Q:  What’s in store for the Toronto Commercial Real Estate Market and how can I capitalize on my investments?

Robert A., Apartment Complex Owner.

A:  The enviably stable Toronto Commercial Real Estate climate affords investors opportunities to grow their portfolios.

According to the annual PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, long considered the most authoritative source on real estate market trends; the enviable stability of Toronto Commercial Real Estate is giving investors an opportunity to grow their portfolios throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

With the European and American debt-crises in mind; Canadian investors do well to take advantage of low interest rates for cautious real estate investments. Rather than purchasing multiple single-family homes, the report confirms that the most stable market trends are in commercial realty where, “Occupancies of 90% and higher persist in a near steady state of equilibrium across most commercial markets from coast to coast,” with Toronto remaining on top as the City with the most stable and active commercial market.


PricewaterhouseCoopers Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2012 map shows current market conditions for Toronto

The multi-family residential sector leads the way with steady immigration and an aging population continue to create increasing demand in these markets. This is great news for current owners and new investors alike.

Naturally, you’ll want to remain diligent regarding maintenance of your current apartment complex. This will both protect your investment and enhance your collateral, enabling you to leverage your property into more multi-residential investment.

Your proven track record with your current property will increase financier confidence and so increase the likelihood of expanding your income base by trading up to a larger complex. Current market conditions indicate that now is an optimal time to grow your portfolio.

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