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Our NEWS section is the most comprehensive publication on the business of property in Ireland, keeping our trade readers fully informed on all developments in the property business and among their competitors.

It gathers together in one place all reports on the market, and goes into much greater detail than does the consumer press on trade issues of interest to estate agents, developers and other property professionals. It summarises property stories from the media, and provides handy links to the full stories. Occasional indepth features and opinion pieces for a fully developed online property magazine. It also acts as a searchable archive of all property matters down the years.

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© The Irish Times 08 Dec '21

Rod Nowlan of Bannon: Investors follow footfall into retail parks as high street shuts up shop

In stark contrast the necessity retail sector (being grocery, medical and service-related offers) as well the retail parks have proved to be exceptionally resilient through Covid and continue to perfo -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Dec '21

Ken MacDonald of Hooke & MacDonald: Dublin’s private rented sector proves to be investors’ choice

By supplying accommodation at the middle and upper ends of the market, it is freeing up space at the lower end. However, there are significant challenges facing the sector as a result of building cost -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Dec '21

John Moran of JLL: Investment market resilient in the face of outrageous fortune

We will be keeping a very close weather eye on inflation, labour market conditions, unnecessary Government interference in the market, and the competitiveness of the Irish economy, but on balance we e -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Dec '21

Top 10 commercial property deals of 2021

10. 76 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, €95m ... 9. Adamstown apartment portfolio, €110m ... 8. East Village apartment portfolio, €127m ... 7. Block A Riverside IV, €164m ... 6. Griffith Wood apart -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Dec '21

Blackstone agrees €400m purchase of stake in Facebook’s Dublin 4 HQ

The deal, CCPC-pending, will see Blackstone owning four buildings comprising 31,536sq m of office space within the 83,612.7sq m campus. The properties were brought to the market by agent Cushman & Wak -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Dec '21

Letting agent stole nearly €70,000 to fund gambling addiction, court told

Power pleaded guilty to one count of stealing from his employer, Wyse Property Management Ltd, on dates between June 2018 and June 2020. Power changed the tenant’s bank details to his own personal b -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 07 Dec '21

Real Estate Alliance announces board members for 2022

Real Estate Alliance (REA) is delighted to announce our Board Members for 2022: ▪️ Matthew Conry, Chairman, REA Dawson▪️ Winston Halnon, Vise Chairman REA Halnon McKenna▪️ Seamus Brow -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '21

Michele McGarry of Colliers: Commercial property investment turnover heading for €5bn as year end looms

There will also be increased demand for secondary, non-ESG compliant assets among opportunistic investors. Growth in alternative sectors such as data centres, life sciences and healthcare is also expe -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '21

Kenneth Rouse, BNP Paribas: Commercial property investment market set to enjoy second strongest year ever

2021 has been the best year for office development since 2008, with more than 200,000sq m (2.1 million sq ft) of quality, energy-efficient business infrastructure delivered. The office vacancy rate -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '21

Local resident brings court action against Howth apartment scheme

The challenge is being brought against An Bord Pleanála and others by Alan Downey, of Howth Road, Howth, who lives close to the proposed residential scheme in Deer Park. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '21

Demolition of Kiely’s in Donnybrook given green light

The board granted permission for the construction of the scaled down 85-unit shared co-living accommodation scheme, and a cafe/restaurant at ground floor level by Shane Whelan’s Domhnach Ltd on Tues -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '21

First-time buyers need deposits of €52,500 as house prices rise

The average deposit needed to buy a home is now €52,500 for a first-time buyer (FTB) and €135,000 for a mover purchaser, according to figures from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Dec '21

Seán O’Neill of TWM: Fundamentals for commercial property market remain positive

An interesting statistic for 2021 is the increase in private Irish investors in the market. In 2020, just 18 per cent of acquisitions were by Irish buyers. This increased steadily during the year to 4 -  Subscribe
© Business Post 06 Dec '21

Ian Guider: Serial objectors don’t help in trying to solve the housing crisis

Some 20 years ago the Westin Hotel opened its doors on Westmoreland Street in Dublin, after years of bitter planning disputes. The disputes now seem quaint, given some of the more recent planning rows -  Subscribe
© Business Post 05 Dec '21

Lisney announces appointments of three new directors: Emma Coffey, Jackie Fitzpatrick and Aoife Hanlon

Jackie Fitzpatrick has been appointed Director of Investments. In her new role, she will oversee the running of Lisney’s investment division and manage the continued growth of the department, which -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 05 Dec '21

Lidl to pass 200-store mark in Ireland with plans for ‘very aggressive expansion’

“Let’s just say, there is lots of room for expansion,” he said, adding that north Dublin was a key target due to major housing development and huge population growth under way. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 03 Dec '21

Older buildings set to be biggest casualties of office sustainability goals

Kevin Nowlan, CEO of Hibernia Reit, has first-hand experience of facing an All Blacks rugby team, so it’s no surprise that the first part of our chat was a review of Ireland’s recent victory. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 03 Dec '21

Co-working company Huckletree reports 35pc growth

Huckletree’s coworking enterprise has plans to grow its footprint in the capital city over the next three years as, what it says it, a global trend towards shared workspaces continues. -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 03 Dec '21

Mark Keenan – Why Karl Marx can teach us some lessons on how to solve a housing crisis

Which begs the question: why don’t Irish developers and planners learn from schemes like KMH, The Iveagh Trust, The Ziggurat and Bride Street? Why don’t they go with quality medium density schemes -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 03 Dec '21

Pressure is building on big banks as Avant cuts loan rates

Meanwhile, from Monday, Finance Ireland is reducing its 10-, 15- and 20-year fixed rates and introducing a new 25-year fixed rate. Most rates are coming down by 0.10 percentage points. -  Subscribe
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