PICOR Connect | Trends in Commercial Real Estate

State of the Tucson Office Market: TREND Report

Posted on Thu, Dec 08, 2016

The office leasing market has been fragile for some time. Out of all the commercial real estate sectors, office seems to be last to the finish line of recovery. Overall the health of the office market is a reflection of the state of Tucson’s economy, specifically jobs.

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Office, Medical office

PICOR Charitable Foundation & Community Partners Give $50,000 To Tucson Youth-serving Charities

Posted on Tue, Nov 29, 2016

With thanks to countless donors and over 2,000 breakfast attendees, the PICOR Charitable Foundation (“PCF”) awarded $50,000 in grants in November, representing 100% of the proceeds from the 22nd Annual Pancake Breakfast. The Tucson-based firm and its foundation remain humbled to continue making an impact on the region’s youth via this annual event and effort.

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Topics: Tucson, Community

Still Rolling: Tucson Metro Chamber Guest Post

Posted on Thu, Nov 17, 2016

There is a powerful chapter in the bestselling book Good to Great that describes an amazing phenomenon called the flywheel effect.  In the context of the book, the flywheel effect is the relentless and steady achievement of small things that lead to long term achievement of great things.

When you were a kid you might have played with a real flywheel called a gyroscope.  It’s a heavy wheel connected to an axis (axel) and spun like toy top.  Once spinning the gyroscope kept spinning until friction ultimately reduced its RPMs to a point where it lost momentum, began to wobble and ultimately fell over at a dead stop.

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Topics: Tucson, Economy, Economic development, Community

Employment in Tucson: Fun Again! ~ TREND Report

Posted on Tue, Nov 08, 2016

Finally. It’s getting brisk! Not just fall in the air (or the closest it comes in the Sonoran Desert), but a sense that Tucson has truly turned the corner. It’s a time when economic momentum is palpable, and good news comes in long jump strides—not in the inches of years past. We can stop pinching ourselves for a moment and celebrate this, relish it, then build on it. We deserve to bask in some abundant sunshine.

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Topics: Tucson, Economic development, Community

Across-the-Board Improvement for Tucson Apartment Market

Posted on Wed, Nov 02, 2016

Tucson’s apartment market experienced positive growth in all of the market indicators from the previous quarter. The vacancy rate for stabilized units improved by 0.56% from the previous quarter to a rate of 6.27%. 

 

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Topics: Tucson, Economy, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Leasing, Apartments, Multifamily

Gains for Tucson Retail Market as Economy Reshapes

Posted on Fri, Oct 28, 2016

Anchored centers in Tucson continued their long-standing success, and well-positioned projects like Park Place Mall trade area’s Wilmot Plaza reported some of the strongest rents and lease-ups in recent years. Tucson's southwest submarket posted continued strong demand from retailers, entertainment venues, and restaurants.

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Topics: Tucson, Economy, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Leasing, Retail

Tucson Industrial Market Posts Stellar Absorption Q3

Posted on Tue, Oct 25, 2016

Tucson’s industrial vacancy continued its positive trajectory, improving by 50 basis points over Q2 2016 to end at 8.1%, the lowest level recorded since Q4 2008. With the completion of HomeGoods’ 858,288-square-foot (SF) distribution center, total net absorption to date in 2016 exceeded 1.2 million square feet (MSF), marking the first year over one MSF since 2006.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Economy, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Leasing

Tucson Office Market Posts Highest Occupancy in 7 years

Posted on Tue, Oct 18, 2016

As a result of steady, organic recovery and job growth, surplus and sublease office space in the Tucson market has largely shaken out. Overall market vacancy hovered around 12.0% for six solid years. At its current 11.5%, Tucson office vacancy is at the lowest point since Q4 2009. The data reveal a strong differential between older and newer buildings, with those built prior to the new millennium sitting at 13.9% vacant, and those built since 2000 enjoying a much healthier 6.0% vacancy. Absorption for the year is on pace to exceed the prior two years, standing at 289,278 square feet (SF) through the end of Q3.

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Topics: Tucson, Economy, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Leasing, Office, Medical office

Tucson's Best Place to Work 2016!

Posted on Tue, Oct 04, 2016

Earlier this month, our team was honored to win the Copper Cactus award for Best Place to Work (companies 31-75 employees). We couldn't be more thrilled, as this recognition belongs to every member of our company. Our team strives to exceed our clients' expectations, with a tremendous work ethic in a culture of fun. This is our seventh Copper Cactus Award since the program's inception, with past awards in Community Service, Business Growth, as well as an Innovation award finalist.

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Topics: Tucson, Community

Tucson Office Space: Mid-Year Momentum

Posted on Thu, Sep 08, 2016

Mid-year Tucson office market metrics were on a positive path. Positive year-to-date absorption of 205,301 square feet (SF) brought overall market vacancy down to 11.8%, nearly half a point below the historical average which skewed up in the recession. Existing and new call center requirements were present in the Tucson office market, as well as interest for medical, behavioral health and ancillary health care uses. 

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Topics: Tucson, Economy, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Leasing, Office, Medical office