•National investment volumes totalled $7.7 billion over 1,570 transactions in Q1 2019. This represented a year-over-year decrease of -22.5% from Q1 2018. While the market had a slow start to the year, investor sentiment rebounded as the quarter progressed and, based on the current sales pipeline, volumes are expected to be in line with those seen in previous years in Q2 2019.

•The three most active asset classes by total volume in Q1 2019 were the industrial, office and multifamily sectors which saw acquisitions total $1.9, $1.8 and $1.4 billion, respectively.

•The two largest transactions in Q1 2019 were the sale of Dynamic Funds Tower in Toronto to GWL, Investors Group and OPTrust for $473.0 million and the sale of 1075 West Georgia Street in Vancouver to Crestpoint, KingSett and Reliance Properties for $274.0 million.

•Private Canadian Investors, Institutional and Private Equity groups were the primary purchasers in Q1 2019 accounting for 36%, 22% and 16% of acquisitions, respectively.