Lou Hirsh

Staff Reporter

Email: lhirsh@sdbj.com
Phone: 858-277-8904 Extension: 3107

Recent Stories

Two Mira Mesa Hotels Sell for $25.17 Million

An affiliate of San Diego-based Excel Hotel Group has purchased two neighboring hotels in Mira Mesa for $25.17 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

Tease photo

Two Mira Mesa Hotels Sell for $25.17M

An affiliate of San Diego-based Excel Hotel Group has purchased two neighboring hotels in Mira Mesa for $25.17 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

Tease photo

Westfield UTC’s $600M Overhaul Nears Completion

Construction workers were still keeping busy with landscaping and signage, as the Westfield UTC mall entered the final home stretch on a $600 million renovation and expansion.

Lease Deals Bring New Incoming Tenants

San Diego’s Murphy Development recently announced three more big lease signings at its industrial and office property known as The Campus at San Diego Business Park in Otay Mesa. The U.S. government’s General Services Administration signed a 10-year lease for 40,872 square feet of office space at the 2055 Sanyo Ave. building, where fiber-optic technology provider kSARIA Corp. recently leased 59,267 square feet of office and warehouse space for three years.

Tease photo

Filling Minds, Grocery Bags, and Plates

San Diego-based America’s Finest Charter School recently acquired a 12,726-square-foot former Universal Church building at 4481 Estrella Ave. for $1.8 million, with plans to convert it into a charter high school expected to take occupancy in the first quarter of 2018. The buyer of the property, which had been vacant for about a year, was represented by Peter Wright of QFC Real Estate, and the seller was represented by Thomas Riley of Mission Realty Co.

Tease photo

Center Talks Aim For June Ballot Spot

POLITICS: Hotel Tax Hike Also to Address Homelessness

Informal talks are continuing among multiple organizations, aimed at reviving a proposed hotel tax-hike ballot measure to fund an expansion of the San Diego Convention Center. But this time the goals reportedly include getting it to voters sooner – possibly in June 2018 – and with more of the proceeds earmarked toward the city’s growing homelessness problem.

Tease photo

Blufftop Battleground

PROPERTY: Prime Coastal Spot in Del Mar Draws Developers With Reputation for Success

Two Encinitas developers — The Robert Green Co. and Zephyr — contend their track records with luxury projects in high-profile places, combined with some long-term patience, should guide them through an expected thicket of obstacles to completing their proposed oceanfront resort in Del Mar.

Tease photo

Downtown’s Historic Santa Fe Depot Gets New Owner

A San Diego entity recorded as Santa Fe Depot LLC has acquired the landmark downtown train station for an undisclosed price, according to brokerage firm Voit Real Estate Services.

Tease photo

Vista Industrial Building Sold for $3.92 Million

A Vista buyer recorded as VCIT LLC has acquired an industrial and office property in that city for approximately $3.92 million, according to brokerage firm Lee & Associates.

Tease photo

Cruzan Obtains $41.2M in Refinancing for Carlsbad Office Campus

Solana Beach-based development and investment firm Cruzan has obtained $41.2 million in refinancing for its Make office campus in Carlsbad, according to CBRE Group Inc., which arranged the financing.

Tease photo

More stories >>