PICOR Connect | Trends in Commercial Real Estate

A Cardinal Tribute to Russ Hall, SIOR GSCS

Posted on Fri, Nov 22, 2019

On Sunday, November 17, 2019, we lost our brother, partner, friend, and teammate Russ Hall. Mercifully, his heart stopped quickly at the end of a day well lived in a place he loved.  Not only was he a giant in the business and a perennial top producer, Russ shared everything he had, and his heart worked overtime every day. Everything has its limits, and Russ gave of himself until it just gave out. We simply weren't ready... Ten days earlier, when we asked our team what they were grateful for, Russ replied with this:

"Am blessed to walk in to an office everyday where you consider all 50 people among your best friends.  Personally so thankful for my faith, survival of my little family, Health and all the wonderful blessings we hopefully never take for granted." 

When we ventured into his office, we found his essence in the objects he kept including notes, photos, and all things faith and St. Louis Cardinals. What jumped out were the Dove chocolate wrapper reading, "Be with people who make you laugh" and his devotional prayer book, which fueled this spiritual man. Russ' trophy shelf was awash with honors. Of note, he was the first recipient of the "Peter H. Douglas Heart and Soul Award" for the person at Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR who embodied that spirit and kept it alive in our culture. 

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Commercial real estate, Leadership

Trends and Impact of Tucson Property Operating Costs: TREND Report

Posted on Fri, Nov 01, 2019

Investment property value is a function of net operating income, and controlling expenses is impactful to any investor’s returns.  With a managed portfolio of about three million square feet (sf), Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR tracks operating costs by type of property and over time, identifying trends and opportunities.

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Market trends, Property management, Finance

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 Start-up Manufacturing Growth Accelerates

Posted on Tue, Jul 09, 2019

Smaller scale manufacturing operations (1,000-5,000 SF) seem to be opening up shop and gaining momentum faster than ever. Why is this happening? I think the cost of manufacturing machines has come down and because of the strong economy, entrepreneurs have the spirit and the capital to start a manufacturing operation or grow their business with existing cash or lines of credit. Also, the cost of distribution continues to become more competitive.



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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Warehouse, Foreign trade zone, Manufacturing

Chamber-Written Bill Protecting Property Owners is Signed Into Law

Posted on Fri, Jun 14, 2019

The Tucson Metro Chamber wrote the legislative bill SB 1248: property taxes; valuation; property modifications, which was sponsored by Arizona State Senator Vince Leach. Governor Doug Ducey signed the bill on June 7, 2019.

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Finance

Top 50 Commercial Real Estate Blogs You Must Read

Posted on Thu, Jun 06, 2019

For six years, Duke Long has published a list of top commercial real estate blogs. Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR's 'PICOR Connect' is pleased to receive mention among some industry titans, both local and national, in each of those years.

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Marketing

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

Brandon Rodgers Achieves SIOR Designation

Posted on Fri, Mar 15, 2019

Brandon Rodgers, SIOR, CCIM of Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, has achieved the SIOR industrial designation awarded by the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®.  SIOR is a Washington, DC-based international professional organization of more than 3,300 commercial real estate professionals whom have earned the coveted SIOR designation.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Commercial real estate, Leadership