It was announced today that Kennedy Wilson has acquired Northbank Apartments, a wholly-owned 124-unit apartment community in Dublin’s North Docks, for €45 million from Jarmar Properties Limited acting through David Carson of Deloitte as Statutory Receiver, the lender being the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA).
Completed in 2007, Northbank includes 31 one-bedroom, 64 two-bedroom and 29 three-bedroom apartments (of which 75% are occupied or with leases agreed), secure underground car parking and 16,000 sq ft of currently vacant retail space. It benefits from significant development in the area, with nearly 2 million sq ft of new office buildings either under construction or planned for this sub-market.
The property is situated in Dublin’s North Docks and is located just 50 meters from Kennedy Wilson’s existing 84-unit Liffey Trust apartments. The two buildings benefit from good transport links as the LUAS Red line is immediately adjacent connecting to Dublin’s city centre and main train stations in five minutes.
Commenting on the opportunity, President and CEO of Kennedy Wilson Europe, Mary Ricks said, "We are particularly pleased to secure Northbank as one of the few remaining unbroken 100+ unit multifamily assets left to trade in Dublin. The North Docks is a rapidly expanding sub market where we want to grow our footprint. This is all part of our exciting plans to more than double our multifamily business in Europe to 5,000 units over the next few years."