Ray Huard

Reporter

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

Recent Stories

Texas Group Plans a San Diego Waterfront Steakhouse

Slated for an October 2018 opening, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse on Pacific Highway would be part of the BRIC marketing district.

Mission Federal Credit Union Pays $39.5M for Scripps Ranch Business Park Building

The buyer will occupy two of the buildings at the Horizon Tech Center and offer the third for lease.

San Marcos Shopping Center Sells for $4.2M

The center is anchored by a standalone US Bank.

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Pardee Homes Development Opening in Santee

Located just off of State Road 52, the development will include 415 homes arranged in four distinct neighborhoods.

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Atlanta B2B Packaging Co. Leases Escondido Industrial Park Space

Veritiv is leasing the 212,088 square-foot structure being built by Badiee Development at 1925 and 2005 Harmony Grove Road.

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Rents Likely to Rise as Tech Cos. Chase Space

PROPERTY: Demand Spreads Beyond the Usual Submarkets

The rapid growth of tech companies, along with their voracious appetite for more and more space in the hottest submarkets in San Diego and elsewhere is driving up office rent prices in neighboring submarkets.

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Italian Eatery Coming to The Hub Hillcrest Market

Maestoso will take over the space that was Napizza pizzeria.

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Gelato Paradiso Coming to Coronado

The company has stores in Seaport Village on San Diego’s waterfront, Laguna Beach and Newport Beach.

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Oceanside Industrial Property Goes for $8.5M

Built in 2006, the 54,670 square-foot building at 1825 Corporate Center Drive is within the Ocean Ranch Industrial Park.

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Vista Apartment Property Sells for $117.5 Million

Waterleaf Apartments in Vista have been bought by MG Properties Group for $117.5 million.

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North Park Mixed-Use Complex Sold for $4.1M

The three-building complex in North Park includes retail shops, three second-story apartments, and medical offices.

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Hyatt Place Hotel in Vista Sold

The 150-room Hyatt Place hotel in Vista was sold for an undisclosed price to Brighton Management.

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Kearny Mesa Office Building Sells for $4.2M

A Kearny Mesa office building near Sharp Memorial Hospital and Rady Children’s Hospital sold for $4.2 million.

Indoor Rec Center Finds a Home in Carlsbad

House of Air has opened in a 34,000 square-foot space.

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Rancho Bernardo Exercise Studio to Combine Yoga and Float Therapy

Yauvana Yoga & Float is set to open in January.

Pacific Beach Apartments Sold for $4M

A 10-unit Pacific Beach apartment complex has been sold for $4 million.

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Mission Gorge Shopping Plaza Sold for $10.1M

The Riverdale Shopping Center in Mission Gorge has been sold for $10.1 million.

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Onetime condos sold as apartments in prime Torrey Hills

A Torrey Hills apartment complex that was designed as condominiums has been sold for an undisclosed price. Elevated on a bluff with a panoramic view Torrey Pines State Reserve and the Pacific Ocean, the 100-unit Ocean Air luxury apartments were sold to Ocean Air L.P., an affiliate of R&V Management Corp.

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Community Spirit and Spirits May Be Good Mix at Mall

A combination cocktail bar and tasting room by CH Projects is set to open in the Westfield UTC mall in January. Raised by Wolves by CH Projects will include 1,500 square feet of retail space and a 2,000 square foot cocktail bar and tasting room designed by Paul Basile of BASILE Studio.

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SDSU’s Mission Valley Proposal Seeks True College Campus Feel

PROPERTY: Educational And Environmental Aspects Could Be Selling Points

A $3 billion project proposed by San Diego State University to replace the Mission Valley site of the former Qualcomm Stadium would include a walkable campus, a new stadium, classroom buildings, retail shops and residences.

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High Speed Rail Work Reaches San Diego

TRANSPORT: Contracts Spread Throughout State

Never give up, could well be the motto of Bernard Johnson’s San Diego contracting firm — The Bernard Johnson Group.

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S.D. Among Top 10 Least Affordable for Homebuyers

The reason housing is so pricey in San Diego and elsewhere in California is simple — more people chasing fewer homes, said Cristina Jisa of Yardi Systems Inc.

Escondido Commercial Building Sells for $1.6M

The Escondido building that is home to About Service, Inc. has been sold for $1.6 million.

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San Elijo Lagoon Restoration Begins

A long-awaited restoration of the San Elijo Lagoon began Nov. 29.

