•National investment volume totalled $10.3 billion in Q1 2018 over 1,654 transactions. While this total was a slight decrease from Q1 2017, when investments totalled $12.0 billion, the 2018 figure was still the second highest volume on record and the fourth largest quarter of the last 5 years.

•The most active markets in Q1 2018 were Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, where acquisitions totalled $3.9 billion, $2.4 billion and $1.6 billion respectively. Montreal in particular had an extremely strong quarter, outperforming same period results from 2017 by over 50%.

•The office sector was the most active asset class in Q1 2018 with investment volumes totalling just under $2.9 billion driven by the sale of a 50% stake in the Bay Adelaide Centre for $850.0 million.

•The most active buyers in Q1 2018 were foreign investors who accounted for 33% of all trades greater than $10.0 million in Q1 2018.