The lobby of Tower 180 has been redone as part of a $55 million renovation. Rendering courtesy of Hammer Ventures

The lobby of Tower 180 has been redone as part of a $55 million renovation. Rendering courtesy of Hammer Ventures

HAMMER VENTURES

CEO: Jonathan Hammer

Headquarters: Downtown San Diego

Year Founded: 2000

Revenue: Undisclosed

Description:  Hammer Ventures is a group of real estate ventures primarily dedicated to the acquisition and development of multifamily, office, and mixed-use properties in Southern California. It has developed a portfolio valued more than $2-billion which includes over 3,000 multifamily units and over 1-million square feet of commercial space.

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Renovation of the 25-story office building at 1010 Second Ave., includes a new glass façade. Rendering courtesy of Hammer Ventures

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The office tower that has become Tower 180 had a very dated 1960s look before the renovation. Rendering courtesy of Hammer Ventures

A down-and-out office tower in the heart of downtown San Diego is getting a dramatic remake and a new name by a developer who said it’s turning this once grand structure into top-notch office space that will command top rents...

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