There were 407 commercial real estate sales in the Lower Mainland in Q2 2019, a 32.6 per cent decrease over the 604 sales in Q2 2018, according to data from Commercial Edge, a commercial real estate system operated by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV).

The total dollar value of commercial real estate sales in the Lower Mainland was $1.463 billion in Q2 2019, a 65.6 per cent decrease from the $4.253 billion in Q2 2018.

“The reduced activity in the commercial market has largely mirrored what we saw in the residential market through the first half of 2019. Residential demand did pick up in the summer months. How this change will affect the commercial market remains to be seen.”

Q2 2019 activity by category

Land: There were 103 commercial land sales in Q2 2019, which is a 54.8 per cent decrease from the 228 land sales in Q2 2018. The dollar value of land sales was $738 million in Q2 2019, a 69.1 per cent decrease from $2.388 billion in Q2 2018.

Office and Retail: There were 179 office and retail sales in the Lower Mainland in Q2 2019, which is down 12.3 per cent from the 204 sales in Q2 2018. The dollar value of office and retail sales was $367 million in Q2 2019, a 57.8 per cent decrease from $870 million in Q2 2018.

Industrial: There were 112 industrial land sales in the Lower Mainland in Q2 2019, which is down 15.8 per cent from the 133 sales in Q2 2018. The dollar value of industrial sales was $206 million in Q2 2019, a 49.9 per cent decrease from $412 million in Q2 2018.

Multi-Family: There were 13 multi-family land sales in the Lower Mainland in Q2 2019, which is down 66.7 per cent over the 39 sales in Q2 2018. The dollar value of multi-family sales was $152 million in Q2 2019, a 73.9 per cent decrease from $583 million in Q2 2018.

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