Sabrina Mackin - Development Manager and Experienced Chartered Surveyor

 


Introduction

I provide experienced Development Management and Building Surveying services. 
I'm an experienced Development Manager and Chartered Surveyor with 23+ years of commercial real estate experience in Ireland, the UK and Europe. 
I contract with clients in various ways:
  • Short term, medium, long term contracts
  • I partner with other experienced and specialist firms 
  • I can act as a sub-consultant on an adhoc basis

I focus is doing a job well, on time, being responsive and reliable.
Clearpoint Consulting is registered as a limited company in Ireland.


My Services

I provide the following key services:
  • Development Management
  • Development Monitoring for Banks / Investors
  • Development Monitoring for Occupiers / Tenants
  • Investment Technical Due Diligence (TDD) surveys and reports
  • Pre-lease surveys and reports
  • Receivership surveys and reports
  • Dilapidations surveys and schedules
  • Asset Management
  • Life Cycle Assessments
  • Building Investment Fund Assessments
 

CV

Background
  • I established Clearpoint Consulting Limited in 2023.
  • I'm an experience Chartered Surveyor and Development Manager with 23+ years of commercial real estate experience in Ireland, the UK and Europe.
  • I'm proud to be a Fellow of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (FSCSI) and RICS (FRICS).
Previous Roles
  • Arcadis - Senior Director and Rep. Ireland lead of Arcadis. I was the first person in the Irish business of Arcadis in 2017. The extraordinary team grew from 1 person (me) to 26 people in 5 years, revenue grew from c. €250k to a €5m+. I'm excited for the team to continue growing. 
  • Hollis Global - I was the second-in-command in growing the Hollis Ireland office from 3 people to 15 people in 3 years and growing the revenue, profit margin and brand sustainably to €1m+. Hollis are a trusted brand and consistently and conscientiously work to provide the best service to their clients. 
  • CBRE - A was a senior team member in one of the best and busiest technical due diligence teams in Europe. 
  • EC Harris (now Arcadis) - I led and grew the EC Harris Dublin Building Consultancy offering from 0 to 3 people and helped grow a revenue stream of c. €600k+ net revenue pa from zero.
Experience
  • I have inspected and reported on over 500 buildings / projects, in Ireland, UK and Europe. I've worked on €billion and €million projects. I've collaborated with global clients, lawyers, agents and finance specialists. I've managed teams of specialists including building surveyors, engineers, quantity surveyors, environmental and sustainability specialists.
  • I have worked with major Irish and global clients such as Smurfit Kappa, Irish Life, Bank of Ireland, AIB, Google and HSBC.
  • My key areas of expertise are leading and delivering Technical Due Diligence (TDD), Development Monitoring and Asset Management.
  • I'm a past Chairperson of the SCSI Building Surveying Professional Group and SCSI Committee member (2-year role).
  • I'm an established Non-Executive Director.
Market Activity and Background
  • I enjoy being active in the construction and property market, I believe you get back what you put in. I have presented to the Oireachtas and government committees on public interest matters such as the construction industry and the defective concrete block scheme, I have spoken at market events and published articles and best practice documents.
  • I'm proud to be a senior female in the property and construction industry. The percentages of women in building surveying are very low, only 8% of Chartered Building Surveyors are female, and only 4% of “Fellow” RICS chartered surveyors are female. The percentage of women joining the industry improves year on year, I believe that I have a responsibility to the industry to be a mentor.
  • I'm from Banbridge in Co. Down, I moved to Dublin in the mid 2000s and am happily settled in Churchtown.
Qualifications
2001: 1st Class BSc Hons in Building Surveying from Glasgow Caledonian University
2003: Chartership in the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

 

Some examples of projects and buildings I have inspected:


Note: client confidentiality and project / company IP is very important to Clearpoint Consulting, and shall be upheld in line with RICS / SCSI codes of conduct. The following is provided as a sample to highlight Sabrina's experience and skill.

Retail Assets

Services provided on these retail assets were pre-acquisition TDD, vendor TDD, re-finance TDD, receivership TDD, dilapidations, planned maintenance schedules, development monitoring for investment purchaser / lender, development monitoring for occupation / tenant, asset management, and stock condition surveys:

  • Swords Central Shopping Centre
  • Navan Shopping Centre
  • Fairgreen Shopping Centre, Mullingar
  • Charlesland Village Centre, Greystones
  • Bloomfield Shopping Centre, Dun Laoghaire
  • Hodges Figgis, Dawson Street
  • Several SuperValu units, incl Lucan and Ranelagh
  • Lifestyle Sports, Grafton Street / South King Street
  • South King Street development, incl Zara, H&M, offices and residential
  • H Samuel, Grafton Street
  • Belgard Retail Park
  • Newhall Retail Park
  • Orwell Shopping Centre, Templeogue
  • Pairc an Clochair in Oranmore, Galway
  • Several retail shopping centres in Germany
  • Cardinal Place, Victoria, London SW1
  • RBS retail banks in Ireland and UK
  • 18-21 Henry Street (incl HMV, Vision Express and Boots)
  • Asda units in UK
  • Currys retail units in UK
  • Oxfam retail shops in Ireland

