Perspective: Q2 2017 Commercial Real Estate Cap Rates Across Canadian Markets

Stuart Barron • 8/17/2017
The desire to own trophy office assets, fueled by strengthening fundamentals in growth markets, continued to nudge CBD office cap rates downwards in Toronto, Ottawa and the Waterloo region during the second quarter of 2017.

Modest cap rate compression in downtown Toronto was driven in part by upward pressure on Class A rental rates within a very tight CBD market. Tenants will see little relief until 81 Bay Street and 16 York Street open for business in late 2020.

Canadian interest rates began creeping up in July 2017, though the 25-basis point increase has had little effect on investor interest. Continued rate increases would ultimately dampen the red-hot demand by owner/users and investors for lower-priced commercial real estate. For now, this segment continues to sell near or at record prices.


Canadian Seniors Housing Industry Overview
Research • Valuation

Canadian Seniors Housing Industry Overview

Cushman & Wakefield’s Valuation & Advisory Seniors Housing & Heathcare Practice Group provides consulting and valuation services for new and existing seniors housing properties. We are pleased to share our latest Seniors Housing Industry Overview.
Sean McCrorie • 2/20/2020
Q4 2018 Perspective Report
Research • Investment

Perspective Report: Q4 2018

A shadow was cast over global economic growth at the close of 2018 due to mounting concerns about the potential for U.S.-led trade wars, a deteriorating euro zone outlook, and turmoil surrounding Brexit.
Stuart Barron • 3/13/2019
Industrial Warehouse and Distribution Center
Research • Industrial

2018 Q4 Industrial Real Estate Report

Canadian industrial real estate markets are undergoing transformational change in response to the rise in e-commerce, driving unprecedented growth across key gateway markets. The result is historically low availability rates and rising rental rate pressure.
Stuart Barron • 2/26/2019


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