Ray Huard


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

Recent Stories

Kimberly Herrell Appointed Schubach Aviation President

Former vice president promoted to top spot.

Solana Beach Building Sold For $2.4M

Building combines retail/office and apartments.

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Lots Will Change in this Plan for Lilac Hills Ranch

A Valley Center housing development rejected by voters in 2016 has been retooled with what the developer said is a host of improvements, including plans to add an elementary school and renovate an existing fire station or build a new one.

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New Building to Serve MedImpact’s Aggressive Growth Goals

PROPERTY: Building To Be Connected to Current HQ Next Door

MedImpact is expanding its corporate headquarters campus along the Interstate 15 corridor with construction of a 158,000-square-foot building and an adjacent four-level parking structure. The six-story building at 10159 Scripps Gateway Court will be linked by a pedestrian bridge to Medimpact’s first headquarters building, completed in 2010 by Sudberry Properties.

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East Village Housing Project Approved

An East Village project aimed at providing housing for people at risk of becoming homeless has been approved by Civic San Diego, the city-owned nonprofit agency that oversees downtown development.

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Real Estate Center Receives Top Ranking

The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego was rated the top real estate program in the nation for undergraduate students in 2018 by College Factual, an online college rating site.

Otay Mesa Business Center Sold For $3.9M

Sail Otay Business Park was built in 1990.

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Affordable Apartments Set for Mission Valley Civita Development

Sudberry Properties’ first mixed-use retail project in its Mission Valley Civita development will include 103 affordable apartments for seniors and 203 affordable apartments for families.

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AbacusNext Leases New Building

Company moving in May.

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University City Building Sold For $10.8M

Office building was recently remodeled.

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Vibrant Future Planned for Historic Property

DINING: Bar, Restaurant Planned for Gaslamp Site

Once a saloon, a brothel and a children’s hospital among its many incarnations, the Grand Pacific Hotel in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter may return to its roots in a way with a downtown developer who wants to turn it into a multistory restaurant and bar.

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Food Hall to Have Tastes, Technology and, of Course, a Windmill

A landmark Carlsbad building noted for its high-profile windmill visible from Interstate 5 is being transformed into a food hall in a trend that is spreading in San Diego County.

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Millenia Office Project Among Largest in West

SOUTH COUNTY: Construction Expected to Begin in September

A huge office campus which Chula Vista officials said could transform the city from a bedroom community to the employment center of South County is close to becoming a reality, with developer Chesnut Properties having invested about $10 million in the site and construction expected to begin in September.

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RAF Pacifica Buys Carlsbad Building

Building is home to Benihana restaurant.

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Apartment Building Sold For $3.1M

South Kensington building has 11 apartments

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Oceanside Industrial Project Arriving As Market May Be Reaching Its Limit

Oceanside is running out of room for construction of new industrial projects, and there’s not much room left for companies that want to lease space in existing buildings.

Spring Valley Apartment Complex Sold For $17.9M

Complex includes flats and townhomes.

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Downtown Building Leased For $13.3M

Lease term is 144 months.

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Construction Jobs Well Done

San Diego’s Skyline Hills Branch Library and Kaiser Permante Medical Center in Kearny Mesa were named two of the best construction projects of 2017 by the Associated General Contractors of America, with awards going to Barnhart-Reese Construction as the general contractor.

Apartment Complex Sold For $10.7M

Exotic Gardens has 21 units.

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New Restaurant To Donate Profits to San Diego Schools

Buona Forchetta restaurant is opening a second location in South Park

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Carlsbad Meets Demand for Industrial, Office Construction

PROPERTY: Many Projects in Pipeline; Amenities Abound in City

Carlsbad is a big draw for companies looking for industrial and office space.

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Miramar Industrial Complex Sold For $28.1M

Activity Business Center will be rebranded and renovated.

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Seeing Industrial In A New Light

Sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean are not normally associated with industrial projects, but that’s what comes with a three-building complex Ryan Cos. U.S. Inc. is building in Carlsbad.

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Compass Kicks Off San Diego Office With Acquisition of P.S. Platinum

A New York-based real estate company with offices throughout the United States is boldly moving into San Diego County — acquiring a La Jolla-based firm and recruiting agents.

