Meet The Team

Noel Smyth

Managing Director


A solicitor by profession, Noel founded Noel Smyth & Partners, Solicitors, in 1981 before divesting his interest in that practice in the summer of 2017. He has advised on some of the most important corporate issues to come before the courts over the past 30 years in Ireland.

In 1995 he bought into Dunloe Ewart Plc.  Under his chairmanship, Dunloe grew from a €3.8 million company into one with a capital value of over €250 million when he left it in December 2002 to develop Fitzwilliam Real Estate, his wholly owned property
development company.

Nigel Kinnaird DL MRICS

Property Director


Nigel Kinnaird qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in London 1988 and joined Fitzwilliam Real Estate in June 2002. He worked for the previous six years under Noel Smyth’s chairmanship at Dunloe Ewart plc.  Nigel has wide property experience across all sectors both in Ireland and the UK.  In recent years he has been responsible for a number of residential developments from inception through to completion.  This includes the projects at Saintfield and Antrim (230+ units), Tooting, Rochford, Warwick, Brighton, Malahide and Inchicore.  He continues to manage a number of these developments which have been retained for rental growth.

Bryan Lawlor

Finance Director


Bryan Lawlor is a graduate of DCU with an honours degree in accounting and finance. Bryan then trained and qualified as a chartered accountant and has worked in the area of real estate for the majority of his career. Firstly working in a property tax based practice Kieran Ryan & Co. and then working on the audit team of Fitzwilliam Real Estate before being employed as group financial controller. Bryan was co-opted onto the Board of Fitzwilliam Real Estate as finance director in September 2010.  Bryan has detailed knowledge and experience in relation to both property acquisitions and disposals and dealing with banks in relation debt restructuring.

Alannah Smyth

Project Director


Alannah Smyth studied Business and Politics in Trinity and International Business in Smurfit Business school before going on to train as a solicitor with A&L Goodbody. She is a qualified Solicitor. Alannah joined Fitzwilliam REC in 2000 and is our General/ Corporate Counsel. Alannah is an active Director across all of Fitzwilliam REC’s projects

Darren Reddy

Project Manager


Darren Reddy qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in London in 2005 and has recently joined Fitzwilliam REC Ltd as our in-house Project Manager. Over the past 15 years’ Darren has gained experience working for Cluttons, Faithful+Gould and more recently Knight Frank and McGovern Surveyors. His speciality is in Project Management and the supervision of building works and managing design teams. He has currently completed a number of high end fits outs on a wide range of properties including Georgian buildings to modern office space with clients such as Ulster Bank, Fitzwilliam REC, Kennedy Wilson, Davy’s, BT, Harcourt Life, Danone, National Irish Bank, Lexus Nexis and An Post.
Darren will be working on a number of exciting projects including a 40,000 sq.ft. store in Henry St for a high street UK operator, a 365 key hotel on the corner of Liffey and Middle Abbey Street and 3 number residential sites totalling circa 200 units in Dublin.