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About McCarthy Developments

McCarthy Developments (Cork) Ltd. is a privately owned, expanding property development company that is opportunity led. It is part of the McCarthy Group which includes McCarthy Properties, M & T McCarthy and AWSI Ltd.

The group focus is on the residential, commercial and leisure sectors & our teams' core competencies are in acquisition, planning, development, sales, finance and risk management.

Dedicated to the creation of quality living and working environment, this family business strives to set new standards from planning to implementation and from marketing to final sale, and is uncompromising in the pursuit of excellence and quality.

The company’s portfolio includes high profile completed projects and also some proposed projects currently at various stages of development and planning.

Our in-house capabilities allow us to direct each project from site acquisition, planning and construction through to the long term management of property. Our dedicated property management department affords the company the opportunity to get valuable feedback from customers allowing for continual improvement in terms of service, design, finish and completion of all projects.

Completed projects include the prestigious Hartys Quay waterfront 175 apartment development in Rochestown.


Our Team

Thomas  McCarthy - Chairman
Thomas McCarthy holds a BCL from University College Cork, a Solicitor's Parchment from The Law Society, Black Hall Place and a BL from Kings Inns, in Dublin. Thomas practiced both as a Barrister and Solicitor for a number of years before returning to the Corporate Environment on a full time basis. He is the Chairman of the McCarthy Group. Thomas has been running his own business since 1955 and during this time has been involved in a variety of industries including legal, property, leisure and retail. He has held a number of external directorships. He has a strong network of leading decision makers within the Financial, Banking and Development Sectors. Thomas is the Past President of the North Mon PPU and was selected as “Man of the Year” in 1995, Corks Business Person of the Month in November 2006 and Corks Patron of the Year 2007. He is also Chairman of the Cork South Docklands Landowners Group.
Tom McCarthy Jnr - Managing Director
Tom McCarthy holds a BA in Economics and an MBA from University College Cork. Tom is the Managing Director of the McCarthy Group, which is a privately owned investment group. The groups main focus in on the residential, commercial and leisure sectors. Tom takes an entrepreneurial approach to business, is opportunity led and results driven. He believes in integrating the highest quality standards across all aspects of the business. His core competencies are in risk management and strategic planning. He has a proven track record in dealing with the complexities of asset acquisition and management, managing multi-location projects, involving large multi-disciplinary teams while maintaining effective financial management and a strong customer focus . Tom is a Director of the Irish Heritage Trust, sits on the Cork Science & Innovation Park Advisory Board and is a member of the Cork County Council Strategic Policy Committee. He is a Past President of the MBA Association of Ireland.
Michelle McCarthy - Finance Director
Michelle McCarthy holds a BA in Psychology and an MBA from University College Cork. In her role as Finance Director of the McCarthy Group Michelle has had an active part in overseeing the planning, controlling and funding of all of the activities and developments undertaken by the McCarthy Group. Michelle has over 25 years experience in business setup, management and operations across multiple sectors in addition to the property sector including retail, catering and hospitality. In addition to her duties as Finance Director Michelle takes a very personal and direct involvement in the specification and design of developments undertaken by the McCarthy Group involving herself in all design stages from concept to completion, including the selection of all external and internal finishes and the interior design and fit out of all show units. This personal attention to detail is a trademark of the McCarthy Group and is evident in all of our developments.
Tony Sisk - Sales Manager
Tony Sisk is a graduate of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers. Tony joined the McCarthy Group over 25 years ago and has been heading up the Sales & Letting department for the past 15 years. Tony heads up a team which manages and lets a large portfolio consisting of residential houses, apartments and holiday homes as well as a commerical section which includes office blocks, retail and industrial units. He also has experience dealing with rent reviews, lease renewals and schedule of delapidation within the portfolio.
Nick Moriarty - Financial Controller
Nicholas Moriarty holds an Honours Bachelors of Business Studies Degree and is a fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Ireland. He is the Financial Controller of the McCarthy Group. He has over 20 years experience in all aspects of finance associated with Commercial, Retail and Residential Property Development and Management. Key Property Projects include Liffey Valley S.C. (Dublin), Mahon Point S.C. (Cork), Jacobs Island Development (Cork), Hartys Quay Development (Cork) and Sheen Falls Country Club (Kenmare).
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