PICOR Connect | Trends in Commercial Real Estate

PICOR Charitable Foundation & Community Partners Give $50,000 To Tucson Youth-serving Charities

Posted on Tue, Nov 29, 2016

With thanks to countless donors and over 2,000 breakfast attendees, the PICOR Charitable Foundation (“PCF”) awarded $50,000 in grants in November, representing 100% of the proceeds from the 22nd Annual Pancake Breakfast. The Tucson-based firm and its foundation remain humbled to continue making an impact on the region’s youth via this annual event and effort.

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Topics: Tucson, Community

Still Rolling: Tucson Metro Chamber Guest Post

Posted on Thu, Nov 17, 2016

There is a powerful chapter in the bestselling book Good to Great that describes an amazing phenomenon called the flywheel effect.  In the context of the book, the flywheel effect is the relentless and steady achievement of small things that lead to long term achievement of great things.

When you were a kid you might have played with a real flywheel called a gyroscope.  It’s a heavy wheel connected to an axis (axel) and spun like toy top.  Once spinning the gyroscope kept spinning until friction ultimately reduced its RPMs to a point where it lost momentum, began to wobble and ultimately fell over at a dead stop.

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Topics: Tucson, Economy, Economic development, Community

Employment in Tucson: Fun Again! ~ TREND Report

Posted on Tue, Nov 08, 2016

Finally. It’s getting brisk! Not just fall in the air (or the closest it comes in the Sonoran Desert), but a sense that Tucson has truly turned the corner. It’s a time when economic momentum is palpable, and good news comes in long jump strides—not in the inches of years past. We can stop pinching ourselves for a moment and celebrate this, relish it, then build on it. We deserve to bask in some abundant sunshine.

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Topics: Tucson, Economic development, Community

Tucson's Best Place to Work 2016!

Posted on Tue, Oct 04, 2016

Earlier this month, our team was honored to win the Copper Cactus award for Best Place to Work (companies 31-75 employees). We couldn't be more thrilled, as this recognition belongs to every member of our company. Our team strives to exceed our clients' expectations, with a tremendous work ethic in a culture of fun. This is our seventh Copper Cactus Award since the program's inception, with past awards in Community Service, Business Growth, as well as an Innovation award finalist.

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Topics: Tucson, Community

Tom Knox: A model of integrity and humility

Posted on Tue, Sep 29, 2015

Tom Knox retires from Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, after twenty years of service, on September 30, 2015. An integral member of the office division and a principal/ shareholder, Tom's quality of thought and contributions made an indelible mark on our culture. Much of C&W | PICOR's success can be directly attributed to Tom's leadership, and his contributions will always be valued and remembered. His tireless work, commitment, and dedication are worthy of admiration.

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Community, Office

Governor Ducey appoints Hammond to represent Pima County on State Transportation Board

Posted on Tue, Apr 14, 2015

PHOENIX - Governor Doug Ducey has appointed Michael S. Hammond to the State Transportation Board, representing the Pima County region in the planning and development of Arizona’s transportation network.

 

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Topics: Tucson, Economy, Economic development, Community, Transportation, Phoenix, Leadership

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

Posted on Tue, Feb 10, 2015

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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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Commercial real estate, Community

Counting our Blessings, the PICOR Way

Posted on Tue, Nov 25, 2014

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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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Community

PICOR Pancakes Benefit Disadvantaged Youth Programs

Posted on Tue, Sep 23, 2014

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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Topics: Tucson, Community

Mission Strong: Supporting our Southern Arizona military assets

Posted on Thu, Apr 03, 2014

Beyond a shadow of a doubt, national defense is an integral and critical component of Tucson's economy. Recent research and a campaign to support and preserve our military presence has emerged as "Mission Strong." Here are some excerpts from the Mission Strong website:

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Topics: Tucson, Economic development, Community