PICOR Connect | Trends in Commercial Real Estate

Tucson Industrial Insights at Midyear

Posted on Mon, Jul 15, 2019

The Tucson industrial market remained strong at midyear, as evidenced by our primary metric: Vacancy rate. Once again, vacancy has ticked-down, this time to 5.1%. Echoing the comments last quarter, Tucson is experiencing a “plateau effect” in the industrial sector in that the dynamic run-up in absorption slowed as the market leveled off at a highly-occupied equilibrium. 

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Economy, Commercial real estate, Absorption, Market trends, Vacancy, Lease rates, Warehouse, Leasing, Manufacturing

Tucson Start-up Manufacturing Growth Accelerates

Posted on Tue, Jul 09, 2019

Smaller scale manufacturing operations (1,000-5,000 SF) seem to be opening up shop and gaining momentum faster than ever. Why is this happening? I think the cost of manufacturing machines has come down and because of the strong economy, entrepreneurs have the spirit and the capital to start a manufacturing operation or grow their business with existing cash or lines of credit. Also, the cost of distribution continues to become more competitive.



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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Warehouse, Foreign trade zone, Manufacturing

C&W | PICOR Team Recognized for Tucson CRE Performance

Posted on Thu, Apr 18, 2019

CoStar Group, Inc., the data/analytics leader of the commercial real estate industry, recently announced this year’s Power Broker Award recipients, recognizing professionals and firms who closed the highest volume in commercial real estate transactions in their respective markets.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Commercial real estate, Leasing, Office, Retail, Leadership, Multifamily, Marketing

Brandon Rodgers Achieves SIOR Designation

Posted on Fri, Mar 15, 2019

Brandon Rodgers, SIOR, CCIM of Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, has achieved the SIOR industrial designation awarded by the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®.  SIOR is a Washington, DC-based international professional organization of more than 3,300 commercial real estate professionals whom have earned the coveted SIOR designation.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Commercial real estate, Leadership

Tucson Industrial Market Review & Outlook

Posted on Tue, Feb 12, 2019

Positive momentum continued its five-year trend in 2018 in the Tucson industrial market, with vacancy improving to 5.7%, cut in half from its highest point in recent years. At year end, vacancy was lowest in the city center at 1.5% and highest in the Southwest/Airport area at 12.8%. Net absorption was 50.4% stronger than in 2017, and thanks to Amazon’s two projects, space under construction has quadrupled year over year. Significantly, Amazon is entering the market with an 850,000 square foot (sf) distribution center under construction in the southeast sector and a new 50,000 sf service center in the southwest.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Economy, Commercial real estate, Economic development, Market trends, Vacancy, Lease rates, Logistics, Manufacturing

A Tale of Three Cities - Revisited

Posted on Tue, Jun 19, 2018

The purpose of this report is to show the strengths and weaknesses of Tucson, Arizona and its sister cities, Albuquerque, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. The three cities are sisters since they have many commonalities including climate, population size, and each city having a military base and a university. The stats and data shown herein are used to illustrate the bigger picture and may not reflect exact figures.

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Topics: Industrial, Commercial real estate, Economic development, Office, Retail

Tight Tucson Industrial Market Signals Demand for New Space Ahead

Posted on Fri, May 04, 2018

Absorption of Tucson industrial space continued during the first quarter of 2018, with 57,423 square feet (sf) of positive net absorption for the quarter. This reduced the overall vacancy rate to 6.3% in the 42.9 million square foot (msf) inventory of industrial buildings.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Commercial real estate, Warehouse, Logistics, Manufacturing

Tucson Industrial Market Finds Equilibrium

Posted on Mon, Nov 06, 2017

The industrial market in Tucson has largely arrived at an equilibrium in lease negotiations between landlords and tenants. Vacancy experienced a slight uptick in the past two consecutive quarters, but this is viewed as a natural ebb-and-flow as tenants move around our market, rather than an indication of concern.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Vacancy, Leasing, Manufacturing

Tucson Industrial Market Posts Best Results since Mid-2008

Posted on Wed, May 03, 2017

Tucson’s industrial market continued forward progress in the first quarter of 2017. Net positive absorption of about 50,000 square feet (SF) improved the overall vacancy rate to 7.4%, Tucson’s lowest mark since Q3 2008. The submarket with both the lowest vacancy and the largest inventory at nearly 10 million SF, was Northwest Tucson, with a vacancy rate of 4.3%. 

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

Who is...Max Fisher? 8 Questions & Answers

Posted on Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Last month, we welcomed Max Fisher to our Tucson commercial real estate brokerage team.  As a native Tucsonan, Max inherently understands what makes the community thrive. He's been active in the Tucson real estate market since 2012, and his strong community ties and industrial focus make him a standout in the commercial/industrial arena. We sat with Max to get to know him, and here's what he had to say:

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Technology, Commercial real estate, Leasing