- Significant increase in overall retail vacancy rate, from 3.52% to 6.50% half-over-half.

- Sears Canada released over 650,000 sq. ft. of space back to the market, accounting for 60.0% of the overall vacancy increase.

- 132,583 sq. ft. of new inventory was added in H2 2017.

- The increase to the minimum wage to $13.60 and mandatory vacation pay has created additional pressure on businesses.

- Calgary's retail construction pipeline increased by 11.2% from H1 2017 to 1,487,734 sq. ft.