• A stormy global trade environment was partially alleviated when the NAFTA dispute reached a resolution in October with its successor, the USMCA
  • Marijuana became legal across the country on October 17th, with supply and retail outlet shortages occurring in many major urban centres 
  • The vacancy rate in Downtown Vancouver fell by 40 basis points to 2.4%
  • For the second year in a row, Vancouver was home to two of the three most productive malls in Canada, with CF Pacific Centre and Oakridge Centre ranking numbers 2 and 3, respectively
  • Investment in retail based assets across metro Vancouver remained high in the second half of 2018 to $1.02 billion, up 4.5% from H2 2017 and up 5.2% from H1 2018