Office Assets

Services provided on these office assets were project management, pre-acquisition TDD, vendor and re-finance TDD, dilapidations, development monitoring for investment purchaser / lender, and development monitoring for occupation / tenant:

  • Deutsche Bank HQ, Dublin
  • Nova Atria, Sandyford
  • Blocks 4 & 5 Harcourt Centre
  • IDA Park, Athlone
  • 1 Warrington Place, Dublin 2
  • Jefferson House, Donnybrook
  • AIB Bankcentre, Dublin 4
  • 1 Kilmainham Square, Dublin 8
  • 14-15 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin
  • Georges Quay, Dublin
  • Block D, Charlemont Exchange, Dublin
  • 43 Grosvenor Street, London
  • 55 Old Broad Street, London
  • The Corner Building, Farringdon, London
  • Southwood Campus, Farnborough, UK
  • RBS HQ Office, Boulevard Hausmann, Paris

Public Private Partnership (PPP) Projects
Services provided on these PPP projects were Lender's Technical Advisor:
  • Grangegorman East and West Quads
  • Social Housing Bundle 1
  • Social Housing Bundle 2
  • Community Nursing Units
  • Higher Education Bundle 1
  • Higher Education Bundle 2
Residential Assets
Services provided on these resi assets were development monitoring for investment purchaser / lender,  pre-acquisition TDD, vendor and re-finance TDD:
  • Cherrywood TC2
  • Quayside Quarter, Dublin
  • Fairways, Dun Laoghaire
  • Fernbank, Dundrum
  • Abbey Glen, Cabinteely
  • 400-410 South Circular Road, Dublin
  • The Elysian, Cork
  • Harty’s Quay, Cork
  • Mount Argus Convent, Dublin
  • 39 Hill Street, Mayfair, London
Hotel, Education and Multi-Use Assets
Services provided on these resi assets were development monitoring for investment purchaser / lender, pre-acquisition TDD, vendor and re-finance TDD:
  • Portfolio of 60+ Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) assets in UK
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 1 Custom House Quay, Dublin
  • Ashlin House PBSA, Cork
  • Binary Hub PBSA, Dublin
  • Generator Hostel, Smithfield
  • DIT Campus, Dublin 1
  • Templebar Hotel, Dublin 2
  • Pairc an Clochair, Galway
  • 64 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2
  • Jurys Inn, Milton Keynes
  • Jurys Inn, Southampton
  • Luxury Hotel Portfolio, Sardinia
Industrial Assets
Services provided on these retail assets were dilapidations, vendor TDD, receiver TDD, re-finance TDD, pre-acquisition TDD:
  • Unit 1, Airton Close, Tallaght
  • Westlink Industrial Estate, Dublin 10
  • Units in Greenogue Business Park, Dublin
  • Mervue Business Park, Galway
  • Units in Units in North Park, Finglas
  • Units in Fonthill Industrial Estate, Dublin
  • Units in Western Industrial Estate, Dublin 12

News and Insights

Sabrina speaks at the National Construction Summit

2023: Sabrina presented at the National Construction Summit on PPPs and also chaired a panel discussion on housing development.

Sabrina speaks to Oireachtas

2023: Sabrina was part of a panel of Surveyors who presented to the Oireachtas on the independent SCSI report on the defective block remediation scheme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1zCYgNRLvY

Sabrina hosts a panel at the annual Bisnow Residential Conference

2023 and 2019: Sabrina spoke on a panel at the 2023 Bisnow Residential Conference, and also chaired a panel at the 2019 Bisnow Conference.

Sabrina helps write an independent Report to help a social emergency 

2022: Sabrina was part of a team of Surveyors who worked to write and publish the independent SCSI report on Construction Costs for the Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme.

Sabrina speaks at an Oireactas Information Day

2022: Sabrina spoke at an Oireachtas Information Day on behalf of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI).

Sabrina speaks to students at DKIT

2021 and 2023: in 2021 Sabrina spoke to a final year class of building surveyors at Dundalk Institute of Technology. In 2023 Sabrina was part of a panel of Chartered Building Surveyors who reviewed a masters conversion course in DKIT for SCSI accreditation, allowing more people with technical backgrounds to achieve a building surveying qualification.


Contact Me

 
Office Address

Office Suites Club

20 Harcourt Street

Dublin 2

D02 H364

Ireland

 
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