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Office Space1 Property Tax Comparison Within HRM 

HALIFAX Central Business District2

Location

Avg. Property Taxes* (per sq.ft.)

Class ‘A’

$4.88

Class ‘B’

$3.22


HALIFAX, Other3

Location

Avg. Property Taxes* (per sq.ft.)

Class ‘A’

$1.86

Class ‘B’

$2.22


DARTMOUTH, Regional Centre4

Location

Avg. Property Taxes* (per sq.ft.)

Class ‘A’

$3.68

Class ‘B’

$3.20


DARTMOUTH, Other5

Location

Avg. Property Taxes* (per sq.ft.)

Class ‘A’

$3.51

Class ‘B’

$3.47


BEDFORD & SACKVILLE

Location

Avg. Property Taxes* (per sq.ft.)

Class ‘A’

$4.02

Class ‘B’

$2.20

* weighted average real property taxes (not including business occupancy taxes)

Notes:   

  1. Class ‘A’ is the newest, highest-quality office space;
    Class ‘B’ is good quality office space (has larger inventory than Class ‘A’)
  2. Downtown Halifax, between the Harbour and Sackville Street (east to west), and between Cogswell and Spring Garden Roads (north to south)
  3. The rest of (the former city of) Halifax, including mainland Halifax, e.g. Clayton Park
  4. The portion of Dartmouth within the circumferential highway (Hwy 111)
  5. Dartmouth outside the circumferential hwy, incl. Burnside and City of Lakes business parks

Source:  Colliers International (Atlantic) Inc., January 2011

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Class ‘A’ Office Space, within HRM

Average Property Taxes for Class A Office Space
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Class ‘B’ Office Space, within HRM

Average Property Taxes for Class A Office Space
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Commercial Office Space, within HRM

Average Property Taxes for Commercial Office Space
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