CALGARY - Record leasing activity in the downtown office market in 2010 means job growth isn't far behind, says a commercial real estate expert.
Calgary's downtown office vacancy rate dipped to a low of 0.5 per cent in 2006 but then climbed to 15.7 per cent in 2009, said Savard. It ended 2010 at 14.4 per cent.
CITI is projecting the downtown vacancy rate to be 14 per cent this year and 12 per cent in 2012 despite the addition of the massive Bow tower project, and its 1.7 million square feet, and Eighth Avenue Place, and its one million square feet, to the office inventory.
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