With thanks to an eagle-eyed member of this blog’s audience, it seems that a developer, reputedly one of the NAMA Top 20, is now based in London. Spain Courtney Doyle – their website won’t open on some web browsers including Opera – now shows its contact address at 3 Wigmore Place in central London, just north of Oxford Street. Its telephone number is now shown as + 44 7500 115822 which I believe is a UK mobile telephone number. The company is controlled by Paddy Spain, David Courtney and Bernard Doyle.
There is no entry on the “News” page which might explain the change of address. As far as I can tell, all the property for sale/rent still appears to be in Dublin (Ireland).
It was last summer when Spain Courtney Doyle was forced to respond to rumours that it was about to close down. The company is still managing property in Dublin and according to its website, it is still offering property for sale and rent.
Whilst there is no evidence to suggest it is the case here, other NAMA developers have relocated to the UK before declaring themselves bankrupt – Tom McFeely, Ray and Danny Grehan and John Fleming for example. The NAMA chairman recently said during a radio interview inDublin : “and by the way being declared bankrupt in theUK does not mean NAMA loses interest in you -far from it”