PICOR Connect | Trends in Commercial Real Estate

Tucson CRE’s Momentum Unwavering: TREND Report

Posted on Wed, Aug 14, 2019

Like Forrest Gump and Jenny, or peas and carrots, commercial real estate and the economy enjoy a special relationship. Thus at Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, we introduce our quarterly commercial real estate update with an economic backdrop to inform our perspective.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Economy, Investment property, Absorption, Market trends, Vacancy, Office, Retail, Multifamily

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 Office Market Marches On

Posted on Tue, Mar 19, 2019

Tucson’s office market ended 2018 with an overall vacancy of 8.4%, reflecting consistency and stability in the market for three straight quarters. While higher in 2017, 2018’s positive net absorption of 146,000 square feet (sf) marked the fifth year in positive territory. On this solid platform with firm fundamentals, tightening inventory has created rent pressure in select niche markets. Average rates market-wide increased slightly over the year to $19.16 per square foot (psf), with class A rates ending the year at $23.82 psf. 

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

Multifamily Mojo Continues in Tucson Region

Posted on Wed, Feb 27, 2019

The vacancy rate of conventionally-operated, stabilized units increased 0.17% from last quarter to 6.1%. The University submarket had the lowest vacancy of any submarket at 3.7%. South Central Tucson, Southeast Tucson, and Pantano/Lakeside were the only three submarkets to record vacancies over 7.0%, with vacancies of 8.3%, 7.7% and 7.0% respectively. Five of the 15 submarkets experienced improved vacancy, with Tucson Mountain Foothills leading the way with a vacancy reduction of 2.0%. 

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Topics: Tucson, Economy, Housing, Commercial real estate, Absorption, Market trends, Vacancy, Leasing, Apartments, Multifamily

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

Are These the Best of Times?

Posted on Thu, Feb 07, 2019

Trends in the commercial real estate sector often parallel a community’s economic health, and the Tucson business climate is no exception. Industry metrics like vacancy rates, rent trends, and sale prices can track with business sentiment and performance, providing a helpful barometer of the times.

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Topics: Economy, Commercial real estate, Economic development, Market trends, Leasing, Development, Construction

Let the Good Times Roll! Tucson Industrial in 2018, TREND Report

Posted on Wed, Jun 13, 2018

“Wow!  What a great time to be in Industrial real estate!” These are sentiments not heard in almost a decade.  During the depths of the doldrums, the Tucson commercial real estate market was marked by Foreclosures and REO sales, “blend and extend” lease negotiations, downsizing (or “rightsizing” as it was more positively termed) and a general sense of survival.

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Topics: Economy, Commercial real estate, Economic development, Investment property, Market trends, Lease rates, Warehouse, Transportation, Logistics, Manufacturing

The Importance of Bricks’n Mortar in the Digital Age: TREND Report

Posted on Fri, Mar 09, 2018

As each day goes by, it seems we are increasingly leaning on technology and digital media to connect, to communicate, and to learn about the world around us. On a daily basis, we are learning new ways to employ this exciting new technology to fulfill our needs and save time and money. One of our most fundamental needs, consumerism, is a large part of this digital revolution.

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Topics: Economy, Technology, E-Commerce, Market trends, Retail

The State of Tucson's Apartment Market: TREND Report

Posted on Mon, Sep 11, 2017

The Tucson apartment market has been driven by a multitude of factors. The first factor that is driving the apartment market is that higher paying jobs are entering the Tucson economy. Tucson’s job growth remained relatively stagnant the past five years with median household income in the metro area 15.5% below that of the U. S. Several recent, high-profile jobs announcements included hundreds of highly-skilled and highly-compensated positions. The second wave of employers contracting with and supporting these primary employers will broaden the opportunities at all levels. As reported by the MAP Dashboard project, Tucson’s MSA enjoys a lower cost of living than many of its peer cities in the West and was 3.0% below the nation, driven largely by rental rates (2015 data).

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Market trends, Apartments, Multifamily

Tucson Retail Rocks on...

Posted on Thu, Jul 27, 2017

Tucson's retail market continued its predictable growth with 20,397 square feet (sf) of positive net absorption this quarter. While the most recent quarter represented a slower quarterly pace of net absorption than we have seen recently, the ebbs and flows of net absorption in a market of our size are common and expected. 

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Market trends, Leasing, Retail