The Metro Vancouver 2017 Half-Year Investment Report incorporates all investment activity region-wide, including share sales, and covering the four major asset classes: Office, Multifamily, Retail, and Industrial. Analytically backed insights are presented regarding trends in the Metro Vancouver marketplace while notable transactions are examined in further detail. Key trends through the first half of 2017:
- Metro Vancouver real estate continued to make waves internationally as demand largely outpaced supply in an investor-driven market.
- Although transaction activity expectedly calmed a little relative to the beginning of 2016, the prices paid per square foot continue to challenge or break previous records.
- Capitalization rates have dropped or remained steady across all four major asset classes despite the modest rise in Government of Canada bond rates, demonstrating the continued confidence institutional consumers have in Metro Vancouver real estate assets.
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