Dublin Industrial Take-Up In The First Half Of 2015 More Than Double The Same Period Last Year

Dublin, July 7th 2015 – Property consultants CBRE today released industrial take-up statistics for Q2 2015 showing that a total of 98,150m2 of industrial sales and lettings were signed in Dublin in the second quarter of 2015. This brought total take-up in the Irish capital in the first six months of 2015 to 184,428m2 or almost 2 million square feet, which is a very strong volume of activity for a six month period. According to CBRE, a total of 87 individual industrial transactions signed in Dublin during the first six months of the year. This is more than double the volume of activity recorded in this sector in Dublin in the first half of 2014.

According to CBRE, prime headline industrial rents remained stable at approximately €70 per square metre during Q2 2015 having increased to this level last quarter but rents of approximately €75 per square metre are anticipated later in 2015 as the supply of modern accommodation dwindles further. Of the €1.66 billion invested in Irish income-producing assets with a value of more than €1 million in Ireland in the first half of 2015, approximately 1% comprised industrial investments. According to Marie Hunt, Head of Research at CBRE Ireland, prime industrial yields in the capital are stable in the order of 6.5% having contracted by 25 basis points earlier in the year.

John Reynolds, Surveyor - CBRE Dublin Industrial Agency
In total, 26% of total take-up in the industrial and logistics sector in Dublin during Q2 2015 emanated from letting activity while 72% of Q2 take-up in this sector comprised sales skewed by a number of large sales which completed in the last three month period. Transactional activity in the industrial sector during Q2 2015 was primarily focused on the Dublin South West (N7) corridor, which accounted for 33% of all sales and lettings completed in Dublin in the three month period. A further 29% of the industrial accommodation that either let or sold in Dublin during the quarter was located along the Dublin South West (N81) corridor.
John Reynolds, Surveyor - CBRE Dublin Industrial Agency

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