PICOR Connect | Trends in Commercial Real Estate

4 Location Factors to Consider: Advice for Small Business - Chamber Edge

Posted on Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Rent or mortgage payments are likely among the top expense line items in operating your business, right up there with staffing costs. Not only is the direct cost relevant, but also your choice of location and space layout has the potential to impact the productivity of your team, as well as the perception of your brand by customers and clients. With that in mind, let’s explore some key considerations that come into play when choosing a business location.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Leasing, Logistics, Office, Retail, Medical office

Mid Year Tucson Multifamily Update

Posted on Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Tucson’s multifamily market experienced minimal change from the previous quarter. The vacancy rate for stabilized units in Tucson increased 2 basis points from the previous quarter to a rate of 6.83%. This figure is very encouraging, given the seasonal nature of the Tucson apartment rental market. Many residents leave for the summer, escaping extreme heat, along with many students returning home. This is the lowest second quarter vacancy rate reported since 2006. Absorption decreased 29 units over the second quarter. The average monthly gross rent (without utilities) increased $5 (0.75%) to $674 per unit or $0.91 per square foot for the second quarter. The overall economic market has been improving in Tucson and notable optimism has spread throughout many of the owners, investors and property management companies. The tone of the conversations is increasingly positive and encouraging. Financials for most apartment owners have improved over the last few years, and many Tucson investors are now completing capital improvement projects that had previously been neglected, such as roofing, asphalt, and unit renovations. Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR expects to record continued slow growth continue over the next few years.

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

Tucson Restaurant News: Guest Post

Posted on Thu, Aug 11, 2016

The restaurant industry is a significant contributor to the national economy and its importance has been increasing over decades.  According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), the restaurant industry contributes 4% of the national Gross Domestic Product.  The NRA also reports that the restaurant industry accounted for 25% of the total food dollar in 1955 and this increased to 47% of the national food dollar by 2016.  Restaurant industry growth in real dollars is charted in the table below.

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Market trends, Retail

Mexico's Commercial Real Estate Update: TREND Report

Posted on Wed, Jun 29, 2016

Last year proved to be a challenging year globally: the slowdown suffered by the China economy, falling of oil prices and the expectation of raising rates by the FED caused pressure on world markets. Mexico was not the exception.

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Topics: Industrial, Sonora Mexico, Commercial real estate, Manufacturing

Mid-Year Perspective on Tucson's Industrial Market | TREND Report

Posted on Tue, Jun 14, 2016

We were recently invited to speak at the Southern Arizona CCIM 2016 Commercial Real Estate Forecast. This event focuses on all aspects of Commercial and Multi Family real estate in Tucson, Arizona and brings together market leaders to speak on the various commercial real estate disciplines. Various market specialists share their expertise and perspectives on the general health and advancement, or decline, of the commercial real estate sectors. For 2016, industrial can be referenced as being in a state of advancement, unlike the eight years preceding it.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Sonora Mexico, Land, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Warehouse, Manufacturing

6 Tactics to Own Your CRE Market: APTO Guest Post

Posted on Thu, May 26, 2016

As you know all too well, success in commercial real estate doesn’t come easy. Triumphing in this business requires drive, focus, and a lot of hard work. It also demands a systematic approach that helps you direct your limited time and resources to activities that will bolster your client relationships and truly drive business. Identifying these and prioritizing them over everything else will help you work smarter and achieve success more quickly.

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Topics: Commercial real estate, Investment property, Leasing, Marketing

Job Growth Spells Good News for Tucson Apartment Market

Posted on Tue, May 10, 2016

No better news could have been reported for the Tucson apartment market than job growth, which translated into the strongest improvement in fundamentals in years.  The vacancy rate for stabilized units in Tucson dropped 100 basis points (bp) from the previous quarter to 6.8%.  This is the lowest first quarter rate since 2007. North Tucson, comprising Northeast Tucson (3.8%) and Oro Valley/Catalina (4.7%) reported the lowest vacancy rates. The University area experienced a 520 bps increase in vacancy, ending the quarter at 11.9%. One area of concern in this submarket is the potential of overbuilding in the student housing sector.  In addition, older units, especially those in outlying areas, are losing ground in the form of lease-up and rents to newer units.

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

Restaurants & Medical Uses lead the Tucson Retail Charge Q1

Posted on Tue, May 03, 2016

Vacancy in the Tucson retail market remained at 6.6% in the first quarter, in line with the stability reported over a two-year span. Comparing year-over-year Q1 net absorption, the delta represented 139.0% more space absorbed in Q1 2016 than was lost in Q1 2015. 

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

Small but Mighty Ruled in the Tucson Industrial Market Q1

Posted on Tue, Apr 26, 2016

The Tucson industrial market reported the strongest small tenant activity in recent years, with small startups and smaller company expansions comprising the bulk of first quarter activity. A heart-beat was palpable for larger requirements in the 10,000 to 50,000 square foot (sf) range, though few leases were executed by quarter’s end. Autobahn Indoor Speedway signed the largest lease first quarter, following in the entertainment sector that has enjoyed growth in recent quarters. Slight negative absorption of 28,363 sf in the first quarter ticked overall market vacancy up to 9.6%, with direct vacancy (which excludes available sublease space) ending at 8.7%. Overall average asking rates remained steady, though rates were up about 5.0% year-over-year. Slight increases in effective rents were recorded in the Northwest submarket due to tighter supply.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Market trends, Warehouse, Leasing

Tucson Office Market Improves in Q1

Posted on Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Preliminary BLS data reported that Metro Tucson added 12,999 jobs year-over-year through February 2016, with total employment of 455,754 and an unemployment rate of 4.8%. These results demonstrate significant positive progress for the Tucson labor market. If preliminary figures hold, this level of employment would represent a record and the lowest rate of unemployment since April 2008.

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Market trends, Vacancy, Lease rates, Office, Medical office