Prime Retail Investment Opportunity For Sale Guiding €18.5 Million

14-16 Mary Street Launched to Market by CBRE

Dublin, 3 May 2017 – Property advisors CBRE are delighted to launch 14-16 Mary Street to the market for sale by Private Treaty, quoting €18.5 million. The property is located along Mary Street which combined with Henry Street is one of the primary retailing thoroughfares in Dublin. The property is fully let by McDonald's Restaurants of Ireland Limited on a 35 years FRI lease from December 1998 with no break option, leaving a residual term in excess of 16.5 years to expiry. The property is producing a rent roll of €733,000 per annum. McDonalds originally commenced trading in Ireland in 1977 on Grafton Street, and have since grown to operate over 80 stores in the Republic of Ireland. This sale offers an excellent opportunity to benefit from a now recovering retail sector as demand from retailers for prime high street accommodation continues to grow. CBRE anticipate a strong level of interest given the high profile location, secure income profile combined with investor appetite for prime retail stock.

14 – 16 Mary Street benefits from dual frontage and holds a prominent position overlooking Mary Street and Jervis Street. The property is situated to the south side of Mary Street and adjoins Jervis Shopping Centre, one of the leading Shopping Centres in Dublin. Jervis Shopping Centre boasts an impressive tenant mix which includes Top Shop, Forever 21, Next, Marks & Spencer and Tesco.

14 – 16 Mary Street spans three storeys over basement and extends to a total net internal area of approximately 1,045 sq.m (11,247 sq.ft). The property is laid out to provide retail accommodation at basement and ground floor extending to 516 sq.m (5,553 sq.ft). There are two floors of office accommodation overhead extending to approximately 529 sq.m ( 5,694 sq.ft). The offices can be accessed via a separate entrance along Jervis Street and are finished to a modern specification.

With positive retail spending between 2013 -2016, CBRE estimates there have been 7 transactions of Henry & Mary Street assets accounting for approximately €120 million. 79% of the properties were acquired by Irish Institutions such as Irish Life and IPUT, whereas 22% were acquired by Private Irish Landlords. Today CBRE estimates that 64% of the retail buildings on Henry & Mary Street are in the ownership of Pension Funds/Institutions & REIT’s such as Irish Life, IPUT, State Street and Hammerson while 23.2% are in the ownership of Private/Individuals and owner occupiers. One of the most recent sales on the street included No.35 Henry Street acquired by Friends First for €9.5 million which attracted interest from local Institutional & European Investors.

Natalie Brennan
The sale of 14- 16 Mary Street offers an excellent opportunity to acquire a prime retail asset boasting a long secure income profile. The property is well positioned to benefit from rental growth in the retail sector and is likely to appeal to both international and Irish institutional investors keen to secure a presence on the street. 
Natalie Brennan

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