By Gabriela Rico | AZ Daily Star
Real estate broker and developer George Larsen is celebrating his 50th year in the Tucson market and was recently recognized by the Southern Arizona CCIM Chapter as a real estate legend.
The 77-year-old cofounder of commercial brokerage firm, Larsen Baker, shared his experiences and thoughts about the local real estate market over past five decades.
Known for his saucy sense of humor, many of Larsen’s responses had to be edited before publication.
Q. What was your first job in commercial real estate?
A. My first job was at Horizon Corporation in sales administration. We were developing communities in El Paso and Albuquerque. Tucson’s population in 1970 was about 300,000. There was not much besides desert east of Wilmot or north of Wetmore.