years experience in the property industry. He specialises in the acquisition, sale and letting of commercial property across Northern Ireland acting for landowners, property companies, institutions and private Individuals.

Declan Flynn
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Declan Flynn

Managing Director, Lisney Belfast

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Declan Flynn Managing Director, Lisney Belfast

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Declan Flynn

Declan Flynn joined Lisney in 1992 and was appointed Managing Director in 2002. He is a Member of the RICS and has over 20 years commercial property experience, particularly in asset management and property development and investment.

Following his appointment as Managing Director he expanded the business most notably in the area of asset management across the UK. Declan has been directly involved in the management of various shopping centres and retail parks across Northern Ireland and the UK.

Corporate Services

Diane Sprules

Company Secretary

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Diane Sprules Company Secretary

Corporate Services

Diane Sprules is the Company Secretary and is responsible for the day to day management of the Property Accounts Department.

She joined Lisney in 1994, having previously worked for a Chartered Surveying firm in London as a Property Accountant. Diane has over 25 years property accounting experience.

Support Services

Fionna McIlhatton

Receptionist

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Fionna McIlhatton Receptionist

Support Services

Fiona joined the Lisney Belfast office in 2012 as a receptionist and administrator. She is responsible for all enquires, updating website content and administrative duties throughout the office.

Fiona has 12 years administration experience, specialising in front of house.

Gareth Johnston
Board of Directors

Gareth Johnston

Director, Professional Services

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Gareth Johnston Director, Professional Services

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Gareth Johnston

Gareth Johnston is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Member of the Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation. He joined Lisney in 1994 and was appointed Director in 2001.

Gareth heads up the Professional Services Department in Belfast and has over 15 years experience as a Chartered Surveyor in the local market. He has extensive specialist experience of commercial property valuations for secured bank lending and company accounts purposes, rent review and lease renewal representation and rating consultancy. He has been a guest speaker for the RICS and University of Ulster and was a member of the RICS Liaison Group that responded to the public consultation to the Draft Rates Amendment (NI) Order 2004. He is also an experienced assessor for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence.

Corporate Services

George Laing

Client Accountant

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George Laing Client Accountant

Corporate Services

George joined Lisney in 2007 works as a client accountant in the Property Management department. His role involves reporting and liaising with clients and managers to ensure our accounting systems run efficiently.

He is also responsible for overseeing the IT systems in the Belfast office.

 

Support Services

Jayne Monaghan

Accounts Assistant

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Jayne Monaghan Accounts Assistant

Support Services

Jayne Monaghan is a graduate of the University of Ulster. She joined Lisney’s Accounts Department in 2008. Jayne liaises with managers and clients to ensure the efficient running of our Client Accounting Systems.

Jonathan Haughey
Property & Facilities Management

Jonathan Haughey

Chartered Surveyor

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Jonathan Haughey Chartered Surveyor

Property & Facilities Management
Jonathan Haughey

Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Ulster where he completed a MSc Honours degree in Property Investment and Development. He joined Lisney in 2013 and currently works as part of the property management team.

Jonathan is responsible for the management of a range of commercial and residential properties throughout Northern Ireland and ROI. In undertaking this role he has gained significant experience in all areas of asset management.

Support Services

Julie-Ann Murphy

Accounts Assistant

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Julie-Ann Murphy Accounts Assistant

Support Services

Julie-Ann joined Lisney in 2012 as a member of the Accounts team. Her role involves liaising with managers and clients to ensure our accounting systems run efficiently.

She graduated in 2004 as a qualified accounting technician and is also a member of Accounting Technicians in Ireland.

Julie-Ann has 12 years property experience having previously worked in other Chartered Surveying practices in Belfast city centre.

Professional Services

Kelly Porter

Surveyor

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Kelly Porter Surveyor

Professional Services

Kelly joined Lisney in 2015 as part of the Professional Service Department, assisting in the valuation of various commercial and residential properties and acting on behalf of landlords and tenants for rent reviews and lease renewals.

She is a graduate of the University of Ulster where she completed an MSc (Hons) in Real Estate. Kelly is currently undergoing her APC pathway and training to become a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Lynn Donnelly
Corporate Services

Lynn Donnelly

Credit Controller

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Lynn Donnelly Credit Controller

Corporate Services
Lynn Donnelly

Lynn joined Lisney in 2012 as a Credit Controller. She is responsible for the collection of all Tenant, Client and Company debt. She deals daily with arrears, billing, cash receipts, allocations and queries on accounts.

