Ray Huard

Reporter

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

Recent Stories

Development Builds on Rural Theme

Cost is Put at $500M for Net Zero Development

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MG Properties Buys Two Los Angeles Apartment Complexes for $139.5M

Complexes have 397 apartments combined

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Shea Homes Buys El Cajon Site For $6.5M

Plans to build 36 estate homes

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Fletcher Hills Apartments Sold For $2.8M

Complex has 14 apartments

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Pacific Beach Apartments Sold For $7M

Two complexes had 22 apartments

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Vista Industrial Property Sold For Nearly $2.5M

Property is fully leased

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Companies Create a Destination for Tenants

PROPERTY: Unusual Eatery, Collaborative Spaces Transform Office Campus

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Big-Box Vacancies Are Snapped Up By Retailers Big and Small

In the First Half, Space Became Available in 29 Big-Box Stores

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Office Project Gets a Key OK from Council; Groups Still Oppose

Cisterra Plans $450,000 Contribution to Preserve; Activists Want Site Changed

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Joint Venture of Stos, Long Wharf Acquire Two Buildings

Cos. See Advantage In Rehabbing Older Buildings

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North Park Apartments Sold For $3.7M

Complex has 10 apartments

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Renovation Caters to Biotech’s Researchers

PROPERTY: Execs’ Offices Take Back Seat to Workers’

Give the best views of the ocean and surrounding landscape to the researchers up front.

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Riverside Apartments Acquired by San Diego Firm For $60M

Complex has 187 apartments

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Cornerstone’s Estancia Built to Accommodate Large Families

Houses Have Granny Flats for Separate Living Space

what for it is an unusually small housing development in Otay Ranch in partnership with Presidio Residential Capital.

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Carlsbad Industrial Building Sold For $7.3M

Building was home to the Gemological Institute of America

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La Mesa Shopping Center Sold For $3.2M

Center has 50 percent occupied

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Normal Heights Apartments Sold For $2.3M

Complex has eight apartments

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Versatility Defines Industrial Projects

PROPERTY: Developers See Sector as Solid Investment

Demand for industrial buildings has never been higher in San Diego County, and some of the new ones going up are a far cry from the sterile warehouses of old.

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Downtown Office Building Sold For $4.1M

Building was renovated in 2005

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House Prices Still Increasing as Sales Continue to Decrease

Rancho Bernardo Led The Way With 55 Sales In Month of June

Home sales were down in June for the 11th month in a row in Southern California.

Irwin Building Co., Architect Tim Martin Renovating Historic Home

Junior League’s Project Originally Designed By Louis and Irving Gill

A Bankers Hill home built in 1916 for San Diego Zoo founder Harry Wegeforth is being restored and renovated by the Junior League of San Diego.

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Pacific Beach Apartments Sold For $4.5M

Complex has 14 apartments

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Kensington Apartments Sold For $4.3 million

Complex has 16 apartments

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Oceanside Apartments Sold For $3.8M

Complex has 12 apartments

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Carlsbad Industrial Building Renovated

BLT Enterprises acquired the building in 2017

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Boxing Club Aims to Succeed in East Village

Neighborhood’s Future Is Bright, But There Are Present Challenges

Artem Sharoshkin figured that he found the perfect location when he opened The Boxing Club in East Village on the bottom floor of the Shift apartments nearly a year ago.

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Housing Development Has a Historical Touch

RESIDENTIAL: Project Is Mostly Single-Story Homes Which Start at $1M

A historic Bonita home that was built for the son of President Ulysses S. Grant will be restored and sold as part of a single-family housing development.

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Expected Weak Economy May Not Put Big Dent In CRE Fortunes

Forecast Sees Office And Industrial Making A Strong Comeback

Despite growing concern that a recession may be looming, expectations for commercial real estate in San Diego and elsewhere in the state are increasingly optimistic.

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Development Faces Environmental Hurdles

PROPERTY: Project Plans Ways to Fit in Eco-Sensitive Location

Cisterra Development plans to build a 420,000 square-foot office complex in Carmel Valley on an 11-acre site south of state Route 56 that it’s calling The Preserve at Torrey Highlands.

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Kearny Mesa Office Park Sold For $11.2M

Futura Business Park has three buildings

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San Marcos Industrial Building Sold For $3.9M

Building is 22,565 square-feet

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Procopio Extends Lease At 525 B St.

Law firm added five years to lease

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Apartment Complex Sold For $3.7M

Complex has 12 apartments

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Little Italy Makes $89M Addition

TOURISM: Property Promotes Neighborhood

Perched at the edge of Little Italy near the foot of Ash Street, the Carte Hotel is designed as a tribute to its neighborhood, with touches inside and outside tying it to the community’s past, evoking Little Italy’s connection to fishing and San Diego Bay.

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Retail Sector Sees Mixed Results, Clearly Favors Power Centers

Rents Rise at Big Properties, As Investors Shy Away From Strip Centers

Retail property finished the first half of 2019 with a mixed performance as investors went after top centers with multiple offers but shied away a bit from space in some neighborhood strip shopping centers.

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Since January, Five New Hotels Have Opened

S.D. Market Still Booming Even With Some Big Projects on the Way

More hotels were built in California in the first six months of 2019 than ever before. San Diego County led the record-breaking pace, according to a report by Atlas Hospitality Group.

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Mission Hills Apartments Sold For Nearly $4.9M

Complex has 24 studio apartments

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UTC’s Success Story

DEVELOPMENT: From Open Land to One of San Diego’s Hottest Submarkets, UTC Has Embraced Big Changes

Rabbits are what Barry Bernstein remembers about UTC from when he bought his house in a nearby University City neighborhood in 1969.

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‘Great Price Deceleration’ Pumps the Brakes on Rising Home Prices

Firm Predicts 1% Drop In S.D. Housing Prices Going Into 2020 On the Way

San Diego County’s housing market has got a slight case of the doldrums.

Morena Industrial Building Sold For $16.3M

Building is fully leased

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North Park Apartments Sold For $3.6M

Complex has 10 apartments

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Spring Valley Complex Brings $5M

A Spring Valley apartment complex has been sold for $5 million.

Three Complexes Sold in $12.8M Deal

Three El Cajon apartment complexes have been sold in a single transaction for a combined price $12.8 million.

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Apartment Complex Sells for $2.9 Million

A San Diego apartment complex has been sold for $2.9 million.

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National City Complex Sells for $2 Million

A National City apartment complex has sold for nearly $2 million in a transaction.

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Bankers Hill Complex Brings $4M

A gated Bankers Hill apartment complex has been sold for $4million.

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Cubic Corp. Begins Construction On $100M Headquarters

TECH: Company Received $8.5M in Tax Credits For the Project

Cubic Corp. has started construction of new corporate headquarters in Kearny Mesa that will consolidate its San Diego operations into one site.

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Oceanside Hotel Refinanced with $20.7M Loan

Hotel opened in 2014

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Kensington Apartment Complex Sold For $2.4M

Comoplex has eight apartments

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