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Irish property investors should look beyond Ireland

Irish commercial property has produced strong returns over the last decade. We spoke to Ruairí McDonald, investment (development) manager at Standard Life Ireland, to discuss Irish versus Global Real Estate Funds – also known as Grefs

26th January, 2020
Customs House in Dublin: one of the buildings invested in by Standard Life Global Real Estate fund

“The commercial market here has enjoyed stellar returns from the bottom of the market in 2011 to June 2019, with an annualised return of 14.2 per cent over 7.5 years – or 171 per cent in total,” said Ruairí McDonald of Standard Life.

“By any measure, these are hefty returns in a low-interest-rate environment. However, they cannot continue forever, as we know only too well. It makes an investor pause for thought and wonder: ‘Should I take...

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