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PERSPECTIVE: Q1 2018 COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CAP RATES ACROSS CANADIAN MARKETS

Stuart Barron

Stuart Barron

National Director Research/Real Estate Finance

Phone +1 416 359-2652

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With the Bank of Canada’s overnight lending rate up 75 basis points since last summer, rising to 1.25%, and further bumps expected through 2018, subtle changes are occurring in specific markets and asset classes. These glimpses offer the first evidence that cap rate compression may be reaching a tipping point as we head into the ninth year of a recordlong growth cycle.