The opening quarter of 2022 witnessed healthy levels of turnover transact in the Irish investment market, with almost €762m trading across 31 real estate assets. This compares to €848m across 36 deals in the same period last year, representing a marginal decline of approximately 10%. However, it should be noted that the investment volumes of Q1 2021 were significantly boosted by the closing of a number of deals that were under offer at the end of 2020.
Momentum continued from the final quarter of 2021, where an impressive €2bn worth of commercial property assets traded hands, with much of the same investor appetite trends evident, those being, residential and logistics fueling marking activity. Residential assets continue to absorb the majority share of investor capital, accounting for 31% of turnover in quarter one, approximately €233m of turnover.