Toronto Real Estate Board Commercial Update: Over 1,000,000 Square Feet Leased in April

May 8, 2008 — TREB Members reported 1,108,430 square feet of space leased through the TorontoMLS system, up four per cent over April of 2007, Commercial Council Chair Garry Lander announced today. “This figure is also up 19 per cent over the March figure of 933,299, and in fact makes April’s the best monthly performance of 2008.”

In April, the price for Industrial space (all size categories) declined six per cent to $5.43 sfn from last April’s figure of $5.76 sfn. Commercial space (all size categories) averaged $14.91 sfn, down nine per cent from last April’s $16.41 sfn.

Sales Market Highlights

In April, TREB Members recorded 58 sales of Industrial/Commercial Properties. Of these, 39 were industrial properties of all size categories, which transacted for an average of $87.04 per square foot. This compares to a figure of $101.59 per square foot from non-MLS® sources, which reported the sale of a number of unusually expensive Industrial properties in April.

Source: TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board)

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