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Regular local market analysis and reports
Analysis and reporting of regional and global trends
PHENOMENAL DEAL FLOW IN THE IRISH COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MARKET AS AUTUMN SELLING SEASON BEGINS
Deal flow in the Irish commercial property market has been phenomenal over recent months, with activity continuing at pace during the traditionally quiet Summer months
Capital emanating from a variety of sources and a range of different jurisdictions
A very busy Autumn selling season now in prospect, fuelled to some extent by the anticipated ending of the Capital Gains Tax waiver later this year
Irish commercial property achieved a total return of 8.5% in Q2 2014 – the highest quarterly return achieved since 2006
Dublin recorded the 7th highest volume of investment activity in the EMEA region in the first six months of 2014 – its first time to appear in the Top 10 ranking since 2006
Much of what will be offered for sale over the coming months is expected to comprise retail portfolios
Rental growth is likely to be frontloaded over the next two years until such time as new supply starts to come on stream
Prime headline office rents in Dublin likely to reach €484 per square metre (€45 per sq. ft.) before long
Many occupiers with large office requirements will have to concentrate their efforts on securing pre-letting deals or developing their own bespoke premises in the absence of any new speculative accommodation being completed until at least 2016
Vacancy rates in many of the main shopping streets and retail schemes in Dublin and other cities are negligible with many retailers frustrated by the scarcity of available properties in prime locations as the retail sector of the economy improves
Distinct lack of good quality industrial investment opportunities to cater for current demand
The months of July and August were the busiest on record in the hotels and licensed sector of the Irish property market and a busy Autumn is now in prospect with several hotel and pub properties to be launched for sale
An escalation in the volume of development land coming to the market over the coming weeks
Funding for development is readily available from private equity providers and increasingly from financial institutions so this is not the main reason why residential development is not coming on stream at the pace required in Dublin
The European Central Bank (ECB) is carrying out the most comprehensive assessment of the strength of the Eurozone’s major banks.
The ECB is requiring the banks to take part in the Asset Quality Review (AQR) to find out how much bad property debt each bank holds; demanding up-to-date reviews of the value of their property portfolios, as well as other areas of banks’ balance sheets.
The ECB hopes that the AQR will rebuild confidence in banks by fostering greater transparency and making supervisory practices across European banks consistent.
The Asset Quality Review will go part of the way to restore industry confidence in banks.
Spain and Ireland’s approach to tackling the debt crisis head-on appears to be a winning strategy.
Restraints on time and quality of information may limit the reliance that can be placed upon the Asset Quality Review.
Banks need to look to the future to prevent a similar crisis happening again and work with valuers to establish analytical tools and services that will help them monitor their portfolios.
New research from global property advisor CBRE shows that when it comes to deciding where to shop, Irish consumers look to have their basic needs of value, cleanliness and security met first above all else. This bodes well for smaller shopping centres aiming to compete with the larger regional centre alternatives, who with a maintained level of investment can meet the most required needs of Irish consumers.
The new report which surveyed 1,000 consumers in Ireland, as part of a European wide study, reveals that while 51% of Irish consumers favour shopping in large purpose-built shopping centres, a sizeable 48% of consumers prefer shopping in smaller centres or high streets.
The survey also highlights that parking and the offer of free parking in a location can be particularly influential for the Irish consumer, who on average ranks these more important than the range of shops on offer. once these basic needs have been met, it is the provision of retailers and the presence of specific retailers along with suitable services such as banks, that Irish consumers look for in their shopping location.
The Irish consumer juggles a range of channels in the research and buying process of a non-food item, and while technology is used extensively to search and check the prices and reviews of products, close to 90% of Irish consumers prefer to visit a shopping centre or high street store when buying a product.