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Emergency Contact Details

Friday 25th August 2017

Emergency Contact Details

Please note that the OKT Offices are closed for the Bank Holiday, reopening again on Tuesday 29th August 2017. If you have any emergency MANAGEMENT issues, please contact the numbers below:   Tr…

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Substantial funds raised at gala event

Thursday 1st June 2017

Substantial funds raised at gala event

OKT are delighted to report that monies raised from a high–profile fundraising event and organised by Gerry O’Connor to celebrate the life of his brother Tony O’Connor, has raised over £100,000…

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House Price Increases

Monday 15th May 2017

House Price Increases

The overall average house price in Northern Ireland has significantly increased over the year, yet only marginally increased over the quarter, according to Ulster University’s latest Quarterly House…

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Growth of business activity remains solid

Tuesday 14th February 2017

Growth of business activity remains solid

Growth of business activity remains solid, but inflationary pressures intensify Today sees the release of January data from the Ulster Bank Northern Ireland PMI®. The latest report – produced for…

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RICS Market Survey Q4 2016

Thursday 26th January 2017

RICS Market Survey Q4 2016

The Q4 2016 RICS UK Commercial Property Market Survey results show investment demand continuing to pick–up following the volatility reported around the time of the EU referendum. Trends on the occu…

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New acquisition in Coleraine

Thursday 19th January 2017

New acquisition in Coleraine

Acting on behalf of a private investor, OKT have acquired the freehold interest in 21A Railway Road, Coleraine. The property is let to Iceland Frozen Foods at a rent of £62,000 per annum exclusive.…

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CEX at Kennedy Centre

Thursday 19th January 2017

CEX at Kennedy Centre

CEX have acquired a new unit within the Kennedy Centre, Belfast.   OKT and LSH act on behalf of the landlords, HJS Developments. The opening continues to enhance the scheme’s retail offering for s…

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Greggs at Kennedy Centre

Thursday 19th January 2017

Greggs at Kennedy Centre

Greggs have acquired a new unit within the Kennedy Centre, Belfast.  OKT and LSH act on behalf of the landlord HJS Developments. The new store adds to the existing food and beverage offer at the Ken…

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Industrial sector article

Tuesday 15th November 2016

Industrial sector article

Article by Brian Turtle MRICS, Partner O’Connor Kennedy Turtle When we see analysis of the Northern Ireland commercial property market, it’s generally the office and retail sectors that get the a…

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Surge in NI Exports

Monday 14th November 2016

Surge in NI Exports

Today sees the release of October data from the Ulster Bank Northern Ireland PMI®. The latest report – produced for Ulster Bank by Markit – signalled that business activity returned to growth, al…

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Major Industrial Sale in Ballymena

Wednesday 9th November 2016

Major Industrial Sale in Ballymena

O’Connor Kennedy Turtle (OKT) and Knight Frank (KF) property consultants and Chartered Surveyors confirm the sale of a major industrial facility in Ballymena. Leading property experts OKT and KF, a…

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Larne Ind. Est. comes to the market

Wednesday 19th October 2016

Larne Ind. Est. comes to the market

A major industrial estate in Larne comprising almost six acres has just come to market. O’Connor Kennedy Turtle (OKT) have been jointly instructed to sell the Drumahoe Industrial Estate in Millbroo…

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Post–Brexit Property Market Update

Thursday 15th September 2016

Post–Brexit Property Market Update

RICS reveals good news for post–Brexit property market. Just 75 days after the result of the referendum to exit the EU was announced, RICS revealed that activity in the UK housing market had “set…

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£27m Investment for Belfast

Tuesday 9th August 2016

£27m Investment for Belfast

A multi–million pound investment has been announced to improve part of central Belfast. The area from Castle Place to the new Ulster University campus on York Street will be enhanced as part of wid…

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New letting to bob & berts

Monday 4th July 2016

New letting to bob & berts

Acting on behalf of a private client, OKT have secured a letting to ‘bob & berts’ artison coffee and eatery on the Lisburn Road, Belfast.   The letting further contributes to the high level of…

