Irish investment transactions in the final quarter of 2015 reached just under €1.4 billion bringing total turnover for the year as whole to €3.7 billion. 76 deals were closed in the quarter, the highest number by far compared to the earlier quarters in 2015.
Four transactions in the final quarter each over €100m, made up 46% of the total turnover in Q4. The largest deal was the purchase by Starwood of Elm Park, a mixed use development in Dublin 4, for €190m. The second largest was the purchase of The Nationwide Retail Parks Portfolio for €177m by Davidson Kempner. A mixed use portfolio sale of offices and multifamily was sold for €155m while a nationwide retail parks portfolio sold for €115m. There were 76 deals completed in Q4 and each of the remaining 72 deals were less than €100m in size, with 69 deals below €50m in lot size. Retail transactions dominated Q4 activity.
Source : BNP Paribas Real Estate