The Tucson multifamily market continued to display dynamic trends throughout Q3. The vacancy rate notably grew to 7.76%, marking a significant 1.61% YOY increase. Moreover, the Tucson MSA’s inventory increased measurably by 233 units during this period, indicating a growing demand for housing in the region. On the rental front, monthly gross apartment rents in Tucson climbed to $1,167 per unit or[…]
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The Tucson retail market in Q3 continued to exhibit signs of stability, with the vacancy rate remaining unchanged at 5.6%. Amid consistent occupancy reflecting steady market conditions, nine out of 13 submarkets experienced positive absorption during the quarter, indicating healthy demand for retail space.
In the third quarter, the Tucson industrial market maintained a consistent demand-supply dynamic, marked by limited inventory. After experiencing vacancy below 4.0% in the second quarter of 2023, the vacancy rate rose to 5.6% due to delivery of new vacant product to the market. Despite this, there was a positive net absorption of 292,707 square feet (sf).
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Older office buildings across Tucson could soon start disappearing as vacancy rates remain high and owners struggle to find new tenants. The exodus from traditional offices that began with the pandemic is ongoing and many employers have either embraced hybrid work schedules or turned out the lights for good.
During the second quarter of 2023, the Tucson industrial market remained healthy and resilient and was not impacted by economic downturns as severely as other markets. The vacancy rate experienced a slight increase, reaching 2.3% year-to-date (YTD) with positive overall absorption of 252,944 square feet (sf). Tucson continued to face high demand with limited inventory while rising construction[…]
The Tucson retail commercial real estate market in Q1 2023 showed positive signs. The vacancy rate dropped from 6.2% at the end of 2022 to 5.9% at the end of Q1. Ten of the 13 submarkets experienced positive absorption during the last quarter, indicating continued demand for retail space.
During the first quarter, the Tucson industrial market registered a record-breaking low vacancy rate of 1.8%, while overall absorption reached 597,391 square feet (sf). This trend is not new as Tucson's supply continues to fall behind the demand, exacerbated by a 50% increase in construction costs over the past year. Consequently, lease rates and terms have been steadily increasing.
The Tucson industrial market remained stable at year end, with market-wide vacancy approaching a historic low of 2.5%. Net absorption in Q4 was estimated at 590,980 square feet (sf), about half in newly constructed projects. Demand is being driven primarily by logistics, distribution, manufacturing, and the cannabis industry.
The top sale this past week at Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR was of a 9,900 square foot (SF) industrial building located near Interstate 10 where Paul Hooker, SIOR, Principal, Jesse Blum, Principal, and Andrew Keim, Industrial Specialists represented the seller in this transaction. The top lease was of a 16,100 SF industrial space at North Business Center where Paul Hooker, SIOR, Principal,[…]