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Tucson Apartment Investment Report: Confidence returns

  
  
  
Tucson Apartment MarketBeat 1Q11

The Tucson apartment investment market is enjoying improved operating fundamentals and renewed interest from investors as confidence returns.

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Arizona Solar Commercial Property: The Solar Zone

  
  
  
TEP Arrays at the Solar Zone

For those considering solar commercial property in Arizona, Tucson's Solar Zone, a 250-acre park established within the University of Arizona's Science and Technology Park, is a leading hub for solar power generation, distribution, research and development. In working to recruit solar energy companies worldwide, the team is generating synergies and working to position the site at the industry's leading edge. Read more in this article, which first appeared in TechConnect Magazine:

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Tucson Industrial Market Trends: Business expansion and contraction

  
  
  
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In 19 years tracking the Tucson industrial market, business park occupancies peaked in 2007 at 94.9%. What does the 2010 trough of 82.0% (second only to 1992 by a hair) tell us about the state of business expansion and contraction in the Tucson industrial sector, and is it a microcosm of national market conditions?

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Commercial real estate in Tucson: Should my business lease or buy?

  
  
  
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As simple as it seems, this can be a very difficult question, whether you seek Tucson office space or another type of commercial building.  Every business is different...yet the factors affecting this decision are pretty constant.  A good place to start is a discussion with your attorney and/or CPA to determine which options provides the best tax advantage for your business.  Tax deductions, depreciation, appreciation, improvement costs and payments are all treated differently with a lease or a mortgage. Pending rules related to lease accounting are due out this summer and may impact how businesses approach the lease versus buy decision.  There are many aspects to this question, and it will require an expert's help. 

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You Lead the Commercial Real Estate Market? So What?

  
  
  
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A short history...PICOR began quietly, as a humble Tucson commercial real estate boutique firm in 1985. Back in the day, our founder gave a sly smile when anyone would say, or imply, "who are these guys?" Never seeking to dominate the market--only to deliver service that exceeded expectations--growth happened. It happened organically. Mike Hammond, then Tucson’s top producing commercial broker, built a firm with a culture that accepted nothing less than the best, taking a charitable approach in the community, and with clients and competitors in conflict resolution. He was fond of saying, “Marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department,” and built the firm on ethics and reputation.

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