• 2016 - a year of surprises for the real estate sector with Brexit, the US election and Budget tax changes particularly topical
• Phenomenal activity in all occupier markets on the back of strong job creation numbers and favourable demographics
• Very strong rental growth achieved in all sectors of the Irish market
• Investment & hotel spend surprised on the upside


• 2017 - A combination of seismic events has muddied the waters, to the extent that the trajectory of the Irish real estate sector remains somewhat uncertain
• Ireland is expected to see economic growth of at least 3.5% being achieved this year compared to 2% in the US and 1.6% in the UK
• Further easing in total returns from Irish commercial real estate in 2017 with income supporting growth in the absence of yield compression