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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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Tucson Office Market future looks bright (Debbie Downer has left the building)

  
  
  
Tucson office bright future

With an improving national economic and employment picture lifting all boats, the unemployment rate for Arizona and the Tucson metro area followed suit. Home sales 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 further positive statement about Tucson as a location to service western states.

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PICOR Pancakes Benefit Disadvantaged Youth Programs

  
  
  
PCF Pancake Breakfast

On October 12, 2014 Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR will mix, pour, flip and serve as many pancakes as you can eat. The proceeds of this annual fund raising event go directly back into our community. Our goal is to distribute funds collected from generous clients, colleagues, vendors and community friends to those Tucson-area charities benefiting disadvantaged youth where a modest grant will make a significant difference. Often, these are programs and organizations which may receive less public support than their counterparts.

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Tucson’s Investment Grade: Guest Post

  
  
  
Tucson Investment

Let’s take a look at what Tucson features for national investors. Tucson has the large investment properties to offer. The largest transactions in the past decade have generally comprised of apartments, resorts, regional malls, power centers, and student housing projects.

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Tucson: A Hotbed for Apartment Investors | Q2 Market Snapshot

  
  
  
Tucson Investment Property

The second quarter of 2014 saw historic progress in absorption and vacancy figures. 235 units were absorbed in the second quarter of the year with the largest gain in South Central Tucson. Downtown Tucson had all the buzz, and many prospective residents were looking for properties within this submarket. The overall vacancy rate dropped 0.28% to a very encouraging 9.05% at the year’s midway point. The net rents for the Tucson market continued to stay flat with no gain over the last six months. Tucson sales were averaging $639 per unit and $0.86 per sf (without utilities) in Metropolitan Tucson. The highest average rent was found in the Oro Valley/Catalina submarket at an average of $838 per unit. The lowest average rent of $512 per unit was found in the South Tucson/Airport area.

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Wind in the Retail Sails/Sales: Tucson Retail Market Update

  
  
  
Tucson retail wind in the sails

At 2014's midway point, the Tucson retail market continued its positive performance. Read more, as we detail the highlights for the quarter.

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Tucson Industrial Market Mid-Year: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

  
  
  
Tucson industrial good bad ugly

For the sake of ending on a positive note, let's do the good, the bad, and the ugly in reverse for this mid-year Tucson industrial market overview: 

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Market Minute: Briefs on the Tucson Commercial Real Estate Markets

  
  
  
Tucson commercial real estate

The unemployment rate for the Tucson metro area as of May 31st was 5.8%, 60 basis points (bps) lower than year end and 50 bps below the national rate. Decreased government spending impacted both Tucson’s market momentum and activity. Home prices and inventory flattened in the second quarter, while the inventory of Tucson residential listings increased.

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Office Market Mojo: Tucson's is Ticking Up

  
  
  
Bright outlook for Tucson office market

If our firm’s revenue and activity are indicative of the market, Tucson office market momentum has clearly increased, with annualized lease and sale transactions up 44.7% over 2013. Our team was busy helping clients position themselves to best avail themselves of opportunities, with regard to pricing and availability whether for lease or investment. With continued tepidness in job growth, creativity and resourcefulness ruled the day.

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The Arizona-Sonora Region: Global Advantage and More

  
  
  
Governors Brewer and Padres

The Arizona México Commission held its semi-annual forum last week in Scottsdale with the theme "Are You Ready for International Business?" Because Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR has a decade-long commitment to cross-border commercial real estate, we thought it timely to share an update on the Sonora, Mexico commercial real estate environment and efforts promoting the Arizona-Sonora Region.

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