Solid economic and financing conditions, an all-time high in tourist arrivals, and favorable hotel supply/demand dynamics supported near record transaction volume in 2017 of $3.5 billion. Canada continued to be a natural destination for global capital with foreign buyers investing more than $1.35 billion into Canadian lodging real estate.
- A growing buyer universe and heightened competition for hotel assets drove valuation growth across all segments with a new average price per room record of $161,400.
- Ontario remained the top province for traditional hotel investment with 53 transactions exceeding $1.2 billion in value.
- New room night supply growth (net of closures) in Canada’s 17 major markets grew by 0.4% in 2017 with an increase of 1.8% expected in 2018, led by downtown Montreal, Halifax, Ottawa, and Calgary.
- The value of Canadian hotel real estate, based on an aggregate of 17 major markets increased by approximately 13.2% in 2017 - the strongest valuation growth on record since Colliers began tracking in 1992.
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