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Vancouver Office Figures Q1 2022

01 Jun 2022

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  • Vacancy rates of all office product classes throughout Metro Vancouver dropped 10 basis points (bps) quarter-over-quarter to 6.9% in Q1 2022. This is the second consecutive quarterly decline since vacancy peaked at 7.4% in Q3 2021.
  • Following consecutive drops in vacancy, coupled with strong market fundamentals, Metro Vancouver’s office rates continue to climb, reaching a record high of $34.18 per sq. ft., a significant 11.1% increase from Q1 2021.
  • Developers continue to try keeping up with demand with 3.7 million sq. ft. of office space under construction. Despite 63.9% of this product having been pre-leased, numerous offers are in play for significant blocks of space which could drive this total upwards.