Dublin’s “Reflector” Building On The Market For €155M

Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday 13 February 2019: The Reflector, one of Dublin’s most iconic new office buildings, has been placed on the market with a guide price of €155m. The sale is being handled by Savills Ireland and CBRE on behalf of Park Developments, who anticipate a strong level of interest from European and International Investors.

The Reflector is a landmark office development – which completed in 2018 – and is prominently situated in Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock area, with impressive water frontage spanning almost 75 meters on Hanover Quay. The building has attracted quality tenants such as Airbnb and LogMeIn, it will produce an annual rent of approximately €7,000,000 and WAULT of 12 years.

The six-storey over basement building comprises 11,250 sq m (121,089 sq ft) NIA of office space and 329 sq m (3,546 sq ft) of retail space, with 34 car parking spaces.

The building is split into two wings (East & West) with individual receptions and centralised cores offering maximum flexibility. The building is finished to the highest standards with superb levels of natural light and generous floor to ceiling heights of 2.75m on standard floors and 4m on ground floor. The development will achieve a LEED Gold V4 accreditation and A3 BER.

The East Wing comprises of 3,012 sq m / 32,416 sq ft of office space let to LogMeIn with a guarantee from LogMeIn Inc. A restaurant/café unit of approx. 329 sq m (3,546 sq ft) is located on the ground floor of the East Wing.

The West Wing comprises of 8,234 sq m / 88,673 sq ft of office space, tenants include Airbnb (with a guarantee from Airbnb Inc) and LogMeIn. The combined rent roll will be approximately €7 million per annum, reflecting an initial yield of approximately 4.20%.

The building was developed by Park Developments, a pioneering developer with vast and varied experience who have been involved with the development of over 950,000 sq ft of commercial schemes and circa. 20,000 homes in Dublin. Established in 1962, Park Developments have forged a reputation for building high quality commercial and residential properties. The recent completion of The Reflector displays Parks continued drive for excellence, emulated across some of their other schemes including: The Park Carrickmines, Hanover Quay and Mount Saint Annes.

The Reflector benefits from a host of well-established amenities with numerous cafes on the doorstep, event centres such as The Bord Gais Theatre and The 3 Arena, within walking distance are a number of local hotels including The Marker, The Spencer and The Clayton. The area is well serviced by Dublin’s expansive public transport network with both Luas and DART services within a 10 minutes’ walk, Dublin Bike stations on the doorstep and multiple bus routes in the locality.

The area has excellent road infrastructure with the Samuel Beckett Bridge providing speedy access to the North Docks, IFSC and to Dublin Airport. A new public transport bridge is also planned connecting Grand Canal Dock with Ringsend (included in DCC Capital Programme).

Grand Canal Dock is Dublin’s principal modern office district and is resident to many internationally recognised occupiers. Occupiers within the immediate vicinity of The Reflector include State Street Bank, Accenture, AirBnB, Matheson, HSBC, William Fry Solicitors, McCann Fitzgerald Solicitors, BNY Mellon, Aptiv, Google and Facebook. With most of the buildings in the South Docklands now in long term ownership and with a distinct lack of opportunities, The Reflector presents one of the last opportunities for an investor to acquire a holding in Grand Canal Docks.

Fergus O’Farrell, Director, Savills Investment, Ireland commented: “The Reflector is one of the most high-profile office developments in Ireland, with its unique waterfront setting, striking profile, best in class finishes along with a quality tenant line-up and a WAULT of approximately 12 years, it will attract interest from a host of global investors”

Johnny Horgan, Head of Investment Properties, Ireland
The office sector remains the primary sectoral focus for most European and International Investors. This year, we anticipate that investors shall be focused on core and core plus investment opportunities.  With the weight of capital seeking opportunities in the office sector, with strong occupier market, coupled with the quality of this asset, The Reflector shall be one of the stand out asset sales of 2019.
Johnny Horgan, Head of Investment Properties, Ireland
About CBRE

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2017 revenue). The company has more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

CBRE U.C., (CBRE Ireland) registered in Ireland, no. 316570. PSRA Licence No. 001528 is the country’s largest commercial real estate services company with offices in Dublin and Cork. Currently employing over 150 employees, we work with occupiers, investors and developers of office, industrial and logistics, retail, hotel and healthcare property, providing strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; tenant representation, corporate services; property and project management; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management and debt advisory; business rates and compulsory purchase and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.ie

About Savills Ireland

Savills Ireland is a full service real estate advisory firm, with offices in Dublin, Cork, and Belfast. Present at the forefront of the Irish property market for over 50 years, we provide property services throughout Ireland.

Through our parent company Savills Plc., our international network extends to 700 offices and associates and over 30,000 staff in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.

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