Investment property value is a function of net operating income, and controlling expenses is impactful to any investor’s returns. With a managed portfolio of about three million square feet (sf), Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR tracks operating costs by type of property and over time, identifying trends and opportunities.Read More
PICOR Connect | Trends in Commercial Real Estate
The Tucson Metro Chamber wrote the legislative bill SB 1248: property taxes; valuation; property modifications, which was sponsored by Arizona State Senator Vince Leach. Governor Doug Ducey signed the bill on June 7, 2019.Read More
A bipartisan measure tucked into the 2017 federal tax law is providing a significant opportunity for investors to reduce their capital gains taxes while spurring economic growth in designated areas of Arizona.Read More
The U.S. economy added 248,000 jobs to payrolls in September, marking the seventh time in the past eight months that employment has increased by more than 200,000.
In this era when it seem that taxes only go up and never disappear, I have some good news to report.
You can hardly watch a business newscast or read a business publication these days without a reference to the looming “fiscal cliff” – that precipice at which $1.2 trillion in spending cuts are made while Bush-era tax cuts expire.
Apparently, even the Greeks were tired of being in the limelight, which helped the financing markets avoid another summer meltdown and allowed the market to build some momentum going into the fourth quarter. CMBS lenders are reporting strong origination volume and seem more comfortable than any time in the past few years that they will be able to book profits on the deals they’ve been warehousing. Spreads tightened steadily through July and August, though the market gave back about 5bps in spreads during the last two weeks.
Operating fundamentals took their usual second quarter dip with students, seasonal visitors and seasonal employees departing for the summer. Market occupancy dropped 285 units which is on the light side of typical for Tucson. During the past 12 months, total occupied units continued climbing upward, increasing 995 units over Q2 2011 and gaining 2,245 units since Q2 2010.
Much has been written about the significant joint undertaking by FASB and IFRS to update lease accounting rules in the name of improved transparency. With real estate leases comprising a high percentage of all operating leases, the potential impact for the commercial real estate industry looms large, for landlords, tenants, brokers and property managers alike.
In a September 12, 2011 special report entitled "The Road Ahead for CRE and the US Banking Sector," Deutsche Bank researchers summarize the size and scope of commercial real estate's finance picture with insights for CMBS investors and others in the industry.