Donal Buckley

Donal Buckley

New tax scheme offers boost to period buildings

New tax scheme offers boost to period buildings

The Living City Initiative will offer tax relief of up to €200,000 for the refurbishment of buildings built before 1915

Have developers really got their mojo working again?

Have developers really got their mojo working again?

With deep-pocketed international funds backing some well-known Irish developers, we may see bidding wars for trophy development sites

Investor caution sees sales fall

Investor caution sees sales fall

Commercial sales advance, while the residential buyers hold back at Allsop’s auctions.

Retail recovery reaches the regions

Retail recovery reaches the regions

Expansion announcements by a number of retail chains have resulted in increased demand for shop space across the country.

Just how many houses are really being built?

Just how many houses are really being built?

The number of home registrations is increasing, but there still seems to be a dearth of houses

New thinking is needed to fund development

New thinking is needed to fund development

Planning permission received for just a quarter of the new housing stock needed to meet demand

More bumper hotel deals in the offing

More bumper hotel deals in the offing

The market is braced for another record year in sales

Strong returns on  the way over next two years

Strong returns on the way over next two years

Andrew Hook of Aviva Ireland’s Irish Property Fund says the outlook for domestic commercial property is a good one over the next two years. Donal Buckley reports.

Shortage of Grade A properties set to be exploited

Shortage of Grade A properties set to be exploited

Recent weeks have witnessed a number of eye-catching industrial sales in the commercial property market, writes Donal Buckley.

Designs for life

Designs for life

A new trend in workplace design has resulted in spaces where vibrant colour and the playful use of space create a feeling of restful alertness, writes 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.