PICOR Connect | Trends in Commercial Real Estate

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

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

Arizona Native Molly Gilbert Joins C&W | PICOR Office Team

Posted on Fri, Jan 11, 2019

After a 17-year career with the University of Arizona Tech Park, Molly Gilbert joined Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR specializing in the sale and lease of Tucson office properties. While at the Tech Park, she led many initiatives, including Community Engagement efforts, managing community, government, university, and tenant relations. Molly is a co-founder of the Arizona Center for Innovation, one of the oldest business incubation programs in the state. She helped start numerous initiatives designed to bring stakeholders together and promote workforce development including the Arizona Business Incubator Association, Next Steps for Vets, Tucson Innovation Partnership, and Racing the Sun. She has written grants resulting in over $5 million in federal funding. Molly was the project manager for The Bridges and oversaw the construction of infrastructure improvements on the property. She has also worked as a middle school educator, retail store manager, and entrepreneur.

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Community, Office, Leadership, Medical office

Mid-Year Tucson Office Market Review

Posted on Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Improvement in the Tucson office market's performance continued into Q2 2018. Positive year-to-date absorption of 146,400 square feet (sf) improved the overall market vacancy a full 50 basis points to 8.4% from last quarter’s 8.9%. Vacancy reached its lowest mark since Q3 2008.

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Topics: Tucson, Economy, Commercial real estate, Absorption, Lease rates, Leasing, Office, Medical office

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

Tucson Office Properties Test Rent Increase Waters

Posted on Thu, May 17, 2018

The overall performance of Tucson’s professional office and medical market remained solid through Q1 2018, with a slight shift in overall vacancy to 8.9%. Market fundamentals were significantly improved year-over-year, as demonstrated by the vacancy rate improving from 10.6% in Q1 2017.

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Absorption, Lease rates, Leasing, Office

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

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

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

Tucson Office Market Posts Highest Occupancy in 7 years

Posted on Tue, Oct 18, 2016

As a result of steady, organic recovery and job growth, surplus and sublease office space in the Tucson market has largely shaken out. Overall market vacancy hovered around 12.0% for six solid years. At its current 11.5%, Tucson office vacancy is at the lowest point since Q4 2009. The data reveal a strong differential between older and newer buildings, with those built prior to the new millennium sitting at 13.9% vacant, and those built since 2000 enjoying a much healthier 6.0% vacancy. Absorption for the year is on pace to exceed the prior two years, standing at 289,278 square feet (SF) through the end of Q3.

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