Investment in Dublin private rented sector remains robust in face of Covid-19 – The Irish Times

A new report on the private rented sector (PRS) shows that investment remains buoyant notwithstanding the uncertainty created by the Covid-19 pandemic in the wider commercial property sector and economy.

While the imposition of the coronavirus lockdown last March resulted in the delay or postponement of a number of residential investment transactions, the latest analysis by agent Hooke & MacDonald shows that six significant PRS deals still took place in Dublin in the first half of this year. Some 440 such units with an overall value of €163 million changed hands in the period. New builds accounted for 225 of the units sold, while the remaining 215 units were drawn from existing stock.

The recent easing of Covid-19 restrictions has seen an uptick in investment activity, with a number of transactions which had been put on hold either signed already or expected to transact in this quarter.

The largest deal

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