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Mark Blair

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A&L Goodbody

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Commercial Property




Mark Blair is a Partner in the Commercial Property Department. He specialises in property development, investment and management in the commercial and residential sectors. Mark advises a wide range of clients including various owners and occupiers, commercial developers and investors, pension funds, retailers, banks and Government bodies. Mark has acted on some of the largest investment transactions in Northern Ireland, including in the utilities and renewable energy sectors, and has particular experience in loan portfolio and alternative investment market acquisitions.


Mark is a member of the Communications Committee of the Law Society of Northern Ireland. He was also a member of the Belfast City Council delegation to MIPIM in 2016 and 2017. Mark was a member of the Organising Committee of the Insider Media Northern Ireland Property Investment Conference 2015 and 2016.

Northern Ireland: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Leading individuals

Mark Blair - A&L Goodbody

Within: Commercial property

A&L Goodbody’s property team’s expertise includes assisting investment firms, property developers and banks with hotel developments, loan portfolio sales, and high-value acquisitions. Highlights in 2017 included Tracey Schofield leading advice to the Jurys Inn Group in the acquisition of an adjoining site to extend the city centre hotel by adding 80 bedrooms; Schofield then assisted private equity investor Lone Star with the Northern Irish aspects of the sale of the Jurys Inn Group to Swedish hotel investor Pandox. This complex transaction involved securing the site acquisition and new hotel licence before the disposal took place, and the disposal involved negotiating certificates of title and deeds of release. Mark Blair  heads the practice.

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Planning and environment

Within: Planning and environment

The ‘very robust and commercially minded’ planning team at A&L Goodbody is well known for handling regulatory and non-contentious work within the real estate sector and has notable expertise in providing planning advice to councils. Key clients include Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council. Property partner Mark Blair leads the team.

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