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Residential rents rise 9% nationally in 2015

Residential rents increased by 9% over the course of last year, this compares to an increase of 10.7% reported in 2014, according to the latest quarterly report from property www.daft.ie.

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Emerging Trends in Real Estate: Europe 2016

The latest PwC Urban Land Institute Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2016 report, reveals that Dublin is attracting strong capital investment which is driving demand for new property. Dublin is ranked third after Berlin and Hamburg for real estate investment, and sixth for development.

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Commercial vacancy rates fell marginally at end of 2015

Commercial vacancy rates across the State have decreased marginally, according to new research published today. The total number of occupied commercial premises in Ireland increased throughout 2015 from 194,642 in the last quarter of 2014 to 195,803 in the last quarter of 2015. It represents a decrease of 0.2% from 12.8% to 12.6%. The research […]

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NAMA announces details of Docklands and residential funding programmes

NAMA has announced details of a major funding programme that aims to deliver almost 4 million sq.ft of new commercial space in Dublin Docklands and 20,000 new homes in Dublin and other areas of strong demand.

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Irish Property produces double the return of the UK over 12 months

According to the latest results of the IPD/SCSI Ireland Quarterly Property Index, total returns from Irish investment property grew 6.1% in the quarter to September 2015.

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Nama may be ready to wind up by 2018

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) is on target to complete its asset sales by 2018 and has generated more than €1 billion in cash receipts so far this year, according to a presentation delivered to investors this month by Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh.


Lone Star seeking to refinance Irish assets

Lone Star, which last week bought the Jurys Inn hotel chain for €910m, is refinancing a series of properties from the Project Holly portfolio, which was bought from NAMA a year ago, and is seeking up to €400m in a five-year term senior or whole loan.

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NAMA Issues End of Year Review for 2014

To date, NAMA has sold €18.7bn in loan and assets sales with €7.8bn sold last year alone, its end-of-year summary shows.

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Residential Property Prices rise by 15% in the year to September

In the year to September, residential property prices at a national level, increased by 15% the CSO reported yesterday. This compares with an increase of 14.9% in August and an increase of 3.6% recorded in the twelve months to September 2013.

In Dublin residential property prices grew by 2.5% in September and were 23.4% higher than a year ago. The price of residential properties in the Rest of Ireland (i.e. excluding Dublin) rose by 1.1% in September compared with a decrease of 0.1% in September of last year.

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Nama reports €102m profit for first half of year

Nama made a profit of €102m for the first six months of this year, and has guided that it will complete its work by the end of 2017 or mid-2018, according to its annual statement, published yesterday. This was almost double the €55 million surplus achieved in the same period of 2013. The report shows that Nama’s cash generation accelerated in the six-month period. It generated cash of €5.4 billion during the first half of this year compared with €2 billion in the same period of 2013.