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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 29 Feb '24

€125m sale of The Square in Tallaght hits obstacle

The sale by Oaktree of The Square is understood to have been held up following an objection from one of the US private equity giant’s lenders to the further substantial discount now set to be applie -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Feb '24

Central Bank highlights commercial property crash as key risk for financial sector

Higher interest rates in the commercial property sector, which is heavily reliant on leverage or borrowed capital, combined with the increased incidence of remote working are hurting valuations and de -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 29 Feb '24

Paul McNeive: Industrial property was once the Cinderella of the market – but now it’s the belle of the ball

Industrial property has transformed from being the Cinderella of the market into the star performer, with corresponding changes to how the business is structured. I spoke with Philip Harvey, managing -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 27 Feb '24

National commercial vacancy rate hit fresh high in final quarter of 2023

According to a report from GeoDirectory, the national commercial vacancy rate in Ireland rose 0.3 percentage points to 14.3pc in the last three months of 2023 -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 09 Feb '24

BNP Paribas: Collapse in demand means ‘no relief for Dublin office market until 2027′

“Before Covid, every new desk job generated around 10sq m of office demand. However, this figure has plunged by two-thirds since Covid. With only 3.2sq m now being consumed for each additional job, -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Feb '24

DEAL: Richmond Marketing pre-lets new logistics facility at 4065 Kingswood Road in Citywest

Richmond Marketing has agreed a pre-letting of a new logistics facility in Citywest, a move which will allow the brand builder to amalgamate its distribution operation in Park West -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 26 Jan '24

JLL Irish Property Index Results for Q4 2023

DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT HERE>>> Niall Gargan: “Uncertainty isn’t going away in 2024, but we expect to see the return of predictability in some important areas, which we think will be enough to kick-s -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 23 Jan '24

CBRE Outlook 2024

*Transactional activity starting to return as inflation tapers and interest rates stabilise *Residential, logistics, nursing home and hotel markets remain undersupplied sectors *Digitalisation, sustai -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 22 Jan '24

DEAL: M7 Ireland secures three new occupiers at its Cookstown Quarter, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Acting on behalf of M7 Real Estate, Nicola Gilleece & Sean Kellegher of Cushman & Wakefield Ireland commented: “HuntOffice, Howdens, and CEF are valuable additions to this active development, and th -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 02 Jan '24

The billion euro question: ‘When will commercial property prices bottom out?’

Michele McGarry, of Colliers, says that the main buyers currently in the market are private Irish investors and French CPI’s. The latter include investment managers such as Corum and Iroko as well a -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '23

Isobel Horan, JLL: Hotel investment spend to surpass €500m as visitor numbers hit new heights

We are now seeing a growing list of hotel operators focusing on the office-to-hotel conversion opportunities in Dublin. The capital’s office stock currently stands at 48 million sq ft with a vacancy -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '23

Mark Reynolds, Savills: Savvy investors see opportunity as cycle of interest rate hikes comes to an end

They say one should never waste a crisis, and seasoned property operators will see next year as an opportunity to acquire long-term value in anticipation of a cyclical rebound in 2025. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '23

Kevin McHugh, Harvey: Industrial and logistics draws investors in face of economic headwinds

In contrast to sectors experiencing a steep decline in investment throughout the year, projected investment volumes in the industrial and logistics sector for 2023 are estimated at around €530 milli -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '23

Kyle Rothwell, CBRE: Appetite remains robust for real estate but only where the price is right

When investors have the option to acquire Irish 10-year Government bonds at approximately 3 per cent, the industry needs to provide appropriate risk-adjusted returns. Price adjustments over the last 1 -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '23

Adrian Trueick, Knight Frank: Values fall across all investment sectors with offices under greatest pressure

The most active institutional buyers have been the French SCPI funds. French buyers, including Corum, La Française and Iroko, have targeted assets offering higher returns with secure cashflows. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '23

Michelle McGarry, Colliers: Price correction needed for investment market to recover

In this uncertain market, we are seeing buyers walk away from transactions where technical and other factors surrounding the sale are not as originally presented. If you are thinking of selling in 202 -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '23

Aidan Gavin, Cushman & Wakefield: Commercial property market endures yet another turbulent year

Unsurprisingly investor activity withered against this backdrop – on a rolling 12-month basis investment transactions stood at only €2.5 billion at the end of the third quarter, down almost 60 per -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '23

John Hughes, CBRE: Portfolio and provincial hotel sales dominate market in 2023

The introduction of a new planning policy adopted by Dublin City Council under their new development plan 2022-2028 is to avoid an over-concentration of hotel development in certain areas of the city -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '23

John Moran, JLL: ‘Subdued’ sums up the 2023 commercial property market as weak global sentiment hits investment

Signs of recovery are evident, with active office leasing requirements in Dublin increasing 57 per cent from the previous year. Furthermore, prime headline rents remain stable for “best-in-class” -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '23

Sean O'Neill, TWM: 2024 promises mixed fortunes for property owners and opportunities for investors

In particular, many dated office buildings are being looked at by the healthcare, hotel and education sectors, where demand remains strong and occupier demand is a key driver for growth. -  Subscribe
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