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Vacancy rates in Calgary have spiked as companies lay off

Vacancy rates in Calgary have spiked as companies lay off


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... and 2018 shows how big a spike in office space vacancy Calgary's downtown core experienced as the recession sparked tens of thousands of layoffs.

At the end of 2014, the office vacancy rate in downtown Calgary was a relatively low 9.8 per cent. (Altus Group)

The downtown office space vacancy rate had reached about 20 per cent by the middle of 2016. (Altus Group)

By March 2018, there's a lot more blue and green, indicating available space, with the vacancy rate having shot up to 27.7 per cent from roughly 10 per cent ...

This graph shows downtown Calgary Class A office space vacancy from the first quarter of 2011 to the first quarter of 2018. (Altus Group)

Vacancy rates are at levels not seen in over a decade. Crystal Schick / Calgary Herald

Office towers in downtown Calgary, where rising vacancy rates have pushed the tax burden onto businesses outside the core.

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With so many layoffs in downtown Calgary, the streets can feel empty and staff can feel disoriented from the changes. (Drew Anderson/CBC)

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Calgary Chamber of Commerce survey finds business beleaguered by rising costs

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People leave the Penn West Tower in Calgary Sept. 1. Penn West Petroleum and ConocoPhillips laid off hundreds of employees in Calgary.

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Office vacancy rates in Calgary will peak at almost 18 per cent by the third quarter of 2016, according to an annual forecast from U.S.-based real estate ...

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Pictures of Calgary's impressive skyline don't reveal that more than a quarter of the office space in those gleaming towers is available for lease.

Survivor's guilt can plague many employees after companies lay off staff, as you're not only losing your co-workers but also your friends. (Getty Images)


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Calgary's downtown vacancy rate remained constant throughout 2017 at 26%. This equates to approximately

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The company landscape can look desolate after layoffs, just like an empty Macleod Trail. (Drew Anderson/CBC)

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Seems people are still flocking here:

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