DRES Properties Team

Our team recently delivered award winning developments that demonstrate and promote sustainable and healthy living environments for new homeowners.

The key to the success of our developments, is our commitment to engaging with surrounding communities, being a responsible neighbour and handling our operations in a safe and environmentally efficient manner.


Patrick Durkan

Patrick has over 20 years house building experience and is the CEO of D|RES Properties and formerly the Managing Director of Durkan Residential. Patrick has a proud and respected heritage leading a second-generation house building family that has been constructing new homes in Ireland since 1971. Prior to joining the family firm Patrick qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG. He is a council member of the Irish Home Builders Association and is at the forefront of driving a modern and progressive industry.



Andrew Kinnear

Andrew has over 25 years’ experience within the residential and commercial sectors. He has been responsible for projects of up to 700 units with values ranging from €5 ‐ €100m. Andrew was previously Regional Head Surveyor for McInerney Homes and Senior Surveyor for Berkley Homes.


Kevin Durkan

Kevin has over 15 years’ experience within the commercial and residential sectors. He has a proven track record in improving homes for comfort, health and energy efficiency using state-of-the-art heating, insulation and ventilation systems.


John McGinley

John is an experienced Construction Director with residential/commercial construction and regeneration experience spanning 25 years. John has successfully delivered a number of high quality residential and commercial schemes in London and Ireland ranging from €30 – €250m.

Previous experience in main contracting has provided John with a sharp knowledge of construction industry standards, programme awareness, commercial acumen and implementation of Health & Safety Mandatories.


Aideen Leahy

Aideen has over 20 years Interior Design experience in the industry with leading global and local Brands. Expertise and knowledge were gained over these years in Project Management and Fit Out, Interior Design, Visual Merchandising and Marketing.

In 2017 joined D|RES Properties and has specialised in the creation, implementation and management of all aspects of the ‘Customer experience and journey’ from interior specification and layouts on to the completed product at sales launches, following through with after care while ensuring that D|RES brand values are at the forefront.

finance director

Owen Travers

Owen has over 20 years experience in finance, corporate finance and banking primarily with AIB Group. He is an FCCA qualified accountant with a degree in Finance from Trinity College Dublin. Owen Joined D|RES in early 2020 as Finance Director where he oversees the Finance and Land & Development activities. Owen’s experience includes working on a number of Finance Dublin Deal of the Year transactions  and many years running various AIB lending businesses including European Real Estate, Hospitality, Project Finance & Social Housing. More recently he was the CEO of AIB Corporate Finance for 3 years.

Chief Operations Officer

Eddie Byrne

Eddie has almost 30 years senior level experience in the banking and real estate sectors. As Managing Director of Hudson Advisors Ireland since 2013, he has had responsibility for Lone Star’s Irish real estate portfolio with significant volumes achieved over the past 5 years. He is a board member of a range of regulated real estate related companies and has prior senior level real estate lending in both Ireland and the US.

Chief Development Officer

Michael Hynes

Michael has nearly 20 years experience in the Irish real estate sector. Since 2013 he has been Head of Real Estate for Hudson Advisors Ireland, which manages Lone Star’s Irish real estate portfolio. He managed development loan portfolios with the National Asset Management Agency from 2011 to 2013. A Qualified Chartered Surveyor, he served as Development Director for Grattan Property from 2004 to 2011.