More Than €415 Million Transacted In The Irish Development Land Market During The First Half Of 2019

Signs of stabilisation in development land prices

July 12th, 2019 - Property consultants CBRE Ireland have today released figures for the volume and value of development land traded (both on and off-market) in the Irish market in the first half of 2019, which shows that 30 land sales were completed in Ireland in the year to the end of June, totalling more than €415 million between them. This compares to 66 transactions totalling €400 million in the first half of last year.

Peter Garrigan, Director, Development Land & Consultancy
There has been increasing evidence of price stabilisation in the development land sector over recent months as developers react to easing house price inflation, affordability and rising build cost inflation. While we continue to see transactional activity being recorded and particularly strong demand for sites guiding up to €5 million, most of the land coming to the market and transacting at present comprises relatively small infill sites, meaning the overall spend on development land is likely to be down year-on-year, albeit consistent with spend in the 2014-2017 period.
Peter Garrigan, Director, Development Land & Consultancy

In addition to developing out existing schemes, CBRE say that much of the focus in the development land sector at present is on design, consultancy and planning as developers prepare to lodge the next wave of planning applications and focus on potential rezoning opportunities in forthcoming development plans. As in other sectors of the commercial property market, much of the activity in the development land sector at present is occurring off-market.

Sites that are currently being formally marketed include:

  • A 10.46-acre site at Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, which is guiding €55 million;

  • The 125-acre Project Shoreline site at Baldoyle, Dublin 13, with planning for 546 houses, which is guiding €42 million;

  • A 3-acre site at Cross Avenue, Blackrock, which is guiding €20 million;

  • A 0.84-acre site at South County Business Park in Leopardstown, Dublin 18, which is guiding €5 million;

  • A 9.1-acre site at Kilbride House, Bray, Co. Wicklow, which is guiding €4.5 million

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