JLL Report Breaks Down Average Retail Rents and Vacancy Rates on Major Toronto Streets [Interview]

Bloor Street still commands the most rent, but also has the highest number of storefronts available along the luxury run according to the report.

Retail Outlook Remains Reasonably Positive in Canada though Headwinds Present Challenges [JLL Report]

Tim Sanderson said in an interview that retailers are showing interest in leasing space particularly in Canada's biggest cities, though a looming recession and other challenges will impact consumers and the industry.

Ottawa Retail Strong as Consumers Return to Stores and Leasing Supply is Constricted [Report/Interview]

A lack of retail space means little is available, while local retail sales up substantially when compared to before the pandemic.

Vancouver Retail to be Strong for Remainder of 2022 as New Brands Look to Market [Report/Interview]

A report by JLL shows fundamentals in the Vancouver market are strong with high demand from global brands for particular locations.

Montreal Retail Growing Stronger as Tourists Return and Downtown Re-Emerges [Interview]

Leasing activity is picking up significantly in the Montreal market according to JLL as dynamics improve both in the city and suburbs.

Toronto Retail Seeing Increasingly Robust Leasing Activity as Workers Return to Offices [Interview/Report]

A new report by JLL indicates that Toronto is seeing a rebound as foot traffic increases and new global retailers enter the market.

Retail Leasing Continues to Move in a Positive Direction in Canadian Markets as Headwinds Persist [Report/Interview]

A new study by JLL is showing a dramatic recovery in some markets while challenges persist that will have an impact particularly into the fall.

“No Longer a Trend, Now a Reality”: Shopping Centre Landlords in Canada Adding Density to Sites [Feature Interviews]

The future of the mall could look quite different according to experts including Tim Sanderson of JLL and 'Retail Prophet' Doug Stephens.

Retail Leasing Fundamentals Improve in Toronto as Supply Tightens: Report

Canada's largest city is seeing a recovery as consumers return, though the downtown core continues to see no where near the foot traffic it had prior to the pandemic.

Edmonton Retail Outlook Improving, Including Growth in Leasing and Consumer Spending: Report

Alberta's capital city saw vacancies increase due the pandemic, and now things are changing as retailers and foodservice businesses negotiate deals for new locations.

Montreal Retail Leasing Seeing Improved Activity as Pandemic Slowdowns Ease: Report/Interview

The city's businesses are increasingly confident as fundamentals return, including a downtown core that was almost decimated due to lack of foot traffic for months.

Vancouver Retail Leasing Picks Up Including Shift from Downtown to W. 4th: Study

International entrants are already leasing space in Vancouver again with a shift to new locations amid changing traffic patterns.

Calgary Retail Leasing Activity Heats Up as it Reaches Pre-Pandemic Numbers: Report

Some parts of the city have recovered quicker than others as retailers forecast multi-year growth in the southern Alberta market.

JLL Launches Digital Solutions Advisory Group as the Commercial Real Estate Firm Looks to the Future of Retail: Interview

Lee Jackson and Jesse Michael say the Group will service retailers, landlords, and digital solutions providers by helping them to develop and achieve their innovation roadmaps and objectives by navigating digital partnerships.

Vancouver Retail Market Most Resilient in Canada Following Pandemic Struggles: Report/Interview

JLL says that Vancouver has fared better than other markets and that luxury brands are among the players looking to move in to cater to Asian consumers.

Retail Sales in Canada Expected to Grow this Year as Leasing Activity Picks Up Significantly: JLL Report

A more stable environment and pent up demand has consumers coming back, but there are still challenges ahead according to Tim Sanderson in an interview.

Explosion in E-Commerce Results in Concerning Shortage of Supply of Vital Industrial Space: Experts

The pandemic has transformed how consumers shop. Some retailers are terrified that there may be too little space available to keep up with the demand.

Montreal Retail Sees Sales Growth Following Pandemic Struggles: Industry Interviews

Downtown Montreal is seeing increased leasing activity as foot traffic begins to return, and other parts of the city are also seeing developments as consumers gain confidence.

Canadians Returning to Shopping Centres and Brick-and-Mortar Retail in a Big Way: JLL Study

Surprisingly, consumer spending is above pre-Covid levels with more shoppers saying they'll visit physical stores than even prior to the pandemic.

Retail Leasing and Fundamentals Showing Strength for Toronto Market: JLL Research

The pandemic clobbered Toronto retail with shutdowns and some areas are recovering faster than others.

Ivanhoé Cambridge to Outsource Canadian Shopping Centre Operations to JLL

The strategic alliance is a significant development in the Canadian commercial real estate scene during a challenging time for retail in Canada.

JLL Partners with Canadian AI Product Search Company to Address Hybrid Future of Retail

The real estate firm partnered with Adeptmind to grow online product search capabilities for retail landlords across the country.

Ottawa Retail Leasing Seeing Rebound After Substantial Pandemic Drop: Report/Interview

A lack of tourists and office workers significantly impacted Ottawa’s retailers with light at the end of the tunnel.

Edmonton Retail and Commercial Leasing Picks Up Following Pandemic Slump: JLL Report

The velocity is through the roof on inquiries, franchises, and tenants looking to replace restaurants that couldn’t make it says one expert.

Pandemic Pummels Downtown Montreal Retail as Many Look to a Brighter Future when Students and Workers Return: Interviews

Montreal's downtown core is heavily reliant on visitors who stayed away because of the pandemic. Leasing activity is picking up along with optimism.
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