Phoenix, AZ - December 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lee & Associates Arizona is pleased to announce a pair of commercial property sales and a five-year lease in the East Valley. In the first deal, the Freeway Executive Center II office development located at 10439 South 51st Street in Phoenix was sold for $3,750,000, or $78 per square foot. Lee & Associates Principals Chris McClurg and Adam Tolson represented the buyer, Child & Family Support Services. Bryan Taute, Senior Vice President at CBRE, and Eric Wichterman, Executive Vice President at Cassidy Turley BRE, represented the seller, FEC 2, LLC.
Warehouse Sales Continue to Surge in Phoenix, While Suburban Flex Space Attracting Foreign Investors
Phoenix, AZ - October 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Resurgent economic headwinds have rattled the nation’s employment and industrial markets, as both hiring and industrial property sales volume eased in the third quarter. Nevertheless, the economic turbulence is not expected to lead to a double-dip recession. So far in 2011, national blue-collar employment levels have expanded by an estimated 361,000 positions, or 1.3%, and roughly $17 billion in industrial transactions have closed. During the same stretch last year, fewer than 3,000 manual-trade positions were added and industrial sales volume reached just $11.7 billion. Furthermore, several key hiring and industrial market indicators, including the Institute of Supply Management’s PMI index, showed improvement late in the third quarter, strengthening fourth quarter expectations. Total nonfarm employment is an ticipated to expand by 1.4 million new jobs in 2011, or 1.1%, after 940,000 workers were added last year. Manual industries will generate 451,000 positions, representing growth of 1.6%.