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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 25 Jan '23

DEAL: Irish investment consortium in €6.5m deal for landmark Donnybrook Mall

Acquired by developer Sean Dunne for €17 million at the height of the last boom, the mall last changed hands in 2014, with its outgoing owner, an individual private Irish investor, paying €6.6 mil -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 25 Jan '23

DEAL: Eamon Waters pays €28m for 28-29 Grafton Street and €12m for 15-16 Baggot Street Lower

The founder of the State’s largest waste company, Beauparc Utilities, has agreed a €40 million deal which will see him acquire Victoria’s Secret’s flagship store on Grafton Street along with s -  Subscribe
© Business Post 23 Jan '23

Tech lay-offs and rising interest rates create chilly environment for Irish property investors

Suzie Nolan, head of property fund management at Aviva: “The revaluations on commercial property haven’t been dramatic. Valuations have shifted by a few basis points, but nothing more. It’s been -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 18 Jan '23

DEAL: French investor Remake Asset Management in €9m deal for Dublin city centre offices at 14-16 Lord Edward Street

The subject property – 14-16 Lord Edward Street – comprising 1,315 sq m (14,156 sq ft) of office space distributed across nine suites, is fully let and producing €589,500 in annual rental income -  Subscribe
© Business Post 16 Jan '23

Bedsit investors Nassarius Capital make a 200% return flipping properties to investment fund

Nassarius Capital, a company in Liechtenstein controlled by the Swiss-based Monterosa Group, acquired 24 properties in Ireland last year for €50.6 million. The houses are all subdivided to contain b -  Subscribe
© Business Post 16 Jan '23

Donal Buckley: Investors viewing a new price landscape

Aoife Brennan of Lisney believes activity is likely to slow down in the coming months as the market is in the process of price discovery. “In most instances there is a disconnect between vendors -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Jan '23

Canadian group in Harcourt Development hunt

Canada’s Camgill Development Corporation has emerged as a likely bidder for Harcourt Development’s shopping centres, according to The Sunday Times. The newspaper reports that Camgill began talk -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 23 Dec '22

DEAL: Sports Direct owner purchases former Debenhams flagship store on Dublin’s Henry St

Frasers Group has purchased the former Debenhams store located on Henry Street in Dublin’s city centre, which had a guide price of €55m. The group is also set to open a second Flannels store in Cl -  Subscribe
© Irish Independent 12 Dec '22

Californian investors in Liss Ard Country Manor House in West Cork seek other opportunities

“We are 100pc looking for the next property in Ireland,” said Johnston of St Dominic Properties who purchased the 163-acre Liss Ard Estate with Georgian country manor house hotel in Skibbereen fo -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Dec '22

Adrian Trueick, Knight Frank: Current uncertainty offers opportunity for investors to secure attractive property deals

Some institutional investors have hit the pause button, waiting for greater levels of transparency on pricing before re-entering the market. This has resulted in lower transaction volumes in the final -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Dec '22

Fergus O’Farrell, Savills: ‘Pricing is the only inhibitor to transactions, as opposed to a lack of investor demand’

A further area of shortage is in prime offices. Other than Salesforce – and possibly Fibonacci Square – there have been no prime ESG-credentialed fully let office buildings sold this year, with li -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Dec '22

Michele McGarry, Colliers: Are we seeing distress? No, not yet. Is it yet to come? Possibly, in some instances.

The questions we are being asked by buyers include who sellers are and are we seeing distress in our market? Sellers include (but are not limited to) those looking to exit certain asset classes, those -  Subscribe
© The Irish Times 08 Dec '22

Michele Jackson, TWM: Property still offers a risk premium, particularly for investments with rental growth potential

Real estate is a very diverse and nuanced asset class and pricing will be determined by the qualities of the individual property and how well it can be future-proofed to meet occupiers’ needs and ES -  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

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
© 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

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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