Toronto’s Retail Market Finding ‘Equilibrium’ as Transit Ridership and In-Person Dining Bounce Back: JLL Report

Consumer spending remains steady, with several retail categories being particularly strong while others such as home goods have slowed. And things are better in some parts of the region than others.

Canada’s Luxury Retail Market Booms with International Interest Amid Changing Definitions of Luxury [Interview with JLL’s Casdin Parr]

The discussion includes the rapid acceleration in the demand for space in primary luxury retail nodes, as brands enter and expand in the Canadian market for the foreseeable future.

Navigating Property Management Trends: A Discussion with Johanne Marcotte, EVP Portfolio Management at JLL [Interview]

Craig and Johanne discuss property management trends, emphasizing global expertise, sustainability, and adapting to evolving tenant expectations. They explore JLL's unique approach and resources, underlining the importance of people-first strategies to navigate the complex world of commercial real estate.

Elevating Canadian Retail: How JLL’s Expertise Reshapes Property Management [Interviews]

Landlords are increasingly turning to JLL for pioneering property management solutions that prioritize both enhanced customer experiences and sustainability.

Montréal’s Retail Sector Thrives with Decreased Vacancies, Increased Foot Traffic and Exciting Developments [JLL Report]

The report discusses notable retail-friendly developments and an uptick in tourism and dining experiences, making Montreal an attractive market for retailers.

Retailers in Greater Toronto Area Bracing for Real Estate Market Shifts as Population and Economic Growth Drive Demand: JLL Report

The report says that retailers can benefit from expanding as the boomtown’s population, economy, housing, and transit projects drive retail space demand in rapidly changing areas.

Report Reveals Promising Outlook for Montreal’s Sainte-Catherine Street’s Recovery, Anticipates Rise of Upscale Retailers and Pop-Up Stores

The iconic retail street is seeing upgrades and new interest from retailers interested in being in the heart of downtown Montreal.

Demand Returning to Food & Beverage in Canada as Costs and Staffing Challenges Persist [JLL Report]

Tim Sanderson discusses a new report showing that consumers are returning to restaurants in Canada, while at the same time challenges persist in areas such as costs and staffing.

How Much Are Calgarians Spending On Parking? : New JLL Report Discusses Impact on Retail [Interview]

JLL has released a comprehensive overview of Downtown Calgary parking, noting it's the priciest in Canada while trailing NYC and San Francisco in North America.

Retail Sales Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels in Canadian Malls but Headwinds Persist for 2023 [Interview with JLL’s Tim Sanderson]

Sanderson discusses a report by JLL which discusses retail investment and current consumer sentiment which is being dampened by economic challenges.

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.
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