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December 2013

GTA Commercial REALTORS® Report Commercial Market Figures

 

TORONTO, January 6, 2014 -- Toronto Real Estate Board Commercial Network Members reported a total of 5,410,687 square feet of leased industrial, commercial/retail and office space in the fourth quarter of 2013.  This result was down by 8.4 per cent in comparison to the fourth quarter of 2012.  The year-over-year dip in the amount of space leased was concentrated in the industrial market segment.

 

Approximately 77 per cent of the space leased was industrial in nature, with the office and commercial/retail segments accounting for 13 per cent and 10 per cent respectively.

 

Average lease rates, for properties transacted on a per square foot net basis and for which pricing was disclosed, were up for the industrial, commercial/retail and office property segments.

“The trend for manufacturing output has been somewhat flat over the last year and has not yet surpassed pre-recession levels, which may explain, at least in part, why industrial leasing activity did not experience year-over-year growth in the fourth quarter.  In contrast, retail trade has generally been trending upward, which has been a positive for the demand for commercial/retail space.  Given that the demand for office space is driven by all sectors of the economy, it makes sense that we saw the amount of leased office space increase,” said Commercial Committee Chair Cynthia Lai.

 

Commercial Network Members also reported a combined 260 industrial, commercial/retail and office property sales in the fourth quarter of 2013.  This result represented a slight dip compared to the total of 265 transactions reported during the same period in 2012.  Similar to the leasing market, the dip in the number of sales was driven by the industrial market segment.

Average sale prices on a per square foot basis for transactions where pricing was disclosed were up for all three market segments.

 

“While leasing and sales activity in the fourth quarter was down in comparison to last year, pricing was up for major market segments.  This suggests that demand for industrial, commercial/retail and office space has remained strong enough relative to supply to exert upward pressure on pricing,” continued Ms. Lai.

 

Fourth Quarter 2013: All Commercial Lease Transactions

Total Leased Space for All Lease Transaction Types on TorontoMLS

Total Leased Square Feet

 

Q4 2013

Q4 2012

% Change

Industrial

4,144,169

4,948,124

-16.2%

Commercial

570,156

475,879

19.8%

Office

696,362

480,784

44.8%

Total

5,410,687

5,904,787

-8.4%

Source: TREB

Fourth Quarter 2013: Per Square Foot Net Commercial Leasing Summary

Lease Transactions Completed on a Per Square Foot Net Basis with Pricing Disclosed on TorontoMLS

Leased Square Feet

Average Lease Rate

 

Q4 2013

Q4 2012

% Change

 

Q4 2013

Q4 2012

% Change

Industrial

1,756,560

2,466,050

-28.8%

Industrial

$5.32

$4.65

14.3%

Commercial

209,281

209,370

0.0%

Commercial

$19.02

$15.10

26.0%

Office

192,361

148,895

29.2%

Office

$13.34

$12.35

8.0%

Total

2,158,202

2,824,315

-23.6%

Source: TREB

Fourth Quarter 2013: All Commercial Sale Transactions

Total Number of Sales on TorontoMLS

Total Sales

 

Q4 2013

Q4 2012

% Change

Industrial

108

116

-6.9%

Commercial

105

102

2.9%

Office

47

47

0.0%

Total

260

265

-1.9%

Fourth Quarter 2013: Commercial Sales Completed with Pricing Disclosed on TorontoMLS

Sales (Price Disclosed)

Avg. Sale Price Per Sq. Ft. (Pricing Disclosed)

 

Q4 2013

Q4 2012

% Change

 

Q4 2013

Q4 2012

% Change

Industrial

104

96

8.3%

Industrial

$97.40

$86.45

12.7%

Commercial

101

83

21.7%

Commercial

$254.27

$211.24

20.4%

Office

45

37

21.6%

Office

$233.67

$187.75

24.5%

Total

250

216

15.7%

Source: TREB

NOTE: Some table totals may differ due to conversion and rounding.

 
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