Trends

Construction Input Prices Up in January

By Associated Builders and Contractors  Construction input prices increased 2.5 percent in January 2021 compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data. Nonresidential construction input prices rose 2.1 percent for

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Nonres. Construction Spending Down 0.8 Percent

By Associated Builders and Contractors  National nonresidential construction spending declined 0.8 percent in December 2020, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, nonresidential spending totaled $790.2B for

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Arizona Cities See Higher Rents

While Apartment List’s National Rent Index is down 1.4 percent over the last year, rents in Tucson have increased 4.7 percent since the start of the COVID-19 crisis. Since March, Tucson’s month-over-month rents are up 0.6 percent, and year-over-year increases total 5.9 percent.

Trends

Investors Flocking to Biolab Sector

By Sebastian Obando for National Real Estate Investor  Commercial real estate investors are showing increasing interest in biolab facilities as healthcare research and development has accelerated due to the pandemic.  “[There is] an increased demand for laboratory space which, when coupled

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Phoenix #2 in Data Center Growth

Source: JLL  COVID-19’s impact on public safety and stay-home orders drove significant demand for immediate digital connectivity around the world. JLL’s 2020 Mid-Year Data Center Outlook finds data centers’ resiliency and reliability established the sector as one of

Budgets & Funding

ADOT Opening Additional 2021-2025 Plan

Source: Arizona Department of Transportation  The Arizona Department of Transportation will open an additional comment period for the revised 2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program on Friday, September 18th. The additional comment period will extend through Tuesday, October 27th.  The State Transportation