PICOR Connect | Trends in Commercial Real Estate

Get to Know: Linda Montes-Cota, Property Manager Extraordinaire

Posted on Thu, Jul 20, 2017

It became a standing joke. She was the envy of her peers. When was someone going to dethrone Linda Montes-Cota as the perennial Tenant Relations Award winner at C&W | PICOR? Her name was on the wall year after year. Not to mention all those Manager of the Year awards...and the big kahuna: President's Award for Excellence in 2015. 

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

Tucson Office Vacancy Hits 7-Year Low

Posted on Wed, May 17, 2017

Year over year improvement in office market metrics continues, with a second consecutive quarter of overall market vacancy hovering at a seven-year low. Positive absorption of 31,000 square feet (SF) contributed to a 10.6% vacancy. Increased hiring by employers in engineering and financial services is expected to bring meaningful positive momentum for professional office absorption and eventual upward pressure on lease rates.

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Topics: Economy, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Market trends, Office, Medical office

Retail on a Roll: Tucson Market Beats On

Posted on Thu, May 11, 2017

As predicted, Tucson’s retail market saw a significant increase of 235,808 square feet (SF) positive net absorption. This improvement is almost six times more than the 40,993 SF absorbed in Q4 2016 and accompanied delivery of nine new buildings totaling 235,958 SF. In the past four quarters, a total of 621,286 SF of new retail space has been delivered, consistent with the observed increase in retail space demand and activity predicted in our most recent quarterly report.

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Topics: Economy, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Market trends, Retail

Tucson Apartment Market Sees Continued Traction

Posted on Tue, May 09, 2017

In Tucson's apartment market, the vacancy rate for conventionally-operated, stabilized units decreased by 0.35% from the previous quarter, while improving 0.28% from one year ago to 6.52%. Eight of Tucson’s 15 submarkets experienced occupancy gains, with the greatest improvements occurring in Tucson Mountain Foothills (-2.12%) and South Tucson/Airport (-2.09%).

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Topics: Economy, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Leasing, Apartments, Multifamily

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

INSIDE BASEBALL ON D. C.: TUCSON METRO CHAMBER GUEST POST

Posted on Wed, Apr 05, 2017

Believe it or not, something good may be happening in Washington, D.C. Last week 12 local business executives, Tucson Metro Chamber Vice President of Government Affairs Robert Medler and I visited Arizona's senators and representatives to advocate for our local community. 

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Topics: Economy, Economic development, Community, Investment property, Transportation, Construction

Aerobic Activity for the Tucson Office Market in 2016

Posted on Fri, Jan 27, 2017

You know that feeling when exercise elevates your heart rate? Well Tucson is finally feeling it. Over the course of 2016, the Tucson office market moved from having a pulse to having more fun. In 2016, the market posted its strongest post-recession occupancy gains, ending with available vacancy of 10.5%, a level not achieved in seven years.

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Topics: Tucson, Investment property, Lease rates, Leasing, Office

Project Prosperity – Business & Government Working Together to Create Jobs: Guest Post

Posted on Wed, Jan 25, 2017

In a 2014 Tucson Metro Chamber survey of local business executives called the Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR) Report, the Chamber learned that the interface between the City of Tucson and the private sector needed some refinement so it could operate more smoothly and help more job creators open their doors. 

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Topics: Tucson, Economy, Economic development, Community, Investment property

State of the Tucson Office Market: TREND Report

Posted on Thu, Dec 08, 2016

The office leasing market has been fragile for some time. Out of all the commercial real estate sectors, office seems to be last to the finish line of recovery. Overall the health of the office market is a reflection of the state of Tucson’s economy, specifically jobs.

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Office, Medical office

Across-the-Board Improvement for Tucson Apartment Market

Posted on Wed, Nov 02, 2016

Tucson’s apartment market experienced positive growth in all of the market indicators from the previous quarter. The vacancy rate for stabilized units improved by 0.56% from the previous quarter to a rate of 6.27%. 

 

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Topics: Tucson, Economy, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Leasing, Apartments, Multifamily