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Twenty straight quarters of positive office absorption

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Metro Phoenix has seen a trend like no other before, the end of second quarter 2018 it marked its 20th straight quarter of positive absorption recording at 327,392 square feet and reaching just over a million square feet of YTD absorption.

The strength of the under construction product in also another strong… Read More

Metro Phoenix records the fourth highest U.S. office absorption in 2017

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Metro Phoenix recorded 2.1 million total square feet of office absorption in 2017. This marks the fourth straight calendar year with at least 2.0 million square feet of positive absorption gains, the longest streak of its kind ever recorded in the Phoenix office market. The total also ranks Phoenix as the fourth highest market with absorption gains in the United States. Phoenix ranks behind… Read More

Absorption in Phoenix office and industrial markets projected to set all-time records

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As the commercial real estate market in Metro Phoenix continues to climb slowly and steadily, the industrial market is projected to hit all-time absorption records by the end of 2017 while the office market is expected to surpass 2.0 million square feet for the fourth year in a row, according to our recently published Q3 Insight reports.

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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

Average office asking rent increases to the highest level since 2008

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The average asking rent in Metro Phoenix reached $24.91 per square foot (Full Service Gross) in in the first quarter of 2017. Asking rents have increased 4.9 percent from one year ago and have surged 22.8 percent since 2012.

Phoenix asking rents are still 7.1 percent below the pre-recession peak… Read More

Phoenix unemployment continues to improve, decreasing to 4.5 percent

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MayUnemploymentAccording to the BLS, total non-farm employment in Metro Phoenix reached 1,973,000 payrolls in March 2016, representing an annualized increase of 69,900 jobs or 3.7 percent. Meanwhile, unemployment continues to improve, decreasing to 4.5 percent, down 80 basis points from one year prior.

Click here to download our full May Employment Update report.

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