After a slow start, 2017 buoyant

Brexit provided extra demand, with the leasing activity of British occupiers more than doubling year-on-year

The year was unusual in that it took a bit of time for the Irish commercial property market to get off the ground in the opening months of the year. However, once activity commenced, it did so in earnest and the year ultimately proved to be extremely busy in most sectors.

With deleveraging from Nama and various banks all but complete and few portfolio sales materialising, sourcing product proved challenging in 2017. As ...