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Positive Signs Bolster Tucson Office Market, Retail And Industrial Sectors

Tucson Office Market, Industrial and Retail Sectors
by in Business News

Positive signs bolster Tucson office market, as well as the area’s retail and industrial sectors CBRE has released its third quarter 2011 market analysis of the Tucson area office, industrial and retail sectors. Report highlights include: Office •    The Tucson office market reported a stronger third quarter, with 71,209 square feet of positive absorption. This… Read More →

Consumer Confidence In The New Year Will Influence Buying Decisions

Consumer Confidence

Employment and real estate prices have regularly influenced our economy over the last century. Recently, they have negatively compounded the economic crisis and will most likely continue to be an issue as we fight through to recovery. What will it take to change the direction of unemployment and low real estate prices? It begins with… Read More →

Falling Prices, More Foreclosures Plague The Valley’s Housing Market

by in Economy | Featured | Real Estate

The housing market in the Phoenix metro area continues to tread through troubled waters. According to a new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, the median price for an existing home in the Valley fell for the third straight month. Making matters worse, foreclosures continue to weigh down… Read More →

Who To Watch: John Chadwick

John Chadwick President, Southwest Area Pulte Homes John Chadwick knows there have been better days in Arizona’s home-construction industry. Last year was a challenging time for homebuilders and he believes this year will test their mettle, as well. But he’s convinced that builders with sufficient resources will find opportunities as the state’s residential real estate… Read More →

CEO Series: Brad Casper

Man looking up in front of a colorful painting

Brad Casper CEO, Henkel Consumer Goods (The Dial Corporation) Consumers have been cutting back sharply on their purchases as a result of the recession. How has that affected Henkel Consumer Goods’ overall operations, such as vendor relationships, supply chain management, marketing, research and development, etc., and how has the company responded to those challenges? The… Read More →

Could The Current Real Estate Mess In Arizona Have Been Prevented?

Charles Miscio, a senior vice president at Colliers International

A few short years ago, when Arizona’s residential market was really cooking, Charles Miscio was getting his teeth cleaned when his dental hygienist made an ominous comment: She owned eight houses and was renting them out to investors, speculators and anyone in between. “It seems like everyone got caught up in that irrational thinking,” says… Read More →