• Strong demand for ‘Alternative’ investment in Ireland, in particular on 3 sectors:  BTR,  PBSA & Healthcare

  • BTR concept firmly established in many jurisdictions such as the US, where it is now regarded as a mainstream sector with superior returns to more traditional forms of CRE investment

  • BTR has gained popularity in EU & UK in recent yrs but is as yet only at an embryonic stage in the Irish market

  • Rationale for BTR in Ireland - additional 174,000 households renting in the last 10yr period & potential for an additional 23,300 households entering the rental sector by 2021

  • PBSA as a sector has also gained popularity with several specialist funders & investors focussing on opportunities to invest in student residences, both on & off campus

  • Where the key attraction of PBSA is the high levels of occupancy that can be attained if facilities are appropriately managed , particularly where alternative uses can be maximised outside of the traditional academic year (e.g. occupation by tourists during summer months)

  • Increased demand for investment in the healthcare sector in Ireland is being driven by a dramatic change in the demographic profile, a hospital system that is under huge pressure & a general move towards investment in alternative sectors

  • This trend is only going to escalate over the coming yrs as the Irish population continues to age - with a 19% increase in over 65’s b/t  2011 & 2016 13% of the Irish population is now classified as dependent - an increase of 36% within the last decade & which is expected to increase to 16% by 2026