Joyces Court, Talbot Street, Dublin 1

Dublin 19th October 2016 – Property advisors CBRE are to offer Joyces Court, Talbot Street, Dublin 1 for Sale by Private Treaty.

Block A & B Joyces Court comprises two modern, Grade A office buildings extending to a combined area of 5,066 sq. m (54,531 sq. ft). There are 31 underground car parking spaces as part of the sale. The blocks, which are situated on Talbot Street, offer unrivalled access to the transport hub of Dublin given their proximity to Connolly Station (Dart and Luas) and Busaras. The scheme is producing an annual rental income of €866,948 per annum.

Block A comprises a 5 storey office building extending to a total area of 2,627 sq. m (28,282 sq,ft). The entire block is let to Smartbox Group Ltd under a 20 year lease from October 2015 with a break option in October 2025. Smartbox, who account for 66% of the overall rent roll of the investment, are paying a rent of €570,006 per annum. This equates to an average rent of €20 per sq ft which offers investors strong reversionary potential.

Smartbox provide an online service whereby customers can purchase experience gifts including food and drink, sports adventure and short breaks. Smartbox originated in France in 2003 and is now a market leader, operating in 13 countries throughout Europe.

Block B comprises a six storey over basement building extending to a total area of 2,439 sq m (26,249 sq ft). The block is multi let to a number of tenants including Veeam Software Ireland Ltd, Kitman Labs Limited and the Dyslexia Association of Ireland. The average rent across the entire block is €161 per sq m (€15 per sq ft). Block B offers strong reversionary potential given the low average rent per sq ft.

In addition there are 4 retail units being offered as part of the sale totalling 691 sq m (7,440sq ft). Three of the units are currently vacant offering investors the opportunity to increase the rental profile of the investment.

The agents are seeking offers in excess of €15 million which equates to a NIY of 5.53% but offers a reversionary yield closer to 7.7% or €275 per sq. ft. If you compare it to capital values of €900 per sq. ft. plus being achieved 500m away in the IFSC, Joyces Court offers an excellent opportunity to increase the capital value of the investment.

Kyle Rothwell, Senior Director, Capital Markets
Joyce’s Court offers investors a blend of secure core income in Block A and immediate asset management opportunities in Block B. Both Blocks offer strong reversionary potential and should therefore appeal to a variety of domestic and international investors.
Kyle Rothwell, Senior Director, Capital Markets

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