PICOR Connect | Trends in Commercial Real Estate

The Comcast Deal - A "Broken Promise:" TREND Report

Posted on Thu, Oct 15, 2015

Comcast Cable recently signed a lease for the former American Home Furnishings building near the Tucson Mall for its new IT, call center and social media operations. The company announced its plans to add 1,125 jobs in May. With an annual payroll of $35 million, the facility will be staffed by IT and customer-support workers. The center will house Spanish-speaking employees specializing in social media so customers can connect with Comcast via Twitter, Facebook or other outlets.  One of the major decision factors for selection of the Tucson Galleria site was based upon the convenient commuting options to the building. 

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Economic development, Leasing, Office

Tom Knox: A model of integrity and humility

Posted on Tue, Sep 29, 2015

Tom Knox retires from Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, after twenty years of service, on September 30, 2015. An integral member of the office division and a principal/ shareholder, Tom's quality of thought and contributions made an indelible mark on our culture. Much of C&W | PICOR's success can be directly attributed to Tom's leadership, and his contributions will always be valued and remembered. His tireless work, commitment, and dedication are worthy of admiration.

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Community, Office

Tucson Office Market Snapshot - Q2 2015

Posted on Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Home prices increased in June, thanks to inventory at a 21-month low coupled with steady consumer demand and favorable interest rates. U. S. consumer confidence was up significantly, and personal income statewide slightly outpaced the rate of gain nationally.

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Vacancy, Leasing, Office

Tucson Dealmakers: CoStar announces 2014 Power Brokers

Posted on Thu, Apr 02, 2015

Each year since its 2005 Tucson commercial real estate market entry, Costar, the leading provider of industry market intelligence, has tracked and awarded the highest-producing companies and individuals in the Tucson marketplace.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Commercial real estate, Office, Retail

Tucson Office Market: Come Fly with Me

Posted on Thu, Mar 05, 2015

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

Tucson Office Market: 2014 Recap and 2015 Forecast

Posted on Thu, Jan 29, 2015

From an economic standpoint, Metro Tucson ended November with a total of 372,000 non-farm jobs, gaining 5,200 jobs year-over-year (YOY), an annualized job growth rate of 1.4%. Growth in home prices began to flatten, with a 4.6% gain in median selling price in 2014. HomeGoods, a division of TJX Companies, announced interest in opening a western distribution center in Tucson, a proposed 800,000-square-foot (sf) facility with an estimated economic impact of nearly $900 million. HomeGoods received Pima County approval and awaits a tax incentive decision from the City in February. The real estate is being brokered in part by Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR.

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Topics: Tucson, Economy, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Absorption, Market trends, Vacancy, Lease rates, Leasing, Office, Medical office

Tucson office market provides unique opportunities going forward: TREND Report

Posted on Tue, Nov 18, 2014

We’ll start with a short quiz to ask whether you’re seeing some correlation here:

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

Tucson Office Market future looks bright (Debbie Downer has left the building)

Posted on Tue, Oct 21, 2014

With an improving national economic and employment picture lifting all boats, the unemployment rate for Arizona and the Tucson metro area followed suit. Home sales inventory continued to stabilize and median sale prices gained 6.2% over prior year. Shared Services Center’s expansion announcement netting 200 new jobs made a further positive statement about Tucson as a location to service western states.

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Absorption, Market trends, Vacancy, Lease rates, Leasing, Office, Medical office

Market Minute: Briefs on the Tucson Commercial Real Estate Markets

Posted on Thu, Jul 31, 2014

The unemployment rate for the Tucson metro area as of May 31st was 5.8%, 60 basis points (bps) lower than year end and 50 bps below the national rate. Decreased government spending impacted both Tucson’s market momentum and activity. Home prices and inventory flattened in the second quarter, while the inventory of Tucson residential listings increased.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Commercial real estate, Economic development, Investment property, Absorption, Market trends, Vacancy, Lease rates, Leasing, Office, Medical office, Apartments, Multifamily

Office Market Mojo: Tucson's is Ticking Up

Posted on Wed, Jul 16, 2014

If our firm’s revenue and activity are indicative of the market, Tucson office market momentum has clearly increased, with annualized lease and sale transactions up 44.7% over 2013. Our team was busy helping clients position themselves to best avail themselves of opportunities, with regard to pricing and availability whether for lease or investment. With continued tepidness in job growth, creativity and resourcefulness ruled the day.

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Economic development, Absorption, Market trends, Vacancy, Lease rates, Leasing, Office, Medical office