Tuohy O’Toole are a full service residential and commercial Estate Agency serving a broad client base from both public and private sectors. Based in Westport & Castlebar, we undertake advisory work across Ireland with our brokerage business largely focused in the west of Ireland.
We can trace our roots back to 1922 and are therefore one of the longest established property advisory firms in Ireland. Today, we are run by three Directors all of whom work in the business. Our clients have come to trust our market insights, knowledge and integrity delivered by leading class business professionals.
At the heart of what we do are our clients and we never forget that. We go to considerable lengths to fully understand them and their needs in order that the appropriate advice may be provided. We are driven to achieve the very best solutions for our clients both large and small and are truly proud of the long lasting relationships that we have built up in this industry, which is testament to the quality of service that we provide. We offer the full spectrum of Estate Agency and Advisory services across Residential, Commercial and Land.
We are fully qualified Chartered Surveyors and RICS Registered Valuers who have more than 80 years collective experience amongst our three Directors. We have been at the forefront of the property and surveying profession in the West of Ireland and have some of the most respected property experts in the sector.
We seek to hire and retain the most qualified personnel and ensure that all our staff continues to develop their skills through continual professional development and training. The company is headed up by Peter Tuohy, Gerard O’Toole and Joanne Tuohy, all experts in their own fields and vastly experienced.
Peter Tuohy FSCSI FRICS MCIArb
Managing Director – Peter is a third generation Estate Agent with more than 35 years’ experience. A past president of the Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute, he is considered one of the foremost property experts in the west of Ireland. In particular he is one of the leading CPO consultants with a national client base.
Areas of Expertise – Commercial Agency, Farm Land, Development Land, Compulsory Purchase, Expert Witness & Arbitration.
Gerard O’Toole BSc Est Man, Dip Proj Man, Dip Plan & Env Law, FSCSI FRICS ACIArb
Director – Gerard has more than 25 year’s experience across the Construction and Property sectors having worked in the UK, USA and Ireland. A Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer, he heads up professional services and acts for a broad range of clients across banking, construction, development and manufacturing. Past Chair of the Western Region of the Society of Chartered Surveyors and member of the SCSI Planning & Development Committee.
Areas of Expertise – Commercial Agency, Valuation, Commercial Rates, Development Consultancy, New Homes, Asset Management.
Joanne Tuohy Assc MSCSI, Assc MRICS
Director – Joanne is an RICS Registered Valuer and has more than 20 years property experience. She is one of the leading Residential Estate Agents in the region and handles the sale of a range of residential property types and acquires properties for her clients which include home owners, investors and funds. Her remarkable attention to detail and hands on approach deliver exceptional results.
Areas of Expertise – Residential Sales, Acquisitions and Valuations
Elaine Fox BSc(Hons)
Surveyor– A graduate of both GMIT and Northumbria University with an honours degree in Property Valuation and Management. Elaine has been with Tuohy O’Toole since 2015 and is presently undertaking her APC to become a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor. She works mainly in professional services working on valuations for secured lending, probate, taxation and family law together with Compulsory Purchases cases across the country. She also assists in annual research in the Housing market across County Mayo.
Liam Cahill BA MSCSI MRICS
Rates Consultant – Liam has over 35 years’ experience in the specialised area of commercial property rating. He worked in the State Valuation Office for over 30 years before going into private practice. He has wide experience across all areas of property rating including revaluation, revision of valuation, representations and Valuation Tribunal appeals. Liam has worked on revaluations since 2005 and appeared before the Valuation Tribunal on numerous occasions both as an advocate and expert witness. He has a special interest in the rating of hotels, licensed premises, service stations, nursing homes, and properties valued by reference to trading performance.
Areas of Expertise – Rating consultancy
Ann Donohue BA(Hons)
Reception / Accountant – A graduate of GMIT with an honours degree in Social Studies, Ann has had a lengthy career working in Banking, Insurance and Property services over a 30 year period. She has been part of Tuohy O’Toole since 2014 and helps with the efficient running of the office together with front of office customer/clients enquiries and accounts.
