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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 centers, retail clinics,… Read More

Chart of the Week: Phoenix medical buildings holding steady

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we explored Phoenix’s medical offices and health care buildings. Strong employment in the healthcare sector helps to keep vacancy rates in medical office and health care buildings steady, with minimal fluctuations in the last five years. Healthcare is one of the leading employment industries in Phoenix: of every 1,000… Read More

Phoenix Employment Update | October 2014

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October Phoenix Employment Update

As of October, Phoenix 12-month job growth has been a steady 2.3 percent. The Valley added 42,504 new jobs to maintain its consistent trend.

Education and Health Services continue to be the fastest growing sector in Phoenix adding 14,120 new jobs over the last 12 months. Office-using employment such as Professional and Business Services and… Read More

Phoenix Employment Update | March 2014

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March Phoenix Employment UpdateAlthough Phoenix lost 31,600 jobs in January due to seasonal lay-offs, the valley is still far ahead of last year’s January totals. Phoenix 12-month job growth is at 2.7 percent which translates into 48,405 new jobs added since last January.

All major employment sectors shed jobs in January with the biggest losses happening in Trade,… Read More

Chart of the Week: Phoenix’s healthy side

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Every major employment sector in Phoenix lost jobs through the most recent recession, except for education and healthcare. This sector managed to maintain positive job growth through the worst of it all. Average job growth for all other sectors over the last 20 years has been 2.5 percent while education and… Read More

Phoenix Employment Update | February 2014

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February Phoenix Employment UpdatePhoenix added 6,400 jobs, in December, well below expectations. Unemployment rose from 6.0 percent to 6.2 percent due to growth in the labor force.

Trade, Transportation & Utilities as well as Education and Health Services continue to lead the way adding 23,500 jobs. Financial Activities along with Professional and Business Services also reported strong gains… Read More

U.S. Employment Update | January 2014

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January 2014 employment update

December saw the U.S. economy add just 74,000 jobs, the second-lowest monthly figure recorded throughout the recovery so far. It caps off a year that registered a 2.2-million-job expansion, unemployment falling to 6.7 percent and a more consistent as well as geographically broadening expansion. While trade and manufacturing were some of December’s largest… Read More

U.S. Construction Outlook Fall 2013: Construction industry advancing in a challenging environment

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Construction-outlookThe construction industry today is in a vastly different state than it was one year ago. Despite a lagging recovery, the construction industry managed to withstand systemic shocks to the U.S. economy and build off of positive momentum in certain sectors during late 2012 into 2013. The resurgence of the U.S. housing market is helping to propel construction activity and employment into positive… Read More

Q2 2013 U.S. Construction Perspective: It’s a residential story…again.

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U.SWhile the overall US economy is still struggling to maintain growth, the sector that was at the root of the recession has managed to gain solid traction. The recovery in housing will positively impact the industry in terms of job opportunities and activity, as well as increase demand for materials, and longer term, will generate more jobs. 2013 will likely be the year the construction industry… Read More