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PROPERTY INVESTMENT: RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
Irish commercial property market capital value plunged 42.7% in 12-months to June 2009
Global Commercial Property Survey Q2 2009: Rents fall sharply; Surveyors in Italy, Spain and Ireland remain downbeat on outlook
Dublin in Global Top 10 for prime office rents in 2009 - - more than double rents in Brussels and 33 times Berlin
May 2009:European Commercial Property Market: Switzerland had best performance in 2008 with capital growth at 1.2%; Ireland had worst with negative growth of 37.2%
Ireland and UK had worst global commercial property returns in 2008; Boston’s John Hancock Tower price plunges 50% in less than 3 years
Irish House Prices Monthly Survey - Published by PermanentTsb and the ESRI
Irish investors were the second biggest net investors in commercial property across Europe in 2007
Irish overseas commercial property investment surged to €8.2bn in first nine months of 2007; Total investment, mainly overseas, has risen to €50.0bn since 2001
London most expensive global city for prime residential property; Dublin in 17th place - Cork in 24th place in global location cost ranking

Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe report: Paris is Europe's top property investment prospect in 2007
US leads global house price slowdown; Five countries in Knight Frank Global House Price Index recording negative price growth
Global Survey: Cost of typical management level house in Dublin, Ireland, could buy 9 similar houses in Houston, Texas, 3 in Amsterdam, 2 in Sydney and almost two in Tokyo
AIB Irish Housing Report: "They think it’s all over ... but it’s not" - Easing stamp duty burden at this stage would probably go straight into higher prices
Irish house prices up 270% since 1996 rising at average of 14.9% for each of the last ten years; Construction sector may shed over 100,000 jobs by 2016
Construction and Housing in Ireland Report July 2006: CSO says Construction Output up 80% in 5 years - Mortgage debt increased from €33bn in 2000 to €100bn in 2005

Irish Construction Employment grew 11% to 281,600 in 2006 - compares with 126,100 employed in early 1998; Health jobs grew by 18,700 in year
Bank of Ireland Private Banking Global Commercial Property Report June 2006 - MS Word document
State of Chassis: Artificial restriction on land supply puts Ireland and UK at bottom of property league in Developed World - Irish urbanisation at 4% is among Europe's lowest; The typical new house is both small and of low quality.

Irish housing boom may boost public finances to €9bn this year; Government collects average of €100,000 in taxes from the cost of every new housing unit built in State
Report highlights housing supply shortfall in Dublin; Current planning policies impeding supply
Dublin house prices heading for 100 times rent earned: Davy Stockbrokers
Interest-only loans aiding international property boom
The Irish Housing Market - Survey on Irish housing market trends that was published by NCB Stockbrokers in November 2005.
Record Irish house completions of over 80,000 in 2005
Ireland has highest per capita house building rate in Europe - European Housing Review, published in May 2005.
Foreign ownership of City of London property doubles in less than ten years; Irish own 3% of commercial space
Bank of Ireland Property Review: Irish house prices forecast to slow from end of 2006 as affordability deteriorates in wake of higher interest rates
IIB Bank/ESRI say SSIAs will boost Irish house prices by 10%; Up to €15 billion SSIA related investment including borrowing to go to Irish and foreign property
AIB report on Irish housing market says supply of serviced land and efficiency of planning process should be improved
Huge investor appetite for European Commercial Property; Bankers ready to raise lending to €112bn as returns expected to exceed 2005
Warsaw beats Florida in ranking of top-ten overseas residential hotspots
Irish, UK and European Commercial Property Returns - The soaring total returns seen in the Irish Property market during the first half of 2006 began to ease this quarter, with a total return of 4.8% compared to 8.7% in quarter two.

However, property returns measured annually still managed to climb to 30.3%, their highest point for more than six years, which is the net product of a 4.6% income return and 24.7% capital growth.

Global Prime Office Rents - Dublin is the third most expensive location in Europe after London and Paris. It is seventh highest in the world
The World's Most Expensive Street 20065 - Dublin's Grafton Street is sixth most expensive street for retail rents in the world.
Reports on Commercial Property Investment for Irish Investors - from CB Richard Ellis Gunne.
Global Property Outlook -Published in July 2005 by Bank of Ireland Private Banking. Bank of Ireland Private Banking recommends that commercial property investors should focus attention towards continental markets such as France and Belgium. The key reasons pointed to in the research are the relatively attractive yields when compared to UK and Irish commercial markets, lower borrowing rates than the UK and the absence of currency risk.

Wealthy Irish are investing up to €3 billion annually in overseas commercial property.

Knight Frank Global House Price Index – Second Quarter 2006 results: Risk of global house price crash falls away
Global House Price Boom: The greatest BUBBLE in history
- June 2005: The Economist magazine says that never before have real house prices risen so fast, for so long, in so many countries. Property markets have been frothing from America, the UK and Australia to France, Spain and China. Rising property prices helped to prop up the world economy after the stockmarket bubble burst in 2000. What if the housing boom now turns to bust it asks?
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