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2021 U.S. Economic Outlook & Multi-Suite Residential Rental Market Fundamentals Mid-Year Update

The U.S. economy is projected to expand rapidly during the second half of 2021, after a year of generally positive results, according to Morguard’s 2021 U.S. Economic Outlook and Multi-Residential Rental Market Fundamentals Mid-Year Update. Multi-suite residential rental market demand surged in the first half of 2021 as the economy began to recover and an improved public health backdrop supported a sharp increase in rental demand, rent growth and substantial downward vacancy pressure. Also, healthier market fundamentals were evidenced in the downtown areas and suburbs of the country’s major urban centres, all supporting increased investor confidence in the sector. The U.S.-focused report features national and regional trends for multi-suite residential rental properties, as well as a forecast of the sector’s expected performance.

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2021 Annual Economic Outlook​​

The 2021 Canadian Economic Outlook and Market Fundamentals Report from Morguard provides a detailed 2020 Canadian real estate market analysis and an overview of 2021 Canadian real estate investment trends to watch. The report, Morguard’s 23rd annual edition, revealed that for 2020 investor confidence in the multi-suite residential and industrial property sectors remained robust. Meanwhile, sales of retail and office property softened as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. For 2021, Morguard forecasts investors will continue to approach investments with caution while monitoring the national economic recovery. The report is published yearly with quarterly updates and is developed based on our experience in property management, Canadian REITs and property investment.

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​​2021 Q2 Update - Canadian Economic Outlook and Market Fundamentals Report

The Canadian office leasing market displayed early signs of recovery in the first half of 2021, according to Morguard’s 2021 Canadian Economic Outlook and Market Fundamentals Second Quarter Update. Investors continued to target multi-suite residential rental and industrial property acquisitions given the rising economic optimism. The brisk roll out of the nation’s vaccine program and resulting uptick in domestic demand is expected to continue to increase investor confidence across the major commercial real estate segments in the second half of 2021.

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​​2021 Q1 Update - Canadian Economic Outlook and Market Fundamentals Report

Canadian commercial property investment market conditions stabilized during the first quarter, according to Morguard’s 2021 Canadian Economic Outlook and Market Fundamentals First Quarter Update. An increased volume of COVID-19 vaccinations reported across the nation boosted investor confidence as part of a more optimistic economic outlook despite further uncertainty triggered by a third wave of the pandemic. Low-risk industrial and multi-suite residential rental properties recorded stable-to-high transaction activity, reflecting increased confidence from the investment community. A more cautious approach was taken by investors with regard to potential office and non-essential retail property asset acquisitions.

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2021 U.S. Economic Outlook & Multi-Suite Residential Rental Market Fundamentals

The U.S. multi-suite residential rental property market is projected to strengthen closer to the middle part of the current decade, following the COVID-19-induced economic contraction of 2020. According to Morguard’s second annual edition of the 2021 U.S. Economic Outlook & Market Fundamentals Report, there will be a period of softening over the near term as the pandemic continues to have a disproportionate impact on regional growth patterns. Ultimately, the sector will provide healthy risk-adjusted returns for investors over the longer term. The U.S.-focused report features national and regional trends for multi-suite residential rental properties, as well as a forecast of the sector’s expected near-term performance.

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2020 Canadian Economic Outlook and Market Fundamentals Report  

The 2020 Canada Economic Outlook and Market Fundamentals Report from Morguard predicts a positive outlook for commercial real estate assets in the multi-suite residential, industrial and office categories. The retail segment will remain resilient as it continues to adapt to shifts in consumer spending habits and e-commerce. In 2019, investors continued to place capital into commercial assets as Canada’s economy continued to expand, despite the global trade dispute and challenges in the oil and gas sector that impacted domestic business confidence. Commercial real estate, as one of the most attractive and stable long-term investments in 2019, will continue to attract interest from investors in 2020 with positive rental demand patterns. The report is published yearly with quarterly updates and is developed based on our experience in property management, Canadian REITs and property investment.

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Download a copy of the 2020 Canadian Economic Outlook and Market Fundamentals Quarterly Updates: Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4
 

 
2019 Canadian Economic Outlook and Market Fundamentals Report 

In the 2019 Canadian Economic Outlook & Market Fundamentals report, Morguard predicts another year of robust commercial real estate investment activity in Canada, with healthy demand for quality assets. Over the last 18 months, investors placed capital into the market with confidence, resulting in record-high transaction volume. Commercial property investment shows no signs of slowing as investors continue to show interest in core properties with strong tenant profiles across Canada’s major markets – especially as density and repositioning continue to shape the real estate landscape. Morguard's report covers commercial, industrial, multi-suite residential and retail markets. It is published yearly, with quarterly updates to the report. Morguard develops these reports based on our experience in property management, Canadian REITs and property investment.

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Download a copy of the 2019 Canadian Economic Outlook and Market Fundamentals Quarterly Updates: Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4