I write about real estate innovation and topics generally related to optimising the corporate workplace. You might also want check out my YouTube channel (gavinjgallagher) and my new podcast Proptech Innovate for similar content.
I am a property investor-developer and entrepreneur based in Dublin. I have an international track record and career spanning 25 years. Whilst I live and work in Ireland today I did spend 10 year abroad and have bought, sold, built and managed properties all the way from Midtown Manhattan to Downtown Dubai.
Director at Earlsfort Group, I am responsible for our commercial portfolio and business technology and data strategy across our commercial real estate holdings and residential development activities.
My current focus is a comprehensive upgrade and modernisation of East Point, our award-winning business park and home to 50+ medium to large corporate occupiers including Google and Oracle.
An important aspect of my role is to identify suitable PropTech products for implementation across our portfolio. My goal is to enhance our occupiers experience whilst driving profitability for our shareholders.
Achieving this requires balance juggling urgent short-term solutions with deliberate long-term strategic planning that will ensure East Point is best positioned to serve its occupiers and their 8,000+ staff in the years ahead.
As a result of this focus on innovation and demographic trends, I have found myself delving deeper and deeper into the fascinating world of PropTech. I recently came to the uneasy conclusion that technology is going to massively disrupt this sector and I believe landlords and other property professionals should be paying very close attention to it now.
A big picture goal for me is to change the conversation taking place around real estate and introduce a much greater focus on environmental issues and sustainability. Our industry accounts for 40% of GHG emissions and we owe it to our children and grandchildren to bring this down.
I regularly write and speak on this topic, outlining the challenges as I seek to integrate technology across own portfolio and projects. I recently began ‘documenting my journey’ via regular video uploads to YouTube where I share my thoughts and findings resulting from this work.