Assetz News – Canada property investment boost

Canada property investment boost

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2nd March 2011

 

Figures have shown that investment in commercial real estate bounced back in Canada last year.

The market recorded its strongest performance in three years – measuring 11.1% on the REALpac/IPD Canada Annual Property Index.

This result came after a negative return in 2009 of -0.3%, and 2008’s figure of 3.7%.

Last year’s annual total return was boosted by 4% capital growth and an income return of 6.5%.

The index measured directly held commercial real estate of 97 billion Canadian dollars (£60 billion) at the end of last year.

Simon Fairchild, managing director of IPD North America, said: “A rebound in property values was entirely responsible for boosting the total return back into double-digit territory in 2010.

“The return to capital growth last year follows two consecutive years of write-downs worth 9.3% at the all property level.”

Retail’s total return of 15.6% made it the top sector. This was followed by Industrial at 8.8%, Offices at 8.5% and Residential at 7.6%.

Copyright © Press Association 2011

 

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