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Solid increase in output growth

Monday 9th May 2016

Solid increase in output growth

Today sees the release of April data from the Ulster Bank Northern Ireland PMI®. The latest report – produced for Ulster Bank by Markit – signalled a further solid increase in output, supported b…

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Business Activity Rises

Wednesday 13th April 2016

Business Activity Rises

Commenting on the latest survey findings, Richard Ramsey, Chief Economist Northern Ireland, Ulster Bank, said: “March marked the end of the first quarter of 2016 with Northern Ireland’s private…

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Omniplex’s £3M Dungannon Move

Monday 21st December 2015

Omniplex’s £3M Dungannon Move

Cinema giant Omniplex is set to open a state–of–the–art cinema at the Oaks Centre in Dungannon. The firm, which is the largest multiplex chain on the island of Ireland, will move into premises…

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Job Opportunity at OKT

Monday 30th November 2015

Job Opportunity at OKT

Interested in working for O’Connor Kennedy Turtle? We are seeking to recruit a Property Management Administrator   Location: Belfast   Key Duties will include but not limited to: • Purchas…

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Former Council Offices on Market

Thursday 29th October 2015

Former Council Offices on Market

Former council offices within the Hillsborough village conservation area have gone on the market for £500,000. There had initially been plans to turn the building – located in the heart of the vil…

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Rates Review

Tuesday 27th October 2015

Rates Review

A review of business rates in Northern Ireland is a “significant” move for bringing fairness to retailers and other businesses, it’s been claimed. The Department of Finance and Personnel (DFP)…

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Sale of Bow House, Lisburn

Wednesday 14th October 2015

Sale of Bow House, Lisburn

OKT, along with joint agents, CBRE have sold Bow House to a UK–based investor, under the instructions of BDO Northern Ireland. Bow House, based on the busy Bow Street in Lisburn, is a mixed–use r…

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New letting to Poundland

Tuesday 6th October 2015

New letting to Poundland

Acting on behalf of Culzean Estates, OKT has let c.10,000 sq ft of retail warehousing to Poundland Clearance at Junction One, Antrim.   The new store opening further enhances the retail offering at…

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

Friday 25th September 2015

Macmillan Coffee Morning

A big thank you to everyone who came along to our Macmillan Coffee Morning.  With everyone’s kind donations, we managed to raise £600 – just amazing.  We hope the event went well for everyone e…

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New Store Opening

Friday 25th September 2015

New Store Opening

Holland and Barrett have acquired a new unit within Kennedy Centre, Belfast. OKT and LSH act on behalf of the landlord HJS Developments. The new store opening continues on from the recent letting to…

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In Memoriam

Monday 21st September 2015

In Memoriam

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of founding partner, dear friend and colleague, Tony O’Connor, peacefully at home with his loving family on Saturday 19th September. Diagnosed…

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Coleraine Retail on the move

Thursday 27th August 2015

Coleraine Retail on the move

Henry Taggart in our Coleraine office is pleased to report a busier year so far in 2015 with several lettings currently agreed and deals done to date, the most prominent of which being a letting in T…

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Unique Agricultural Offering

Friday 29th May 2015

Unique Agricultural Offering

OKT are delighted to bring a unique agricultural offering to the market on behalf of Northern Ireland’s largest company, Moy Park Limited. The opportunity comprises three trading poultry farms which…

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OKT’s local expertise

Thursday 14th May 2015

OKT’s local expertise

OKT have completed four major commercial deals in the last 10 months on the Strand Road, Derry / Londonderry…Using local expertise to our clients advantage.

 

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New Letting to Regatta

Thursday 7th May 2015

New Letting to Regatta

Acting on behalf of a private client, OKT have secured a letting to ‘Regatta Outdoor Wear’ on Ballymoney Street, Ballymena. The letting adds another new retail offer to Ballymena’s prime retail…

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New Letting

Wednesday 6th May 2015

New Letting

Acting on behalf of a private client, OKT have secured a letting to new home and lifestyle retailer ‘Oscar & Joy’ on High Street, Holywood.

