With thanks for broad individual and community support, the PICOR Charitable Foundation (“PCF”) raised and donated nearly $79,000 in its 2019 cycle, 10% more than the previous high mark. With all event costs underwritten by in-kind community partners and PICOR corporate funds, 100% of the funds raised through the 25th Annual Pancake Feed were granted to Tucson-area youth charities. PCF is especially grateful for its capstone contributor, Burton Family Foundation, who doubled their commitment in 2019.Read More
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On Sunday, November 17, 2019, we lost our brother, partner, friend, and teammate Russ Hall. Mercifully, his heart stopped quickly at the end of a day well lived in a place he loved. Not only was he a giant in the business and a perennial top producer, Russ shared everything he had, and his heart worked overtime every day. Everything has its limits, and Russ gave of himself until it just gave out. We simply weren't ready... Ten days earlier, when we asked our team what they were grateful for, Russ replied with this:
"Am blessed to walk in to an office everyday where you consider all 50 people among your best friends. Personally so thankful for my faith, survival of my little family, Health and all the wonderful blessings we hopefully never take for granted."
When we ventured into his office, we found his essence in the objects he kept including notes, photos, and all things faith and St. Louis Cardinals. What jumped out were the Dove chocolate wrapper reading, "Be with people who make you laugh" and his devotional prayer book, which fueled this spiritual man. Russ' trophy shelf was awash with honors. Of note, he was the first recipient of the "Peter H. Douglas Heart and Soul Award" for the person at Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR who embodied that spirit and kept it alive in our culture.Read More
Investment property value is a function of net operating income, and controlling expenses is impactful to any investor’s returns. With a managed portfolio of about three million square feet (sf), Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR tracks operating costs by type of property and over time, identifying trends and opportunities.Read More
Like Forrest Gump and Jenny, or peas and carrots, commercial real estate and the economy enjoy a special relationship. Thus at Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, we introduce our quarterly commercial real estate update with an economic backdrop to inform our perspective.Read More
The Tucson industrial market remained strong at midyear, as evidenced by our primary metric: Vacancy rate. Once again, vacancy has ticked-down, this time to 5.1%. Echoing the comments last quarter, Tucson is experiencing a “plateau effect” in the industrial sector in that the dynamic run-up in absorption slowed as the market leveled off at a highly-occupied equilibrium.Read More
Smaller scale manufacturing operations (1,000-5,000 SF) seem to be opening up shop and gaining momentum faster than ever. Why is this happening? I think the cost of manufacturing machines has come down and because of the strong economy, entrepreneurs have the spirit and the capital to start a manufacturing operation or grow their business with existing cash or lines of credit. Also, the cost of distribution continues to become more competitive.
The Tucson Metro Chamber wrote the legislative bill SB 1248: property taxes; valuation; property modifications, which was sponsored by Arizona State Senator Vince Leach. Governor Doug Ducey signed the bill on June 7, 2019.Read More
For six years, Duke Long has published a list of top commercial real estate blogs. Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR's 'PICOR Connect' is pleased to receive mention among some industry titans, both local and national, in each of those years.Read More
CoStar Group, Inc., the data/analytics leader of the commercial real estate industry, recently announced this year’s Power Broker Award recipients, recognizing professionals and firms who closed the highest volume in commercial real estate transactions in their respective markets.Read More
Tucson’s office market ended 2018 with an overall vacancy of 8.4%, reflecting consistency and stability in the market for three straight quarters. While higher in 2017, 2018’s positive net absorption of 146,000 square feet (sf) marked the fifth year in positive territory. On this solid platform with firm fundamentals, tightening inventory has created rent pressure in select niche markets. Average rates market-wide increased slightly over the year to $19.16 per square foot (psf), with class A rates ending the year at $23.82 psf.Read More