Patrick Kirwan

Managing Partner

Patrick has been living and working in emerging markets for more than 20 years. He is a pioneer of property development in Central & Eastern Europe, responsible for delivering the first modern shopping centers (Duna Plaza, Sopron Plaza and Nyír Plaza), the first modern logistic buildings (Geodis Hungary & Romania) in the region and HQ office buildings (GE & Unilever) and five star hotels (Le Meridien, Budapest).

Patrick established the Newland Estates Group in 2001 to provide quality property development and acquisition solutions across Central & Eastern Europe and Africa. To date Patrick has developed, invested, acquired and sold properties with a value of over 1 billion Euros in CEE and 1.3 billion $US in Africa.

Patrick is the member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and he graduated from the University of Heriott Watt, Edinburgh.


Enikő Gál-Ritzl

Operations Director

Enikő, based in Budapest, has more than 12 years’ experience in commercial property development, project finance, asset and project management.

She is a member of Newland Estates Management Board and Operations Director. Her work with Newland Estates covers all aspects of the business with particular emphasis on development, project finance, facility management and corporate transactions. Enikő has successfully managed more than €350 million worth of high profile projects and transactions from land acquisitions, right through to the handover of completed developments and asset sales. Enikő geographical focus is within Central and Eastern Europe and more recently she has gained experience in Nigeria and West Africa.

Enikő holds Masters’ degree in Real Estate and Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Budapest.


Edward Kirwan

Special advisor to the board

Edward is an investment specialist with 25 years experience of managing assets for institutions, private clients, endowments and Charities in Europe and the UK. He joined Barclays Global Investment & Solutions business in 2012 as Head of Investment Management (Propositions). He runs a team of specialist portfolio managers and is the fund manager for the Barclays Charity Fund, a multi-asset class collective. Prior to this he held a number of senior investment positions in the RBS and HSBC banking groups. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, a trustee of a number of UK Charities and an independent expert for STOXX. He graduated from the University of London.