IT’S a family affair at Quinn Property as son of Eilish and David Quinn, Jack Quinn, has taken up a new role as a sales negotiator in the Gorey office. He becomes the fourth generation of the family to work in the business.
The Askamore native has a stellar CV in his possession and brings experience from the commercial property market in Dublin, having just moved from JLL where he worked in the valuations and office agency for three years.
Jack admits that coming home to County Wexford was always part of the plan, but it was the pandemic that put things into perspective for him and encouraged this career move.
“I had been living in Dublin for the past six years between study and working at JLL, a US real estate advisor. Through that I had the opportunity to work with multinational companies and high net worth individuals with high expectations, so you become accustomed to providing the highest standards of service and results. Like a lot of people over the last year, I was working from home predominantly, but it wasn’t until I came back to Wexford that I got a real appreciation for everything that the north Wexford area has to offer,” he said.
“Whether it’s quality of life or work-life balance, you find yourself appreciating not having to do the rush hour traffic or rely on public transport during peak times. Working with people looking to relocate here from Dublin, I’ll have a genuine understanding of their perspective as I’ve experience of living both in the city and in rural Wexford.
“We’re now entering a phase where a lot of workplaces are rolling out a hybrid model so as we move forward, even if you were to work in Dublin for a one or two days a week, you wouldn’t mind making the journey as we have that proximity factor. There is an appetite for Wexford properties of all types and I expect that to continue and increase even further.”
Jack studied Commerce in UCD and completed his MSc in Real Estate at DIT, now TUD, and he hopes that background will help him succeed.
“Now that I’ve started, there’s an excitement factor as it’s a busy time for the market. I’m fortunate that the company is in a strong position, but I hope to build on the foundation that has been put in place already. I’m looking forward to meeting as many people as possible over the coming weeks to discuss the needs of clients and getting a feel for what’s out there.
“The role comes with a lot of responsibility, which I am relishing. I believe we can offer superior expertise as well as competitive rates to new and existing customers. In particular, I am looking forward to strengthening our commercial and residential property divisions. I hope to speak to commercial property owners and developers to offer a fresh perspective and perhaps some advice that they may not have heard before.
“The goal for me now is to continue the growth and development of the company and make sure that everything we do, including internal and external processes are best in class. I’m confident we can grow our volume of property listings as well as our client base,” he said.
This article by Cathy Lee appeared in the Gorey Guardian and can be accessed here: https://www.independent.ie/regionals/wexford/news/a-challenge-jack-was-born-for-at-quinn-property-40866111.html
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