Claire Solon

Claire is Head of Property at Friends First with responsibility for over €500m of property assets.  Claire previously worked in ESB where she held position as Head of Estates Management with responsibility for the ESB property portfolio.  One of the major projects in the portfolio included the 40,000 sqm redevelopment of the ESB head office on Fitzwilliam St Lower which recently received planning permission. Previously she was Development Director in Bennett Construction where she managed many largescale mixed use development proposals. She is a Fellow of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), and a Fellow with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.  Claire holds a first class honours degree in Property Economics.  She currently holds the position of President in the Society of Chartered Surveyors, the body which represents over 5,000 surveyor members in Ireland.