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An inside look at Ottawa’s office market trends

Real Strategy office market trends

Real Strategy magazineLooking back on 2022, Ottawa’s commercial real estate market has been slowly stabilizing. Disruptions due to the pandemic are still at play but the declining use of office space is remaining consistent. With organizations standardizing hybrid work, Real Strategy anticipates this reduction in tenant demand to continue. In this issue, we break down the final quarter of 2022 and the latest office market trends. You’ll also be introduced to our client Orangutech who’s recently moved into some well-deserved Magnetic Space.

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Magnetic Space With Lachlan Henderson of Orangutech

Real Strategy caught up with Lachlan Henderson, President at Ottawa-based tech firm Orangutech. Having now moved into their new office on Metcalfe Street, we wanted to reflect on the journey that was creating a communal and collaborative office space in the heart of downtown. The goal? Something that employees would find inviting, engaging, and multi-functional… in a word, magnetic!

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Workspace Inspiration Gallery

Move over IKEA! Today’s modern hybrid workplace needs to feel both sleek and inviting. That’s why we’re featuring a range of Knoll products that bridge function with comfort. There are homey workstations that feature floating shelves with gorgeous wood grain. There are even adjustable tables with customizable presets and cantilevered chairs. Point is, we’ve got your office furniture inspiration and needs covered.

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Ottawa Commercial Real Estate Market Overview – Q4 2022

Canada’s economy experienced downward pressure in Q4 2022 and the outlook continues to be precarious. The good news: Ottawa’s combination of public, tech, and professional services sectors makes the city resilient. Speaking of the public sector, the federal government announced its return-to-office directive in December. This was welcomed news from the downtown business community and the two to three days in-office expectation is on par with the hybrid work trends being adopted. With office tenants almost universally requiring less space, we expect increased vacancies to continue for the next 12-18 months.

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