Ray Huard

Reporter

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

Recent Stories

JLL Takes Coworking Space For Satellite Office in Carlsbad

The commercial real estate firm JLL is expanding in San Diego County, opening satellite offices in Carlsbad.

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Kensington Commons Sold For Nearly $22.7M

Project has 34 apartments.

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North Park Mixed-Use Complex Sold For $5.7M

Complex includes 10 apartments and 1,820 square feet of commercial space

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Special Report: Flight to Industrial Fuels Renovation Market in I-15 Corridor

PROPERTY: Key Updates, Amenities Are Alternatives to New Building

A 37-year-old Scripps Ranch industrial building has been gutted, renovated and put back on the block in what some real estate brokers said is a market that’s exceptionally tight but among the most desirable in the region for industrial space.

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Erickson-Hall Makes Employee Ownership The Foundation of Its Succession Plan

Workers at Erickson-Hall Construction Co. based in Escondido will eventually own the company under a plan put in place by the company’s founders, David Erickson and Michael Hall.

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Special Report: Increases Expected in 2019 Construction Costs

BUILDING: Tariffs, Demand for Materials Likely to Boost Prices

A year ago, construction costs were rising so fast with fear of tariffs so shaking the industry that some contractors started stockpiling materials. That’s over, with many San Diego County contractors predicting a slow but steady rise in costs through the end of 2019.

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Porsche Dealership Design Is Detour From Carlsbad’s Criteria

Building a new Porsche dealership in Carlsbad for came with some special challenges for Dempsey Construction.

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Escondido Valley Center Sold For $24.9M

Center tenants include AKDI grocery, HomeGoods, and Staples

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Vista Village Shopping Center Sold

Center is in downtown Vista

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San Diego Developer Building Nevada Business Park

Complex will have four buildings

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For Kilroy, One Paseo Was Transformative Journey

PROPERTY: CEO Made Leadership Changes, Created An Experiential Setting

Lawsuits didn’t stop it. A referendum didn’t stop it. Not even the worst economic slowdown since the Great Depression stopped it.

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Developer Goes Extra Mile With House in Tow for Apartment Project

San Diego developer Tim Foley turned what could have been a simple North Park apartment development into one with many moving parts, including a 2,300 square-foot house that had to be relocated.

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Living With Parents May Be (Long) Path to Homeownership

Moving back home with mom and dad might be the fastest way for someone to save enough money to make a down payment on a home, according to Zillow Group, a real estate monitoring service.

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Student Housing Complex Sold For $92.5M

Complex has 260 apartments.

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Industrial and Office Rents Hitting Record Highs

Rental rates for office and industrial property in San Diego County have risen above the peak set just prior to the Great Recession, according to JLL, a commercial real estate firm.

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Sunroad Delivering on Live-Work Balance

PROPERTY: New Apartments, Class A Renovation Set for Site

The final pieces of the Spectrum development that has redefined a central part of Kearny Mesa are about to fall into place.

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Renovation to Add to Downtown’s Quality Residential

An East Village apartment building that was used as student housing for Thomas Jefferson Law School has been sold for $46.6 million.

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Matter Real Estate to Try Its Luck And Skill With Las Vegas Development

Las Vegas has been picked for a $400 million development project by the San Diego-based Matter Real Estate Group, not that the company is ignoring its hometown.

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Escondido Office Building Sold For About $2.6M

Building is fully leased

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Vista Vacant Land Sold For $2.1M

Site approved for 57 single-family homes

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Big-Box Space Makes Cut for Repurposing

RETAIL: Smaller Spaces Meet Still Strong Retail Demand

Big-box retail spaces that once were home to such retail giants as Sears and Toys R Us are proving to be a hot commodity in San Diego County.

