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COVID-19: The macro picture
As the COVID-19 situation progresses, central banks and governments across the world are seeking to support their unwell citizens, pressured healthcare systems and challenged economies through expansion and fiscal policies.
Impact of COVID-19 - IRISH OFFICE MARKET
The 2008 financial crisis created a severe impact in all markets, causing many companies to rethink the way in which they worked. A large number of offices closed and there was a clear trend towards optimisation of space as companies sought to reduce fixed costs to improve cash flow.
Conceptualising the new normal - Recovery Prospects in Pandemic
With the economy severely impacted, but improving, Irish society is learning to live with the restrictions of Covid19, while also progressing, and reclaiming elements of former lives and freedoms.
Impact of COVID-19 on Rent Reviews & Valuations
The evolving COVID-19 pandemic will affect all aspects of the commercial and residential property markets in Ireland both from both a rental and capital value perspective and the depth of its impact will be determined by the length of time it takes to get the crisis under control – an imponderable estimate at this stage.
Irish Investment Market Exceeding Expectations
Irish investment turnover reached just under €700 million during the third quarter of the year, representing an increase of 63% relative to Q2. This brings total investment for the first nine months of the year to just over €1.8 billion, down 40% on the same period in 2019, however it is worth noting that 2019 was an outlier due to the large number of high-value portfolio sales transacted.
Head Offices and their ability to meet challenges
The health crisis has raised many question regarding the head office and its role as a central and symbolic entity. It has highlighted ways of working differently, thanks in part to the number of digital tools we now have at our fingertips.
Land & Development Market - Impact of COVID-19
Coming off a 5 year period of continuous increases in land prices and transactional volumes the outlook at the beginning of 2020 for the development market in Ireland was looking very positive.
The Residential Tenancy Board – A friend or a foe?
The Residential Tenancy Board (RTB) was established in 2004 on foot of the Residential Tenancies Act. The RTB is an agent of Government with statutory powers. The central role of the RTB is to support the rental housing sector and to resolve cheaply and speedily disputes between Landlord and Tenant, affording protections to both parties without having to resort to the courts.