OUR LATEST EXPERT OPINION
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.
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.
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.
As we endure the ongoing COVID-19 Health crisis, BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland Director and Head of Land and Development Robert Lloyd gives us his observations and answers some of the more pertinent questions often put to him...
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.
Is technological revolution in real estate about costs and efficiency or about the potential to transform society, asks Sarah Lynch, Divisional Director of Property & Facilities Management at BNPPRE, as she unpicks the PropTech movement and its practical manifestation.
Google Swings and TikTok Roundabouts!
Google’s decision to back out of a 18,600 sq. m letting at The Sorting Office in Dublin’s Silicon Docks recently brought wails of agony; mostly from media though, it has to be said.
Invested in Recovery
The investment market is in for a bumpy ride until year end, with limited transactions expected in the short term. Q1 started robustly, with Irish investment for Q1 2020 up c. 9% YoY, and 2019 being the benchmark year in terms of investment volume records.