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Avison Young’s Ottawa tenant representation group specializes in office, industrial, and retail space throughout the Ottawa area. Whether you are looking to grow your footprint or locate the right space for your team, our Avison Young Ottawa Sales Representative member group is here to meet your requirements and set you up for success. Find a leasing specialist near you to learn more.

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Office space for lease in Ottawa

Due to the strong presence of the federal government, Ottawa’s 46 million square feet of office space boasts one of the lowest vacancy rates in the country. The mix of office product in the capital city is dominated by institutional investors who typically prefer Class “A” and Class “B” product.  Outside of government, office tenancies tend to be smaller than most other economic centres, with tenancies averaging 5,500 square feet across the region. Larger tenancies tend to be based in the core, while the advanced and biotechnology sectors tend to gravitate to the west end Kanata market – although in a new post COVID environment and the continuing drive to complete Ottawa’s LRT- office loads may well see a shift way from traditional patterns of office space density. The trend in Live Work Play development will impact the market into the future.

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Ottawa industrial space for lease

Ottawa’s industrial market has been characterized as small but well suited for its purposes. Located 60 kilometres from the Highway 401 transportation corridor, in recent years the arrival of major distribution centers and research related technology centres, Ottawa’s industrial market has changed somewhat. With the west island of Montreal only a short 200 kilometres away and the U.S. border 60 kilometres from the city limits, major distribution facilities are being added to the product mix in the region. New high-bay industrial product can still be broken down into smaller bays in keeping with the service nature of industrial tenancies that dominate the tenant rolls in the region.

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Retail space for lease in Ottawa

With a well-educated bilingual workforce, very low unemployment relative to the rest of the country, and what is considered by many as still the most affordable large city in which to live, Ottawa’s retail sector has witnessed steady growth over several decades. American retailers have discovered this region, as many of the urban developments that have sprung up during the recent housing boom are now being serviced by retail centres with an increasing variety of new shopping concepts. Although in a pause coming out of COVID, the region is still considered under-serviced on a per-capita basis.

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