Tag: Canada

Retail Sector buoys Calgary Commercial Property Market

Posted on 3 April, 2015 by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

Calgary’s commercial real estate market saw a major jump in dollar volume in its retail sector, despite seeing a small decline overall. The Capital Investments Report, which tracks sales of over $2 million, showed that the overall dollar volume... Read More

Chinese Investment in Canadian Commercial Real Estate hits Record High

Posted on 22 March, 2015 by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

Chinese investment in overseas commercial real estate has surged, and more Chinese investors are focusing on the Canadian market, according to a report released by a Vancouver-based commercial real estate firm. In 2014, the global outflow of Chinese... Read More

Canadian Investors enjoy Bumper January in US Commercial Market

Posted on 14 February, 2015 by Jodee Redmond under Commercial Sales and Lets, Worldwide Property News

The drop in the value of the Canadian dollar has not curbed the appetite of Canadian commercial investors for property south of the border. According to a survey cited by the Financial Post, early results indicate that US$ 2.75 billion has already been... Read More

Sharp Decline in Greater Vancouver Commercial Real Estate Market in Q3

Posted on 30 December, 2014 by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

Sales of commercial real estate in the Lower Mainland slowed in the period from July to September, compared with the same period in 2013. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reported that the value of transactions dropped to $1.2 billion during... Read More

Canadians Buying US Real Estate at Record Levels this Year

Posted on 24 November, 2014 by Jodee Redmond under Business News

Canadian investors are turning their eyes south of the border their neighbours for investment opportunities and are finding a lot of them. Sales are poised to reach record levels in 2014 as soon as the country’s second-largest pension fund closes on its... Read More

Hillwood enters Canadian and European Real Estate Markets

Posted on 26 October, 2014 by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

Hillwood, the Dallas-based property company, is entering the Canadian real estate market. Hillwood has entered a partnership with Alberta land developer Highfield Investment Group (HiG) to build what will be the largest speculative industrial development in... Read More

Calgary Commercial Real Estate’s Double-Digit Returns Best in Canada

Posted on 18 August, 2014 by Jodee Redmond under Industry News

Calgary had a total return of 11.1 percent for the year ending June 30, according to the REALpac/IPD Canada Quarterly Property Index. This figure was high enough to make it the best in Canada. Edmonton, at 10.8 percent, and Toronto, at 10.1 percent, both... Read More

Ottawa Office Vacancy Rate hits Double Digits

Posted on 10 August, 2014 by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

The office vacancy rate in Canada’s capital has hit 10.6 per cent, according to the latest office report released by Colliers International. Vacancy rates were up in all sub-markets in Q2 of this year, except for the fringe core, which includes... Read More

Canadian Commercial Market to Stay Strong into 2013

Posted on 24 October, 2012 by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

Canada's real estate industry is in good health, according to figures released by BMO Economics. Interest rates are expected to remain low over the medium term, which will make the prospect of purchasing income-producing properties very appealing to... Read More

Canadian Commercial Real Estate Appeals to Small Investors

Posted on 22 October, 2012 by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

According to a new report issued by ReMax, the Canadian commercial real estate sector is booming. Major construction projects are under way and American retailers are moving into the country and vying for a piece of the consumer market. Pension plans and real... Read More