Canada Real Estate Services Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The report covers Canada Real Estate Companies, and it is segmented on the basis of type (residential, commercial, and other types) and service (property management, valuation services, and other services)

Canada Real Estate Services Market Size

Canada Real Estate Services Market Summary
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Study Period 2019 - 2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
Market Size (2023) USD 28.03 Billion
Market Size (2028) USD 35.77 Billion
CAGR (2023 - 2028) 5.00 %
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Canada Real Estate Services Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Canada Real Estate Services Market Analysis

The Canada Real Estate Services Market size is estimated at USD 28.03 billion in 2023, and is expected to reach USD 35.77 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

  • In the second quarter of 2022, RBC's aggregate affordability metric reached a new high (60.0%) nationally, as well as in Victoria (67.6%), Vancouver (90.2%), and Toronto (83.0%). Smaller markets in Ontario (including Hamilton, London, St. Catharines, Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge, and Windsor) and British Columbia (including Kelowna) also attained their lowest levels of affordability in history, based on the mortgage carrying cost to family income ratio.
  • Ottawa (RBC composite affordability of 48.5%) and Halifax (41.3%) reached previous highs. While the situation isn't as bad in other parts of the country—in fact, many markets in Alberta and Saskatchewan, as well as some in Atlantic Canada, appear to be decently priced—the rapidly deteriorating trend is widespread. A spike in RBC's indicator indicates a lack of affordability.
  • Higher mortgage rates have yet to have their full impact. Further expected, Bank of Canada rate hikes will put additional upward pressure on ownership expenses in the second half of 2022. Buying a typical property in Canada costs an extra USD 380 per month in the second quarter (or 5.9% of household income), with higher mortgage rates accounting for USD 230 (3.5 percentage points). Buyers in Vancouver (up 8.1 percentage points as a share of income), Toronto (up 8.1 percentage points), Victoria (up 6.7 percentage points), and Ottawa and Halifax (both up 4.8 percentage points) saw the greatest increases.
  • According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, the average selling price of a home sold on the MLS system in April 2022 was USD 716,000. This is the fourth monthly gain in a row, with a total increase of more than USD 100,000 since the beginning of the year.
  • Much of the bounce is due to an increase in sales in the Greater Toronto Area and British Columbia's Lower Mainland, two areas of the country that experienced both the greatest gains during the early days of COVID-19 and the greatest decline once interest rates rose.
  • When those two areas are excluded, the national average price falls by more than USD 144,000 to an average house price of USD 572,000 in cities other than Toronto and Vancouver.

Canada Real Estate Services Market Trends

Increasing Contribution to GDP from the Real Estate Sector to Provide Opportunities

According to the analysis, the massive magnitude of anticipated immigration will result in higher real GDP growth at the national level and across all Canadian provinces. Higher levels of immigration can be mitigated by an increase in the number of dwellings created across Canada, regardless of where newcomers choose to live. According to the Desjardins analysis, the number of home starts across Canada would have to climb by about 50% immediately and remain at that level until 2024 to counteract the price increase induced by the boom in immigration.

Last quarter, Canadian home investment contributed less to GDP. In 2022, the segment accounted for 8.7% of GDP, a 1.1-point decrease from the previous quarter and a 1.5-point decrease from the last year.

Simultaneously, residential investment increased by 4.3%, a 1.3-point increase over the same period. In other words, residential investment expanded at a rate five times that of GDP. Residential investment accounted for a sizable portion of growth in the previous quarter. GDP increased by USD16.1 billion in 2022, with residential investment growth accounting for approximately 43% of the increase.

Since 2005, RERL has increased 20% faster than GDP on average. It is still a small percentage of real estate's contribution to Canada's GDP. Prior to the pandemic, Canada used its real estate to inflate its GDP estimates. Now, it is using it to boost the economy's recovery, making it even more reliant.

Canada Real Estate Services Market: Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Canada in December 2022, by industry, in million Canadian dollars

Increase in Residential Investment

The housing-related part of the gross domestic product (GDP) is known as residential investment. It comprises the cost of building a home, major improvements, and the transfer of ownership. Because other industries, such as finance, are reliant on housing, the metric needs to be more comprehensive. However, it is the largest direct contributor to GDP from housing investment. Residential investment in Canada has been absorbing an increasing amount of the economy.

There are numerous variables driving the rising attention on sustainability and the real estate business, as well as other aspects of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance, but a few challenges stand out. One of the most important is the ability to attract funds. Companies with a good ESG track record will have an edge in recruiting investment from institutional players and sourcing new types of funding that continue to grow in Canada at a time when financing is both less available and more expensive.

