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Edmonton Industrial Market Report Q4 2021

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As the year came to a close, the Edmonton market continued to experience high leasing activity in the industrial market.

  • 1.6 million square feet of absorption was experienced with 415,621 square feet in Southeast, followed by Leduc/Nisku (368,680 square feet) having the second-highest absorption of the quarter.
  • Vacancy decreased for the fifth consecutive quarter, with a 220 basis point (bps) drop in the past year from 7.6% in Q4 2020 to 5.4% in Q4 2021.
  • Rental rates have dropped in a year-over-year analysis from $9.69 per square foot in Q4 2020 to $9.37 per square foot in Q4 2021.

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Edmonton Industrial Market Report Q4 2021

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Director, National Research Operations | Canada

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Leo Lee is the Director of National Research Operations | Canada and oversees the strategic direction and operations of Colliers Canada Research. He focuses on developing the capabilities of the national research team that leverages Colliers' best-in-class market intelligence and platforms to provide clients with valuable market insights.

Leo joined Colliers International in 2008 and was most recently the Regional Director of Research for Eastern Canada.

He has over 10 years of experience in the real estate market across Canada and New Zealand and draws on his professional experience as a commercial appraiser and real estate consultant.

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