Meet our 2024 Judges.

An independent panel of experts will determine the winners of the National Property Awards 2024.

The National Property Awards 2024 will aim to deliver a balanced judging assessment from industry leaders who will bring their extensive knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise to the judging process. This will ensure that the winning entries are truly outstanding and worthy of receiving a National Property Award.

The panel is carefully selected to ensure the Awards judging process is fair and objective.

Tina-Marie O’Neill, Editor, Property Plus, Business Post

Tina-Marie is the Business Post Property Editor. She joined the publication some 20 years ago as a general reporter before becoming the newspaper’s World News reporter and its first Bite Size columnist. She has been the publication’s Property Editor since 2013 and co-organised the first Sunday Business Post National Property Summit in 2014. Tina-Marie has a Masters Degree in Politics from UCD, a BA in German and Politics and a diploma in Interior Design. She most recently obtained a distinction from Technical University Dublin having completed the IPAV Level 6 Higher Certificate in Real Estate.

Carol Tallon, CEO of Communications Agency, Property District

Carol is a legal graduate, now specialising in PR, new media and public consultation for the built environment. With more than 15 years experience across the planning, construction, property and proptech sectors, Carol has worked with government agencies, industry representative bodies, property developers, construction contractors, auctioneering firms and media outlets. In addition to founding Proptech Ireland as an ESG initiative back in 2016 and rolling out Ireland’s virtual town hall ‘PLACEengage’, Carol and the Property District team produce Ireland’s first weekly radio show for the property industry ‘Property Matters’ on Dublin South FM and

Mary Conway, Chairperson, Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA)

 Mary has been letting and managing property full time since 2015 when she gave up nursing and went back to college to study for her PSRA license. Mary began Janus estates in 2019 with the aim of helping families navigate through changes often associated with age and lifestyle transitions. This includes changes due to illness, bereavement, separation, divorce or helping a family to prepare a house for sale after the death of a loved one.

Bob Jordan, CEO of The Housing Agency

Bob Jordan is Chief Executive of The Housing Agency, a government body that promotes the supply of housing and helps deliver sustainable communities throughout Ireland. From 2018 – 2021 he was the National Director of the Irish Government’s Housing First programme, which provides permanent homes and wraparound supports to people who have experienced rough sleeping and long-term homelessness. Prior to his role in Housing First, Mr. Jordan was Chief Executive of the national housing charity Threshold for nearly a decade. He was Special Adviser to the Minister for Housing during 2016-2017.

Catherine Kenny, CEO, Dublin Simon Community

Catherine Kenny was appointed CEO of Dublin Simon Community in 2022 and took up the role from 1st October. She joined Dublin Simon Community in 2001 as a project worker and held a number of positions before becoming Head of Housing in 2007, progressing to Head of Property & Quality. During this time Catherine built on her Diploma in Social Studies to achieve an Honours Degree in Industrial Relation and Human Resource Management BA (Hons) and a Masters Degree in Strategic Management. Catherine has been committed to sectoral engagement consistently during this time being involved in numerous initiatives such as Sectoral Accommodation Co-ordination Group (DRHE), Long Term Accommodation Group (DRHE), Chairperson of the Homeless Network, one of founder’s of Sector Heads Group, Sector Sub Group of MAG regarding Sex Offenders, Reconfiguration of Sector Meetings.

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