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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 '22

Kevin McHugh, Harvey: Industrial and logistics property construction ramps up to meet demand

While continued strong rental growth and tenant demand would normally be sufficient to make a speculative development viable, the combination of build-cost inflation and lower investment values will m -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Dec '22

John Ryan, Bagnall Doyle MacMahon: International investors see long-term value in Dublin pub market

There are some concerns on the horizon, such as the rapidly rising rate of inflation, energy costs, food and beverages cost increases, skilled staff shortages and rising interest rates, which pose new -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Dec '22

Kevin Donohue, Cushman & Wakefield: Investors retrench but billions in ‘dry powder’ await return to normal trading

Opportunistic investors are already on the ground seeking “distress”, and there may well be some opportunities. However, given that lending rates over the last number of years were typically betwe -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Dec '22

Myles Clarke, CBRE: A year of two halves as Irish property displays remarkable resilience

CBRE Ireland advised German-headquartered Union Investment on the forward-purchase of 140 one- and two-bed apartments at Newtown Gardens in Blackrock during this period. Again, this transaction, and o -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Dec '22

John Moran, JLL: Clever property investors will find rewards in face of greater risks in 2023

Despite the murky terrain the markets have rolled into, there is a case for positivity in 2023. Gustave Flaubert said, “There is no truth. There is only perception.” As such, it is best to view th -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Dec '22

Declan O'Reilly, Knight Frank: High demand for best-in-class offices

It is likely that we will see some moderation in demand in 2023. The “traditional” TMT sector, which rapidly expanded its headcount and real estate portfolio in Dublin in recent years, appears to -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Dec '22

Ken MacDonald: VAT, levies, planning and other costs are making it unviable to build apartments

The second largest transaction was a forward sale of 321 units at Citywest, West Dublin, to Ardstone by Glenveagh for €122 million. The third largest was the forward sale of 190 apartments at Church -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Dec '22

Grafton Street to hit 100% occupancy in 2023 as high street retail rebounds

These new lettings have not been to any old retailers but best-in-class international brands including Canada Goose (Canadian), Skechers (US), Russell & Bromley (UK), Dr Martens (UK) and Lego (Danish) -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Dec '22

The top 10 commercial property deals of 2022

The other €4 billion plus in “ordinary” activity is remarkable when one considers the challenges precipitated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last February. Dublin’s standing as a location t -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '22

Unless planning is reformed, we will miss our climate and housing targets

While this is positive, it is not enough. What is also necessary is the speedy updating of any required secondary legislation and guidance; without those, Ireland’s planning problems are not solved. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Dec '22

Five owners of Lansdowne Place apartments in Ballsbridge suing developers over excessive heat

The cases are being taken against Copper Bridge C 2015 ICAV, the landowner company behind the apartments, which is linked with Chartered Land, developer Joe O’Reilly’s firm. Dublin engineering fir -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 06 Dec '22

Rent inflation pushing more people to buy, BPFI warns

Brian Hayes: “The significant gap which now exists between average rents and mortgage payments coupled with significant latent demand are likely to balance any negative impact on demand for mortgage -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 05 Dec '22

Noel Smyth’s Bridgeclip records pretax profits of over €6m

The subsidiaries also include Fitzwilliam Real Estate Developments Ltd which currently has plans before Dublin City Council for a nine-storey 245-bedroom hotel at Middle Abbey Street partially over Ar -  Subscribe
© Business Post 04 Dec '22

Brian Keegan: Tax breaks for developers are the elephant in the room

This aversion to property tax incentives is a consequence of the great recession a decade ago. It doesn’t seem to be the amount involved that presents the problem, as much as the very notion that a -  Subscribe
© Business Post 04 Dec '22

Keith Lowe of DNG: Rate of residential price rises continues to moderate

Prices will have risen by 5 per cent on average by the end of year, while second-hand homes have sold well all year and the market is expected to remain robust in 2023 -  Subscribe
© Business Post 04 Dec '22

A year of skittish investors and strong returns for cash buyers

Continued inflation and rising interest rates mean pricing expectations will need to adjust across most real estate sectors next year, writes Conor Whelan of QRE. However, once this is accepted, the m -  Subscribe
© Business Post 04 Dec '22

Ivan Gaine of Sherry FitzGerald: New housing needs to be viable, sustainable and affordable

Achievable targets and planning reform will open the door to housing delivery, but funding from all possible stakeholders and cooperation between the public and private sectors are also essential -  Subscribe
© Business Post 04 Dec '22

Donald McDonald of Hooke & MacDonald: Ireland needs new measures and a new mindset to build on

Demand for housing remains exceptionally strong and largely unsatisfied, but uncertainty is hampering investment and construction delivery viability remains to be properly addressed -  Subscribe
© Business Post 04 Dec '22

Aoife Brennan of Lisney: It was summer when market felt impact of Ukraine war and interest rate hikes

In the investment sector, there was a disconnect between vendors’ price expectations and what purchasers were willing to pay, but it is still likely that the market will achieve close to €6 billio -  Subscribe
© Business Post 04 Dec '22

Sean O'Neill of TWM: A resilient year for property investment despite headwinds

With Ireland possibly the only country in Europe to avoid going into recession, there remains a good level of demand in the Irish property investment market from a variety of investor types and nation -  Subscribe
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