Ray Huard

Reporter

Email: rhuard@sdbj.com
Phone: 858-277-8904

Recent Stories

Former Mission Federal Building Sold For $10.4M

Building is in Sorrento Mesa

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Apartment Complex Sold For Nearly $3.3M

Complex has 23 apartments

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Real Estate Deals: June 17, 2019

New properties sold. A Normal Heights apartment building has been sold for nearly $2 million.

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Pathfinder’s Projects Are Being Built All Around County

Company Partners To Build Creekside Apartments in Vista

San Diego’s Pathfinder Partners has just finished construction of Creekside Apartments adjacent to the Vista Village shopping center in Vista and has nearly finished a second Vista apartment project at Melrose Drive and Breeze Hill Road.

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North Park Draws Apartment Developers

PROPERTY: Food, Nightlife Scene Help Fill the Rentals

Developers are turning their attention to North Park in hopes of drawing renters who want an urban lifestyle with a funky touch but eschew the more hectic downtown lifestyle.

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El Cajon Apartments Sold For Nearly $13M

Complex has 56 apartments

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Sudberry Building Business Park On 50 Acre Site

Company Plans To Develop the Project in Stages

Sudberry Properties has started construction of a 409,500 square-foot business park in Chula Vista that will include a mix of commercial and industrial projects.

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Developers Cater to Millennials’ Tastes For Good Reasons

Downtown and North Park Projects Focus on Younger Set

San Diego developers who focus what they build on so-called millennials are right on target when it comes reaching the biggest market.

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Civic San Diego Likely to Slide Into Consulting Role

DEVELOPMENT: Project Approvals to Move to City Development Services Dept.

Give us a chance, is what city planning officials are asking as they present plans to take over the downtown planning and permitting duties that have been handled by Civic San Diego — the independent agency created in 2012 to oversee downtown development.

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Defense Company Increases Its Space at Summit Pointe

Breaking Ground On Second Industrial Building Planned

TrellisWare Technologies has expanded its presence along the I-15 corridor.

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April Home Sales Are Up 11.4% From March

S.D. Ranked Fifth For Having Priced People Out of Market

CoreLogic reports an uptick in home prices and the number of homes on the market in San Diego County.

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New Club at Petco Is More Open to Game Experience

Walls Fold Aside to Open Up Onto the Ballpark

New look for Petco Park's VIP club thanks to an extensive makeover by BNBuilders and Carrier Johnson + Culture.

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America Assets Trust Acquires La Jolla Commons

Purchase price was $525 million.

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Retail Considers Its Options, Including Residential

Property: Vista Center Sees Opportunity In ‘Built-In Customer Base’

One of North County’s largest shopping centers — Vista’s North County Square — is planning to add residential to its mix in what’s becoming a growing trend.

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Chula Vista Industrial Buildings Sold For $24.4M

Buildings comprise the Brandywine Distribution Center

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A $900M Bond Is Proposed for Housing

HOUSING: Veterans, Homeless As Well as Others to Be Housed

More new affordable housing projects have popped up throughout San Diego County over the past two years, with more on the way. Even so, the need is so overwhelming that barely a dent has been made, with waiting lists topping 100...

Stos Partners Sells Office Building For Nearly $9.1M

Building is in San Dimas

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San Diego Team Arranges Financing For Los Angeles Apartments

Apartments are in Sherman Oaks neighborhood.

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Innovative or Old Hat? Realtors Describe Newcomer as Both

HOUSING: Zillow Service Lets Home Sellers Move Quickly

An online real estate tracking company based in Seattle is starting a digital service to sell homes in San Diego County and other select cities.

Seaport Part of Builder’s Amazing Journey

BUILDING: From Refugee Camp to Gafcon Role, He Embraces Challenges

Canh Tran knew he wanted a career in construction from the time when a seventh-grade teacher told him he’d done a good job on a drafting project. “I was drawing and he would come up next to me and say, ‘you’re pretty good,’” Tran said.

