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2021 ESG report: Putting people and the planet first

There is a vital role for our sector to create healthy, productive workplaces for employees, cities that are centres of prosperity for their citizens, and built spaces and places that create a net benefit to the economy, the environment and the community.

In the 2021 ESG Report, we reflect on our achievements, and share our strategy and commitments for the future.

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The Vitality Index
Measuring the return of people and places

After two and a half years of unprecedented disruption to how we work and live, companies across North America continue to grapple with uncertainty. What will the future of work look like? Are city downtowns regaining their pre-pandemic vitality? How will societal, cultural and environmental shifts shape the next normal?

Click here to view the new 2022 Vitality Index

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U.S. employment overview: tracking trends in real-time

After over half a year of strong economic growth, August data indicates a gradual loosening of the labor market.

August 2022 jobs numbers were generally in line with predictions, with the economy adding 315,000 jobs compared to the 300,000 projected by economists. While this is still a substantial amount of growth by historical measures, it is down considerably from more than 500,000 jobs added in July. Professional and Business Services and Healthcare and Social Assistance registered the largest job gains this month, adding 68,000 and 62,000 new jobs, respectively.

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U.S. industrial market Q3 2022 insights

Supply chain labor issues came to the forefront again in the third quarter, not merely from scarcity of available workers, but acutely from a series of high-profile negotiations that are still being worked through. While at least temporarily resolved, there is hope that all sides will come back together in the near term to resolve multiple sets of disputes and avert further logistics dislocation. Despite this continued volatility, U.S. industrial real estate market fundamentals have remained resilient. Interest rate increases are exerting pressures on investors and occupiers alike, but prime assets continue to be sought-after. However, economic anxiety has permeated into the sector, leaving many to ask what will be the real, long-term impact and are we facing a period of re-balancing?

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U.S. office market Q3 2022 insights

Knowledge workers across the country are establishing a baseline for office use in the new post-pandemic normal. Avison Young’s US Office Vitality Index registered 41.8% of pre-pandemic levels in the final week of the third quarter, down slightly from the 43.3% return rate recorded in the final week of the second quarter. While office returns were disrupted by Hurricane Ian and Jewish holidays, office visitation remained considerably lower than pre-COVID levels amidst competitive labor market conditions and quality of life concerns.

Demand is holding up best for well-located, high-quality space with great environmental credentials in amenity-rich locations that support company desires to encourage employees back to the office to bolster productivity and collaboration. However, the overall market appears poised for further occupancy losses.

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