2/21/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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The industrial real estate sector’s 2019 rate of total return far outpaced any other on the MSCI/REALPAC Canada Annual Property Index, and it’s looking good in 2020 ... More

Industrial CRE an investor darling: Rents 'just exploded'

  2/4/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Altus Group Limited has released its 2020 GTA Flash Report, which provides a comprehensive review of the real estate market in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) based on 2019 ... More

GTA commercial market strong in 2019

  1/30/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Data centres are now a cornerstone of business and $100 billion has flowed into the asset class in the last decade according to a new report from Cushman & Wakefield.

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Former niche CRE investment is now big business

  1/21/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Strength in the US and core markets in Asia are driving growth in commercial real estate transactions according to a new report.

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Toronto has slipped again in global CRE investment rankings

  1/13/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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This year should be a good one for Canada’s commercial real estate sector with overall strong performance.

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Canadian CRE set to perform well overall in 2020

  1/6/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Transactions in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) once again dominated Canada’s commercial real estate activity in 2019.

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Top-10 CRE transactions in Toronto/GTA during 2019

  12/9/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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As a result of the growth of e-commerce, industrial and storage space will increase next year

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Commercial real estate outlook for 2020

  11/25/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Commercial real estate executives in the US are generally upbeat about the market as we head into 2020.

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CRE executives say market fundamentals are strong

  11/20/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Co-working and flexible working spaces are set to continue their popularity and deliver a boost to local economies outside metropolitan areas.

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Flexible working to rise with benefits for outside-metro markets

  10/22/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Cushman & Wakefield says transaction activity has "exploded" in recent years.

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Why CRE investors should consider niche assets

  10/18/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Toronto's commercial property tax rate is at “unreasonable” levels, clocking in at almost four times higher than the residential rate, according to a new ... More

Toronto commercial taxes far outstrip residential rates

  9/23/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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The cities where commercial real estate will thrive will be those that can adapt to the emerging demands of corporates and investors according to a new report.

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Real estate will thrive in cities that adapt to new economic models

  9/20/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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The analysis forecasts Canada's industrial, office and retail sectors

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PwC forecasts 2020 commercial market

  8/27/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Declining bond yields are putting downward pressure on cap rates and creating opportunity for investment in Canada’s commercial sector.

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Commercial cap rate compression around the corner

  8/20/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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There were strong gains for commercial real estate sales in the Greater Toronto Area last quarter.

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Offices lead GTA commercial property sales 24% higher

  8/12/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Offices and apartments were the major commercial asset investment drivers in the GTA during Q2 2019, according to Altus Group.

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Offices and apartments are bolstering GTA commercial investment

  7/24/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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The Greater Toronto Area’s surging industrial property market is largely impelled by sustained demand for e-commerce and logistics facilities.

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Dynamism in GTA industrial's segment fuelled by e-commerce, logistics

  7/18/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Relative to the sizes of their respective markets, new office building construction in Canada is at a pace nearly twice that in the United States, according to a recent report ... More

Office construction in Canada's major cities accelerates significantly

  7/15/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Commercial real estate in the Greater Toronto Area saw a slower pace of activity in the second quarter of 2019 compared to a year earlier.

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CRE activity in the GTA dropped 15% year-over-year in Q2

  7/15/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Demand for offices in Toronto and Vancouver has squeezed the vacancy rates of both, making them the joint tightest markets in North America.

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Toronto, Vancouver tied for lowest office vacancy rate in NA

  7/9/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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The shift towards flexible working has been changing the demand of office tenants over recent years and a new report shows the strength of ... More

Toronto among fastest-growing flexible workspace markets

  7/3/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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The Greater Toronto Area will see approximately 2.2 million square feet of new office space by the end of the year, but this would not be nearly ... More

GTA's office market will remain hard-pressed to keep up with demand

  6/14/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Colliers says that with strong demand and a record low vacancy, the GTA’s industrial market will solidify its position as one of North America’s leaders.

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GTA industrial market compares well to US leaders says Colliers

  6/5/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Canada’s vacancy rate for industrial properties stood at a historic low of 3% during the first quarter of 2019, pointing to highly positive prospects for the asset class ... More

Industrial vacancy levels across Canada reach record lows

  5/30/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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But residential lots and apartment development sites saw strong growth

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 GTA commercial sales down 42% from a year ago

  5/17/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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The technology sector has had a profound impact on commercial assets in Toronto’s 416 and 905 regions, according to a new study by Avison Young.

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Toronto's tech segment is a dominant commercial market force

  5/14/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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A report from CBRE forecasts rising demand from domestic and international investors which will boost investment in the sector beyond 2018’s $1.5 billion and the 10-year ... More

Canadian hotels investment set for a bumper year

  5/13/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Sales activity in the Greater Toronto Area investment market considerably slowed down in Q1 2019, according to a new quarterly analysis by Altus Group.

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GTA investment sales activity continues decelerating: Altus Group

  5/9/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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A robust 2018 will serve as the foundation of the Canadian commercial/industrial property market’s strength for the foreseeable future, according to Avison ... More

Canada's industrial market will enjoy an exceptional 2019

  4/29/2019 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Downtown Toronto’s extremely low office vacancy rate could climb to “just south of 6%” within four years and curb rapid rent escalation.

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Toronto office rentals command premium rents
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