Harrison Street, Eagle Street form JV to develop BTR project in Ireland

Harrison Street, Eagle Street form JV to develop BTR project in Ireland
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Harrison Street and Eagle Street Partners have formed a new joint venture to acquire and develop a 554-residential-unit build-to-rent (BTR) multi-phase development at East Road in Dublin, Ireland.

Eagle Street will serve as developer of the project through its operating platform, Resident Space. 

The East Road development will include 43,162 square feet of commercial space comprising offices, a café, a daycare facility, and retail.

Located within Dublin’s North Docklands, this development is in the heart of Dublin’s significant tech hub that draws some of the world’s leading employers in the finance, legal, TMT, and professional services sectors and hosts a largely young, highly skilled workforce of more than 40,000 employees.

The Docklands area is one of the most accessible locations within Dublin, offering easy access to several transportation options, and garners strong demand for residential accommodation, said the companies in a joint statement.

Paul Bashir, Chief Executive Officer of Harrison Street’s European business, said, “Demand for rental housing in Dublin has outpaced development for the last ten years, as Ireland’s growing population and influx of young professionals continues to stress the city’s obsolete residential options.”

”We are pleased to bring a purpose-built, high-quality rental housing option to a neighborhood backed by strong demand drivers and expand Harrison Street’s presence in the Irish BTR market through our joint venture with Eagle Street, which brings deep experience developing BTR projects in Ireland and the UK. We look forward to identifying and executing on further attractive opportunities in the Irish market with similarly favorable supply-demand dynamics for our investors and partners,” he added.

Justin Bickle, Founder, Executive Chairman and CIO of Eagle Street, said, “Harrison Street brings significant, global expertise investing in BTR projects to Ireland, and we are delighted to partner with them to expand their existing presence in the country’s residential housing market. Given the multi-year opportunity in Dublin’s residential market, we look forward to leveraging Harrison Street’s demographically driven platform and strong operational knowledge alongside Eagle Street’s strong track record acquiring, developing, and managing residential real estate assets in Ireland and the UK.”