London Investment Property

The London Investment Property market is a remarkable one. It seems to defy the logic associated with other property markets. Even when the rest of the UK’s market is in turmoil, London property seems to carry on rising in value regardless. It’s as if the city isn’t in the UK…

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Irish Commercial Property Returns Increasing

Best Value Property 2016

Potential investors in the Irish commercial sector will be glad to see that returns in Q2 2015, having been at somewhat of a low ebb for a number of years, are now starting to increase. The office sector, in particular, has posted a record performance of 7.4 per cent on…

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Kuwait Investment Authority Bids on Dundrum

Ireland's Highest Profile Shopping Centre for Sale

The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) is one of the shortlisted bidders for Ireland’s most profitable retail centre at Dundrum, in wealthy south Dublin, currently being sold by Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency (NAMA). The agency was formed when Anglo Irish Bank was nationalised in 2008, with all its loans, mainly…

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Huge Abu Dhabi Investment in Ireland

Ballsbridge Hotel Site

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is backing a bid to buy the former Jurys and Berkeley Court hotels (now trading as the Ballsbridge and Clyde Court Hotels run by Ulster Bank) in Dublin’s plush Ballsbridge area. The hotels are part of what has been termed Project Trinity This is a further…

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Landmark City Centre Hotel on Offer

Landmark City Centre Hotel

A landmark four-star city centre hotel in one of Ireland’s premier southern cities has just hit the market with an asking price of €30 million. With current annual rent of €2.4 million it is guiding for a net initial yield of 7.66 per cent. It is being offered for sale subject to existing occupational leases with…

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Cork Main Street Revival

Cork's Main Street

There are stirrings afoot on Cork’s main retailing thoroughfare that signify a strong revival for Patrick Street. Recent news that the investment arm of the Davy Group has made a further retail swoop on Cork city’s main retail region, Patrick Street, is giving further impetus to huge changes in the middle…

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Sale of Regional Hotels

Sale of Regional Hotels

The property market in Ireland in 2015 has been notable for the amount of very high quality hotel properties that have come to market, many of them at really attractive prices. The sale of regional hotels continues through the summer as two more have just come to market. The first is…

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City Centre Retail Portfolio for Sale

City Centre Retail Portfolio for Sale

One of the advantages of the Irish period of boom and bust for would be investors (but certainly not for those who over-extended during the boom run-in) is that, with the subsequent ongoing recovery, there is a selection of property coming up for sale that would have never been on…

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Mothercare Examinership Warning for Property Investors

Mothercare Examinership

Mothercare Ireland, a franchise of Mothercare UK, has applied for examinership (protection of the courts from creditors for up to 100 days). The news will come as a pretty large shock, particularly to its employees, of which there are 275 in 18 stores around the country. It will also send…

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Ann Summers Retail Outlet for Sale

Ann Summers Retail Outlet for Sale

In one of Ireland’s largest southern cities you’ll find an outlet of the well known Ann Summers Retail chain for sale. This is an interesting opportunity, although it is somewhat ‘over rented’ (the rent is currently higher than the market norm for the area as it’s contract dates back to the middle…

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