Emer Byrne is a graduate of University College Dublin and DIT, Bolton Street. She became a chartered valuation surveyor in the mid- 90s and has over 20 years’ experience in all areas of the property market including valuations, rent reviews, compulsory purchase orders (CPOs), agency and property development. Following positions as a valuer and sales negotiator with Sherry Fitzgerald and Brady & Associates, she moved to Lisney as a valuation surveyor in early 1997. In 1998 she qualified as a Chartered Valuation Surveyor with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI). By 2004 she had risen to divisional director at Lisney, chairing the working group on infrastructure projects, with particular expertise in compulsory purchase of land for public infrastructure projects. Her time at Lisney was punctuated by a period as Marketing Manager in AWG Developments, dealing with large apartment and housing schemes in the Greater Dublin Area. In 2005 she joined the lecturing staff at the Faculty of the Built Environment, in DIT Bolton St, a position she holds today. She maintained her links with the property industry through a consultancy practice with Lisney for a number of years before undertaking further study on a masters programme in DIT. She brings her extensive range of experience in commercial valuations, rent reviews & lease renewals, court work, portfolio valuations, infrastructure and development appraisals into her lecturing on several programmes to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has completed her Masters in Sustainable Development at DIT where her dissertation investigated the role of transport-related carbon emissions in determining the environmental impact of location for office developments. She has delivered conference papers and had various publications flowing from this research interest. She serves on the committees of the SCSI and the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC).