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Greater Toronto Area Office Market Report Q3 2020

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Absorption in Q3 2020 softened to -792K SF, up from -1.4M SF the previous quarter.

  • There was 1.3M SF of new supply introduced, which eased the impact of increased sublet space on the market by adding some positive absorption.
  • The GTA vacancy rate increased 80 bps from the previous quarter to 5.2%.
  • Downward pressure on rental rates has yet to surface despite the jump in vacancy and increase in availability, climbing 5% since Q2 to $21.54 psf.
  • Sustained asking rates are masking other financial incentives being offered to tenants, such as increased tenant inducements and shorter lease terms.

 


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Greater Toronto Area Office Market Report Q3 2020

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Daniel Holmes

President, Brokerage Services Canada

Toronto Downtown

Daniel Holmes is the President, Brokerage Services Canada, overseeing the national brokerage business and operations support for Office, Industrial, Retail, Investment Sales, Debt and Hotels. Dan is a champion for clients, his people and the industry, accelerating success through advocacy, investing in relationships, and support. 
 
As a leader at one of the most trusted global brands in commercial real estate, Dan implements strategies to advance and mentor Colliers’ employees. He tracks the insights, factual data, market trends and projections that drive real value in commercial real estate. Dan empowers advisors and clients to make informed decisions based on Colliers’ integrated services. He excels at building teams and culture, balancing healthy competition, action orientation, personal accountability, enterprising spirit, and camaraderie. 

Dan began his career in real estate at Colliers as a Research Assistant, quickly transitioning to sales where he built his industry experiences and network over 11 years before moving on to a leadership role externally. After returning to Colliers, he held progressive leadership roles including Senior Managing Director, Office Practice Group, and Executive Managing Director, Greater Toronto Area where he led leaders and sales advisor teams, oversaw operations, recruitment, the Eastern Acceleration Advisor Development Program, and strategic business development. 

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Madeleine Nicholls

Senior Managing Director, Brokerage | Vancouver

Vancouver

Madeleine is Managing Director of the GTA and joined Colliers in March 2020. Prior to that she worked at Dream and lead the National Retail Division, and prior to that worked  with several major Landlords across Canada, as well as in brokerage. Madeleine is a global citizen having lived on 3 continents and  traveled to over 30 countries, and with this Madeleine looks to bring the best in class worldwide examples to our practice. 

Madeleine has extensive experience working on some of the pre-eminent developments in Canada.  She has successfully leased up of a variety of mixed use and retail projects ranging in size from urban retail to 73 acre retail/office/residential mixed use developments.  She has exceptional tenant relationship management and expertise in redevelopment of properties to maximize value.

Madeleine has expertise at all levels of new business development from strategic planning and acquisitions to prospecting, pitching, negotiating offers and leases, and build out of space.  Innovative business developer, team leader and mentor with proven ability to inspire and achieve results by creating a collaborative and streamlined environment focused on delivering superb results.  Madeleine has deep connections in the real estate industry and a passion to deliver results that exceed expectations.

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Jamieson Jackson

Managing Director, Office Practice Group | GTA

Toronto Downtown

Jamie Jackson serves as the Managing Director for the GTA Office Practice Group.  He has been helping to grow the business since September 2020.  

Prior to joining Colliers, he was the Director of the Financial Services practice at Iron Mountain, where he had increasingly senior sales and sales management roles in the financial services and technology sectors.

He also took a 10 year detour into running an international marketing agency, ending up as the CEO until the entire business was sold and he returned to his selling roots in financial services.

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