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Success at the Rostrum

Monday 23rd March 2015

Success at the Rostrum

Following his success at the Northern Ireland heats, Matthew Turtle of O’Connor Kennedy Turtle travelled to London last week to compete in the National Finals of the RICS Matrics Auction competition…

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House Price Rise

Monday 23rd March 2015

House Price Rise

Reduced supply and increased demand are pushing up local house prices, according to the latest RICS and Ulster Bank Residential Market Survey. February was the 21st month in a row that average Northe…

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Junction One ‘Optimistic for future’

Friday 20th February 2015

Junction One ‘Optimistic for future’

Co Antrim out–of–town retail park Junction One has said it is looking ahead “with optimism” as it begins its second decade in business. New food and drink tenants O’Briens sandwich cafe and…

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A win for OKT

Friday 30th January 2015

A win for OKT

On Thursday 29th January, the RICS Matrics held their 2015 Auction Competition in Belvoir Park Golf Club. The competitors each had two imaginary lots to auction off while fielding awkward questions…

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Assignment to Progressive

Monday 17th November 2014

Assignment to Progressive

Acting on behalf of DFC Global Corp, OKT have assigned DFC’s existing leasehold interest at Arthur Square, Belfast to the Progressive Building Society. The deal has satisfied a long standing requir…

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NI Rates Revaluation Report

Friday 14th November 2014

NI Rates Revaluation Report

Many retailers in central Belfast and in Northern Ireland’s towns are likely to have their rates bills cut after a revaluation exercise. All 73,000 non–domestic properties, including shops, offi…

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Construction recovery gains momentum

Thursday 30th October 2014

Construction recovery gains momentum

Construction recovery gains momentum, but infrastructure activity remains flat in Northern Ireland, according to our latest UK Construction Market Survey Planning functions will transfer from the Dep…

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Market Survey for NI – Sept 2014

Wednesday 15th October 2014

Market Survey for NI – Sept 2014

RICS and Ulster Bank Residential Market Survey for Northern Ireland, September 2014 Momentum in the Northern Ireland housing market remains strong, despite price and sales growth moderating in Septem…

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Recent Lettings Deal

Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Recent Lettings Deal

Acting on behalf of a private client, OKT are pleased to announce the completion of lettings at 96 High Street, Holywood. The building is now fully let to Oasis Dental Care, Zamba Shoes and CMPR.…

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Shopper figures hit high point in north

Tuesday 10th June 2014

Shopper figures hit high point in north

Shops in Northern Ireland have been packing them in faster than at any time in history, a new retail survey shows. Footfall – that’s the measure of people visiting shops over a period of time an…

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NI Commercial Property Report

Friday 30th May 2014

NI Commercial Property Report

 

 

 

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House Prices Rise

Thursday 29th May 2014

House Prices Rise

Dublin house prices have risen 18% from 2013. House prices in Dublin are almost a fifth higher than a year ago, according to the latest official figures. The Residential Property Price Index showed…

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House prices and sales on the rise

Wednesday 21st May 2014

House prices and sales on the rise

House prices in Northern Ireland have increased by 7% compared to the first quarter of last year. The highest number of houses have also been sold in in the January to March period of 2014 since the…

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Ulster Bank PMI NI Survey

Monday 14th April 2014

Ulster Bank PMI NI Survey

Commenting on the latest survey findings, Richard Ramsey, Chief Economist Northern Ireland, for the Ulster Bank said “At the end of the first quarter of 2014, it is clear that Northern Ireland’s p…

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Nama Loan Sale

Saturday 5th April 2014

Nama Loan Sale

Brian Turtle, partner at OKT, welcomes the news of the NAMA loan sale announced to New York Investment firm Cerberus Capital saying, “this is undoubtedly a major vote of confidence in the Province…

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Who won NAMA’s Project Eagle?

Friday 4th April 2014

Who won NAMA’s Project Eagle?