Canadian real estate corporations have responded by increasing their focus on ESG strategies, and expectations in critical areas, such as having solid commitments to address climate change, continue to climb. However, while real estate firms may expect increased investor concerns about their strategies to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, our interviews revealed that some companies have yet to embrace this new necessity completely. In addition, according to our 2022 worldwide CEO Survey, only 19% of real estate executives claimed their company has committed to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Housing investment declined 3.9% in the first quarter of 2023, the fourth consecutive quarterly decline, as borrowing costs rose and mortgage borrowing slowed. Investment fell across the board, with new construction (-6.0%), renovations (-2.1%), and ownership transfer expenses (-1.5%), which implies resale activity, all down. Except for Yukon, every province and territory had a decrease in new buildings.

Canada Real Estate Services Market: Residential and non-residential building construction price index in metropolitan areas of Canada from 1st quarter 2020 to 2nd quarter 2023

Canada Real Estate Services Industry Overview

The market is fragmented, comprising both international and local players. Some prominent international companies in the region include Colliers International Group Inc. and Cushman & Wakefield ULC. The real estate sector is gradually recovering from the pandemic and is expected to grow during the forecast period. The supply crunch is unprecedented in Canada’s housing market, but other factors are expected to influence buying and selling conditions in 2022.

Canada Real Estate Services Market Leaders

  1. Colliers International Group Inc.

  2. Cushman & Wakefield ULC

  3. FirstService Corporation

  4. Living Realty Inc.

  5. Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Canada Real Estate Services Market Concentration

Canada Real Estate Services Market News

  • July 2023: Cadillac Fairview announced that the company has successfully implemented its CF Concierge Platform at 27 office complexes across its Canadian portfolio. Developed in partnership with HqO, the leading workplace experience platform, CF Concierge is a mobile app designed to support building occupants with an enhanced workplace experience, offering access to digital amenities and services in CF office buildings.
  • March 2023: Toronto-based Cadillac Fairview purchased Lincoln Property Company’s residential division. Cadillac Fairview has owned 49 percent of Lincoln’s residential division since 2019. This acquisition comes as Lincoln Residential CEO Tim Byrne is retiring, and Cadillac is looking to expand its portfolio. Byrne and Lincoln Property founder Mack Pogue will retain a 5 percent stake in the residential division. For Cadillac, the acquisition extends its trend of playing a heavy hand in Dallas real estate.

Canada Real Estate Services Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing new construction activity as well as expansion of new startups and small enterprises

      2. 4.2.2 Increasing demand for affordable housing units

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Lack of housing spaces and mortgage regulation

    4. 4.4 Market Opportunities

      1. 4.4.1 Demand for office spaces is likely to increase across key cities in Canada

    5. 4.5 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    6. 4.6 Impact of Covid-19 on the market


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Residential

      2. 5.1.2 Commercial

      3. 5.1.3 Other Types

    2. 5.2 By Service

      1. 5.2.1 Property Management

      2. 5.2.2 Valauation Services

      3. 5.2.3 Other Services


    1. 6.1 Overview (Market Concentration and Major Players)

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Colliers International Group Inc.

      2. 6.2.2 Cushman & Wakefield ULC

      3. 6.2.3 FirstService Corporation

      4. 6.2.4 Living Realty Inc.

      5. 6.2.5 Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd

      6. 6.2.6 Re/max Realtron Realty Inc.

      7. 6.2.7 SNC-Lavalin Operations & Maintenance Inc.

      8. 6.2.8 Royal LePage Limited

      9. 6.2.9 Triovest Realty Advisors Inc.

      10. 6.2.10 Sutton Group Preferred Realty Inc.*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

  8. 8. APPENDIX

**Subject to Availability

Canada Real Estate Services Industry Segmentation

Real Estate Services means providing a service with respect to the purchase, sale, lease, rental, or appraisal of real property. The report provides a comprehensive background analysis of the Canadian real estate services market, covering the current market trends, restraints, technological updates, and detailed information on various segments and the industry's competitive landscape. The impact of COVID-19 has also been incorporated and considered during the study.

The Canadian real estate services market is segmented based on type (residential, commercial, and other types) and service (property management, valuation services, and other services). The report offers market size and forecasts for the Canada Real Estate Services Market in value (USD) for all the above segments.

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Canada Real Estate Services Market Research FAQs

The Canada Real Estate Services Market size is expected to reach USD 28.03 billion in 2023 and grow at a CAGR of 5% to reach USD 35.77 billion by 2028.

In 2023, the Canada Real Estate Services Market size is expected to reach USD 28.03 billion.

Colliers International Group Inc., Cushman & Wakefield ULC, FirstService Corporation, Living Realty Inc. and Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd are the major companies operating in the Canada Real Estate Services Market.

Canada Real Estate Services Industry Report

Statistics for the 2023 Canada Real Estate Services market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Canada Real Estate Services analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2028 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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