The Winnipeg industrial market carried forward momentum from Q1 2021 as the demand for space continues to be high despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Construction costs have experienced upward pressure as demand for raw materials continues to increase.
- Continuing its strong momentum, the Northwest submarket posted 49,358 square feet of net absorption and a vacancy rate of 4.0%.
- Large vacancies in Southwest market, at 1555 Buffalo and 1530 Gamble, continue to hold vacancy at a higher rate, despite the continued high demand.
- The East market, particularly the St. Boniface Industrial, has undergone some notable leasing activity absorbing 150,000 square feet over the last eight weeks which is a testament to the demand for modern industrial real estate in this submarket.