Report: S.D. 5th Most Expensive for Renters

Renters looking to stretch their earnings might try El Cajon, according to a report by Zumper, a rental property search firm.

Kearny Mesa Retail Center Sells for $9.9M

A Kearny Mesa retail center has been sold for $9.9 million.

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Westcore Properties Names New COO

Robert Sistek has joined Westcore Properties as its chief operating officer.

Oceanside Apartments Sell for $4M

An Oceanside single-story apartment building with some commercial space on South Coast Highway has been sold for $4 million.

S.D. Apartments Sold for $11.5M

An 81-unit San Diego apartment complex has been sold for $11.5 million.

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City Heights Apartments Sold for $2.5 million

A 16-unit Euclid Avenue apartment complex in City Heights has been sold for $2.5 million.

Retirement Town … Not Anymore

Planning to retire? Thanks partly to the high cost of housing, the San Diego metropolitan region is not the place for you, according to a report from Bankrate.com. San Diego was ranked 23rd among 50 metro regions reviewed by the organization, which provides consumer financial information online.

Public Spaces, Private Enterprises Make Good Mix at Westfield UTC

A plethora of new stores has opened at Westfield UTC, with more to come following the October opening of the mall’s two-story Nordstrom and San Diego’s first Shake Shack restaurant.

Brokerage’s Mall Office Amenities Likely to Make the Sale for Recruits

When CBRE went shopping for a new location for its San Diego headquarters, the company went to a mall.

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Downtown Building to Remain Senior Housing After Upgrade

PROPERTY: Deal for 14-Story Tower Locks In Status for 55 Years

A downtown San Diego apartment tower that has long been home to low-income senior citizens will undergo a major makeover in a deal that guarantees that it will remain affordable housing for 55 years.

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Median Sales Price for Single-Family Home in North County in October: $680K

Home prices in San Diego’s North County crept ever higher in October.

Nixon Opens Outlet in Encinitas

Nixon has opened a retail store in its global headquarters on South Coast Highway.

La Jolla Offices Sold for $3.2 million

A La Jolla office building that is home to a City National Bank office and the law firm of Blanchard, Krasner and French has been sold for $3.2 million.

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Coronado Apartments Sell for $3.1 million

A seven-unit Coronado apartment complex has sold for $3.1 million.

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Industrial and Flex Lead Way As Construction Gets Busy

New construction is heading for levels not seen in San Diego County since before the past recession, according to a report by the commercial real estate brokerage firm of JLL.

Star Street: Del Mar Heights Road

Businesses looking for a tony place to open shop might well consider Del Mar Heights Road.

Alexan ALX Leads Way of Downtown Apartment Boom

PROPERTY: Alexan Targets Millennials; More Projects on the Way

Downtown San Diego is about to get the first in a series of new apartment towers — Alexan ALX — after a year of little activity

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A New Day at the Office

Design and Construction Moves to Meet Millennials By Providing Open Space, Amenities And Office Options Rather Than a Set Space

Millennials, those younger workers between the ages of 18 and 34 who are seeking a different kind of workspace, are having a profound effect on the way offices are designed and built in San Diego County and elsewhere. And since millennials constitute a large percentage of the San Diego population, designers and builders are stepping up to accommodate their preferences.

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Arizona St. Apartment Complex Sells for $2.8M

An eight-unit North Park apartment building sold for nearly $2.8 million, close to $350,000 per unit.

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Design Firm Expands Offerings at California Offices

SmithGroupJJR, an integrated design firm, has begun offering mechanical and electrical engineering services in-house at its San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco offices.

North Park Apartment Sold for $2.8M

A Texas Street apartment complex in North Park sold for nearly $2.8 million, about $350,000 per unit.

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Survey: Nearly Half Say They Prefer Shopping In-Store Over Online

Brick and mortar store owners can take heart from a recent survey.

Report: Good Credit Score Key to High-End Apartments

Apartment renters better have good credit if they expect to get into that cool flat.

Jessop Jewelers to Shutter After 125 Years

Jessop Jewelers in downtown San Diego is closing its doors after 125 years in business.

Court Allows Improvements to go on at Belmont Park

A recent court ruling will allow improvements to continue at San Diego’s Belmont Park.

Jessop Jewelers Shutting Down After 125 Years

Jessop Jewelers in downtown San Diego is closing its doors after 125 years in business.

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