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Global asset management giant TPG has acquired the majority of Oxford Porperties' Greater Toronto Area Industrial real estate portfolio for C$1 billion.

GTA Industrial Availability Hits Six-Year High

Greater Toronto Area industrial property tenants will get some relief from rising rental costs in 2024, according to Avison Young.

GTA industrial space availability reached a six-year high in the fourth quarter of 2023, says a news report from the company. The availability rate increased 90 basis points from its previous high of 3.2%. recorded in the second quarter of 2017. That time span covered 25 quarters.

Accordingly, industrial rental-rate growth stabilized for the first time in six years, a period again equal to 25 quarters. On average, rents spiked 30% annually during that time.

Rents are are now expected to hover around current levels because the previous explosive growth was not sustainable, said Avison Young.

The increased availability and rent stabilization occurred as a record 39 buildings were completed during the fourth quarter of 2023. That was the market’s highest number of single-quarter deliveries in more than a decade.

An additional 8.1 million square feet became available, with 72% situated in new buildings.

“Given the current amount of competition, this space is expected to be slow to lease in the coming year,” said Avison Young in the report.


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About Monte Stewart

Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s. In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star. Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.

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