The Finsbury Dials building in London was bought by Bernard McNamara’s Grattan Properties in 2007, at the peak of the British commercial property boom.

Northwood Investors, the US property company that recently bid unsuccessfully on the Treasury Holdings’ Opera portfolio, is in talks with the liquida(...)

Kennedy Wilson - AmericaLed by Bill McMorrow, Kennedy Wilson is leading the investors’ buying spree of Dublin commercial property. Its €306 million deal this week for the Opera/Castle Market Holdings portfolio includes the Bank of Ireland building on Mespil Road in Dublin 4. It also owns a stake in the bank itself. Other purchases include the State Street building in the docklands for €108 million, the Gasworks apartment complex in D4 for €84 million, and the Clancy Quay development near Phoenix Park for €40 million.

Dublin, according to Russell Jewell of AEW private equity, is at the centre of a commercial property “feeding frenzy” of international buyers. (...)