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20 January, 2017

HWBC Armchair Pundit Competition is back for the 2017 6 Nations

Entry to the HWBC Armchair Pundit Competition 2017 is now open... Your favourite property advisor advisor invites you to test your rugby knowledge and punditry skills (or lack thereof!) against colleagues, friends, peers and... dare we say it, competitors. This year's prizes include luxury weekend breaks in London, Aghadoe Heights Hotel in Killarney and Clayton Whites Hotel in Wexford as well as 1-year subscriptions to irishtimes.com. Entry is free, so share with colleagues and friends!

4 January, 2017

HWBC advises Friends First on its successful acquisition of the Madrid Portfolio

Friends First has acquired nine retail and office properties mainly in South William Street and Clarendon Street in Dublin city centre which formed part of the Madrid Portfolio for in the region of €30M. HWBC advised Friends First on the transaction. The portfolio included assets linked to borrower Bernard McNamara who had assembled the properties as part of a larger development play in the area. This area of the city has been of significant interest from investors and occupiers in recent years due to its proximity to Grafton St. and the vibrant ambience of its streets and buildings which is ...

4 January, 2017

HWBC to be Property Advisor for Project Tolka Loan Portfolio, acquired by Colony Capitol

The loan portfolio, dubbed Project Tolka, is to be sold to Colony Capital for in the region of €450m. With a par-value of €1.5BN, the portfolio contains loans linked to the McCormack family, Flynn family and Kelly's, prominent developers and investors in the property market.  The portfolio includes property assets: Burlington Plaza (HQ of Amazon and Sky), Belfield Office Park, mobile phone company 3’s HQ on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay and the offices of Byrne Wallace Solicitors on Harcourt Street. For press coverage of the deal see here, here and here.

19 December, 2016

BVK and its investment manager complete a deal to buy Liffey Valley Shopping Centre

HWBC acted as advisers to the purchasers and as the transaction managers and co-ordinators for all parties on the BVK and Universal-Investment side. Eastdil acted for HAIL/Hines and Grosvenor. Liffey Valley is one of Ireland’s most successful shopping and leisure destinations with over 100 shops, restaurants and multiplex cinema and 3,500 parking spaces. For press coverage on this deal, see here, here and here.

7 December, 2016

Strong supply pipeline to ease pressure in office market

It was another year of rising rents and falling vacancy rates in the Dublin office market but, looking ahead, the standout feature is the supply surge coming down the tracks. For more on this store click here

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