Ireland Key Points


Blue Ireland Thumbnail0As the Irish economy enters what is expected to be it’s third consecutive year of growth, there is a greater sense of renewed confidence than in 2012, which was in itself a turning point. The flexible nature of the Irish economy has allowed for a considerable adjustment in competitiveness which in turn has allowed Ireland to remain a key location for international investment, from US multi-nationals in particular. Exports have and will continue to lead economic activity - with the value of exports exceeding €92 billion in 2012, the highest level in a decade.



 Ireland Key Points 2013

  •  Total investment market turnover in 2012 reached €576m
  •  €560m (97%) was transacted in the Dublin market
  •  5 office transactions made up 48% of the value of turnover
  •  75% of turnover by value was in the office sector
  •  31% of turnover by value was for lot sizes > €50m
  •  40% of spend was by US investors
  •  30% was by private Irish investors
  •  Demand to continue and widen from base seen in 2012
  •  Irish institutions to return to the market
  •  Supply of prime assets to increase
  •  Multi-family sales set to remain a feature of the Irish
  •  Loan sales to becoming an increasing feature of the market
  •  REITs, allowed for in the Budget 2013, to improve liquidity
  •  Dublin office occupier market conditions are positive –
  •  supported by no completions and consistent demand for
  •  Grade A and good Grade B space
  •  Prime retail yields to be tested by larger lot sizes
  •  Retail occupancy rates remain strong for prime locations
  •  Dublin’s prime shopping streets – Grafton Street and Henry
  •  Street remain effectively fully occupied – with a small number
  •  of units trading but available
  •  Turnover expected to reach €1 billion in 2013


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