The Irish Commercial Real Estate Market: Synchronization and the Role of External Factors

The IMF’s latest report on Ireland says that:

“This chapter examines the synchronization of the Irish returns on commercial real estate (CRE) properties with those in peers to better understand the importance of external factors in explaining the high volatility of CRE returns in recent years. The analysis finds that the cyclical pattern of Irish CRE returns is highly corelated with that in other advanced economies, yet with much higher volatility. Moreover, a vector auto-regression (VAR) analysis points to a high impact of international CRE prices on Irish CRE prices, and to strong feedback effects between the latter and domestic economic activity. These findings underline the importance of continued close monitoring of this market to ensure that the financial system is resilient to possible drops in collateral values and investment flows.”


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