Agent Bannon is guiding a price of €1.9 million for a community retail investment opportunity comprising four retail units and a standalone creche at Adamstown in west Dublin.
The units, which are below a modern residential development called the Sentinel Building, are occupied by Londis (with a guarantee from parent company BWG), Mizzoni’s Pizza and Pamper Yourself, together with one small vacant unit. The creche is operated by Giraffe Childcare. All of the units are presented in excellent condition throughout and benefit from prominent road frontage.
The annual passing rent is currently €163,375 with substantial reversionary potential. The asking price offers the prospective purchaser an attractive initial yield of 7.84 per cent, rising to a potential double-digit yield on the letting of the vacant unit and the settlement of the outstanding Londis and creche rent reviews. The properties extend to a total floor area of 15,264sq ft and have a weighted average unexpired lease term (Wault) to break of 6.43 years and a Wault to lease expiry of 8.72 years.
The subject units are in the southeast of Adamstown and 750m from Adamstown train station. The surrounding area is predominantly in residential use with a mix of high- and low-density housing. Current population estimates suggest a resident population of about 5,000 and once fully complete this is projected to be 25,000 people.
Ros Tierney of Bannon expects to see “significant interest from investors seeking a high-profile grocery and necessity portfolio with value-add potential through asset management”.