PICOR Connect | Trends in Commercial Real Estate

Business attraction in Tucson builds on small business success

Posted on Thu, Mar 27, 2014

While perhaps not significant in numbers of new jobs by most standards, recent employer relocations to greater Tucson signal a positive trend. With 2013's positive absorption in the Tucson industrial market fueled by expansion of local, small businesses, business attraction points to our market's affordability and workforce readiness. 

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Intermodal facilities, Market trends, Manufacturing, Rail

Global Supply Chain Services: How does Tucson fit in?

Posted on Fri, May 24, 2013

In the realm of supply chain services, as with any growth-oriented product or service, constant innovation is a critical component to differentiate and create distance from the competition.

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Topics: Commercial real estate, Warehouse, Transportation, Logistics, Manufacturing, Rail

By road, air and sea: Tucson's future as a distribution hub

Posted on Tue, Mar 26, 2013

Geography, cost and a new attitude. Those three ingredients have put Tucson in the national spotlight for companies looking for markets with distribution hubs, a new report shows. Tucson is one of the least expensive cities in which to operate a distribution warehouse and its proximity to key U.S. and international markets makes it attractive to companies looking to expand or relocate, says the report by The Boyd Co. Inc. of Princeton, N.J.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Sonora Mexico, Intermodal facilities, Economic development, Warehouse, Transportation, Logistics, Manufacturing, Rail

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

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