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Special Report: Increases Expected in 2019 Construction Costs

BUILDING: Tariffs, Demand for Materials Likely to Boost PricesA year ago, construction costs were rising so fast with fear of tariffs so shaking the industry that some contractors started stockpiling materials. That’s over, with many San Diego County contractors predicting a slow but steady rise in costs through the end of 2019.

JLL Takes Coworking Space For Satellite Office in Carlsbad

The commercial real estate firm JLL is expanding in San Diego County, opening satellite offices in Carlsbad.

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Kensington Commons Sold For Nearly $22.7M

Project has 34 apartments.

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North Park Mixed-Use Complex Sold For $5.7M

Complex includes 10 apartments and 1,820 square feet of commercial space

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SD 500: John D. Frager

SD 500 recap: John Frager is an executive managing director for CBRE, a global commercial real estate and investment services firm, leading the company’s San Diego and Baja, Mexico business

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San Diego Voted 7th Worst City for First-Time Home Buyers

The ranking for the best and worst metro cities for first-time home buyers list by Bankrate, which looked at the 50 largest metro areas, was based on affordability, culture, housing market tightness, job market and safety, among other measures.

Erickson-Hall Makes Employee Ownership The Foundation of Its Succession Plan

Workers at Erickson-Hall Construction Co. based in Escondido will eventually own the company under a plan put in place by the company’s founders, David Erickson and Michael Hall.

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Some Military Construction May Wait for Border Wall

San Diego County has its share of military construction projects that might take a back seat to construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Porsche Dealership Design Is Detour From Carlsbad’s Criteria

Building a new Porsche dealership in Carlsbad for came with some special challenges for Dempsey Construction.

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First California-Grown Coffee Tasting At Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

In partnership with Frinj Coffee, San Diego-based Bird Rock Coffee Roasters held a tasting of the first California-grown coffee in San Diego earlier this month. The varietal, a certified organic Cuicateco which scored a 92 from Coffee Review, was available in limited supply, according to a news release, and coffee roasters have plans to provide more beans in coming months.

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Escondido Valley Center Sold For $24.9M

Center tenants include AKDI grocery, HomeGoods, and Staples

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Vista Village Shopping Center Sold

Center is in downtown Vista

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San Diego Developer Building Nevada Business Park

Complex will have four buildings

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For Kilroy, One Paseo Was Transformative Journey

PROPERTY: CEO Made Leadership Changes, Created An Experiential Setting

Lawsuits didn’t stop it. A referendum didn’t stop it. Not even the worst economic slowdown since the Great Depression stopped it.

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Developer Goes Extra Mile With House in Tow for Apartment Project

San Diego developer Tim Foley turned what could have been a simple North Park apartment development into one with many moving parts, including a 2,300 square-foot house that had to be relocated.

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