The purpose of this report is to show the strengths and weaknesses of Tucson, Arizona and its sister cities, Albuquerque, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. The three cities are sisters since they have many commonalities including climate, population size, and each city having a military base and a university. The stats and data shown herein are used to illustrate the bigger picture and may not[…]
PICOR Connect | Trends in Commercial Real Estate
“Wow! What a great time to be in Industrial real estate!” These are sentiments not heard in almost a decade. During the depths of the doldrums, the Tucson commercial real estate market was marked by Foreclosures and REO sales, “blend and extend” lease negotiations, downsizing (or “rightsizing” as it was more positively termed) and a general sense of survival.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Since CoStar Group entered the Tucson market in 2005 to track commercial property inventory, sales and lease transactions, Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR has consistently been ranked as one of CoStar’s top 10 “Power Brokers.”
As each day goes by, it seems we are increasingly leaning on technology and digital media to connect, to communicate, and to learn about the world around us. On a daily basis, we are learning new ways to employ this exciting new technology to fulfill our needs and save time and money. One of our most fundamental needs, consumerism, is a large part of this digital revolution.
Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR salutes its 2017 outstanding achievers who were honored at the company’s annual awards luncheon held at the Tucson Country Club on January 24, 2018. Firm leader Barbi Reuter recognized Rebecca Fuentes, SPHR with the “President’s Award for Excellence,” citing tremendous growth, and stellar community and internal leadership roles.
Tucson’s retail market continued its robust growth with over 262,000 square feet (sf) of positive net absorption for this quarter, which exceeded the first and second quarter’s combined absorption of 256,205 sf. Pent-up demand in the market spurred an increase in retail space under construction from 123,402 sf in Q2 to 149,218 sf this quarter. Vacancy ticked-down slightly from 6.4% to 6.2%.