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Colm Lauder: Government must stop playing student politics with student accommodation

There is a real economic risk to the current proposals to change the rules on purpose-built accommodation for third-level students

09.06.2024 9

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Colm Lauder: How the Housing Commission’s rent control plan undermines its effort to increase supply

The long-awaited report had one glaring division, proposing something that adds more complexity for investors in Ireland

02.06.2024 40

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Colm Lauder: Boost in British property sales shows investors the value of staying the course

26.05.2024 40

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Colm Lauder: Ireland needs to get real on need for private investments in social housing

A recent report from the UK highlight many shared problems in growing housing supply, but there is an important difference in the proposed solutions

19.05.2024 40

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Colm Lauder: Uncertainty persists in real estate markets but this is no repeat of 2008

There’s distress in the market but there are several differences between this cycle and the financial crash of 16 years ago

12.05.2024 20

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Colm Lauder: Investment property market re-pricing continues as big transactions set to test the market

First quarter valuation declines were sharpest in the oversupplied office sector, where rents have now declined consistently since the onset of the...

05.05.2024 40

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Colm Lauder: Why there are new signs of life for investors in UK property

British real estate investment market conditions improving in early months of 2024

26.04.2024 40

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Colm Lauder: Are developers ‘green-washing’ by paying for sustainability certificates?

Planning regulations already mean building must be environmentally friendly, but a commercial industry has developed to capitalise on the need to be...

21.04.2024 70

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Colm Lauder: Listed real estate firms are rebounding, but share prices are lagging

Investors are continuing to scratch their heads in wonder as to when to expect some sign of a turning point on the public markets

14.04.2024 20

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Colm Lauder: Why the market welcomes failure of a rare UK property deal

Shareholders in Abrdn believe that warmer underlying conditions means an alternative deal offers better value than a merger with Custodian

07.04.2024 30

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Colm Lauder: Office rents are holding up, are they detached from reality?

The market for old and new office spaces is becoming increasingly polarised, and investors should take note why

31.03.2024 40

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Colm Lauder: Varadkar’s populism damaged property sector and must be undone

The Fine Gael leader got a lot wrong, but he will one day be remembered for reviving the delivery of afoordable home

23.03.2024 30

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Colm Lauder: Why was the Irish housing minister not at Mipim to drum up investment?

Ireland, from national to local level, ignored the opportunity to pitch itself at Europe’s biggest deal show despite the lack of capital in the...

17.03.2024 40

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Colm Lauder: These numbers show why Dublin offices won’t be converted into homes

Office to residential conversions are still a long way from economic reality

08.03.2024 20

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Colm Lauder: A retail property investment boom is coming this year

Assets in the sector have struggled over the last decade but 2024 will be a turning point for the market

03.03.2024 10

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Colm Lauder: Accusations of greed miss point of cost escalations

Changes to how student accommodation are leased is being driven by costs not avarice

25.02.2024 10

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Colm Lauder: Commercial property M&A activity will tempt vital US capital

A recent trend of deals between listed UK property companies could be good news for the wider European market

18.02.2024 10

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Colm Lauder: Despite economic optimism, commercial property investment will be slow to rebound

Investor appetites are drifting somewhat away from the prime end of the market, but there will be some uptick in 2024

11.02.2024 20

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Colm Lauder: early evidence shows investors can win from greener office refurbs

Listed London landlords are rushing to bring older offices up to new environmental standards, and the signs for investors are promising

04.02.2024 10

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Colm Lauder: How we can reinvigorate institutional investment beyond Dublin

Of the €11 billion of actively managed institutional capital in Irish property, less than €700 million is invested in regional markets here

28.01.2024 10

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Colm Lauder: How early movers will yield big results in 2024’s property market

An exciting year in the property market often follows a dull one, and this will be a proving ground for many investment strategies

21.01.2024 20

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Colm Lauder: Dublin simply too expensive as HAP drives rents sky high

Rental price floors are as much an issue as rental caps in the Irish market, our columnist writes

14.01.2024 40

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Colm Lauder: Irish property investors may feel some pain but international signals are promising

Ireland’s property market is more international than ever so the growing confidence of US-listed investors should inspire activity here

07.01.2024 30

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Colm Lauder: Footfall figures in Irish shopping centres give Christmas cheer to investors

Investment in retail centres has been negligible for the last decade but well-known wealth managers have been tempted into the market

24.12.2023 20

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Colm Lauder: ESG has pushed old offices out of fashion, but presents an opportunity for investors

Our new columnist, Goodbody’s former head of real estate equity research, on the question he asks new investors and the surprising answer they give

17.12.2023 30

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Colm Lauder: It’s no surprise that landlords are fleeing and funding has dried up

Our new columnist, Goodbody’s former head of real estate equity research, says a form of tax credit is one proposed solution to keep small landlords...

10.12.2023 30

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Colm Lauder: Our new columnist on Ireland’s commercial property woes

Goodbody’s former head of real estate equity research warns that the Irish property investment structure is less transparent and no longer aligns...

03.12.2023 10

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