Kennedy Wilson leases remaining 52,900 sq ft of office space at the The Chase in Dublin
Kennedy Wilson has let the remaining office space at The Chase, its South Dublin suburban office property in Sandyford, Dublin 18, through a newly closed lease deal with a global blue-chip tenant.
The remaining 52,900 sq ft of vacant space at The Chase, across six floors, is now leased on a fully repairing and insuring lease. The Chase is one of the top suburban office properties in South Dublin. It was completed in 2009, offering 173,400 sq ft of space and 237 car parking spaces. It is located within 20 minutes of the city centre via the nearby Luas (tram) system with excellent connectivity to all major motorways and the airport.
“After completing a substantial building repositioning in the second half of 2017 that included refurbishing and extending the reception area, we dramatically improved the quality and sense of arrival of the building. This lease brings The Chase to 100 per cent occupancy and sets a new rental tone for the building, with passing rents up 20 per cent since we acquired the property in May 2016,” said Mary Ricks, President and CEO of Kennedy Wilson Europe.
“We continue to be attracted to the fundamentals of the Dublin office market, where we are seeing strong levels of occupational demand. We expect to see further rental growth in our office portfolio with passing rents sitting 12 per cent below the market and significant rent reviews due in the next 12 to 24 months. In addition, with our exciting redevelopment opportunities at both Hanover Quay and Kildare Street that have the potential to add over 120,000 sq ft of net new space, we have great opportunities to continue growing NOI,” says Ricks.
Kennedy Wilson’s Dublin office portfolio is comprised of 15 stabilised properties with 953,000 sq ft of space, an occupancy of 98 per cent and WAULT of 9.7 years to first break and 13.2 years to expiry. In addition, at its Capital Dock mixed-use campus development, the entire office element of 346,000 sq ft is fully committed after the sale of 200 Capital Dock to J.P. Morgan and the lease-up of 100 and 300 Capital Dock to Indeed.