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At a Glance: Investment Market Q2 2020

David Carroll, Investment Director – “Q2 turnover of €430m reflected the impact of C-19 on the commercial market. 20 deals were completed with 78% of turnover attributable to just four transactions”.

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Hibernia REIT upbeat on Dublin office market

Hibernia REIT has made two acquisitions in recent months as it bought assets next to properties it already owns. In a trading update covering the period from October to today, the commercial property firm said it spent €2.5m on the two acquisitions. Hibernia REIT also said it was in negotiations with tenants to take 56,000 […]

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Eason puts Blanchardstown Centre store on the market for €16m

One of only a handful of independently-owned retail units at the highly successful Blanchardstown Centre has been brought to the market by agent Bannon at a guide price of €16 million. The property, which is being offered as a sale-and-leaseback opportunity, will be the subject of a new 25-year lease to its current owner, the […]

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Quanta Capital acquires St Stephen’s Green Georgian for €4m

Real estate investor Mel Sutcliffe of Quanta Capital has acquired No 10 St Stephen’s Green for around €4 million. Located immediately adjacent to the historic Hibernian Club and dating from the 19th century, the high-profile Georgian building extends to 465 sq.m (5,000 sq.ft) over four floors and was formerly the home, in part, to the […]

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Slack lease the lure as ESB seeks €168m for Fitzwilliam 28

The combination of Dublin’s status as a location to deploy international capital and its standing as the city favoured by global tech giants for their European headquarters is expected to spur significant interest from European and international investors in the sale of Fitzwilliam 28. Located on Fitzwilliam Street and at the heart of the traditional […]

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Eason to relocate Cork store after selling premises to Ashley company

Books and stationery retailer Eason has sold its store on Patrick Street in Cork to a company connected with Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley, as part of a wider plan to relocate to a larger store in the city centre in 2021. Ownership of the store was held by Eason Holdings, which operates the retailer’s […]

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At a Glance: Investment Market Q4 2019

The strongest ever quarter for the Irish investment Market with total turnover for Q4 2019 reaching a staggering €3.76bn and total turnover for the 12 months of the year in excess of €7bn. To put the quarter in context it is higher than the entire annual turnover of the last cycle peak in 2006 of €3bn+ and […]

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Top 10 commercial property megadeals in 2019

When the total volume of investment in Ireland’s commercial property market hit a record €4.6 billion in 2014, any expectations of that figure being surpassed anytime soon were few and far between. Just five years on, however, the consensus within the industry is that a new benchmark of around €5 billion will be set. While […]

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Over 300,000 jobs linked to Foreign Direct Investment in Ireland in 2017

Foreign Direct Investment in Ireland 2017, a thematic publication exploring the impact of FDI and globalisation, shows over 300,000 jobs are directly linked to foreign investment into Ireland. Despite a decrease of €54bn in the stock of Foreign Direct Investment into Ireland between 2016 and 2017, at €744bn (253% of GDP) investment still remains high […]

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Irish Life in bid to grow retail business to €10bn

Insurance giant Irish Life intends to double the size of its retail investment business over the next five years to €10bn. It also plans to acquire a number of residential developments, investing “hundreds of millions” in residential properties. Irish Life acquired the sought-after Fernbank development in Dundrum, south Dublin, last year for €100m. In an […]