Starwood Capital to create €1bn Irish build-to-rent platform

US investment giant Starwood Capital has announced that a controlled affiliate has formed a €1bn build-to-rent (‘BTR’) residential platform in Ireland with Urbeo Residential and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (‘ISIF’). The platform, which will be known as Urbeo, will acquire rental accommodation in Dublin and other Irish cities. Of the €1bn in funding, ISIF, […]

Google acquires another 80,000 sq ft in docklands

Tech giant adds to its presence in the area with South Bank House and the Warehouse The Warehouse sits on the waterfront to the rear of South Bank House and comprises a three-storey warehouse.   Property investment company Kennedy Wilson has completed the sale of two properties in Dublin’s docklands to tech giant Google Ireland. The two properties, South […]

Make houses cheaper: Government urged to reduce rate of VAT on new houses

Developments must be ‘viable for the housebuilder and affordable for the consumer’ Mark FitzGerald says the Government and the Oireachtas need to act to increase housing supply.   The continuation of the Central Bank’s restrictions on mortgage borrowing means the Government needs to reduce the rate of VAT on new houses to deliver increased supply […]