Weekly Irish property market news and insights – for the industry,by the industry  

Before we get stuck into the general property news of the week, below are the local and international stories that might be of particular interest:

  • Well done to all involved in the Business Post National Property Summit this week – fantastic contributions from the podium and from the floor.

If you missed last week’s round-up, you can catch up here: https://propertydistrict.ie/sunday-roundup/

As always, you might let me know if I have missed out on any relevant property news by emailing  carol@propertydistrict.ie.

(Apologies in advance for any typos, it’s difficult to get good help on a Sunday. Also, I use voice to text dictation so just sound out anything that really doesn’t make sense in a strong rural accent and that should help!)

SUNDAY LISTEN – iProperty Radio

For anyone following the iProperty Radio journey over the past five years (we’re officially five years broadcasting in January 2024!), the growth in audience numbers, video watches and volume of engagements across our social media has been nothing short of phenomenal for a few weekly niche real estate and construction chats per week – our digital reach/impressions (different metrics on different channels) now consistently exceeds 1.2 million per month and regularly exceeds 1.5 million. There are now 13 different shows on the channel, from Ireland, mainland Europe, the UK, the US and Australia, with five of those focused on the Irish marketplace. As we approach our 5th birthday, we would like to thank all of our sponsors, guests and contributors, and you the industry for giving us your time and attention. We genuinely appreciate it and want to keep getting better for you. We have a super construction leaders series coming to the ‘Breaking Ground’ show for 2024. Over the coming weeks we have a great line-up, including an interview with Ronan Lyons about why the government consistently underestimates Ireland’s growth and what can be done to improve project viability across the regions. Also, we will be chatting to Pat Barry of the Irish Green Build Council about the Home Performance Index and how to deliver ‘Better Homes’.

This week on iPropertyRadio… 

#Property Roundup

*The Business of Estate Agency*

This week on #PropertyRoundup on iProperty Radio.com, I was joined by special co-host, Emmet J Creighton, Daft.ie’s Client Partnership Director in the offices of  REA McGee Estate Agents & Auctioneersin Tallaght where we chatted to managing director, Anthony McGee. We discussed local property market trends in and around Tallaght, the expected pipeline for 2024 and the ever-evolving business of estate agency. 

Also, the iProperty Radio team, in partnership with Daft.ie, will be travelling across the country in 2024, meeting estate agents and learning about rental and sales trends on the ground. If you would like to get involved in these ‘Property Roundup’ shows, email hello@ipropertyradio.com.

*Property Roundup is sponsored by Daft.ie, Ireland’s most visited property website 

*Watch/ listen back: https://ipropertyradio.com/property-roundup/ 

#Proptech Hot Seat

In the final Proptech Hot Seat show of 2023 is Guy Windsor Lewis, CEO & Founder of Locale. Guy joins host Carol Tallon this week to discuss Locale’s offering and the Proptech Perspectives Report 2023. 

The Proptech Perspectives Report can be found here: https://www.locale.co.uk/2023proptech-perspectives-report 

Listen back to the full interview to hear about his expectations for Proptech and the wider real estate industry in 2024. 

Proptech Hot seat is sponsored by Proptech Ireland, the hub for innovators, investors and industry leaders https://prop-tech.ie/

Watch/ listen back: https://ipropertyradio.com/proptech-hot-seat/

#BreakingGround

On #BreakingGround this week Shane Curran, Managing Director of Interiors with BHA Construction, joins us to talk about the company’s 15 live sites across Dublin and the South East, the changing business model of residential housing delivery, and the growing importance of supporting the supply chain to scale. 

He also goes through the team’s tech stack and shares his view on placemaking, creating sustainable communities and what social value looks like in practice. Learn more about BHA https://bhaconstruction.com/

Breaking Ground is sponsored by PLACEengage – Your Virtual Town Hall, a data-driven platform for more successful public consultation and community engagement for your next development project https://placeengage.com/

*Watch back and listen back: https://ipropertyradio.com/breaking-ground/

Watch back and listen back to all shows at: https://ipropertyradio.com/shows/

Produced by Katie Tallon, with Hear Me Roar Media on sound  https://hearmeroarmedia.com/

PLACEMAKING

OPEN PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

ISSUES IMPACTING RURAL IRELAND 

  • RURAL IRELAND: There is a new group being set up for housing developers, property investors and estate agents trying or intending to deliver new homes, businesses or important infrastructure in rural Ireland – email in confidence to carol@propertydistrict.ie
  • This year’s National Property Summit featured a fireside chat about the revitalisation of our village and town centres with Alison (Ali) Harvey, Principal Planner & Project Manager, Nicholas O’Dwyer Ltd and Carol Tallon ,CEO, Ireland’s Property District. The topic of district regeneration came up as an alternative to the single building approach that is currently being pursued (arguably, unsuccessfully.And it raised a big question – does Ireland need a regeneration agency?
  • Gaeltacht community’s cry – let us live: Conamara-born physiotherapist who returned to home after several years in Australia couldn’t find a place to live in her home place – and spent the summer sleeping in a camper van. But now Adhna Ní Bhraonáin from Cois Fharraige is fighting back – demanding a change to housing and planning policies to ensure young Gaeltacht people can find a suitable place to live in their own Irish speaking communities https://connachttribune.ie/gaeltacht-communitys-cry-let-us-live-where-were-from-671/

CONSTRUCTION, MMC & DEVELOPMENT NEWS

(l-r) Nicola McKay, HLM Architects; Ronan Lonergan, Cairn Homes; Eoin Waldron, Castle Modular; Pat Kirwan, C+W O’Brien Architects; and moderator Carol Tallon, Property District.

  • ‘A massive boost for the locality’: Plans for major marine activity centre in Cork town welcomed: The proposed development could include a recreational centre, slipway, events space and a café.  https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/arid-41281285.html
  • Planning refused for apartments on Patrick St: Majorfield Ltd lodged an application with Cork City Council seeking to change the use of part of the ground floor and the entire first, second, and third floors from office space to residential https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/arid-41281447.html

PROPTECH, ESG & CONSTRUCTION INNOVATION

  • Proptech Ireland is updating the database of 2023 Irish technology providers for the built environment – From smart design and planning right through to the smart property transaction, where does your Irish-led or Ireland-based proptech  or MMC business sit?  Pease take five minutes to add or update your details to our internationally-shared listing here: SIGN UP HERE: *https://prop-tech.ie/register/ * and email product or service details to hello@prop-tech.ie
  • Proptech Ireland: Ireland’s CONSTRUCTION and REAL ESTATE ESG technologies resource hub. Confused about how and where to start on your ESG journey? Contact us 👉https://prop-tech.ie
  • The untold story behind the collapse of proptech unicorn Veev: Startup only received $200m of the $400m it raised in Series D and is now undergoing liquidation, with Lennar tabling an offer to fund the company’s ongoing activities https://www.calcalistech.com/ctechnews/article/hkhfvyhbp

ENERGY, CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT  

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY NEWS (including PRS)

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY NEWS

INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY NEWS

FACEBOOK GROUP FOR IRISH PROPERTY BUYERS & INVESTORS

Crowd-sourcing answers topical property questions:    

As many of you might know, my annual property book The Irish Property Buyers’ Handbook (since 2011) was rebranded in 2018 and now appears as part of The Property Insider series, published by Oak Tree Press, the first three titles are now published and available here: https://www.amazon.com/Carol-Tallon/

From 2020, the publishers and I wanted to ensure the content remains topical and we are now doing this by crowd-sourcing home buyer and investor queries, with crowd-sourced and editorial team answers. 

Join the Facebook Group here to contribute: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IrishPropertyBuyers/

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