Dublin Industrial & Logistics Market Q2 2023

  • Q2 was another healthy quarter of activity in the logistics and industrial sector, bringing the total for H1 to 145,630 sq m which is 6% ahead of the same period last year.
  • The largest deal of Q2 was the pre-let of Unit P2, Horizon Logistics Park, Co. Dublin – a 10,510 sq m design and build warehouse – by WestRock.
  • The pipeline remains tight. 67% of the space completed in Q2 was already pre- let.
  • While prime rents remained stable within the €129-€135 sq m range, upward pressure is possible before year-end, driven by tight supply.
  • €48.6 million worth of logistics and industrial assets transacted in Q2,  15% of the total investment spend in Ireland in Q2, bringing the total for H1 to €163.3 million.
  • The largest transaction of Q2 was the sale of the Davy Portfolio, a collection of assets based in West Dublin, to M7 Real Estate for €22.3 million.
  • Investment activity is expected to be constrained into H2 due to tougher lending conditions but also due to a lack of opportunities.

Joan Henry, Chief Economist & Director of Research