Tucson’s retail market ended 2016 with a 6.4% vacancy, the same as year-end 2015, supported by a healthy market with positive growth in retail sales. With the exception of 2013, positive net absorption of 386,786 square feet (SF) for the year exceeded the total for each year since 2007. Gross absorption was also at a three-year high.
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Why are commercial real estate professionals so laggard in their adoption of mobile? Sure, they’re using their phones to make calls and send emails, but that barely scratches the surface of what their mobile devices could be doing to help grow their business and serve their clients better. The rest of the workforce, particularly business leaders, uses mobile for—well—just about everything.
You know that feeling when exercise elevates your heart rate? Well Tucson is finally feeling it. Over the course of 2016, the Tucson office market moved from having a pulse to having more fun. In 2016, the market posted its strongest post-recession occupancy gains, ending with available vacancy of 10.5%, a level not achieved in seven years.
In a 2014 Tucson Metro Chamber survey of local business executives called the Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR) Report, the Chamber learned that the interface between the City of Tucson and the private sector needed some refinement so it could operate more smoothly and help more job creators open their doors.
TUCSON, ARIZ.- (Jan. 3, 2016)- On Jan. 1, 2017, Barbi Reuter took over as President of the Tucson-based commercial real estate firm, Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, where she previously served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). Founder and managing shareholder Mike Hammond will remain with the company, serving as its CEO and chairman.
“Barbi’s promotion to President is the natural step[…]
The office leasing market has been fragile for some time. Out of all the commercial real estate sectors, office seems to be last to the finish line of recovery. Overall the health of the office market is a reflection of the state of Tucson’s economy, specifically jobs.
With thanks to countless donors and over 2,000 breakfast attendees, the PICOR Charitable Foundation (“PCF”) awarded $50,000 in grants in November, representing 100% of the proceeds from the 22nd Annual Pancake Breakfast. The Tucson-based firm and its foundation remain humbled to continue making an impact on the region’s youth via this annual event and effort.
There is a powerful chapter in the bestselling book Good to Great that describes an amazing phenomenon called the flywheel effect. In the context of the book, the flywheel effect is the relentless and steady achievement of small things that lead to long term achievement of great things. When you were a kid you might have played with a real flywheel called a gyroscope. It’s a heavy wheel[…]
Finally. It’s getting brisk! Not just fall in the air (or the closest it comes in the Sonoran Desert), but a sense that Tucson has truly turned the corner. It’s a time when economic momentum is palpable, and good news comes in long jump strides—not in the inches of years past. We can stop pinching ourselves for a moment and celebrate this, relish it, then build on it. We deserve to bask in some[…]
Tucson’s apartment market experienced positive growth in all of the market indicators from the previous quarter. The vacancy rate for stabilized units improved by 0.56% from the previous quarter to a rate of 6.27%.