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Our Investment Focus for the Year Ahead

Date:
February 28, 2022
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At the beginning of 2022 as part of our Annual Investor Update, Peter Politis shared Greybrook’s investment focus for the coming year. As has been the case for the past few years, we will continue to target investment opportunities in three key areas:

Listen to this 10-minute session in which Peter Politis, CEO, Greybrook Realty Partners walks through our investment focus in 2022.

1. High-rise development opportunities in Toronto and the GTA,
2. Low-rise development opportunities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region with a particular focus on smaller towns and regions beyond the GTA, and
3. Expanding our Society Living platform (Greybrook and PMG’s purpose-built multi-family developments) across key urban markets in the U.S.

Key Highlights

As the low-rise market continues to be a key focus for us, and with many of the successes we experienced at our Colgan Crossing (Colgan I/II), Emerald Crossing (Shelburne), and Storybrook in the Town of Fergus (Fergus) projects over 2021, we will be looking to tertiary markets further from the GTA core for potential acquisitions. As homebuyers continue to ‘drive to buy’, we believe tertiary markets where supply is tight such as Orangeville, Barrie, and Niagara, present strong opportunities for our investors.

Shifting to the GTA high-rise market, we remain interested in identifying locations that are in close proximity to both the city centre and accessible transit but are in earlier stages of growth.  This strategy is something Greybrook is very familiar with based on our past experience in Liberty Village and more recently in the Stockyards District, Bloor West’s Junction area, and Danforth’s east end neighbourhood with our Linx Condos development.  As high-rise prices in the downtown core continue to increase, there will be strong demand from buyers looking for more attainably priced condo product in these more transit-oriented peripheral areas.

Additionally in the high-rise market, with the City of Toronto’s recent adoption of inclusionary zoning this has created an opening for active industry players like Greybrook to come forward and seize opportunities to acquire sites from landowners who had submitted development applications that preserved their right to be exempt from the obligations of inclusionary zoning but lack the expertise/experience to execute the full development.

Lastly, in our Society Living platform we will continue to look for prime urban locations in both markets we are currently in and new markets that meet our investment criteria, like Austin, Tampa, Charlotte, and Orlando.  The interest and demand experienced at our Society Las Olas project in 2021 highlighted the glaring demand that exists for our unique product offering.

As we move through this year, we will continue to use our skill, experience, and accumulated knowledge to pursue opportunities both off-market and through our vast industry ecosystem to ensure we are generating the highest possible risk-adjusted returns for our investors within our identified focus areas.

 

 

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