Cerberus Capital Management has beaten PIMCO to win NAMA’s entire loan book of Northern Irish borrowers, in the biggest single loan portfolio trade agreed by Ireland’s bad bank. CoStar News unders…

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Exciting property just on the market

Monday 31st March 2014

Exciting property just on the market

OKT have just brought onto the market an exciting property with over 70 m of frontage onto Portstewart Promenade. The premises comprise over half an acre of mixed use property, which includes a combi…

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Home Bargains at the Oaks Centre

Tuesday 25th February 2014

Home Bargains at the Oaks Centre

Acting on behalf of Curley’s Dungannon Ltd, OKT have pre–let 12,500 sq ft to TJ Morris, trading as Home Bargains. Construction is now well under way, with the store due to open in the next 6 –…

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Property Pal on the Move…

Monday 24th February 2014

Property Pal on the Move…

Acting on behalf of Stanvale Ltd, OKT have let over 2,000 sq ft to Property Pal Ltd at Jennymount Business Park, Belfast. The letting follows on from the recent management buy–out of Property Pal fr…

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Dominos Pizza, Ballymena

Thursday 20th February 2014

Dominos Pizza, Ballymena

Acting on behalf of a private client, OKT have sold 1 Smithfield Place, Ballymena to Dominos Pizza.The relocation brings Dominos closer to the town centre to a highly prominent site at the junction of…

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Home Bargains, Ballyclare

Wednesday 19th February 2014

Home Bargains, Ballyclare

Acting on behalf of Cavanagh Kelly, OKT have sold the former Woodsides Department Store in Ballyclare to TJ Morris Ltd, t/a Home Bargains.The acquisition will provide Home bargains with 20,000 sq ft…

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Argento Comes to Kennedy Centre

Tuesday 18th February 2014

Argento Comes to Kennedy Centre

Acting on behalf of HJS Developments, OKT have let Unit 49 Kennedy Centre to Argento Jewellery.The letting continues OKT’s and HJS’s proactive asset management strategy of attracting premium brand…

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Mortgage approvals reach a 6 year high

Tuesday 4th February 2014

Mortgage approvals reach a 6 year high

The number of mortgage approvals granted to home buyers by high street banks lifted to a six–year high in December in a further sign of blossoming consumer confidence. The British Bankers’ Associa…

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Investment Deal

Monday 20th January 2014

Investment Deal

32 – 36 University Road, BelfastActing on behalf of a UK investor, OKT sold a new Tesco Express supermarket to a local property company for £1,075,000 reflecting a net initial yield of c. 6%.The of…

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Eastpoint Entertainment Village

Monday 20th January 2014

Eastpoint Entertainment Village

Eastpoint Entertainment Village on the Dundonald Road, Belfast, has been acquired by OKT on behalf of Omniplex Cinemas for £2M, reflecting a net initial yield of 14%.The 50,000 sq ft leisure scheme o…

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Costa Comes to the Kennedy Centre

Thursday 16th January 2014

Costa Comes to the Kennedy Centre

Acting on behalf of HJS Developments, OKT have let Unit 53 / 54 Kennedy Centre to Costa Coffee.The letting further adds to the growing food and beverage offer at the Kennedy Centre.The store opening f…

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2013 – Celebrating 20 Years of OKT

Tuesday 3rd December 2013

2013 – Celebrating 20 Years of OKT

One of Northern Ireland’s leading commercial property consultants, O’Connor Kennedy Turtle (OKT) is celebrating their 20th year in business. Established in 1993 by partners Tony O’Connor, Bria…

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New OKT Branding

Monday 2nd December 2013

New OKT Branding

OKT is delighted to launch its new website and branding design during the firm’s 20th year in business.

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Bank of England says the UK recovery…

Wednesday 13th November 2013

Bank of England says the UK recovery…

Bank of England says the UK recovery is taking hold. Bank of England governor Mark Carney says the UK recovery has “taken hold” and unemployment will fall sooner than it had forecast. The comment…

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NI Companies’ Confidence on the Rise

Tuesday 12th November 2013

NI Companies’ Confidence on the Rise

NI Companies’ confidence on the rise: survey Three quarters of Northern Ireland companies have reported growth or stabilisation and appear increasingly more confident, according to a new survey. A…

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