PICOR Connect | Trends in Commercial Real Estate

4 Location Factors to Consider: Advice for Small Business - Chamber Edge

Posted on Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Rent or mortgage payments are likely among the top expense line items in operating your business, right up there with staffing costs. Not only is the direct cost relevant, but also your choice of location and space layout has the potential to impact the productivity of your team, as well as the perception of your brand by customers and clients. With that in mind, let’s explore some key considerations that come into play when choosing a business location.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Leasing, Logistics, Office, Retail, Medical office

Tucson Restaurant News: Guest Post

Posted on Thu, Aug 11, 2016

The restaurant industry is a significant contributor to the national economy and its importance has been increasing over decades.  According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), the restaurant industry contributes 4% of the national Gross Domestic Product.  The NRA also reports that the restaurant industry accounted for 25% of the total food dollar in 1955 and this increased to 47% of the national food dollar by 2016.  Restaurant industry growth in real dollars is charted in the table below.

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

Restaurants & Medical Uses lead the Tucson Retail Charge Q1

Posted on Tue, May 03, 2016

Vacancy in the Tucson retail market remained at 6.6% in the first quarter, in line with the stability reported over a two-year span. Comparing year-over-year Q1 net absorption, the delta represented 139.0% more space absorbed in Q1 2016 than was lost in Q1 2015. 

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

Will Modest Growth Remain the Story for the Tucson Retail Market?

Posted on Tue, Feb 16, 2016

Vacancy in the Tucson retail market ticked down, ending 2015 at 6.6%, a familiar and stable range for over two years. Annual net absorption in 2014 at 467,000 square feet (sf) and 2015 at 452,000 sf lagged the previous three years, which averaged 719,000 sf per year. In addition to traditional retailers, medical users from practice groups to the market’s first standalone emergency department have embraced the visibility, traffic counts, parking, and affordability that retail corridors offer today. On the national level, creating an experience for the consumer beyond a simple product purchase differentiates successful omni-channel/ brick and mortar retailers from their online counterparts. The grocery sector remains dynamic, with the possible re-entry of Albertsons at Broadway and Houghton and expansion from Natural Grocers. Walmart’s unexpected announcement of U. S. store closures will not have much impact on a national level and will not affect the Tucson market. Tucson continues to be an expansion market for Walmart and other discount retailers.

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Topics: Tucson, Economy, Investment property, Market trends, Leasing, Retail

Tucson Retail Market: Positive Momentum Continues

Posted on Wed, Dec 09, 2015

Market Overview

Tucson retail, like other property sectors, enjoyed improvement as the marketwide vacancy dropped to 6.8% on positive absorption of 452,409 square feet (sf). The majority of the absorption was a result of the opening of the 360,000-sf Tucson Premium Outlets in Marana and the Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR Comcast office lease at the Tucson Galleria taking 211,000 sf out of the retail inventory.

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

Food, Beverage & Grocery Activity Lead the Way for Tucson Retail Mid-Year

Posted on Wed, Aug 19, 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. Moody’s forecasts Tucson’s year-end unemployment to be under 5.7%, with improvement continuing through 2016 and 2017.

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

#CRE Coffee Break: Q&A with Retail Prophet, Doug Stephens

Posted on Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Ever wish you had a crystal ball to inform your next commercial real estate move? In our latest edition of #CRE Coffee Breaks, we do the next best thing, inviting insights from an internationally respected retail industry futurist, Doug Stephens. Doug paints a future that shakes up traditional thinking, with regard to shopping centers vs. e-commerce, innovation and consumer expectations, among others. Read on... 

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Topics: E-Commerce, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Market trends, Retail

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

The Changing Geography of Retail: TREND Report

Posted on Thu, Mar 12, 2015

A short time ago, in modern America, there were some maxims that simply applied at all times. After a solid 60 years of suburban expansion in the Automobile Age, it seemed like “retail follows rooftops” and “drive until you qualify” were principles of urban expansion and of real estate development that were immutable and everlasting. Cheap energy, our reliance upon automobiles, and our vision of the American Dream created a long-lasting and frenetic drive to suburban and exurban communities.

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Topics: Commercial real estate, Market trends, Development, Retail

Miss our Tucson Retail recap? Catch up on market news here

Posted on Tue, Feb 24, 2015

Metro Tucson ended November with a total of 372,000 non-agriculture jobs, gaining 5,200 jobs year-over-year (YOY), an annualized job growth rate of 1.4%. Personal income rose 2.7% locally over a year earlier, while statewide retail sales were up 1.9% YOY. Tucson home prices ended 2014 with a respectable 4.6% gain in median selling price.

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Topics: Tucson, Economy, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Market trends, Vacancy, Lease rates, Retail