Prime Commerce Center Office and Parcel

Prescott’s Commerce Center is one of the market’s most sought after upscale commercial locations.

Two prime properties are now being offered for sale and these offerings both front on the Prescott Lakes Parkway.

Corner Office Building

This 5,616 SF property is immaculate and well positioned at the entrance to the Commerce Center.

Currently the home of the Daily Courier newspaper, the office affords large open spaces, large entry statement reception area and a variety of large and small offices complemented by conference areas.

CPNA Daily Courier Office Building

This office building sits on 1.87 acres at the entrance to the Prescott Commerce Center. Its expansive design and modern motif set it apart as one-of-a-kind property. [Read more…]

Retail Tragedy and Triumph

Prescott retail commercial real estateNo, the dark moments of 2008 are not yet behind us. The Prescott and Prescott Valley, Arizona retail markets appear to be booming…emphasis on “appear.”

Looks can be, and often are, deceiving. Our local retail shopping centers we may be repeating history by overbuilding in a flat market that cannot sustain the economic demands of retailers.

Hearing the Giant Sucking Sound

Prescott and Prescott Valley are now two distinct retail markets with minimal consumer crossover. Frontier Village was Yavapai County’s first major retail mall. Prior to its development consumers shopped at what was then called “Ponderosa Plaza” located on Gail Gardner Way between Willow Creek Road and Iron Springs Road. At this point in retail history, Prescott Valley was still in a state of retail infancy.

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The Nasty World of CRE Grunge

There is a lot to be said for quality. There is a lot to be gained by a commitment to quality property management.

In the world where being grunge is often applauded and rewarded, I remain convinced that being tacky is a cultural statement about one’s point of reference.

Is it just me or have you also noticed some of the creeping influences of grunge within the world of CRE?

Of late, I’m becoming more acutely aware of the relationship between cracked stucco, peeling paint, potholed parking lots, leaking roofs and the level of an owner’s commitment to creating and maintain property value through capital improvements and dedication to property management.

I See Ugly Properties

My recent observations of properties in the metro Phoenix, Arizona commercial real estate market have led me to the conclusion that something grungy is happening. Once pristine properties are now left to the elements. The same grunge is becoming more and more apparent in the Prescott, Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona commercial real estate markets.

There appears to be a deliberate draw-down on capital commitments and property management. It’s obvious, it’s annoying and it most certainly can impact a commercial property’s actual and perceived value. Capital is tight and owners are hesitant to spend.
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Owner Tip #172 – Pick “A” or “B”

We are in an option market…tenants have an increasing array of space options available to them, whether office, retail or medical. My advice to owners is simply; if you are in an option market, create and control your own options.

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It is a competitive and nervous leasing market and therefore, it is wise for owners to abandon the “one-size-fits-all” approach to leasing.

Lease program development requires a careful examination of the prospective tenant’s business needs and qualifications. Whether the commercial real estate market is Prescott, Arizona, Tucson, Arizona or Phoenix, Arizona, presenting lease options to a prospective tenant can work well because options are non-threatening and they empower.

It is entirely possible that some leases can be optioned to the tenant where street rate is actually exceeded in years 4-5 of an initial term. In a market filled with vacancies and tenants seeking the best value in exchange for their commitment, it makes sense to offer optional leasing programs, which empower the tenant (let me give you a hint, they already have the power) to exercise the power of choice.

Vacancies are increasing and owners are competing for a limited number of truly qualified tenants. The option approach is another opportunity for economic performance. It will be some time before we can say to tenants, “The rate is the rate…” and have them sign off with little resistance.

Donald Teel is a Senior Associate with Arizona Commercial, an Arizona commercial brokerage and property management firm. Need more information? Please call 1-877-777-9100 or, if you prefer, you may email Donald Teel