PEOPLE

KEVIN MURPHY  | Chairman

Kevin Murphy is a former CEO of Irish Life Assurance Company. He has over 40 years of experience in financial services and the Irish property market, and acts as a Non-Executive Director of the Irish Stock Exchange, Canada Life Re, London Life & General Re, Northern Trust Fiduciary Services, L&G Assurance, Canada Life Assurance, and Irish Airlines Pensions.

He is also a Past President of the Society of Actuaries of Ireland, Chairman of the Irish Association of Investment Managers, and past President of the Irish Insurance Federation.

Dr. WILLIAM K  NOWLAN | Director

As a founder of the €1 billion, commercial property, Hibernia REIT plc, Bill identified the potential of institutional funding to transform housing provision – especially affordable housing – in Ireland and conceived the Urbeo project. 

Bill is a Chartered Surveyor, Town Planner and Property Arbitrator. He is a non-executive director of several Irish companies. He was Head of Property Investment of Irish Life PLC for over a decade, before setting up WK Nowlan Real Estate Advisors in 1995. Academically he has lectured extensively at the School of Town Planning, University College Dublin, and was a visiting lecturer at University of Ulster. 

Bill has recently been conferred with a PhD by University of Ulster for his research into the development and financing of social and affordable housing in Ireland. 

FRANK KENNY | Director

Frank Kenny was also a founder of Hibernia REIT plc, and is founder and CEO of Willett Companies LLC, a real estate company based in New York.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Having begun his career in Ireland before moving to the US, Frank has worked in all aspects of commercial real estate investment and development on both the private and Institutional side of the real estate business in Europe and the Americas.

FELIX MCKENNA | (CEO)

Felix McKenna is Chief Executive Officer of Urbeo Residential. A chartered surveyor, and barrister, by profession, he was previously Deputy Head of Asset Management at the National Asset Management Agency, and a member of the NAMA Executive team where he had responsibility for social housing delivery.

Prior to joining NAMA, he was Director of Property Services at Eir for twelve years having previously spent ten years as a property asset manager with Irish Estates, a specialist property management company. Felix is also a director of Sophia Housing.

He is a former president of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.

 

AIDAN CULHANE | (Director of Housing)

Aidan Culhane is Director of Housing at Urbeo Residential. A Chartered Town Planner, he is a former special adviser at the Dept of Environment, Community and Local Government, and has acted as expert consultee to the OECD on housing issues. First elected in 1999, he served as a member in local government for 12 years and was also a member of the Dublin Regional Authority and the Southern and Eastern Regional Assembly.

He holds a Masters degree in Regional and Urban Planning, and is an associate lecturer at the Institute of Public Administration.