The retail sector has always been a dynamic arena of flux and of change. As our society and our culture has evolved and progressed, so has retail. The process of selling and the delivery of consumer goods has throughout history always progressed in order to keep pace with changes in transportation, technology, demographic shifts, and the resultant changes in consumer preferences. Today’s media is full of news of bankruptcies and store closures while simultaneously reporting year over year increased retail sales. While this may seem like a daunting and dangerous business environment this is business as usual for retailers and the industries that serve them. Retailing has always been a business and science that is constantly evolving. The current state of retailing is another evolution and stage of growth that will, inevitably, lead to the next stage of growth.Read More
PICOR Connect | Trends in Commercial Real Estate
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.Read More
Last month, we welcomed Max Fisher to our Tucson commercial real estate brokerage team. As a native Tucsonan, Max inherently understands what makes the community thrive. He's been active in the Tucson real estate market since 2012, and his strong community ties and industrial focus make him a standout in the commercial/industrial arena. We sat with Max to get to know him, and here's what he had to say:Read More
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.Read More
"The commercial real estate industry (CRE) is experiencing one of the most profound economic, social and cultural transformations in history. Globalization, rapid urbanization, shifting demographics, and technological advances are ushering in unprecedented change, and today’s landscape looks dramatically different than it did even one decade ago. CRE professionals are tasked with finding new ways to adapt to this fluid and on-demand business landscape and in order to remain relevant and competitive in the digital era, the industry as a whole must operate dynamically and iterate rapidly."Read More
In this guest post by The News Funnel, we discuss how the rollout of technology products geared toward the commercial real estate profession has just begun. Like any other shift in the collective consciousness of a particular industry, sometimes a movement takes time to gain traction. However, for those quicker to adapt, the commercial real estate tech scene is bursting at the seams with useful products that help people work more efficiently. We compiled a list of the top 10 examples of such technology for this post:
Guest post from Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities (TREO), on the launch of a new economic development strategy focused on the strengths of southern Arizona diagnostics.
Evolving consumer expectations, ubiquitous connectivity, and the growing adoption of mobile technologies are rapidly transforming the retail environment. The retail store once held the position as the primary and most tangible means for a customer to encounter a brand and remains the principal channel for the merchant and shoppers to connect. Stores have since become only one component of a broader, more interconnected shopping experience. Retailers need a strategy beyond becoming a destination in order to attract the loyalty and a larger share of the consumer wallet.
The Tucson medical space market has been dynamic through the economic recession, perhaps more so than any other sector of the commercial real estate market. Recent activity has shifted from the heady days of 2003 through 2008, when the purchase of medical office buildings was all the rage, to the currently more conservative world of leasing office space. To be sure, all activity, sale or lease, has occurred at significantly lower price levels, with prices and rents down 10 to 15% in medical properties, albeit significantly less than declines in the market for general office space.
The University of Arizona Office of University Research Parks (OURP) has released a new study documenting the economic impact of the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park (UA Tech Park) and its significant contribution to Pima County’s economy.