Bank of Ireland forecasts further 15% drop in commercial property values

The lender has booked a €175 million impairment charge on the value of its commercial property loan book as prices continue to fall

Myles O’Grady, the Bank of Ireland chief executive, said the bank was cutting its exposure to the commercial property sector. Picture: Naoise Culhane

Bank of Ireland is expecting a further 15 per cent decline in the value of commercial property assets over the next two years, as the market correction continues to take hold in the sector.

The bank expects commercial property prices to drop 10 per cent this year and a further 5 per cent in 2025, as the sector adjusts to higher interest rates, rising vacancy levels and a collapse in demand.

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