Otay Mesa Industrial Buildings Sold For $33M

Buildings are within the Siempre Viva Business Park

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Chula Vista Medical Building Sold For $4M

Center is adjacent to Sharp HealthCare

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Brown and Caldwell Opens Downtown Office

Company's offices are at 450 B St.

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Normal Heights Apartments Sold For Nearly $2M

Building has nine apartments.

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Apartment Complex Sold For Nearly $2.1M

Complex has 12 apartments.

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Development Puts Otay Ranch on the Map

HOUSING: Rare Affordability, Variety Offered at Huge Long-Term Project

With some of its neighborhoods nearly butting up against the border with Mexico, Otay Ranch was once thought to be too remote by some homebuyers, too long a commute for people working downtown, and even thought by some to be part of Mexico.

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La Jolla Apartments Sold For $2.5M

Complex has five apartments.

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Zephyr Partners Buys Solana Beach Land For $9.4M

Property will be developed as mixed-use project

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National City Apartments Sold For $5.7M

Complex has 30 apartments.

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Coronado Apartments Sold For $4.1M

Buyer and seller undisclosed

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Atlanta Developer Building Amazon Facility in Otay Mesa

PROPERTY: Two Million Square Feet Project May Draw Other Companies

A four-story distribution center that would be among the largest industrial buildings in San Diego County is being built for Amazon on a 65-acrce site in Otay Mesa.

Pacific Beach Apartments Sold For $7.3M

Complex has 34 apartments.

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La Jolla Building Sold For $2.7M

Building includes retail and residential space.

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Otay Mesa Industrial Building Completed

Building is 174,200 square feet.

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Pathfinder Partners Buys Vancouver Apartments For $29M

Complex has 132 apartments.

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Coworking Location Takes Production Facility Role

FILM: Film Hub Offers Professional Studios, An Alternative to LA

Film Hub, a 12,500 square-foot coworking studio focusing on movie and television productions in Vista, is set for a soft opening June 1 while construction wraps up with a formal opening tentatively set for September.

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San Francisco Firm Buys Sorrento Mesa Building

Graymark Capital Inc. bought the 92,477 square-foot building at 10455 Pacific Center Court from an undisclosed seller for $16.5 million. The building is 45 percent occupied.

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Latest Solution to Local Housing Crisis: Granny Flats

PROPERTY: Housing Commission Estimates Room for 5,500

Granny flats are being looked at by the San Diego Housing Commission as one way to help ease the region’s housing crisis.

Carlsbad Project Sold For $3.9M

Quonset Project tenants include Campfire Restaurant and Carruth Cellars.

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HFF Secures Refinancing Loan For Point Loma Project

Project was completed in 2018.

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Tenants Find Class A Spot at Tower 180

OFFICE: Blue Bottle, Mendocino Farms Will Move In

With $55 million of redevelopment work still under way, the 25-story downtown San Diego office building that’s been renamed Tower 180 has signed up two tenants for some of the retail space.

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Stos Partners Buys Temecula Industrial Building For $7.1M

Calavo Growers is leasing part of the building.

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The Park Bankers Hill Rises Above Its Critics

PROPERTY: Project Has Sold About 41 Of Its 60 Condos

Despite being panned with an Onion award for its architecture, the pricey The Park Bankers Hill condominiums are an apparent hit with buyers who are more interested in its views and amenities than snarky reviews.

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Tower 16 Buys Colton Apartment Complex

Company plans $4 million in renovations

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La Mesa Apartments Sold For Nearly $4.1M

Complex has 22 apartments

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Bankers Hill Apartments Go Back to the Future

HOUSING: Owner Repositions Property As Condominiums

Harkening back to the heady pre-recession days of the housing boom, a San Diego developer has converted a Bankers Hill apartment complex into condominiums that are selling at a price well below newer projects in the neighborhood.

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North Park Apartment Building Sold For $13.3M

New owner plans to renovate and rebrand the building.

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San Diego Firm Sells Portland Apartments For $14M

Complex has 75 apartments

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Hot Office Market Continues to Shape Scene

OFFICE: Monthly Rents Expected to Rise 3% to 4% By Year’s End

Demand for office space is getting ever more intense, according to a report from the commercial brokerage firm Colliers International.

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