Avison Young releases 2013 commercial real estate forecast for Canada, U.S.
Stability and opportunity will drive Canada’s commercial real estate markets in 2013, while select U.S. markets and sectors are poised for growth, even while caution persists.
Against a global backdrop of financial uncertainty stemming from continuing issues with stability in Europe, a potential slowdown in China, the debt ceiling and new “fiscal cliffs” in the U.S. and potential plateauing in Canada, North American real estate markets still appear to be the most stable – with a healthy balance of risk and opportunity.
These are some of the key trends noted in Avison Young’s 2013 Canada, U.S. Forecast, released today. The annual report covers the office, retail, industrial and investment markets in 29 Canadian and U.S. metropolitan regions: Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Lethbridge, Mississauga, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Regina, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Atlanta, Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham, Reno, San Francisco, South Florida and Washington, DC.
“With all the headwinds that continue to plague our industry, what we at Avison Young have been advising for the last three years will continue to be our mantra: stay patient, risk-manage your strategy on the buy-side, and take advantage of off-market and distressed opportunities when they present themselves,” comments Mark E. Rose, Chair and CEO of Avison Young.