In addition to many major Irish retail brands, around 100 non-Irish retailers are flying in on a specially chartered plane. The core sponsors of the event are: H&M, CBRE, Savills, Wetherspoon, Iceland and Chartered Land – a line-up which reflects the wide diversity of businesses who have been attracted to the show.
Completely Group’s Simon Millar comments: “This is a perfect time to hold the inaugural Completely Retail & Leisure Marketplace in Ireland. The country’s economy is showing genuine signs of recovery and the retail and leisure sectors can play a major role in this”.
In January, PwC’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate report for 2015 said that Dublin is the second best city in Europe in which to buy property. The report lists the capital’s strong rental market and resurgent capital values as reasons to invest here. The report commented: “Dublin remains in the number two spot for the second year running for real estate investment and development in Europe.
“This follows a strong year which saw a wide range of investors jostling for opportunities. Dublin has strong rental growth potential based on low supply, coupled with employment growth. Business confidence has returned and Ireland’s GDP growth is expected to continue in 2015.”
More than €2.2 billion of real estate investment poured into Dublin alone last year.
Simon Millar comments: “Ireland has a mature and dynamic retail sector which offers tremendous opportunities for retailers and property providers.
Ireland offers tremendous opportunities for retailers and property Providers
“We are creating an event which brings the same vitality and market coverage to the Irish retail scene as Completely Retail & Leisure Marketplace has achieved at our London events.
“With the Sunday Times, Estates Gazette and Retail Week confirmed as media partners the event is guaranteed to have a high profile and is also being supported by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.
“Retailer interest in Ireland is running at high levels as the economy strengthens post-recession. I think this will be an enormously exciting and worthwhile event for everyone who wants to benefit from Ireland’s resurgence”.