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Two Escondido Apartment Complexes Sold For $8.2M

Complexes have 39 apartments

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Escondido Medical Office Building Sold

Building is on the Palomar Medical Center Escondido campus

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Vista Apartment Complex Sold For Nearly $4.8M

Complex is being renovated

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La Meas Retail Building Sold For $2.3M

Building is former home to Fountain's Aquarium

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Mesa View Plaza Sold For $39.1M

High demand for industrial space in Kearny Mesa

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RAF Pacifica Buys Two Carlsbad Properties For $36.3M

Buildings underwent significant improvements

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East County Land Acquired For Townhome Development

Site is near El Cajon

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Two La Jolla Commercial Buildings Sold For Nearly $9M

Harry's Coffee Shop is a tenant

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Tide pull: Oceanside Development

With Two Hotels Under Construction, Downtown Oceanside Continues to Draw Businesses That Are Reshaping the Area

When S.D. Malkin Properties began its quest to build a pair of beachfront resort hotels in downtown Oceanside more than a decade ago, much of the surrounding area was a collection of vacant lots used for parking.

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Plan Is for Former Hospital Site to Become Residential Asset

PROPERTY: Escondido Project to Create Scene, Boost Business Traffic

A former hospital campus on the edge of downtown Escondido may be transformed into a condominium and apartment project that proponents hope would help invigorate the city’s urban core.

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Oceanside Apartments Sold For $57.1M

Complex has 208 apartments

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Regents La Jolla Apartments Sold For $141.5M

Complex has 333 apartments

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San Diego Firm Brokers $3M Restaurant Deal

Popeye's in Pico Rivera is a new location

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Special Report: Life Science Firms Show Increased Interest In North County

BIOTECH: Why Pay More Is One Company’s Philosophy

When Ionis Pharmaceuticals was looking for a new home, it chose Carlsbad over the more traditional sites for life science companies in central San Diego County.

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RedHill Realty Buys Seattle Area Apartment Community

Project has 386 apartments.

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Rolando/College Area Apartments Sold For $17.9M

Complex has been renovated

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Commercial Real Estate: North County Campus Coming to Life, Billed as Model for Disabled Services

A 20-acre site in what was once farmland in the Twin Oaks Valley Region of San Marcos is being transformed into a campus for what will become a model development for providing services to the developmentally disabled.

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Salinas Sale Brokered By San Diego County Firm

Building is leased to 7-Eleven

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Special Report: An In-Demand Address

REAL ESTATE: Raw Land Scarce, Reuse Eyed in North County

Despite the shrinking inventory of raw land, demand for North County property is going strong, with low vacancy rates for industrial and office property.

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Escondido Apartment Complex Sold For $19.5M

Complex has 98 apartments

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Former National City Toys "R" Us Building Leased

Building is leased for 10 years

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Commercial Real Estate: Multifamily Growth Prompts New Sudberry Division

Sudberry Properties is building so many apartment projects so fast that it is creating its own residential development division to oversee them.

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Commercial Real Estate: Real Estate Investors Eyeing S.D.; Growth Rate of 15 Percent Predicted in 2019

San Diego will be one of the 10 hot spots in the nation in 2019 for commercial real estate investment, according to a company that provides environmental reports on commercial real estate property.

East Village Apartment Site Picks Its Own, Unusual Design Path

PROPERTY: Oversupply Said Not to Be a Problem; More Development Expected

East Village, the site of many a new luxury apartment tower, is getting something different — an apartment project that is relatively short at seven stories and not all glass and steel like many of its competitors.

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Mission Valley Office Building Sold For $3.9M

Building was fully leased

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Carlsbad Industrial Building Sold For $2.5M

Building was constructed in 1987

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Westcore Properties Acquires Azusa Industrial Property

Purchase price ws $8.8 million

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Willow Glen Apartments Sold For $17.9M

Complex has 97 apartments

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Constructing A Legacy: Experience, Bonds Are Building Materials Of Family Business

In 1983, Doug Barnhart created what became San Diego’s biggest home-grown construction company — Douglas E. Barnhart Inc. Then, in 2008, he sold it when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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