PICOR Connect | Trends in Commercial Real Estate

The Arizona-Sonora Region: Commerce Blossoms

Posted on Mon, Apr 30, 2012

Despite extensive media coverage of the Arizona–Sonora region painting a less than rosy picture, many positive things are happening in the border states.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Sonora Mexico, Commercial real estate, Economic development, Investment property, Market trends, Warehouse

Current Industrial Operating Expense Trends

Posted on Wed, Apr 25, 2012

2011 proved to be a better year for Tucson industrial property owners than the previous year.  Occupancy levels were up: The average occupancy percentage for PICOR's managed industrial portfolio of 1.5 million square feet (sf) for 2011 was 78%, up from 71% in 2010.  Property managers continue to operate their properties with a sharp eye to the bottom line, without sacrificing service levels.  Pricing from service vendors has remained constant, and we have continued to leverage PICOR's buying power in the market to benefit owners and tenants of Tucson commercial real estate.

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Topics: Industrial, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Market trends, Vacancy, Warehouse, Property management

Office Market Fundamentals Show Signs of Firming

Posted on Thu, Apr 19, 2012

The recessionary years in Tucson’s office market are best characterized by uncertainty and stagnation. As the sprouts of recovery begin to emerge, a sense of stability is present for the first time since 2008. That being said, it is a tentative recovery, far from robust.

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Absorption, Market trends, Vacancy, Lease rates, Leasing, Office, Medical office

Advocating for Commercial Real Estate Interests: Arizona BOMA

Posted on Tue, Apr 10, 2012

A delegation of BOMA Tucson and BOMA Phoenix members represented member issues as part of Arizona BOMA Advocacy Day in Phoenix last week.  The group included Arizona BOMA President and Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR Property Manager, Mona Deane, who offers this summary of the Arizona legislative office visits.

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Economic development, Investment property, Property management