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The Real Estate M&A and Private Equity Review - Canada Chapter

October-15-2019

Lawyer Brenda Gosselin, Stephen Pincus
Area Commercial Real Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity

Summary

Article originally published in The Real Estate M&A and Private Equity Review, September 2019

The Canadian real estate market delivered a healthy overall performance in 2018. While the first quarter of 2019 saw the overall investment in the Canadian real estate market fall 15 per cent from the previous quarter, and 20 per cent from the first quarter of 2018, the decade-long trend in producing superior total returns continues to be present.2 Since the global economic market crash of 2008-2009, Canadian real estate has experienced fairlyn significant price increases. This is in part attributable to Canada’s continued low interest-rate environment, as well as the capitalisation rate compression seen across all real estate classes and most urban geographies including Toronto, Vancouver and, more recently, Montreal.

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