Round Hill Capital and QuadReal extend partnership with total commitment of €575m to Irish housing
- Round Hill Capital and QuadReal announce €200m additional funding for its joint venture partnership in Ireland, taking its total commitment to €575m in the country’s housing market
- The additional commitment will fund high-quality multi-family assets across Dublin and other major Irish cities, helping to address the country's ongoing supply and demand imbalance
- Latest agreement demonstrates the ongoing appeal of the build-to-rent sector to the investment community
Round Hill Capital, a leading global specialist real estate investor, developer and manager and QuadReal Property Group, a global real estate investment, operating and developing company, today announce the expansion of their joint venture partnership in Ireland. The €200m additional commitment will be used to forward fund the purchase of high-quality multi-family rental assets across Ireland, focusing on apartment blocks in the country’s main cities, including Dublin.
The evolution follows the successful launch of the current partnership in 2018, which has already deployed c.€375M in rental assets across Dublin. This includes the acquisitions of Bridgefield in 2018, Blackwood Square in 2020 and Carriglea in 2021, delivering a total of 868 high-quality apartments for private rent, with construction works expected to be completed for both projects by Q3 2024. Today’s announcement brings the partnership’s total funding commitment to Irish housing to €575m.
Round Hill Capital has a long and successful track record of delivering much-needed, well-located accommodation for the private rental market in Ireland. The firm has already made 8 investments in the country over the past 4 years, and has a strong pipeline in place to address the ongoing supply and demand imbalance in the Irish residential market.
Michael Bickford, Founder and CEO of Round Hill Capital commented: “We are delighted to continue our successful partnership with QuadReal to provide much needed high quality rental opportunities that underpin Ireland’s growing economy. Multi-family rental accommodation has proven to be a resilient, long-term investment for institutional investors. This partnership is a sign of confidence in our growing strengths and capabilities not only in the Irish market, but also our knowledge and expertise in putting tenant experience first to unlock strong yields from high-quality rental accommodation. We look forward to announcing new transactions under this partnership in the near future.”
Jay Kwan, Managing Director, Head of Europe, International Real Estate of QuadReal Property Group commented: “Our global residential experience, with a portfolio of 50,000 rental units, gives us insight and the courage of our conviction to extend the successful partnership with Round Hill Capital in such a compelling market as Ireland. We admire what Round Hill Capital has accomplished in the market and are excited to continue our investment strategy there. We will continue to provide high quality, modern and amenitized housing to a chronically undersupplied market”
John Vaudin, Managing Director Round Hill Capital commented: “For too long now, Ireland has been dogged by a chronic undersupply in housing, which has led to inflated house prices in both the rental and private markets. We have a long-term investment strategy in Ireland, and are resolute in our mission to help deliver the homes that Ireland’s growing economy requires. The extension of our partnership with QuadReal will give us the expertise and investment capacity to meet this challenge now, providing families with high quality housing for private rent in prime locations with great transport links and amenities.”