7/27/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Latest data from Statistics Canada showed that e-commerce flourished in the months following the widespread implementation of COVID-19 mobility restrictions – leading ... More

What does Canada's rapid e-commerce growth mean for retail real estate?

  7/20/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Toronto’s commercial segment continues to labour under adverse conditions, with the downtown market recently seeing a spike in office vacancies.

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Downtown Toronto experiencing spike in office vacancies

  7/9/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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A significant fraction of Canadian business tenants are expecting their revenues to bounce back to pre-pandemic levels within 12 months, according to a recent survey by the ... More

Significant portion of businesses optimistic about post-COVID-19 recovery

  6/16/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Market pause from COVID-19 will likely result in a drop-off in Canadian investment activity for the remainder of the year, although it’s still too early to tell.

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Canadian investment transactions - Q1 2020 national statistics

  6/12/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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The commercial segment will likely lose a significant portion of its tenant base, with small businesses being forced to go online, according ... More

Commercial real estate should prepare for significant decline in tenants

  6/10/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Commercial rent collection will not immediately resume at its previous pace even after businesses nationwide have restarted their operations, according to Colliers Canada.

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Recovery in commercial rent collection might be delayed

  5/15/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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A decline in the value of Greater Toronto Area land transactions for multifamily development sites during Q1 2020 can be attributed to the location of the properties, not the ... More

Location, location: Value of GTA multifamily land sales dips

  5/6/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Some Canadian banks have frozen new lending for smaller commercial property purchases, in some cases withdrawing letters of intent, as the coronavirus crisis raises concerns ... More

Some Canadian banks freeze new financing for commercial properties on COVID-19 concerns

  4/27/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Canada’s malls are facing a wave of skipped rents and could see vacancy rates triple by year-end, with the coronavirus poised to leave its scars on a fragile retail ... More

Malls face catastrophic hit in Canada with unpaid rent surging

  4/22/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Acquisition of expansive properties has fallen to the wayside, but commercial real estate is poised to become an even more desirable choice for investment after the coronavirus ... More

Commercial sector to become more valuable post COVID-19

  4/21/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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One quarter of small businesses can't make April lease or mortgage payments — and it won't get much better any time soon.

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Commercial rent delays could turn into abatements if crisis drags

  4/13/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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The booming Greater Toronto Area has again taken top spot on the North American Crane Index, with the region hosting an astounding 27 per cent of the cranes counted in 14 of ... More

Condo boom puts Toronto atop Crane Index ... again

  2/27/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Canada’s commercial real estate (CRE) sector could reach a record-breaking level of investment in 2020 according to CBRE.

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CBRE: Canadian commercial real estate set for $50 billion year

  2/26/2020 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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The last three months of 2019 provided further momentum for the Greater Toronto Area’s commercial real estate market.

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GTA commercial sales up 4% in 2019 as fourth quarter sizzles

  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
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