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Valuable expert-provided insight for investors and users of data center property located within the Phoenix market.

Deadlines to appeal property taxes is fast approaching

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As the real estate market continues to appreciate in value, commercial real estate owners are advised to review and, if prudent, appeal property tax assessments. Counties in Arizona, Utah and California have or will be issuing assessment notices and hearing appeals in the fall providing an opportunity for commercial… Read More

Bigger, better, stronger, faster… What’s trending in the data center industry?

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Don’t blink—today’s data center landscape is changing fast, as leading providers and users strive to stay competitive amidst rapid change. With record-breaking activity in M&A and data center construction in North America up a whopping 43 percent in the first half of the year, 2017 promises to be an… 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 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

Phoenix is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the U.S.

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Phoenix’s population rose from nearly 4.2 million to more than 4.6 million from 2010 to 2016 based on new population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Metro Phoenix averaged a total net increase of over 1,436 persons per week over that time period.

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Phoenix identified as a top 30 city for global real estate investment

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The latest edition of JLL’s Investment Intensity Index has Phoenix making the cut. The “Valley of the Sun” took the 27th spot on the top 30 list for global real estate investment intensity.

High-tech and innovation helped Phoenix rise on the prestigious list, which included several small to midsized “New World Cities” with similar population levels (1… Read More

Phoenix has the lowest cost of congestion among top 25 U.S. cities

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According to INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard, traffic congestion cost drivers in the United States nearly $300 billion in 2016, or an average of $1,400 per driver. Phoenix and Detroit tied for the lowest cost… Read More

Phoenix Market Data Center Expectations

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Last year was another hot year for data center activity in the Phoenix market. Below is a summary of the top three happenings and the top three expectations for 2017.

2016 Happenings

  1. CyrusOne continued to expand space on its campus in Chandler, with construction under way on a fully preleased fourth building,
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What’s the outlook for Data Centers in 2017?

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Big deals from major players, new economic and regulatory policy, and strategic cloud adoption are changing the game for data centers—from pricing models to location selection tactics, and everything in between. View the slideshow below to learn the top five data center trends to watch for in 2017.

 

Click here to read more about Phoenix and U.S. data center sector trends in JLL’s 2017 Data Center Perspective.

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