California investors are driving transaction volumes in Arizona during the pandemic. California investors typically account for 30% to 40% of transaction volumes in the market, but recently, that number has increased to 50%. While the pandemic has impacted all markets, California investors continue to flock to business friendly markets, like California.

“We attribute this recent surge to a widening disparity in business climate in Arizona versus California,” Ari Spiro, founding principal of Orion Investment Real Estate, tells “Increased concern of regulation and taxation on investment properties is causing concern and Arizona’s historic pro-business environment has proven to be attractive to businesses relocating here as well as investment capital.”

Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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