•Canada set a second consecutive full-year commercial real estate investment record in 2017 with 7,074 transactions totalling $43.1 billion. This represented year-over-year growth of 24% over the previous record $34.7 billion of total investment from 2016.

•The two largest asset classes by volume in 2017 were the Office and Retail sectors which had full-year investment volumes of $10.2 billion and $9.2 billion.

•The most active asset class this quarter was the retail sector which saw investments total just under $2.2 billion in Q4 2017.

•The majority of investment activity in 2017 was centred in Toronto and Vancouver. Acquisitions in these two markets totalled $15.7 billion and $11.8 billion on the year, accounting for 65% of all investment activity.

•The largest transaction in Q4 2017 was the sale of the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto to Brookfield for $335.0 million.

•Private Canadian Investors were the largest buyer group in 2017, accounting for 34% of the market, followed by Pension Fund/Advisors who accounted for 22% of the market.