PICOR Connect | Trends in Commercial Real Estate

Tucson Office Market: In Flux or Flexing?

Posted on Tue, Aug 24, 2021

In Q2, Tucson’s post-pandemic office market began to re-center itself, as vaccinations became more widespread, and employers planned their return to office strategies. Vacancy rose to 9.5%, with an expectation it will approach 10.0% by year-end before stabilizing. Activity was strongest in the healthcare-related fields, with hospice, home health care, counseling and therapy uses most prevalent.

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Absorption, Market trends, Vacancy, Lease rates, Leasing, Office, Medical office

Tucson Multifamily Market Sizzles Mid-Year

Posted on Tue, Aug 17, 2021

For investors looking for investments $20 million and under, Tucson ranked number 4 on the list of small/middle sized markets. A larger driver of the demand for multifamily in Tucson is the attractive year-over-year (YOY) average rent growth of 9.1%. The shortage of affordable and traditional housing in Tucson also fuels apartment rental demand. With construction costs tripling on certain building materials, housing development has slowed down drastically over the past 12 months. In a market with the typical average residential for sale inventory at about 6,000 listings, fewer than 1,000 homes are for sale. This shortage has led to increased demand for multifamily living, which in turn has driven down Tucson’s vacancy rate.

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Topics: Tucson, Housing, Commercial real estate, Absorption, Market trends, Vacancy, Leasing, Apartments, Multifamily

An Active Tucson Retail Market at Mid-Year

Posted on Thu, Aug 12, 2021

Tucson’s Q2 retail vacancy held steady at 6.2% amid a resurgence in demand for consumer goods, entertainment, and travel as vaccine availability and guidance opened the door for spending like it’s 2019. Summer midweek waitlists at restaurants have become a thing. With continued strength in class A space, class B and C properties saw improved absorption and declining vacancies. Among the sizzling regions in the retail market include the Central East submarket (Campbell Ave corridor, and the University area), Foothills submarket (Oracle Rd and Ina Rd), and a return to the Downtown submarket. Medical and service-based users have increased appetites for neighborhood-based locations, with competition between multiple clinic brands entering the Tucson market.

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Topics: Tucson, Commercial real estate, Market trends, Vacancy, Leasing, Retail

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

Tucson Industrial Insights at Midyear

Posted on Mon, Jul 15, 2019

The Tucson industrial market remained strong at midyear, as evidenced by our primary metric: Vacancy rate. Once again, vacancy has ticked-down, this time to 5.1%. Echoing the comments last quarter, Tucson is experiencing a “plateau effect” in the industrial sector in that the dynamic run-up in absorption slowed as the market leveled off at a highly-occupied equilibrium. 

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Economy, Commercial real estate, Absorption, Market trends, Vacancy, Lease rates, Warehouse, Leasing, Manufacturing

Multifamily Mojo Continues in Tucson Region

Posted on Wed, Feb 27, 2019

The vacancy rate of conventionally-operated, stabilized units increased 0.17% from last quarter to 6.1%. The University submarket had the lowest vacancy of any submarket at 3.7%. South Central Tucson, Southeast Tucson, and Pantano/Lakeside were the only three submarkets to record vacancies over 7.0%, with vacancies of 8.3%, 7.7% and 7.0% respectively. Five of the 15 submarkets experienced improved vacancy, with Tucson Mountain Foothills leading the way with a vacancy reduction of 2.0%. 

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Topics: Tucson, Economy, Housing, Commercial real estate, Absorption, Market trends, Vacancy, Leasing, Apartments, Multifamily

Tucson Industrial Market Review & Outlook

Posted on Tue, Feb 12, 2019

Positive momentum continued its five-year trend in 2018 in the Tucson industrial market, with vacancy improving to 5.7%, cut in half from its highest point in recent years. At year end, vacancy was lowest in the city center at 1.5% and highest in the Southwest/Airport area at 12.8%. Net absorption was 50.4% stronger than in 2017, and thanks to Amazon’s two projects, space under construction has quadrupled year over year. Significantly, Amazon is entering the market with an 850,000 square foot (sf) distribution center under construction in the southeast sector and a new 50,000 sf service center in the southwest.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Economy, Commercial real estate, Economic development, Market trends, Vacancy, Lease rates, Logistics, Manufacturing

Live-Work-Play Environments Talk of The Tucson Retail Scene

Posted on Mon, May 14, 2018

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.

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Topics: Tucson, Economy, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Absorption, Vacancy, Lease rates, Leasing, Retail

Tucson Industrial Market Finds Equilibrium

Posted on Mon, Nov 06, 2017

The industrial market in Tucson has largely arrived at an equilibrium in lease negotiations between landlords and tenants. Vacancy experienced a slight uptick in the past two consecutive quarters, but this is viewed as a natural ebb-and-flow as tenants move around our market, rather than an indication of concern.

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Topics: Tucson, Industrial, Commercial real estate, Investment property, Vacancy, Leasing, Manufacturing