Lynn has 18 years Credit Control experience ranging across the Service and Supply Sectors.

Property & Facilities Management

Lynn Taylor

Chartered Surveyor

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Lynn Taylor Chartered Surveyor

Property & Facilities Management

Chartered Surveyor, Management & Fixed Charge Receivership

Lynn is responsible for the management and sale of Fixed Charge Receivership properties, along with the agency and management of residential and commercial property.

Lynn joined Lisney in March 2015 after spending three years with a private practice based in Belfast. She graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Estate Management BSc (Hons) from Northumbria University in 2012. She became a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2014.

Nicky Finnieston
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Nicky Finnieston

Director, Retail & Investment Agency

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Nicky Finnieston Director, Retail & Investment Agency

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Nicky Finnieston

Nicky Finnieston is a Director within the Agency Department. He joined Lisney in 2006 after 6 years as an Associate Director in Christie & Co Glasgow and London, specialising in the valuation, sale and acquisition of retail and licensed premises.

Since joining Lisney Nicky has specialised in retail agency, acting for major retailers and landlords in the acquisition and leasing of retail space on the high street, shopping centres and retail parks throughout Northern Ireland.

Property & Facilities Management

Olivia Martin

Chartered Surveyor

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Olivia Martin Chartered Surveyor

Property & Facilities Management

Olivia is responsible for the management of various types of commercial buildings in Northern Ireland, England and Scotland. She also works as part of the Fixed Charge Receivership team which includes the management and sale of properties in receivership.

Olivia joined Lisney in 2015 after working in a private commercial property practice based in Belfast. She is a graduate of Glasgow Caledonian University where she completed a BSc Honours degree in Property Management and Valuation.

Support Services

Patricia Howell

Client Accountant

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Patricia Howell Client Accountant

Support Services

Patricia is a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast. After 10 years working in residential sales and lettings accounts, she joined Lisney in 2017.

Her role at Lisney involves liasing with clients and managers to ensure efficient accounting systems are in practice.

Property & Facilities Management

Patricia News

Chartered Surveyor

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Patricia News Chartered Surveyor

Property & Facilities Management

Patricia joined Lisney in 2011. She is based in the Property Management Department and is responsible for a mixed portfolio of properties including shopping centres, retail parks, multi-tenanted office buildings and leisure schemes.

Patricia has gained extensive client side experience over 18 years with substantial privately owned property companies and an international retailer. She has worked across the retail, commercial, industrial and leisure sectors in the areas of development and investment, project management and property and asset management at a nationwide and international level.

Agency

Philip Culbert

Surveyor

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Philip Culbert Surveyor

Agency

Philip graduated from Ulster University prior to commencing a 15 year career with a major local bank, where he worked in relationship management roles across both business and private banking.

He joined Lisney in 2018 and is involved in the sale, leasing and acquisition of properties throughout the province.

Professional Services

Ruairi Scullin

Associate Director, Professional Services

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Ruairi Scullin Associate Director, Professional Services

Professional Services

Ruairi joined Lisney in 2008 and holds a BSc in Property, Investment & Development from the University of Ulster. He is a member of the RICS and is also listed as a Registered Valuer under RICS VRS.

Ruairi specialises in Red book Valuations for secured lending, company accounts, probate and other legal purposes. He is also involved in all forms of landlord and tenant representation including rent review, lease renewals, lease regears and expert witness acting frequently on behalf of local, national and international clients with a broad and diverse range of requirements.

 

Stephen Chambers
Investment

Stephen Chambers

Associate Director, Investment & Property Finance

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Stephen Chambers Associate Director, Investment & Property Finance

Investment
Stephen Chambers

Stephen is a graduate of University of Ulster where he studied Property, Investment and Development. On completing his degree Stephen joined Lisney’s graduate programme and attained membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He then moved on to pursue a career in Corporate Banking, within Bank of Ireland’s Specialist Property Group.

Stephen has a breadth of experience in Investment property and Property Finance, including large loan and asset portfolio sales, debt restructuring and refinancing, both locally in NI and across GB.

Stephen re-joined Lisney in 2015 as an Associate Director in the Investment and Finance Department.