Real Estate Alliance has announced the opening of four new offices to add to its national roster.

The innovative group this week unveiled new offices in Dublin’s Donnybrook and Galway City for REA Halnon McKenna and Limerick City and Newcastle West for REA Dooley, further adding to its nationwide footprint.

Real Estate Alliance (REA) is Ireland’s leading property group of Chartered Surveyors, with 55 branches, comprising many of the country’s longest-established auctioneers and estate agents.

“This expansion is a positive step for REA at a challenging time for the industry, and we are sure that our new members will benefit from the synergies that come from being a member of the alliance,” said REA Chairman Anthony McGee.

“We are delighted to have these new members on board as they represent the type of firm which REA is proud to be associated with – experienced, professional and qualified.

“The combination of business being distributed to REA agents from central office, together with the requirement that all agents must be licensed and qualified, with many being Chartered Surveyors, is proving a major attraction to new members.

“Members enjoy the fact that REA is different from other property groups and they can tap-in to the wealth of knowledge within the group which is particularly useful in valuation work.”

REA Halnon McKenna has opened offices in Donnybrook and Galway City after a superb first year in Gorey Co Wexford.

Winston Halnon has teamed up with former Hooke & MacDonald colleague, Alan McKenna, with the latter heading up the company’s thriving business in lettings and property management.

“We have a fantastic team across three offices, who have already benefitted from the REA approach in our sales, lettings and management business,” said Mr Halnon, who is marking 15 years in the property industry.

Experienced auctioneer Pat Dooley of REA Dooley in Limerick City and Newcastle West has joined the Alliance due to the Group’s increase presence and expert take on the property market.

“REA are visible, innovative, effective, and their nationwide view on the market through their continued surveying is one that provides a realistic and trustworthy message to both buyers and sellers,” said Mr Dooley.