PICOR Connect | Trends in Commercial Real Estate

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

Regional Infrastructure: An Important Issue in 2019: TREND Report

Posted on Mon, Jan 07, 2019

Over the last year, education was the most visible issue in Arizona.  But, if you were watching closely, infrastructure and water issues were discussed and debated throughout the state as well.  In some cases progress was made, in others, the conversations continue. In the opening weeks of the 2019 Arizona legislative session, two infrastructure issues dealing with water and highway funding will take center stage. 

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Topics: Tucson, Economy, Economic development, Transportation, Construction, water

$72,000 Awarded to Tucson Youth-Serving Charities

Posted on Mon, Dec 17, 2018

With thanks to countless donors, the PICOR Charitable Foundation (“PCF”) awarded a record $72,000 in grants last week. Thanks to generous in-kind community partners and PICOR’s corporate underwriting, 100% of the funds raised were granted to youth-serving programs, and many attendees and applicant agencies received complimentary breakfast tickets from the 24th Annual Pancake Breakfast.

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Topics: Tucson, Community

Accessing Arizona’s Opportunity Zones: Guest Post

Posted on Wed, Sep 05, 2018

A bipartisan measure tucked into the 2017 federal tax law is providing a significant opportunity for investors to reduce their capital gains taxes while spurring economic growth in designated areas of Arizona.

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Topics: Tucson, Economy, Economic development, Community, Investment property, Distressed assets, Finance

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

Reuter Elected Tucson Metro Chamber Board Chair

Posted on Wed, Jul 18, 2018

The Tucson Metro Chamber announces the election of the 2018-19 board chair, six new board members and the full slate of board members.

The Tucson Metro Chamber board of directors elected Barbi Reuter, president for Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, as chair of the board for the 2018-2019 term. Reuter has held a seat on the board of directors since 2016 and has volunteered countless hours working with the Chamber on business and community issues. 

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Topics: Tucson, Economy, Commercial real estate, Economic development, Community

Tucson Native & Favorite PICOR Son Authors "The Flying Tigers, The Untold Story"

Posted on Thu, May 31, 2018

Sam Kleiner, the son of Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR shareholder Rick Kleiner and his wife Jan, is in the news on the occasion of the release of Sam’s book The Flying Tigers, The Untold Story.   Published by Penguin Random House, the book has been released nationally earlier this month. 

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Topics: Tucson

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

Live-Work-Play Environments Talk of The Tucson Retail Scene

Posted on Mon, May 14, 2018

Tucson retail vacancy improved dramatically in the first quarter of 2018, dropping from 6.0% to 5.6%. This may have led to an increase in average asking lease rates compared to last quarter. Rates averaged $15.05 per square foot (psf) versus $14.87 psf at year end 2017.

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Topics: Tucson, Economy, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Absorption, Vacancy, Lease rates, Leasing, Retail

Tight Tucson Industrial Market Signals Demand for New Space Ahead

Posted on Fri, May 04, 2018

Absorption of Tucson industrial space continued during the first quarter of 2018, with 57,423 square feet (sf) of positive net absorption for the quarter. This reduced the overall vacancy rate to 6.3% in the 42.9 million square foot (msf) inventory of industrial buildings.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Commercial real estate, Warehouse, Logistics, Manufacturing