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The Top 12 Ingredients in Site Selection You Need to Know

Recently, I attended an interesting event on site selection at the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s (GPEC) office downtown. They hosted a panel of corporate site selectors from New York, Texas, California, Ohio and Colorado who discussed their criteria when choosing a city and project. These types of events are exclusive to members of the GPEC …

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Over the last two weeks, I have talked about the numbers behind the job numbers in the US and Arizona. Of course, there are people much more qualified and articulate who actually track this kind of data for a living. Arizona State University’s annual Economic Outlook produced some quality information that I thought I would …

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Last week I discussed the labor market and what is happening in Arizona with job gains and the office market. This week I have pulled some information from the Brookings Institute on our economy and the recovery compared to the rest of the US. Here are some of my takeaways: –Phoenix will remain one of …

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Job creation news made headlines a few weeks back touting that the United States had recovered all of the jobs that were lost during the great recession. In Arizona, however, we are still way behind our pre-recession levels. Over the next two weeks, we are going to try to tie jobs, the Phoenix office market, …

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I had never heard of the term “Peak Office.” In simple term, Peak Office is like Peak Oil, where the market for the future is less than the past. (Just for fun, I included a peak oil graph below. If you want to read more about Peak Oil, here is a link to a short …

American Cities May Have Hit ‘Peak-Office’ Read More »

Earlier this week I sent out a narrative on investors and what kinds of yields they look for when investing. One of the reasons I founded Lee & Associates in 1991 (along with seven other Principals) was to become an investor in Real Estate. Since 1991, I have brokered hundreds of building sales but more …

My Investment Book is Published! Read More »

One of the most intellectual groups I belong to is the Counselors of Real Estate. It is an invitation-only group of 1,000 people all over the world. They vet each candidate extensively. Now that I write that, I’m wondering how I got invited to join. Anyway, at the annual convention, they had one of the …

Reaching For Yield: The High Risk of Investments Read More »

Sam Zell is one of the true giants in the commercial real estate industry. He is a genius and has crossed every product type and market across the United States. I have highlighted some of his comments below from his interview at the Urban Land Institute Fall meeting. Here are a few “gems” I found …

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Want to know the latest trends in the Phoenix Office market? Here’s what’s going on: Our first quarter Office Market Report was just released this week with some interesting stats. We had an excellent quarter for net absorption, the most important measure of the market’s health. We absorbed 727,000 SF, and if we keep that …

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Last year NAIOP held another office of the future competition. Below are the four finalists and their concepts. Here is a summary: –Hickok Cole out of Washington DC suggested a building with a second “skin” that could help filter sunlight and change as heat and light change. –Miller Hull from Seattle talked about adaptability where …

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