The first three months of 2020 followed the same trend as the past few years, and the Irish property market experienced high occupational take-up levels in the office and industrial sectors. Meanwhile, the investment environment was healthy and €675 million of deals were transacted during quarter one. Although this was in line with previous years, deals were mainly related to the office and residential markets; this accounted for 87% of turnover. Poor retailer performance and underlying concerns about e-commerce’s disruption of traditional retail continued to dissuade investment into this sector. As ever, the small-scale nature of the industrial sector in Ireland meant that investment volumes into the segment were relatively small, despite high levels of demand.