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NAMA sues Bernard McNamara in Dublin’s High Court

by namawinelake

Poor old Bernard was one of the first mega property developers to admit he had problems back at the start of 2010. Since then, the banks have been working through his outstanding loans. Receivers have since been appointed by the banks to his properties. In the past three months, three of Bernard’s hotels – the Burlington in Dublin, the Parknasilla in Kerry and the Cork International – have all been put up for sale. At NAMA too where Bernard is understood to be a Top 10 developer, the Agency has foreclosed on his loans, including loans on the former Irish Glass Bottle site in Ringsend in Dublin and the Elm Park development in Ballsbridge. And the last we heard of Bernard was that he was carving out a new……………….

full article at source: http://namawinelake.wordpress.com/2012/09/06/nama-sues-bernard-mcnamara-in-dublins-high-court/

NAMA recruiting investigators to check out developers’ finances

By namawinelake 

source :http://wp.me/pNlCf-1l9

Although the advertisement is not currently showing on the NAMA website under its recruitment section, the Irish Independent today reports that NAMA is, in fact, recruiting an unspecified number of “forensic managers and analysts” whose role will be to “verify and substantiate the credit standing of NAMA debtors”. The role will also involve liaising with unspecified third parties.
The roles will be based in Dublin and the principal duties are understood to include undertaking and overseeing “forensic and investigative searches to verify debtor credit positions”. The person specification for the role says that candidates are “likely to have a minimum of 3-4 years’ investigative/forensic experience”. Any prospective candidate must comply with section 42 of the NAMA Act which says:
“(2) Before employing or otherwise engaging a person to be assigned to NAMA under subsection (1), the NTMA shall ascertain to its satisfaction that the person—
(a) is of good character and has not been convicted of any offence likely to render him or her unfit or unsuitable to perform the duties that the person is required to undertake or is likely to be required to undertake,
(b) has not been disqualified or restricted from acting as a director under the Companies Acts, and (c) has no material conflict of interest, whether actual or potential
(3) Before the NTMA assigns a member of its staff to NAMA under subsection (1), the NTMA shall ensure that he or she provides a statement of his or her interests, assets and liabilities to the Chief Executive Officer of NAMA and the Chief Executive of the NTMA in a form that the NTMA specifies”


 I here that Nama moved to seize control of the properties belonging to developers Ray and Danny Grehan yesterday after, it is understood, they failed to meet some of the terms of a plan agreed with the agency.
Nama appointed receivers Paul McCann and Michael McAteer, of accountancy firm Grant Thornton, in a bid to recover a €650 million debt owed to the State.
The properties include the former UCD veterinary college site in Ballsbridge, Dublin, which Glenkerrin bought for  €171.5 million in 2005. Glenkerrin also developed The Grange, a luxury apartment complex in Stillorgan, Co Dublin which is still half empty and is rumoured to be considered as a target for social housing by the council.

Cut-price auction offers Temple Bar flat for €80,000


PROPERTY OWNERS and auctioneers alike may well choke on their porridge this morning when they see that house prices have dropped even further overnight.

The news comes with the publication of the catalogue of Ireland’s first sale of distressed property to be held by British auctioneer Allsops, which specialises in selling properties held by banks, receivers and homeowners needing to sell quickly.

The cheapest property being put on the block is a two-bedroom tenanted apartment in Portlaoise with a top reserve of €35,000. A similar apartment in the same development, Bridle Walk, is listed for sale elsewhere at €170,000.

In Rathfarnham, a two-bedroom penthouse has a maximum reserve of €145,000 in the Allsops auction. A two-bedroom ground-floor unit in the same scheme is listed on myhome.ie for €275,000.

More than 80 properties in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway will be offered at the auction in the Shelbourne Hotel on April 15th, which is being organised by Dublin estate agent Stephen McCarthy of Space, in alliance with Allsop, one of the largest auction houses in Britain.

Details will be available from both companies’ websites tomorrow morning.

Each property carries a maximum reserve price. However, according to McCarthy, the actual reserve prices may well be less on the day, depending on demand. However, the reserve set nearer or on the day will not exceed the published maximum reserves.

Details of properties seen by The Irish Times show these maximum reserves are well below current asking prices for similar homes.

A detached four-bedroom house on a large site in Churchtown, close to Milltown Golf Course, has a maximum reserve of €400,000 – less than three-bedroom homes are making nearby.

A large mews house on a laneway in Ballsbridge has a maximum reserve of €600,000. While there is no similar home for sale nearby, refurbished homes of a similar size in the neighbourhood have been trading around the €1 million mark.

In Temple Bar, a studio apartment on Essex Street has a maximum reserve of €80,000, a price likely to strike fear into the heart of investors with property in the area where slightly larger units trade for upwards of €140,000.

The prices are likely to shock estate agents trying to shift property in a dormant market. However, Mr McCarthy said the auction would benefit the property trade by establishing a floor from which people could build.


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