Category Archives: Office News & Trends

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

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.).

The 1.5 million square feet of… Read More

Where to Find Talent? Four Trends at the Core of any Successful Tech Ecosystem

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The escalating war for tech talent in major tech hubs is real. Unemployment in traditional tech hubs like Silicon Valley and San Francisco is historically low at a time when tech drives 24.2 percent of U.S. office leasing activity. While these hubs boast access to talent and a culture of innovation,… Read More

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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Net lease momentum isn’t slowing

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At the end of 2016, mega deals in the net lease United States office sector has propelled sales to record high volumes while retail activity remained limited and a slowdown in industrial activity was starting to occur. How does the net lease sector look six months later? We sat down with our national experts, Tivon Moffitt, Peter Bauman and John Paul Mulhern for an update.

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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

Positioning your real estate portfolio to succeed in today’s healthcare environment

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How can we improve the health of our communities, while also reducing costs and maintaining high-quality care? And how will we pay for it? These are the most vexing questions facing healthcare executives nationally and in our local communities.

Typically, the real estate in a healthcare system’s footprint represents one of the largest sources of value—and capital investment—for the system. Drive through Phoenix today and you’ll see more ambulatory facilities, urgent care… 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 Startup growth ranked No. 8 in the nation

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Greater Phoenix is the eighth best metro for entrepreneurs in the nation, according to the 2017 Kauffmann Startup Activity Index which tracks startup growth in the U.S. The Grand Canyon State earned the No. 4 spot for state startup activity, just behind California, Texas and Florida

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What’s the real cost of building out office space in Phoenix?

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Isagenix’s new headquarters in Gilbert, Arizona.

 

You might expect the priciest place to set up shop in a new office would also be the one with the priciest rents. But there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the cost of converting outdated… Read More