PICOR Connect | Trends in Commercial Real Estate

Top Tucson Commercial Real Estate Brokers Recognized by CoStar

Posted on Fri, Mar 12, 2021

CoStar Group, Inc., the data/analytics leader of the commercial real estate industry, has announced this year’s Power Broker Award recipients, recognizing professionals and firms who closed the highest transaction volume in commercial real estate deals, leading in their respective markets. In Tucson, AZ, Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR maintained uninterrupted achievement among both the Top Leasing Firms and Top Sales Firms ranking highest in productivity. At the individual recognition level, C&W | PICOR professionals represented the majority of the most active Tucson dealmakers, capturing 12 of the top 21 spots. C&W | PICOR team members comprised at least two of the top five in every category, including office leasing, retail leasing, industrial leasing, and sales.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Leasing, Office, Retail, Leadership, Multifamily

State of the Tucson Office Market

Posted on Thu, Mar 11, 2021

The Tucson office market had a strong showing to finish 2020, with 162,000 square feet (sf) of office space coming off the market during the fourth quarter. Quarterly absorption contracted to negative 19,000 sf from the previous quarter’s negative 181,000 sf. The vacancy rate improved by twenty basis points to 9.2% from 9.4%, while the overall average rental rate for the metro area dropped to $20.52 per square foot (psf), from that of $20.91 psf in Q3 2020. The shift is subtle but shows Tucson office landlords are proactively responding to a changing marketplace, enticing tenants with more advantageous deal terms.

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Market trends, Lease rates, Leasing, Office, Medical office

Why We Will Return to the Office: TREND Report

Posted on Tue, Oct 06, 2020

Much has been written about the return to the office after the “Great Pandemic of 2020.” In March 2020 when millions of workers were sent home, speculation began about the “new workplace.” Many said working from home was the wave of the future and would spell the death of the office. Initial surveys showed that as many as 75% of workers wanted to work from home. With the elimination of drive-time, and being home with family, who wouldn’t? Even productivity seemed higher. Then, over time, started the little murmurs, that perhaps the office was not completely extinct. There was perhaps, still a need for the office and that workers wanted to return to the workplace. Recent workforce surveys demonstrate that the 75% want to return to the office, many of them younger, newer to the working world.

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Topics: Tucson, Economy, Technology, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Market trends, Construction, Office

Back to Business with C&W | PICOR's Kleiner

Posted on Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Last week, Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR principal and office properties specialist Rick Kleiner joined the Back to Business Radio Show and Podcast on KVOI, the Voice, in Tucson. Hosts Rob Davidson and Alan Miklofsky had an exchange with Rick about such topics as the impact of COVID-19 on various sectors of the Tucson commercial real estate market, including office and medical, industrial, retail and multi-family properties.

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Vacancy, Leasing, Office, Retail, Medical office

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

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

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

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

A Tale of Three Cities - Revisited

Posted on Tue, Jun 19, 2018

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 reflect exact figures.

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Topics: Industrial, Commercial real estate, Economic development, Office, Retail