Ray Huard

Reporter

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

Recent Stories

Vista Industrial Building Sold For $2.4M

Building is leased to Arrow Pipeline

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Carlsbad Apartments Sold For $2.7M

Complex has 10 apartments

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Rancho Bernardo Industrial Building Sold For $9.5M

Building was vacant

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San Marcos Industrial Project Sold For $6.9M

Building combines warehouse space and offices

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Imperial Beach Apartments Sold For $3.9M

Complex has 16 apartments

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Golden Hill Apartments Sold For Nearly $2.2M

Building has nine apartments

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Holland Partner Group Plans 37-Story Tower

development: Mixed-Use Project To Replace Courthouse

A 445-foot tall glass and steel tower combined with a smaller adjacent podium building will replace the former downtown San Diego County Courthouse under plans by a Washington state developer.

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Point Loma Apartments Sold For $2.1M

Complex has seven apartments

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Largest Industrial Development in Years Coming to Otay

PROPERTY: Site To Be Adjacent to Planned Port of Entry

Site work is wrapping up on the $40 million first phase of what will become the 311-acre Otay Crossings Commerce Center at the eastern edge of Otay Mesa.

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National City Office Park Sold For Nearly $8.8M

Eight buildings sold in deal

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Otay Mesa Industrial Building Sold For $6.4M

Building is 44,830 square feet

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Zillow Group’s Home Selling Service Makes Local Debut

S.D. Is Tech Firm’s 2nd California Market, Behind Riverside

People in San Diego looking to sell their homes quickly have a new option as of this month with the expansion of Zillow Offers into the market.

Chelsea Investment Corp. Aims for Affordability

MULTIFAMILY: $21.9M Complex to House Low-Income Seniors

Chelsea Investment Corp. has finished building a $21.9 million housing complex in Ramona for low income people 62 and older.

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Kearny Mesa Attracts LPC West For a 2nd Time

After Buying Cubic Land, Partnership Acquires A Distribution Center

Kearny Mesa is attracting increased attention from a Dallas-based investment firm.

Life Science Expands Its Footprint Beyond Traditional Areas

JLL Predicts That Labs May Grow From 19.2% To 22% of Office Space

Life science companies are increasingly looking at UTC, Sorrento Mesa and Sorrento Valley as go-to places for laboratory and office space.

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Kearny Mesa Industrial Buildings Sold For $30.3M

The Buildings are a soft drink distribution center.

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San Marcos Industrial Building Sold For Nearly $9.3M

Building has 37 suites

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Dip in House Prices, May Draw More Buyers

July Single Family Home Sales Up 9.4% Locally From June

People who are in the business of selling and buying new homes and condominiums can take heart from a key index which reported that home prices in San Diego County dropped slightly.

UCSD’s $50M Outpost Seen as a Good Start

EDUCATION: East Village Site Brings Hope for Greater Presence

The shell of what will become the downtown campus of the University of California San Diego is nearing completion, but the promise of what the university’s urban outpost will mean is still taking shape.

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Boutique Residence Is Place to Live It Up

PROPERTY: Amenities, Views and Location Are Tops

Just about every so-called luxury apartment development downtown boasts that it has stunning views.

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Oceanside Shopping Center Sold

Center was 98 percent leased

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San Diego Makes Top 10 Showing in Most Expensive Apartments

One Listing Service Says Overall Trend Is For Rents to Keep Rising

Apartment rents are on the rise again in San Diego County after slowing a bit over the past year, according to at least one report which ranked the county among the most expensive rental markets in the nation.

Oceanside Apartment Brings $66.5 Million in Tight Market

PROPERTY: Multiple Offers Were Made on the 240 Unit Complex

An aging Oceanside apartment complex recently sold for $66.5 million — not a record but further evidence of an extremely tight market.

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Hillcrest Apartments Sold For $8.6M

Building has 37 apartments

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Openness to Define Bay Park Apartments

PROPERTY: Trolley Riders, Renters Served By Mixed-Use

Instead of walling itself off as an exclusive private enclave, a proposed Bay Park apartment complex is being designed to encourage people to wander through its lushly landscaped promenades.

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Two Office Buildings Sold For $16M

Buildings are linked to the County of San Diego

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Escondido Assisted Living Center Sold

New York investor purchased property

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El Centro Apartments Bought By San Diego Firm For $4.4M

Building has 66 apartments

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Miramar Industrial Building Sold For $8.2M

Long-term tenant secured

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Q2 Office Rents Increase 9.7% Year-Over Year

Office Asking Rents at One Paseo Approaching $6.15 Per Square Foot

Sill more evidence of just how hot San Diego’s office market comes from an August report from the commercial brokerage firm Savills.

El Centro Apartments Sold For $3.9M

ACI Apartments represented the buyer

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Carlsbad Renovation Will Keep Character

PROPERTY: : $7 Million Project Will Include Offices, Retail

A trio of Carlsbad Village buildings that make up the Carlsbad Village Art and Antique Mall will get a new look.

Hillcrest Apartments Sold For $4M

Complex has 16 apartments

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High Rents, High Demand Have Investors Putting Money in Multifamily

Diverse Economy And High House Prices Add to Its Allure

Apartment complexes have drawn strong investor interest so far this year, with rents on the rise and no sign that the market will cool anytime soon.

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Keller Williams Realty La Mesa Moves to New Office

With 100 Agents in The Field, Office Still Plans to Grow

Bucking a cooling market for single-family homes, a real estate agency based in La Mesa is expanding into new offices with a goal of increasing its pool of agents by 20 percent over the next six months.

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Spring Valley Apartments Sold For $6M

Complex has 28 apartments

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Taking Up Residence

Property: Developer Aimed High, Hits the Mark With Apartment Towers

Joining its sister building Pinnacle on the Park in looming over East Village and the rest of downtown San Diego at 520 feet tall, Pinnacle International’s Spire San Diego is wrapping up construction and is already lining up tenants.

Oceanside Industrial Lease Signed For $2.4M

Company makes membrane products

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ABBOTT Engineering To Merge With Coffman Engineers

Merger set for Sept.13

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Pathfinder Partners Buys Colorado Apartments For $20.7M

Project has 97 apartments

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Joint Venture of Stos, Long Wharf Acquire Two Buildings

Cos. See Advantage In Rehabbing Older Buildings

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Companies Create a Destination for Tenants

PROPERTY: Unusual Eatery, Collaborative Spaces Transform Office Campus

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Carlsbad Shopping Center Sold For $57.6M

The Beacon La Costa is anchored by Equinox fitness

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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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Vista Industrial Building Sold For $25.3M

Building includes office space

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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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