Investment Case

We have a clear strategy, defined business model and supporting culture which will drive our growth agenda. Cairn has an unrivalled track record in delivering high quality, energy efficient, A-rated new homes across the price spectrum which appeal to a deep buyer pool in all segments of the market.

Track record

  • First mover advantage on land with 75% of total landbank investment made within 9 months of June 2015 IPO. €911m invested to date in a c. 16,800 unit landbank.
  • Unparalleled planning expertise with over 8,200 new homes granted planning permission since 2015.
  • Active on 19 sites at year-end, including five new site commencements in 2020, with up to seven new site commencements planned in 2021.
  • Over 4,000 customers have chosen a Cairn home, including 2,750 first time buyers who have bought one of our starter homes.
  • Award winning planning and design for our developments at Marianella, Six Hanover Quay, Oak Park and Parkside.
Track record

Cairn differentiators

  • Strong, asset-backed balance sheet, including €968m inventories, and €175m available liquidity.
  • Broad product range and buyer pool through c. 11,700 housing sites and c. 5,100 apartment sites with 55% of our new homes expected to be priced below €350,000.
  • With the high quality of the new homes we build, we have developed a market leading brand and reputation with strong customer and stakeholder recognition.
  • Commitment to building homes and creating places that contribute positively to communities and society and minimise our impact on the environment.
  • Our innovation agenda and knowledge capture has created a scalable and flexible operational platform which turns land into great places where our customers want to live.
Cairn differentiators

Market opportunity

  • Strategically positioned within the low density housing and high density apartment markets.
  • 8,400 private units in our landbank priced between €250,000 and €350,000. First time buyers (“FTB”) are supported by the enhanced Help to Buy scheme (10% of purchase price or €30,000).
  • Counterparty of choice in the multifamily market and uniquely positioned to bring completed stock to the market in 2021 ready for near-term rental.
  • Regional expansion in the next 12 months in a market with continuing supply challenges.
  • Government policy committed to increase the supply of social and affordable housing through initiatives like the Urban Renewal Development Fund (€177m allocated to Clonburris) and Shared Equity (€150m funding) will be impactful for the c. 575,000 people in Ireland earning between €50,000 and €80,000.
Market opportunity

Scale and procurement advantages

  • Market leading efficiency as the industry’s largest procurer of labour and materials.
  • Plc platform of scale across low density housing and high density apartments.
  • Nearly €1bn procured since IPO, including €249m in 2020 with a current committed order book of €350m.
  • Committed and loyal subcontractor base – top 20 subcontractors account for 64% of total procurement, averaging €30m each and working across an average of 12 sites each.
  • Procurement initiatives driving value through our supply chain.
  • Innovation agenda, including off-site manufacturing, standardisation and technology driving further efficiencies.
Scale and procurement advantages

Great People

  • Talented team of homebuilders with national and international experience and technical expertise.
  • Organisational effectiveness agenda which has built increased capacity and capability to drive business results.
  • Expanded the depth of our senior management team in 2020 with key appointments complementing existing skillset.
  • We retain the best people and ensure that they can do their best work by supporting their development and providing them with the tools they need.
  • Experienced construction and site management teams supported by central functions delivering award winning developments.
Great People
At a Glance

Our approach to placemaking

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