AZRE Forum 2016

This is a past event

July 21, 2016 at 5:00 pm


Last night, AZ Big Media hosted the AZRE Forum, where a packed crowd of commercial real estate pros listened in on a mid-year market update from some of the Valley’s premiere experts.

About 300 people were in attendance and they heard a breakdown on the state of the commercial real estate industry in Arizona and how the brokerage markets are doing in Arizona.

Some of the evening’s highlights include:

  • The panelists are optimistic about multifamily and infill developments in Arizona. Rents have been growing and there is a lot of optimism for 2017.
  • In recent years, healthcare has been seeing many changes and that includes the type of space providers need. The panelists have been seeing a rise in needs for build-to-suit spaces as vacancy in older medical spaces has been rising.
  • Construction costs have been high and a lack of skilled labor in Arizona is cause for a lot of concern in the industry.
  • The panelists also talked about the possibility of a recession in the next couple of years, but since Arizona never experienced any kind of hockey stick growth, they hope the next recession will be a manageable one, closer to the 2001 recession than the Great Recession.

Meet the panelists

Tonight, we have thirteen panelists with two moderators from various sectors in the industry.


Past AZRE Forum 2016 Events