Testimonials

Stephen Brewer
Former CEO, Vodafone

“The Vodafone building was one of the largest office pre-lets of its time in Dublin. We established an effective business partnership with Johnny Ronan which resulted in a high quality corporate headquarters – a friendly working environment that maximised business efficiencies, perfectly fit with our brand and quickly become our new home. 

Johnny was always very professional, responsive and pragmatic in his approach; we found him easy and efficient to work with through every phase of the project, from design to completion. The result was a spectacular HQ for Vodafone, delivered on-time and within budget: a building with the design flexibility to stand the test of time.”

Rafael Viñoly
Internationally-renowned architect; Medal of Honor, American Institute of Architects.

“Real estate is in many ways a ‘contact sport’; it requires intensity in the framework of sportsmanship…roughness, together with grace. Johnny has always had both, in the up as well as down periods. He imagined that Battersea was developable and knew better than anybody else how to make it so. The enthusiasm and vision that characterised his trajectory haven’t vanished. He’ll be back and the game will be much more the better because of his contributions.”

Herve Humier
President & Chief Operations Officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC

“I first had the honour and privilege of working with Johnny Ronan ten years ago. During that time we worked on the development of a stunning new hotel – since then, Johnny has been a great friend and partner of ours. He shares the Ritz-Carlton commitment to excellence and a clear vision and has the focus, drive and organisational skills to execute.”

Kevin Kelly
Former CEO, John Sisk & Sons (Ireland’s largest building contractor)

“I have known Johnny Ronan for over 30 years. During that time we have built the majority of his projects and have been delighted to undertake his construction work. He is one of the most dynamic and knowledgeable Property Developers I have dealt with. I have always found him firm but fair in my dealings with him.”

Ambassador Ronghua Wang
Chief Advisory Officer, Beijing Budding Flower International Cultural Promotions

“Upon my return to China, having served as China’s Ambassador to Ireland, I sought a professional challenge with individuals of integrity and drive. John Ronan and his organisation epitomised these values while successfully adapting to our Chinese business culture with their vision to always push boundaries and create world class buildings. I enjoyed seven exciting years with John as we established the ‘Forterra Foundation’ to support the education and welfare of children in China. Together, we attained remarkable professional, cross-cultural and social heights.

The legacy of settling for nothing short of impeccable quality is evident in each and every Ronan Group project in Dublin, London and Shanghai. By gracefully navigating business in China, John highlights the flexibility and understanding required to make great things happen.”