In its latest report, the Retail Council of Canada announced that Vancouver plays host to some of the country’s best performing malls in terms of sales revenue.
As of the year ending August 31, 2016, Vancouver’s Oakridge Centre was the second most productive mall in Canada, earning $1,537 per square foot. Meanwhile, the CF Pacific Centre ranked third nationwide with $1,523 per square foot.
Four other malls in British Columbia qualified for the Council’s list of 30 most profitable malls in the country, Business in Vancouver
reported. Coming in at number 8 is Metropolis at Metrotown ($1,035 per square foot), while the 13th slot was occupied by CF Richmond Centre ($928 per square foot).
Guildford Town Centre ranked number 21 ($844 per square foot), and Coquitlam Centre came in at number 27 ($785 per square foot).
The Council’s study found that the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto had the greatest sales per square foot last year at $1,650.85. The overall revenue-to-space ratio in Canada’s malls stood at an average of $744, up from $733 in 2015.
A leading driver for this strong performance in Canadian real estate is the markedly small per-capita mall space compared to other major economies like the United States. Also, higher product costs due to taxes and duties help Canadian malls earn more, the Council explained.
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