In the spirit of our esteemed commercial real estate blogger colleagues, we highlight the top posts of the year and a few gems you may have missed.
TOP FIVE POSTS OF 2012
1. Redefining Relevance for Brick and Mortar Retail Stores – a quality guest post on repositioning in the age of e-commerce
2. Women in Commercial Real Estate: High Time We Bridged the Gap – also the most commented post in our blog’s short history since the launch post
Those rounding out the top 5 show the market has an appetite for expense information, reinforcing our belief in the value of a sound property management team and quality data:
3. What Mad Men Should Know About Office Operating Expenses
4. Operating Expense Trends in Retail Space
5. Current Industrial Operating Expense Trends
THE BEST POSTS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
And for those of you who were up to your eyeballs grinding your transactions to completion, these were the posts our humble editor felt deserved more readership than they received, so take a moment to check them out:
How We Celebrated National Philanthropy Day – by donating $49,000! Read about our recipients
The Arizona-Sonora Region: Commerce Blossoms – From Tucson to ambos Nogales to Hermosillo, Sonora — read on.
Tucson: Where Solar, Optics & Innovation Shine – Optics Valley, Science City…Why Tucson? Read on…
Economic Stimulus: Fee Credits for Pima County – Read how Metropolitan Pima Alliance’s stellar efforts save Tucson area developers and property owners thousands on sewer connection fees.
A Tribute to our guest bloggers
Lastly, we thank our many guest authors who contributed quality and thoughtful content to our blog in 2012:
Vance Falbaum, RBC Wealth Management
Christopher T. Moyer, Cushman & Wakefield Equity, Debt & Structured Finance
Michael Lagazo, Commercial Real Estate
Bruce Wright, University of Arizona Office of University Research Parks
Michael Varney, Tucson Metro Chamber
All the best in the new year to you from our Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR Commercial Real Estate family to you and yours.
What topics or guest authors would you like to see in 2013? Let us hear from you – comment below!
Barbi Reuter, RPA oversees Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR’s operations, research, finance and marketing/social media activities and serves as Associate Broker. One of 13 company Principals, she is active in industry and community leadership, through such organizations as Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Greater Tucson Leadership, Arizona Town Hall, and board work for the Tucson Girls Chorus and PICOR Charitable Foundation. In 2012, she was named a Woman of Influence by Inside Tucson Business.
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