IPUT Real Estate appoints Marie Hunt as Head of Research

23 May 2022
  • Industry expert to lead IPUT’s thought leadership strategy
  • Research to include focus on placemaking, sustainability and the future of the workplace


IPUT Real Estate, Ireland’s leading property company and the largest owner of offices and logistics assets in Dublin, announces the appointment of Marie Hunt to the newly created role of Head of Research and as a member of the IPUT senior management team. Ms Hunt will join IPUT in the Autumn and will be responsible for IPUT’s thought leadership strategy, supporting the business’ investment process, placemaking strategy and sustainability programme.

Marie Hunt

Marie Hunt is an authoritative and respected commentator and researcher in the Irish real estate sector. She is currently the Head of Research and Consulting at CBRE in Ireland, a function she established in 1995 and is a member of CBRE Ireland’s Executive Committee. She writes comprehensive research on all aspects of the real estate market and her work is among CBRE’s most globally downloaded. Reflecting her position of expertise, Marie has supported presentations to major international institutions on the Irish property market including the IMF, ECB and EU. She presents to the boards of many of Ireland’s largest property firms and semi-state organisations and is a regular participant in property roundtables. Among many other accolades and qualifications, Marie was made an honorary Fellow of the Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland in recognition of her contribution to the country’s real estate industry and is a Council member of the Urban Land Institute in Ireland.

IPUT Thought Leadership

IPUT has a dedicated thought leadership programme focused on the issues driving the future of the real estate industry and which supports the development and refinement of IPUTs strategy and responsible investment approach. Over the past five years, IPUT has published a range of thought leadership reports including: Making Place, which looks at new ways of working and the relationship between an office and its local neighbourhood; Shaping our Cities, which looks at how technology is disrupting real estate; and an assessment of Dublin in a global real estate context.

With Marie Hunt as new Head of Research, IPUT intends to accelerate its research function and continue to issue comprehensive analyses of the key issues influencing the future of the real estate sector globally.

Niall Gaffney, IPUT Real Estate CEO, commented:

Our objective as a business is to continually re-define the standard for excellence in the Irish real estate market. Our ability to do that is grounded in insightful research and thought leadership. We are delighted to welcome Marie Hunt to our team and believe her widely-recognised expertise will ensure we remain at the forefront of innovation and fresh-thinking in real estate.


Marie Hunt, incoming Head of Research said:

IPUT is the clear leader in the Irish market and is recognised internationally for the quality of its portfolio and its insights. I look forward to working with the team to build on the foundation of the last five years and set new standards in insightful real estate research domestically and internationally.