Ireland Residential Investments 2020 Snapshot

Ireland Residential Investments 2020: Despite the impact of Covid-19 on world markets throughout 2020, real estate investment and residential investment in particular held up very well as investors sought out core assets.


Investment volumes in Irish
commercial real estate in 2020 were
lower compared to the previous year,
however 2019 was an exceptional year
due to a number of large scale
transactions such as the Green REIT
sale. €3 billion worth of investment
transactions closed throughout 2020
of which €1.26 billion were residential
deals. This equates to 42% of the Irish
investment market, the highest
percentage of any year since 2013. In
total, there were 27 residential
investment transactions over €1 million of which four of these deals exceeded €100 million.

Ireland Residential Investment Snapshot 2020 Cover

Despite the impact of Covid-19 on world markets throughout 2020, real estate investment and residential investment in particular held up very well as investors sought out core assets.
Investment volumes in Irish commercial real estate in 2020 were lower compared to the previous year, however 2019 was an exceptional year due to a number of large scale transactions such as the Green REIT sale. €3 billion worth of investment transactions closed throughout 2020 of which €1.26 billion were residential deals. This equates to 42% of the Irish investment market, the highest percentage of any year since 2013. In total, there were 27 residential investment transactions over €1 million of which four of these deals exceeded €100 million.

Covid-19 paused the market in the first half of the year with only 21% of the year’s deals transacting. As the market came to grips with the pandemic, deal flow began once again with 37% of the year’s deals crossing the line in Q3 and 42% in Q4. There was also a high volume of off-market deals which occurred throughout the year with only 32% of the transaction volumes over €1 million being widely marketed.

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