The commercial property boom in Dublin contributed to pretax profits more than doubling at the Irish arm of property company CBRE to €4.1 million in 2018.
CBRE Unlimited recorded the sharp increase in pretax profits as revenues increased by 36 per cent to €31.94 million. The directors state that “2018 witnessed excellent activity levels in the domestic commercial property market”.
Operating profits increased by 37 per cent to €4.1 million after paying out €27.8 million in administrative expenses.
The company recorded post-tax profits of €3.48 million after paying corporation tax of €622,647.
Numbers employed increased from 131 to 133 with staff costs increasing from €14.3 million to €17.6 million. Directors’ pay last year increased from €879,223 to €942,887.
At the end of December 2018, the company’s shareholder funds stood at €16.67 million that included accumulated profits of €15.35 million.
The accounts disclosed at the end of December 2018, the company had capital commitments of €3 million associated with refurbishment of the company’s Dublin HQ at Connaught House.
Globally, the CBRE Group recorded $21.3 billion (€19.3 billion) in 2018 with more than 90,000 employees.