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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.

Keith O'Neill
Executive Director & Head of Office Advisory BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland
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Unpicking PropTech

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.

Sarah Lynch
Director - Property & Facilities Management BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland
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Food and Beverage Market

The Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted all sectors of business in some way but there are few more affected than the hospitality industry.  Over the last 10 years the Food and Beverage (‘F&B’) market in Dublin has experienced exceptional growth, particularly in the core Dublin city centre market.

Mervyn Ellis
Director - Retail Transactions BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland
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COVID 19 - Impact on the Irish Real Estate Investment Market

This pandemic is affecting workforces, production, travel, gatherings and supply chains and impacting pretty much every facet of daily life. So, inevitably, we know the property market and operators at all levels within it will deal with repercussions.

The big “known unknown” is the scale of the damage, and whether it really is a blip, or more long term? And the other big question is what, if anything, can we do now to prepare?

Kenneth Rouse
Managing Director & Head of Capital Markets BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland
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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.

Damien McCaffrey
Director - Investment BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland
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Bricks & Mortar Retail Investment Beauty versus Beast

Retail property has traditionally been seen as a secure long term investment class, particularly prime High Street and best in class Shopping Centre and Retail Park Investments. Historically it has provided superior returns, long term stability and growth of income. It has also preserved residual value, allowed for diversification and enhanced the scope to deploy substantial capital in a single transaction.

Eoin Feeney
Deputy Managing Director & Head of Retail Advisory BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland
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