Market Highlights

  • Following a period of significant development, the office pipeline is lightening, with some suburban projects on hold until economic uncertainty clears.

  • Class B net absorption has been negatively impacted downtown due to the transition out of older buildings and demand for Class AAA/A space as the flight to quality continues.

  •  With Metro Vancouver recording Canada’s lowest vacancy rate of 9.4% and limited new supply in the coming years, rental rates are anticipated to rise as vacancies decline.

  • Suburban market listings drove sublease vacancy higher, though downtown performance remained stable, noting that overall sublease availability significantly decreased in Q4 2023.

  • Overall, the outlook for downtown’s office market is positive, with strong fundamentals supporting a sustained recovery.