A potential increase in interest rates remains top concern for owners and investors.
According to Colliers’ Q2 2013 Cap Rate Report, Canada is currently seeing an overall stabilization of expectations for returns on real estate. Despite this general stabilization, there were some notable changes within the last quarter, including:
- Decrease in multi-tenant industrial cap rates in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax
- Slight decrease in retail cap rates in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Halifax and a large drop in Ottawa
- Increase in Vancouver multi-residential cap rates
The report also notes that capitalization rates are expected to remain consistent moving forward.
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