Reception – Jenny has had a lengthy career working in the insurance, the legal sector and property services. She has been with Tuohy O’Toole since 2016 and is integral to the efficient running of front office/reception functions. She handles customer and client enquiries and deals with a vast amount of administrative duties and correspondence in a very busy office environment.
We act for a broad range of clients across Ireland and indeed internationally. Some are well known large organisations whilst others are private individuals. Many have depended on our advice for years and continue to do so. While no two clients are the same, we seek to provide each with the very highest standards of service led in each instance by one of three company Directors. We ensure that our clients receive informed, reliable, timely and discreet service that is fit for purpose and is always client focused.
Our clients are diverse and largely from one of eight sectors:
Finance – Lenders both residential and commercial from high street banks to alternative lenders, those offering financial services and funds. Such decisions on lending, disposal and acquisition are based on reliable informed and accurate valuations. We are commercial panel valuers to most of the major stakeholders in the sector across Ireland.
Professionals – Professionals from across Ireland frequently call on us to offer them advice and these include, Lawyers, Architects, Engineers, Quantity Surveyors and Planners. This can be assessing the financial viability of a project, providing valuations for taxation, probate or family law, acting as an expert witness or negotiating a CPO settlement.
Manufacturing – We act for many of the larger manufacturers and industrialists across the region from Pharma and Bio-med to Engineering and distribution. Property related matters are generally secondary non-core decisions who need time to focus on their core business. We take care of every aspect of their property across its entire life cycle.
Retail & Hospitality – Those within the Retail & Hospitality Sectorhave their own unique set of requirements in terms of property advice. We act for a large range from Hoteliers, National Retailers, Grocery sectors, Forecourt Sectors and the Agri, DIY Sectors. We offer these clients the full suite of property services so they can focus on their business and customers.
Property & Construction – We advise numerous Building Contractors, Developers and Property Investors. Investment and Development decisions needs to be based on accurate market data and having your figure on the pulse. As active agents, Valuers and advisors, we are able to provide this service.
State – We are one of the largest national firms with clients from with the Local Government, State and Semi State Sectors. We have acted for these clients for decades. Given their unique structure, these clients have particular and often challenging delicate instructions to be managed. We can do this successfully and secure outstanding results in the process.
Not for Profit – We have a long history of advising not for profit clients. These include Religious Institutions, Charities, Trusts and Sports Clubs.
Private – Private clients from all walks of life depend on our advice daily. These include farmers, home owners, small investors and business owners. More often referred to our firm by friends, colleagues or family, they have all come to trust out knowledge, integrity and excellent service.
We are active Auctioneers and Estate Agents handling the sale of a broad range of residential properties. Everything from large country homes, seashore holiday homes, investment properties to town centre Apartments. All clients receive the same care and attention by our market leading experts backed up with decades of experience. You can be assured at Tuohy O’Toole, whether you are a buyer or seller to receive an informed, professional and discreet service. Learn more
New Homes – We are market leaders in the sale of high quality energy efficient New Homes. We act for some of the region’s best developers who typically build low density unique high quality developments in great locations. Whether you are a first time buyer, seeking a holiday/retirement home or an investor, talk to us first.
We help clients sell, purchase and lease all types of commercial properties across the west of Ireland. This includes the full range of property types offices, retail, Industrial and hospitality and leisure. We have developed a strong sector knowledge of the various markets and can provide clients with informed realistic advice. Learn more
Farm land – We sell, acquire and lease farmland across the west of Ireland and have been doing so for decades. We understand the farming sector like no one else and always provide informed straight talking advice. If you want to achieve the best price for your land, talk to the experts at Tuohy O’Toole.
Development Land – We have been involved in most of the major development lands sales in County Mayo for several years and therefore have a strong background in this sector. We also acquire lands for clients across Ireland. Our advice is backed up with a solid track record in Development Consultancy where we can assist with values, marketing, development viability, planning permission, unit mix, due diligence, option agreements and rights of way. We work closely with other retained development/construction advisors to offer a one stop shop for development lands and development consultancy. Learn more