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IMPACT REPORT ADD ON INFORMATION

* Calgary reports for Class A office space only and does not classify occupancy costs, but rather additional rent.

* Latest data available was for Q3 2016

Source – Colliers International Research. Avalable at  http://www.collierscanada.com/en/commercial-property-research Retrieved on March 2, 2017.

Key points

  • Regina remains competitive with other peer cities in regards to average square footage rent, costs, and total costs.
  • In terms of total cost per square foot, Regina is the third most affordable place for office retail. Reasonable office rates combined with an economy that weathered the commodity downturn remarkably well is a result of the diversity and robustness of the Regina economy.
  • Vacancy rates continue to be low as compared to peer cities, and many experts believe Regina’s office space vacancy rate hit its low point in 2015/2016 and they anticipant a more balanced market moving forward

Note – livable space include in this chart reflect the livable spaces in the current RDBID boundary zones.

  • Following the 12.6% increase in livable space in 2008, the downtown market grew moderately until the market retrenchment of low income housing occurred in 2012.
  • In 2014, Downtown had two strong expansions. In between 2014 and 2015 – Downtown welcomed new apartments and condos. The Gardens on Rose, The Willoughby, and City Square Plaza are welcome additions to the Downtown Sky line.
  • Over the past 12 years, the livable space within the RDBID zone has expanded by 30%, with about half of the growth occurring in the last 2 years.