Mixed-use investment in Dublin 8 guiding at €3.2m

Newly built Francis Street apartments are fully let and generating €180,000 per annum

Investors looking to secure a foothold in Dublin’s hugely sought-after Liberties area will be interested in a newly constructed mixed-use property that has been brought to the market at a guide price of €3.2 million by agent CBRE.

The property, at 98-99 Francis Street, comprises a five-storey building extending to 659sq m (7,094sq ft) with a ground-floor retail unit and seven residential units overhead. The residential component consists of three one-bed apartments and four two-bed apartments, including a top-floor penthouse. The accommodation has been finished to a high standard, and each unit has its own balcony. There is a landscaped urban courtyard to the rear for use by all occupants.

The apartments are fully let and producing a gross rental income of about €180,000 per annum. The € 3.2 million guide price equates to a net initial yield of 4 per cent following acquisition costs.

Retail unit

The ground-floor retail unit has own-door access and extends to 101sq m (1,089sq ft). The unit has planning permission for food and beverage use, and offers the prospective buyer the opportunity to increase the building’s current rental income.


The property, just 950m from St Stephen’s Green and 750m from Camden Street, is expected to prove attractive to a range of potential occupiers.

Fiona Kennedy, who is handling the sale on behalf of CBRE, says: “98/99 Francis Street presents a rare opportunity to acquire a newly constructed residential property in a vibrant and upcoming area, with the prospect of adding value through the leasing of the ground-floor retail unit. Given the ongoing restrictions surrounding Covid-19, CBRE will facilitate both onsite and virtual 3D tours of the property.”

Ronald Quinlan

Ronald Quinlan

Ronald Quinlan is Property Editor of The Irish Times