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The Mixed Story on the Tucson Apartment Market

  
  
  
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Metro Tucson ended November with a total of 372,000 non-farm jobs, gaining 5,200 year-over-year (YOY), an annualized job growth rate of 1.4%. Growth in home prices began to flatten, with a 4.6% gain in median selling price in 2014. HomeGoods, a division of TJM Companies, announced interest in opening a western distribution center in Tucson, an operation employing up to 900 with an estimated economic impact of nearly $900 million. HomeGoods received Pima County approval and awaits a tax incentive decision from the City of Tucson in February.

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Miss our Tucson Retail recap? Catch up on market news here

  
  
  
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Metro Tucson ended November with a total of 372,000 non-agriculture jobs, gaining 5,200 jobs year-over-year (YOY), an annualized job growth rate of 1.4%. Personal income rose 2.7% locally over a year earlier, while statewide retail sales were up 1.9% YOY. Tucson home prices ended 2014 with a respectable 4.6% gain in median selling price.

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Tipping our (cowboy) hats: In memory of Peter Douglas, SIOR

  
  
  
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On December 25, 2014, Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR lost the most colorful block from our metaphorical quilt. Peter Douglas was a founding Principal whose cowboy nature guided a career of client and community impact. He was a founder of Greater Tucson Leadership and was inducted into the YMCA Hall of Fame in which he served on the Board for several years, and as Chairman. He was a dynamic force and presence in our firm and the loss is great.

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Tucson Office Market: 2014 Recap and 2015 Forecast

  
  
  
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From an economic standpoint, Metro Tucson ended November with a total of 372,000 non-farm jobs, gaining 5,200 jobs year-over-year (YOY), an annualized job growth rate of 1.4%. Growth in home prices began to flatten, with a 4.6% gain in median selling price in 2014. HomeGoods, a division of TJX Companies, announced interest in opening a western distribution center in Tucson, a proposed 800,000-square-foot (sf) facility with an estimated economic impact of nearly $900 million. HomeGoods received Pima County approval and awaits a tax incentive decision from the City in February. The real estate is being brokered in part by Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR.

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Tenant Relations: A Perennial Value Add

  
  
  
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To borrow from MasterCard’s 17-year ad campaign run, some things are priceless. Retaining a tenant is one of them. Cleaning and refitting a space to show, vacancy carrying cost, marketing and advertising fees, commissions and incentives, lease concessions to entice a new tenant? In a market like Tucson’s where competition for tenants remains fierce, keeping them truly is priceless, and it cannot begin as the expiration date is upon you.

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Counting our Blessings, the PICOR Way

  
  
  

With many blessings to count, this year and always, we continue a tradition started last Thanksgiving, asking our Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR team members to join us in a moment of gratitude and reflection. In this short slide show, we share with you personal perspectives and photographs from heartfelt to humorous.

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Tucson office market provides unique opportunities going forward: TREND Report

  
  
  
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We’ll start with a short quiz to ask whether you’re seeing some correlation here:

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Tucson's apartment market sees gains in Q3

  
  
  
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For the Tucson apartment market, the third quarter of 2014 continued to report historic progress in absorption and vacancy figures.  Tucson's multifamily inventory absorbed 618 units in the third quarter of the year. The vacancy rate dropped 0.8% to a very encouraging 8.2%.  These two indicators continue to improve in the marketplace mainly due to the declining average rent in Tucson. 

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How's your appetite? Food retailers hungry for Tucson retail sites

  
  
  
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With an improving national economic and employment picture slowly lifting all boats, the Arizona and Tucson employment rates followed suit; statewide employment was up 2.1% over a year ago. Residential inventory continued to stabilize and median sale prices gained 6.2% over prior year. Shared Services Center’s expansion announcement netting 200 new jobs made a positive statement about Tucson as a location to service western states.

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Industrial Update: Tucson 3Q Absorption Moves 2014 in the Black

  
  
  
Tucson industrial market

With an improving national economic and employment picture slowly lifting all boats, the Arizona and Tucson employment rates followed suit; statewide employment was up 2.1% over a year ago. Residential inventory continued to stabilize and median sale prices gained 6.2% over prior year. Shared Services Center’s expansion announcement netting 200 new jobs made a positive statement about Tucson as a location to service western states.

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