Ciaran is The Head of the CMS UK Real Estate Team and co-chair of the CMS Global Real Estate Group and on the CMS UK Board. The clients he works with include a broad range of international and domestic investors (on their own or in joint venture), financiers and developers. Clients (in the public domain) include Angelo Gordon & Co, Blackstone, CBRE Global Investors, City Developments, The Crown Estate, Employees Provident Fund of Malaysia, Hanwha, Legal & General, Lendlease, London & Continental Railways, Savills Investment Management, Union Investment and Urban&Civic.
He is identified as a leader in the field of Real Estate by Chambers UK, Chambers Global and Legal 500 directories. He is also listed in the inaugural edition of Super Lawyers and recognised by Who's Who Legal as Global Elite 2018 as one of the top 8 lawyers amongst Global Elite Thought Leaders in Europe.
Ciaran obtained a diploma in property investment in 2002 (Dip IPF) and he is on the Investment Property Forum's (IPF) Strategic Advisory Group. Ciaran was chairman of the Investment Property Forum in 2016/2017.
In 2016/2017 he led a working group of the IPF which produced a market standard Non-Disclosure Agreement and Exclusivity Agreement for the real estate industry designed to increase the liquidity of real estate transactions. In 2018, Ciaran chaired a working party of fund managers, investment agents, accountants, property companies and financiers for the IPF, which published a paper for the real estate industry "streamlining transactions - improving liquidity in commercial real estate".