Whether our clients are acquiring, selling, managing or investing in property, good decisions depend on accurate, carefully analysed information. Our team makes a close study of real estate globally, delving into specific sectors and markets as well as exploring broader real estate trends. We report back to our clients via publications, reports and presentations.
Why do they choose to work with us?
The research team has access to data, market intelligence and human expertise from a worldwide network of CBRE offices. The EMEA research team alone numbers 106 people in 43 EMEA countries and incorporates a specialist cross-border research team. The findings we report to our clients have a depth - and a value - that other firm’s researchers cannot match. It’s how we give our clients a competitive edge.
Which specialist services do we offer?
Regular local market analysis and reports
Analysis and reporting of regional and global trends
Top trends in facilities management – how society, demographics and technology are changing the world of FM’- is intended to help occupiers think through how they achieve their strategic goals, through their real estate and facilities.
Ireland annual report containing final year figures for transactional activity in each sector of the Irish commercial property market in 2017 and predictions for each commercial real estate sector for the year ahead.
2017 was a very active year for the Irish commercial real estate sector although returns and transaction volumes returned to more normalised levels following three years of out-performance.
The occupier markets continued at pace with the office sector being the star performer. The bulk of leasing activity in the office market in the capital emanated from the expansion and relocation of existing occupiers with Brexit providing a welcome additional layer of demand during the year. Indeed, the volume of leasing activity accounted for by UK occupiers more than doubled year-on-year.
Prospects for the Irish commercial property market remain very promising although economics, tax and politics will continue to have a huge bearing on the trajectory of the market over the next 12 months.
The Irish CRE market is now approaching late cycle in many respects. However, occupier activity remains robust, development is controlled, the market is priced attractively compared to the rest of Europe and there are still considerable opportunities for both occupiers and investors alike.
In addition to demand for office and industrial & logistics opportunities, we expect to see continued flows of capital into alternative sectors over the course of the next 12 months with particularly strong demand for residential investment opportunities in Dublin, considering the stable long-term income streams this sector can deliver. Alternative sectors will become increasingly mainstream
The 2018 CBRE EMEA Occupier Survey highlights a strong and growing focus by corporates on deploying technology, wellness and flexible space as core elements in an agenda focussed on enhancing the user experience.
• Companies intend to invest more heavily in new real estate technologies over the short to medium term. Their reasons for doing so are increasingly shifting towards enhancing the user experience and also raising workforce productivity. This represents a clear move away from aiming real estate technology at purely operational goals such as energy management.
• This shift of focus is reflected in the technologies of choice: wayfinding apps, connected sensors, wearables and personal environment control systems. Room or seat reservation systems and sensors are also being increasingly adopted to support improvements in space efficiency.
Industrial and logistics investment was the stand-out performer in 1Q18, reporting a 21% increase in volumes to €7.6bn, continuing the momentum after a fourth successive record year for European industrial volumes in 2017.