Emblem Developments proposes 31-storey tower on John St. N.

The past week witnessed good transaction levels across most markets. However, Kitchener-Waterloo was an exception, with a very rare no-show in terms of transactions. For the second week in a row, most transactions were of average size.

The largest transaction of the week took place in Paris, where approximately 26 acres traded for $19.7 million or $734,000/acre. The Highway 2 corridor continues to be a hot commodity, as evidenced by the recent purchases made by Orlando Corp. and Panattoni. Over the past 24 months, these two companies have purchased hundreds of acres in this area.

In Hamilton, the largest purchase of the week occurred near the Upper Red Hill area, where 7,300 sq. ft. of industrial space traded for $3.22 million.

In the news, the DRP has reviewed two proposals for downtown residential projects, Corktown Condos sales will begin next month, and Toronto still leads North America in crane count.

Take care,
Alex Manojlovich
Director, Strategy & Research
News Headlines

Design briefs for Hamilton DRP, April 2023
92-100 John St. N.
325 James St. N.

Condo sales in new Corktown highrise will open next month – developer
The Hamilton Spectator, April 24, 2023

Council backs Hamilton’s housing road map
The Hamilton Spectator, April 20, 2023

Council backs plan to repair 476 empty CityHousing units
The Hamilton Spectator, April 21, 2023

Questions raised about FirstOntario Centre renovation
The Hamilton Spectator, April 19, 2023

McMaster University’s new downtown residence ‘neither sustainable nor affordable’ 
The Hamilton Spectator, April 20, 2023

Toronto continues to lead North America in crane count
Remi Network, April 18, 2023

Canada’s record population growth signals opportunities for CRE
RENX, April 18, 203

Alex Manojlovich’s Weekly Market Report: Condo Towers coming to Hamilton with new Slate development

This week witnessed excellent transaction levels.

The area’s largest transaction was in Hamilton at 970 Upper Wentworth St. Everest purchased the 79,000 sq. ft retail plaza for $26 million ($329/sq. ft). It illustrates a high price-per-square-foot for retail that was more commonplace pre-pandemic.

970 Upper Wentworth St. is across from the Lime Ridge Mall, which made the news recently thanks to Cadillac Fairview‘s proposal to demolish the former Sears building and replace it with two 12-storey residential towers.

It’s great to see retail continuing its comeback in 2022.

The region’s second-largest purchase was in Waterloo, where Lexington Park Real Estate Capital purchased a 31,800 sq. ft industrial building at 80 Lodge St. for $12.5 million ($393/sq. ft). That’s an absolutely massive valuation for industrial.

In the news, Slate plans to break ground on Corktown condo highrises in 2023; the OLT approved 25 storeys for Vrancor‘s residential project at 354 King St. W.; and DeSantis is planning luxury condos in rural Winona.

The GHA Sales Transaction Database offers you this week’s CRE transaction activity.


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News Headlines

Hamilton condo towers on Slate’s busy development slate
RENX, June 24, 2022

OLT approves 25 storeys at 354 King St W
The Public Record, June 28

Luxury Fifty Rd condos to replace rural Winona homes 
The Hamilton Spectator, June 27, 2022

City to appeal $100/acre tax ruling on Hamilton steelmaking land
The Hamilton Spectator, June 18, 2022

US tech company focused on trust verification opening Canadian office in Hamilton
The Hamilton Spectator, June 22, 2022

Hamilton mountain residents still cautious about proposed development of former Sherwood Centre Bowling Lanes
The Hamilton Spectator, June 22, 2022

Canadian industrial to continue delivering historic returns
RENX, June 22, 2022

Toronto could see up to 5,000 condo unit cancellations
The Globe & Mail, June 18, 2022

Toronto’s housing crisis of 1922 rooted in policies that still make housing unaffordable
The Globe & Mail, June 17, 2022

Calgary Tower office space may make way for farming
Calgary Herald, June 21, 2022

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