Who We Are

Headquartered in Dublin, the Mespil Group has several businesses in the Private Equity, Energy and Infrastructure sectors. More recently the formation of Mespil European Ventures has accelerated its move into real estate investment and development which forms an additional core business segment for our team.

Our team have over 60 years of combined experience in property delivering 2,500 residential units with a sales value in excess of €300M, a further 1,500 hotel rooms, in addition to over €100m in infrastructure projects.

Crucially we can leverage this experience which encompasses land acquisition, construction, sales, management and letting with international tour operators. Our mission is to provide an outstanding level of service and expertise in the European real estate market that is both innovative and ambitious. Mespil European Ventures is dedicated to the highest standards, systems and performance necessary to achieve our vision of establishing ourselves as a preferred property developer and operator bringing unique living concepts to our customers.

 

Management Team

Tom O`Connor

Director

Tom O‘Connor is a co-founder of Mespil European Ventures Ltd (MEV). An experienced international business executive with significant market knowledge in a number of industry sectors in both Ireland and overseas including energy, construction and healthcare.

Specialising in business strategy, planning and fundraising, he has been instrumental in assisting many clients secure investment and rolling out their operations globally.

Tom spends a significant amount of time in Portugal providing informed guidance and focused input supporting MEV to scale and grow.

Aaron Tracey

Sales Director

As a co-founder of Mespil European Ventures Ltd (MEV), Aaron brings over 20 years’ experience in real estate to the team. He has successfully constructed and sold over 2,500 units in Europe over the last ten years and will be instrumental in developing the sales strategies and agency network for the organization.

His experience encompasses land acquisition, construction, sales, management and lettings with international tour operators. In 2004 he became a major shareholder of Sunset Resort, building one of the largest developments ever in Bulgaria winning multiple industry, hotel and customer awards and notably a first class investment honour from the Bulgarian government.

Aaron is accredited to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and the Society for Chartered Surveyors in Ireland (MSCSI).

Andrew Mcadam

Finance Director

Andrew is a co-founder of Mespil European Ventures Ltd (MEV) and serves as its Financial Controller. Creating unique financial models, and developing innovative commercialization strategies, he has considerable experience in raising capital for client companies, with a solid background in preparation for investment, leading investment rounds, gaining access to finance, deal structuring, negotiation and successful execution.

Andrew has held positions previously in eLearning, healthcare, distribution and property sectors, managing the finance functions within these organisations.

He holds a BA in Accounting and Finance and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Erica M. Cash

Operations Director

MA graduate with core expertise in operations, project and change management. Previously Erica managed a delivery team of 35 in Microsoft, European Operations Centre and has a further 12 years’ experience working in the property sector. Erica oversaw the process from contract issue to collections of over €300m for the largest property developer in Bulgaria. More recently she managed the end to end relationship with 1000 property owners across 10 different countries.

She joins Mespil European Ventures Ltd (MEV) as Operations Director responsible for building out all internal processes, systems and marketing collateral, also working with the executive team on a number of dynamic project deliverables.

Erica is affiliated to the Society for Chartered Surveyors in Ireland (AssocSCSI). Associate Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (AssocRICS)

Brian Nevin

Lettings Director

Brian Nevin has over 35 years experience in the travel and tourism sector, with established tour operator relationships and a solid understanding of multi-layered customer marketing.

He has held a number of Director and Shareholder positions within the travel and tourism industry, most notably as Head of Sales & Marketing with Thomas Cooke. The last 15 years has seen Brian focus on tourism in Portugal and he holds Director roles both in Holiday Homes Direct and Private Villa Holiday Rentals where he has created and enabled new booking drivers for clients with year-on-year revenue growth.

More recently he has joined Mespil European Ventures as Lettings Director where he will manage all of the rental business in our European projects.

In his spare time Brian enjoys playing golf and travel.

Carlos Henrique

Resort Manager Pine Hills

Carlos Henrique has over 40 years experience in tourism in the Algarve, Portugal. He has managed both hotel and apartment complexes and a portfolio of non-resident owned properties for clients, managing all aspects including lettings, maintenance, staff and administration.

He was the GM of the 4-star Quarteirasol Hotel, Quarteira and more recently held the position of Tourism Manager at Garvetur Apartments and Villas – a company established in 1983 that manages a property portfolio of 9000 units across the Algarve. Carlos is knowledgable regarding the regulations and law around the Condominum Act which governs the management and mainteance of Pine Hills.

He is a member of the Portuguese Hotel Managers Association and is registered with the Portuguese Tourist Board.

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The wider Mespil European Ventures team is comprised of industry experts bringing years of experience to our company. They cultivate our culture, and are passionate about helping our company scale, grow and succeed.