Canadian Hotel Transaction Trends

Colliers International Hotels Q4 2016 INNvestment Canada (PDF Download)

2016 was an exceptionally strong year for Canadian hotel transaction activity and in many markets, a robust year for operating performance.

2016 was an exceptionally strong year for Canadian hotel transaction activity and in many markets, a robust year for operating performance.  Overall investment sentiment for hospitality assets remains positive, particularly in major urban centres with growing interest in tertiary markets.

  • Cover - Colliers International Hotels Q4 2016 INNvestment Canada ReportInvestor sentiment remains strong with 45% of respondents indicating buying as their primary investment strategy for the next twelve months, the second highest buy signal over the past seven years. 
  • Intentions to hold, renovate or expand have been elevated over the past two years and was indicated by 33%. 
  • The proportion of those reporting building new hotels as a primary investment strategy has been largely flat since 2013 and was specified by 17%. 
  • Only 5% of respondents conveyed selling as their primary strategy in 2017, however, 40% indicated plans or potential plans to dispose of hotel assets through the next twelve months. 
  • Principal reasons for selling remained the same as previous years including recycling capital (62%) and timing the market (27%). 

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