PICOR Connect | Trends in Commercial Real Estate

The World (or Nation) According to Elliott

Posted on Tue, Mar 12, 2013

We like a concise weekly snapshot of economic activity that hits both the national and regional scenes, and thought we would share Elliott Pollack & Company's latest with you. This week, Elliott Pollack & Co. weigh in on some positive national indicators and sequestration's impact on Arizona. 

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Topics: Tucson, Economic development, Investment property, Market trends, Manufacturing, Phoenix

North American Industrial Market Statistics

Posted on Thu, Feb 21, 2013

From Vancouver, B.C. with the lowest tracked vacancy rate to Birmingham, Alambama with the highest, Cushman & Wakefield has compiled statistics on the North American industrial markets. Where does yours stack up against the field of primarily U.S. cities and industrial markets?

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Market trends, Vacancy, Lease rates, Warehouse, Manufacturing, Construction

When Will the Tide Turn for the Tucson Industrial Market?

Posted on Thu, Oct 18, 2012

Not long ago, tsunamis and commercial real estate were part and parcel of the same discussion. While no tidal waves--positive or negative--are expected to shake the Tucson industrial market, many wish to know: After bouncing along with only incremental change, when will the tide turn?

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

Commercial Real Estate and Investment in Sonora, Mexico

Posted on Wed, May 30, 2012

A recent program held by the Pima County Real Estate Research Council (PCRERC) featured speakers entrenched in commercial real estate and investment south of the Arizona-Sonora border in the state of Sonora, Mexico. Presentations opened many eyes about the opportunities for U.S. companies and individuals to locate and invest in Sonora. 

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Sonora Mexico, Commercial real estate, Economic development, Investment property, Warehouse, Logistics, Manufacturing

The Sun Corridor's Role in Global Cargo Business

Posted on Wed, Nov 16, 2011

With aging U.S. infrastructure and an overburdened interstate system, one Tucson property owner is working on creative solutions to increase cargo business through the Port of Tucson intermodal facility at Century Park Business Center.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Intermodal facilities, Commercial real estate, Economic development, Warehouse, Transportation, Logistics, Manufacturing, Rail

Recovery forecasted for logistics property and warehouse space

Posted on Fri, Sep 23, 2011

This week Prologis, global leader in warehouse development and ownership, forecasted a 12-18 month ramp up in absorption of warehouse space, largely driven by production and trade increases. We asked how Tucson warehouse space fares in the market place and whether the recovery locally will track the global and U.S. forecasts.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Intermodal facilities, Commercial real estate, Absorption, Warehouse, Logistics, Manufacturing, Rail

Solar Research: Exploring Storage Technologies

Posted on Wed, Jul 27, 2011

The Solar Zone, located within Tucson's UATechPark, continues to grow its solar research capabilities. The recent announcement by Solon Corp. and AzRISE Director, Joe Simmons to undergo research into improved methods of energy storage demonstrate innovation with practical applications.

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Topics: Tucson, Solar, Technology, Green buildings, Commercial real estate, Economic development, Manufacturing

Rail-served Warehouse Facilities: Where Track Meets the Road

Posted on Thu, May 19, 2011

Going intermodal: Among the many quality industrial real estate options available to Tucson businesses, with its rail-served warehouse and manufacturing facilities, Century Park Research Center stands out as a unique option.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Sonora Mexico, Intermodal facilities, Commercial real estate, Economic development, Warehouse, Foreign trade zone, Logistics, Manufacturing, Rail