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U.S. and Arizona Housing Market

I attended the always-fabulous 2019 Land Advisors Phoenix Land & Housing Forecast back in December and guess what?  The U.S. housing market is on a roll and doing just fine, thank you. Bonus: The Metro Phoenix housing market is the #1 market in the country. Why? A decade of not building enough housing to match … Continue reading U.S. and Arizona Housing Market

1-Minute Phoenix Metro Office Market Update: Q4 2019

It’s time for us to look back at the Metro Phoenix Office Market for 2019. Readers of this narrative know that I am an office broker who works every day with tenants and landlords as they navigate real estate nuances and opportunities. I (along with my incredible team) am based in Phoenix but work around the country, … Continue reading 1-Minute Phoenix Metro Office Market Update: Q4 2019

Coppola-Cheney 2019 – By the Numbers

Many who know me know that I’m a dedicated goal setter. (Those who know me really well might say I go a bit overboard.) I set and track goals on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis in all areas of life, from family time to backpacking to even the amount of sleep I get each night.    … Continue reading Coppola-Cheney 2019 – By the Numbers

Office Space 2020- The Employee Experience- Part 4 of 4

In this final week of my series, I wanted to talk about what companies are doing for their employees.  Yes, we know a few already—meals, bocce ball, corn hole and napping pods all across Silicon Valley.  But what about across the U.S.?  For this I turned to one of our clients and a leader in … Continue reading Office Space 2020- The Employee Experience- Part 4 of 4

Office Space 2020- The Tenant Rules- Part 3 of 4

One of the first lessons you learn when you start representing owners and tenants in leasing office space is that the tenant rules.  They drive everything.  Rates, Tenant Improvements, where buildings get built, what buildings get built — everything.  Deloitte produced a very nice 2020 Commercial Real Estate Outlook (the link to the entire study … Continue reading Office Space 2020- The Tenant Rules- Part 3 of 4

Office Space 2020- Workforce- Part 2 of 4

Today I want to look at the workforce for this coming decade. We are living AND working longer.  I wrote a previous narrative about how five generations of employees are now in the workplace.  Check it out here. What does that mean having five generations in your office?: – We are having to plan for, manage, … Continue reading Office Space 2020- Workforce- Part 2 of 4

Office Space 2020- A 4 Part Series (Part 1)

Welcome to 2020.  As we start the new decade, I have prepared a 4-part series of narratives on office space 2020.  For the next 4 weeks, I’ll be taking a look at what is going on in the workplace from a high level to set the tone for the decade. Part One: The Future Office. Below … Continue reading Office Space 2020- A 4 Part Series (Part 1)

Net Metro to Metro Migration Winners

Who is winning in Metro to Metro Migration across the country?  Phoenix.  1 in 7 out of state relocation’s come to Arizona and by far the majority move to Metro Phoenix. Check out this graph below to see other markets that are winners.  If you want to read the whole article, here you go.   If … Continue reading Net Metro to Metro Migration Winners

Happy Holidays From Coppola-Cheney

2019 is coming to an end, and with it the 2010s. What a great year and decade it’s been for our team and company. This year we closed over 150 transactions with some incredible clients who pushed our team to greater heights. This was my 6th year writing this narrative.  I am grateful to have … Continue reading Happy Holidays From Coppola-Cheney

World’s Most Beautiful Offices of 2019

I love to write this narrative each year.  Annually, I get to comment on some of the coolest office spaces in the world and also highlight a couple clients we have completed transactions with in the past 12 months.  First is a very cool tenant lounge that Cypress Properties and Oaktree built at Renaissance One. Next, … Continue reading World’s Most Beautiful Offices of 2019

The Big-Data Deluge

Watching and learning outside our industry over the past decade, I have seen how Big Data is taking over.  Well, it’s finally coming to Commercial Real Estate (CRE).  How much? Below is a graphic from CB Insights showing the companies and areas they are working on for creating smart cities.    Here are some thoughts … Continue reading The Big-Data Deluge

Phoenix Historical Office Statistics

The last time metro Phoenix office vacancy was 16.1% was in 2007. It took us 12 years to get back to the same vacancy. It was a long, tough road back, but we are finally there.  However, this time around, there are some big differences comparing 2007 and 2019: 1-Average rents (not Class A rents which … Continue reading Phoenix Historical Office Statistics

1-Minute Phoenix Metro Office Market Update: Q3 2019

After a quiet second quarter, the Greater Phoenix office market experienced a HUGE third quarter in terms of tenant activity.   Over 1 million SF of net absorption (think job growth) was recorded in just a 90-day period, making 2019’s year-to-date net absorption 2.64 million SF – almost matching space absorbed in all of 2018, and … Continue reading 1-Minute Phoenix Metro Office Market Update: Q3 2019

I Got One Right… and I am not happy about it

In 2015, I said this was not a good investment.   In 2018, I said, I couldn’t believe this was still going on.  In April this year, I reiterated this was going to crash….and it finally has.  But that doesn’t mean I’m happy I was right.    What was my prediction?  WeWork (now We Company) was not … Continue reading I Got One Right… and I am not happy about it

2019-20 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate – My Annual Take

One of the best parts of being a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) is the annual debate about what issues are driving real estate.  Boy have they changed over the last 5 years.  For 2019-2020, our organization has come up with a couple issues that you would have NEVER guessed would have been on the top … Continue reading 2019-20 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate – My Annual Take

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