High-powered line-up at Menapia Properties Wexford office launch

By David Tucker

Published 29/01/2016 | 00:00

Andrew Nugent, President of The Society of Chartered Surveyors, Madeleine Quirke, CEO Wexford Chamber, Karol Jackson, Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation and Karl Fitzpatrick, President of Wexford Chamber.
Andrew Nugent, President of The Society of Chartered Surveyors, Madeleine Quirke, CEO Wexford Chamber, Karol Jackson, Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation and Karl Fitzpatrick, President of Wexford Chamber.

KAROL Jackson's Menapia Properties new office launch was well attended last week with a diverse mix of people from the property industry as well as the business community, both locally and nationally.

Tom Parlon, Director General of Construction Industry Federation, officially opened the office at 21 Trinity Street, Wexford and there were also speeches from Andrew Nugent, President of the Society Chartered Surveyors Ireland and Karl Fitzpatrick, President of Wexford Chamber. All three focussed on the uplift in the economy and the positive outlook for Wexford and the Nation in the year ahead, as well as acknowledgement and praise for Karol in her relocation to Trinity Street.

Menapia Properties was established in 1994 by Karol Jackson upon her return to Wexford, her home county.

Having spent many years training and working with Ganly Walters in Dublin it was time to come home to roost and she has now spent over 20 years building a small professional property agency and prides herself on offering personal service.

Karol said that after working from home and online for such a long time, she is now taking the big leap at the end of this long and tough recession to move into a high profile commercial premises at Trinity Street. She said she spent some time sourcing and then transforming the property which was laid out in four apartments and in very bad repair, into a new commercial unit and indeed a new home.

Karol, a Fellow of the Society Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and the Current Chairperson of the South East Region of the SCSI, is very active within the Society sitting on two Professional Committees as well as National Council.

She is passionate about instigating construction not only in Wexford but in all areas of Ireland where construction is necessary as practically all aspects of the industry finds itself in a quandary at present, as we emerge from one of our worst recessions. "

'I am hopeful that as we set off on our economic journey into 2016 and negotiate our way through the first quarter (election included) a channel will be dug to enable construction and so a diligent market will transpire once again,' she said. Karol Jackson also sits on the Board of the Private Residential Tenancies

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