Nama have appointed Eastdil Secured, a subsidiary of the Wells Fargo Bank to handle the sale of the most expensive real asset asset in Ireland, Dundrum Town Centre. The €1 billion loan sale will also cover a number of other properties, with 50% stakes in the successful Pavillions Shopping Centre in Swords and The Ilac Centre on Dublins Henry Street.

Confidence continues to increase that Dundrum, seen as the crown jewel in the Nama portfolio, will attract interest from several sovereign wealth funds as well as some of the largest institutional investors. The loans are due to go on the market towards the end of next month, with first bids due in early August.

Dundrum Town Centre opened in 2005 and covers about 1.34 million sq ft with more than 100 shops, 40-plus restaurants, cinemas, a theatre, and 3,400 car park spaces