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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

DEAL: US giant Verizon inks deal for 84,300sq ft of office space at 1BQ in Limerick City

Verizon Communications, one of the world’s leading providers of enterprise and consumer communications and technology services, has signed a 15-year lease for 84,334sq ft (7,835sq m) of space at the -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 15 Feb '24

DEAL: Private Irish investor pays more than €7m for the Meridian Point shopping centre in Greystones, Co Wicklow

The sales process was conducted by agent Avison Young on behalf of the scheme’s outgoing owner and developer, the Cosgrave Property Group. The price paid for Meridian Point represents a premium of 2 -  Subscribe
© The Currency 08 Feb '24

Too big, and not big enough: The failure of European Reits

Sean Keyes: A couple of decades on, the dream is dying. Ireland’s only remaining Reit, I-Res, is hanging on by its fingernails. Activist investor Vision Capital has been on a campaign to dismantle t -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 31 Jan '24

DEAL: Private Irish investor pays €2.15m for Landscape House in Churchtown, Dublin 14

The property, let to Apleona Ireland, Box Direct and Flextime at an income of about €215,312 annually, comprises a detached two-storey office building extending to about 1,608.4sq m on a site of 0.2 -  Subscribe
© The Property Week 30 Jan '24

BNP Paribas Real Estate: Ireland Investment Market Report Q4 2023 - slowest fourth quarter in over a decade

Q4 has historically accounted for 37pc of the year’s investment property spending as bonus culture and, occasionally, tax changes create an urgency to get deals signed.  However, according -  Subscribe
© Business Post 29 Jan '24

Colm Lauder: How we can reinvigorate institutional investment beyond Dublin

Of the €11 billion of actively managed institutional capital in Irish property, less than €700 million is invested in regional markets here: "This was driven by global investors seeing Ireland as -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 Jan '24

DEAL: Newly developed Wellington Hotel in Dublin’s Temple Bar sells for heavily discounted €14m

Hotels Properties headed by Sheila O’Riordan has acquired the newly developed Wellington Hotel in Dublin’s Temple Bar for about €14 million. Joint agents Colliers and CBRE on behalf of receivers -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 Jan '24

Ryanair buys most of the homes in new Dublin estate to rent to cabin crew

Built by Dublin-based MKN, which could not be contacted for a comment, Fosterstown Place has 28 three- and four-bedroom terraced and semidetached houses, with back gardens. “This accommodation, whic -  Subscribe
© Business Post 14 Jan '24

DEAL: Mercantile Group purchases €19m Trinity Street car park

EMI-MR Investments, owner of the Mercantile Group, has purchased the Trinity Street Car Park in an off-market deal believed to be worth around €19 million, in shares in Bashview Limited, owner of th -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 13 Jan '24

Sherry FitzGerald: Commercial property investment falls to decade-low of €2bn in 2023

The volume of transactions was also below average, while only 2 per cent were valued at €100 million or more compared to 6 per cent in the previous two years. Jean Behan: “Continued severe shortag -  Subscribe
© Business Post 09 Jan '24

UK fund snaps up 85% of Dublin 17 housing estate originally aimed at individual buyers

The 46 homes in Belcamp Manor were acquired for €24.5 million and are being advertised to rent for €3,175 per month. The homes are being advertised for rent by Occu, a private rental sector firm a -  Subscribe
© Business Post 08 Jan '24

Colm Lauder: Irish property investors may feel some pain but international signals are promising

The last 12 months have been generally written off by investors in the sector, as most waited on the sidelines for pricing to move towards some level of balance. Still, seller expectations and buyer c -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 15 Dec '23

DEAL: Former Leinster Leader property, 19 & 20 South Main Street, Naas sold for €1m – 54pc over its guide price

The property includes a three-storey office building extending to 5,705 sqft with a reception area, offices, canteen and boardroom; a residence extending to 1,906 sqft, known as the Manager’s House, -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 12 Dec '23

Property investment in Dublin expected to tick up in first half of 2024

A new report by PwC and ULI, entitled Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe, has ranked Dublin 13th among a group of 30 European cities. Dublin has now held that position for each of the past three ye -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '23

Kenneth Rouse, BNP Paribas Real Estate: Investment stalls as higher interest rates hit values and hurt sentiment

The numbers speak for themselves. Across Europe investment volumes are down 55 per cent in the first three quarters of this year compared with 2022. Ireland has fared even worse with volumes down by 7 -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '23

James Nugent, Lisney: Investment spend falls to 10-year low of €1.8bn amidst buyer inertia

The private rented sector (PRS) was not without difficulty either, with the State coming to the rescue by acquiring (through county councils and approved housing bodies) schemes for social housing. -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 07 Dec '23

The top 10 commercial property deals of 2023

1. Baldonnell Business Park, Phase II 2. Building One and Two, Greenogue Logistics Park 3. Opus, 6 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2 4. Eglinton Place, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 5. George’s Quay House, Townsend Str -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 29 Nov '23

DEAL: French investor MNK Partners pays €4.175m for Bank of Ireland Walkinstown branch

MNK has acquired the building at 177 Drimnagh Road on behalf of its FPS Europe + fund. The subject property is let on a full repairing and insuring (FRI) lease to Bank of Ireland from the October 2 -  Subscribe
© Business Post 28 Nov '23

JLL: Sharpest dip in investment property returns in Q3 since 2010

The latest JLL Irish Property Index showed that annual returns “experienced a significant drop” of 9.7 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2023 - the largest decline recorded in the prop -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 23 Nov '23

DEAL: Irish Life completes €49m purchase of The Lookout apartment scheme on Harbour Road, Dalkey

Irish Life’s Irish Residential Property Fund has completed the purchase of 94 luxury apartments developer Francis Rhatigan’s Winterbrook has developed at Dalkey in south Dublin. -  Subscribe
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