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Oceanside Medical Building Sold

Medical group will remain as tenants.

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Oceanside Buildings Sold for $14.9M

Pacific Gateway Towers have been renovated.

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City Heights Apartments Sold For $2.9M

Complex has 12 apartments.

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San Diego Firm Completes Inland Empire Project

Corona development was a joint venture with Watermarke Properties.

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Wilson Avenue Apartments Sold For $2.5M

Sale shows strong demand in Adams Avenue corridor.

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Gaslamp Quarter Building Sold For $19.9M

Building is home to Ghiradelli Cafe and Urban Outfitters

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Oceanside Apartment Complex Sold For $15.8M

Waring Road apartments bought by private investor.

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Pirch Puts Efforts in Its Comfort Zone

RETAIL: Co. Misread Market; New Focus to Be Brands, Customers

An overly ambitious rush to expand, confusion over its brand, and costly real estate deals were what caused Pirch — the high-end household furnishings and fixtures company — to close all but its four California showrooms.

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Communal Coffee Looks to Be South Park Gathering Spot

Jen Byard has decided to do something different when she opens her second Communal Coffee location.

Biotech Cos. Put $1.4B Into Property Sales Market

If there ever was any doubt that biotech companies have been investing big time in San Diego, a report out this week by the commercial brokerage firm JLL erased it.

Retail Finds Right Mix; Millennials Find Retail

PROPERTY: Vacancy Rate Low; Investors Very Much Interested

Regency Centers owns 11 shopping centers in San Diego County and is so confident about future prospects that it’s looking for more.

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Developer Gives Escondido Commercial Buildings a Second Act

PROPERTY: Redevelopment Preserves Classic Character, While Filling Market Need

Eerie was how Matt Belshin described the former bank building he bought three years ago along Escondido’s Grand Avenue.

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Bench Space Coworks Leases Torrey Pines Building

Company offers space for budding tech and biotech companies.

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Miramar Warehouse Sold

Building goes for $4.5 million

Warehouse is sold for $4.5 million

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Brookfield Residential Buys the Expertise of OliverMcMillan

DEAL: Local Firm’s Experience in High-Rise, Mixed-Use Spurred Move

San Diego-based developer OliverMcMillan has been acquired by Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. of Canada for an undisclosed amount of money.

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Puffer Malarkey to Have Presence at Pacific Gate

Pacific Gate — one of downtown San Diego’s priciest condominium towers — is adding Puffer Malarkey’s Animae restaurant on the ground floor of its 41-story project.

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Pacific Sotheby’s International Acquires Hom Sotheby’s

La Jolla-based Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty has expanded its reach into Orange County and Coachella Valley by acquiring Hom Sotheby’s International Realty, headquartered in Newport Beach.

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SDSU Stadium Plan Headed For November Ballot

Voters will choose between two rival plans.

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Millennials Get Amenities, Cos. Get Big Space at Ampersand

The Casey Brown Co., is transforming The San Diego Union-Tribune's former two-building campus into a top-of-the line office complex with amenities few other office buildings can match.

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Borrego Springs Provides Challenges to Designer

DEVELOPMENT: Desert, Dark Sky Status Result In Unique Library Project

Roesling Nakamura Terada (RNT) Architects, in partnership with BN Builders and Richard + Bauer Architecture, are nearing completion of a unique $11.5 million, 15,000 square-foot library that will rise above the desert floor in Borrego springs.

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North Park Property Sells For $2.4M

Property will be redeveloped.

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Sunroad Pitches Housing Amid Otay Business Park

PROPERTY: Plan May Address Shortage, But Has Critics

Sunroad Enterprises wants to dramatically change development plans for a 253.1-acre Otay Mesa business/technology park to include up to 3,158 housing units in what would be the largest project the company has undertaken.

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Pacific Beach Apartments Sold For $3.7M

Complex has 16 apartments.

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Miramar Building Sells For $8.8M

Building is fully leased.

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OliverMcMillan Sold to Canadian Firm

Brookfield Residential Properties acquires developer of mixed use projects.

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