Donal Buckley

Donal Buckley

Irish investment market ranked in world top 20

Irish investment market ranked in world top 20

Ireland achieves the sixth highest percentage rise in the world, proving the market’s strength, writes Donal Buckley

Top brands lead Limerick revival

Top brands lead Limerick revival

High-street chains such as Costa Coffee and the Body Shop are snubbing out-of-town retail parks to take a punt on the city centre, writes Donal Buckley.

Prime office occupancy costs rocket in capital

Prime office occupancy costs rocket in capital

There are predictions that prime office space in Dublin 2 and 4 will cost as much as €645 per square metre by December 2016.

Strong demand for south Co Dublin industrial units

Strong demand for south Co Dublin industrial units

Demand for industrial investment in Stillorgan and Sandyford’s industrial estates is underlined by the sale of 21 Spruce Avenue on the Stillorgan Industrial Estate.

Space shortage sees investor focus move to city’s ‘fringe’

Space shortage sees investor focus move to city’s ‘fringe’

With vacancy rates in Dublin’s prime city centre office areas reportedly down to just 3 per cent, accommodation on the fringes is now much in demand by both occupiers and investors alike.

Deals worth €750m herald a strong 2015

Deals worth €750m herald a strong 2015

The latest figures are a drop on last year’s equivalent, but are still impressive, writes Donal Buckley

Wallace’s  Temple Bar apartments set for Allsop Space online auction

Wallace’s Temple Bar apartments set for Allsop Space online auction

Three Temple Bar apartments owned by the company headed by independent TD Mick Wallace are among 70 properties which Allsop Space will auction online after the three failed to sell in last month’s auction. The auctioneer has reduced the guide prices

Strong auction results with transactions worth €4.7m last week

Strong auction results with transactions worth €4.7m last week

The largest deal was for a five-bed family home in Dartry which sold for €3.5 million, writes Donal Buckley.

Auction results reflect growth in investor interest

Auction results reflect growth in investor interest

The wind-up of the capital gains tax exemption last year has failed to dampen investor enthusiasm, writes Donal Buckley.

Regional office rents on the rise

Regional office rents on the rise

City centre tariffs in Cork, Galway and Limerick are continuing to increase, as €100 million worth of office space is sold in Munster’s capital, writes Donal Buckley.

Bids in for Nama’s latest multi-family units sell-off

Bids in for Nama’s latest multi-family units sell-off

Price rises may make it more difficult for corporates to purchase large lots of apartments, writes Donal Buckley.

Hotel groups check in for a bumper year

Hotel groups check in for a bumper year

Hotel sales and loans look set to top €470m but, thanks to the competition commission, some chains may find their expansion plans curtailed, writes Donal Buckley

QE: time to roll the property dice or cash in the chips?

QE: time to roll the property dice or cash in the chips?

While quantitative easing may lead to a rise in residential rents, it will mean good news for the retail investor as increased consumer spending improves yields

Lack of CBD supply boosts D4 offices

Lack of CBD supply boosts D4 offices

Dublin 4 landlords and developers may have to move quickly in order to beat competition from the fast-tracked Dublin Docklands

Precious gems under the €220,000 threshold

Precious gems under the €220,000 threshold

Most of the 105 residential properties that Allsop Space will auction on February 18 will qualify for the low 10 per cent mortgage deposit threshold for first-time buyers, because the majority of the residential lots are priced at less than €220,000.