Author Archives: Keeley Byer

Southeast Market Area is home to the majority of new office construction in Metro Phoenix

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There was nearly 1.5 million square feet of new office under construction in Metro Phoenix at the close of the third quarter 2017. Over half of the new construction is pre-leased, occurring mostly in build-to-suit projects. The majority of development in the Valley is located in the Southeast Market Area, totaling 960,548 square feet.

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Championship sporting events generate $1.3 billion economic impact in Metro Phoenix

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Major sports events held at the University of Phoenix Stadium have created an overall economic impact of more than $1.3 billion over the past three years. The most recent event, the 2017 NCAA Final Four, generated $324.5 million for the Phoenix economy. Over the four day weekend, more than… Read More

Arizona tourism generates record $21.2 billion in 2016

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In 2016, approximately 43 million people visited Arizona spending a record $21.2 billion in the state. The Phoenix MSA accounted for more than 65.5 percent, or $13.9 billion, of all spending in Arizona. With an estimated Gross Domestic Product of $9.2 billion, tourism is the number one export industry in the state.

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Phoenix has the third largest net office absorption in the U.S. through two quarters

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The Phoenix office market recorded some of the highest absorption gains in the country last year. Halfway through 2017, the market is still going strong. Phoenix ranked No. 3 for positive net absorption year-to-date, trailing behind only Seattle-Bellevue (2.8 m.s.f.) and Dallas (2.6 m.s.f.).

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Mixed-use office construction is ramping up in Phoenix

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According to JLL’s Q2 Phoenix Office Insight Report, five new office projects totaling 638,090 square feet broke ground in the second quarter of 2017. One of the five projects is the Camelback Collective, the ±3.62 acre mixed-use project in the prominent Camelback Corridor which will consist of office space and a hotel. This… Read More

Phoenix ranked No. 3 “Fastest Growing Tech City”

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Phoenix saw an 188% increase in tech jobs from 2016 to 2017, ranking it third in the nation for tech job growth. Huntsville, AL, and Thousand Oaks, CA, took the top two spots with a 309% increase and 200% increase in tech jobs over the same time period.

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Phoenix unemployment rate reaches 10-year low

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Total non-farm employment in Metro Phoenix reached 2,023,400 payrolls in April 2017, representing an annualized increase of 48,800 jobs. As a result, unemployment was reported at 3.9 percent in April, down 60 basis points from one year prior. This is the lowest unemployment rate we’ve seen in Metro Phoenix in ten years.

Job growth was led by the Leisure & Hospitality and Financial Activities sectors, which added 14,700 jobs and 8,800 jobs, respectively.… Read More

Maricopa County has the highest annual population growth in the United States

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Maricopa County grew by 81,360 residents between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016, the largest population gain in the nation. Harris County, Texas, had the second-largest net migration, growing by 56,587 people over the same time period.

The city of Phoenix added approximately 32,113 residents over the same time… Read More