San Diego Business Journal


SDG&E to Host Seminar on Reducing Energy Costs

San Diego Gas & Electric will host a free, bilingual seminar on how small and medium-sized businesses can reduce their company’s energy costs on Dec. 4.

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Airport Green Build Named Best Project by Engineering News-Record

The $907 million Green Build Terminal 2 expansion at San Diego International Airport was recently named Best Project, in annual awards bestowed by the industry news publication Engineering News-Record, published by McGraw-Hill Construction.

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Partnership Plans $12.5 Million Renovation of Westminster Manor

Chelsea Investment Corp. has entered into a $28.6 million joint venture with the current property owner to acquire and renovate the 152-unit Westminster Manor senior housing building in downtown San Diego, according to brokerage company Colliers International.

Report: Asian Americans Had Most Purchase Mortgages

The Asian Real Estate Association of America, a national trade group based in San Diego serving Asian Americans in the real estate industry, said a recent report shows that segment applied for and obtained the largest share of purchase mortgages than any other minority group in recent years, measured both in number and dollars.

RF Industries's Board Declares Quarterly Dividend

RF Industries Ltd., a San Diego-based maker and distributor of connectors and cable assemblies for the wireless industry, said its board of directors declared a regularly quarterly dividend of 7 cents per share.

State's Life Sciences Tops in Economic Growth

California continues to rank at the top of life science-related economic growth, with the industry now producing $101 billion in total revenue, according to a report released last week by the California Healthcare Institute and the consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Cubic Corp. Gets $51 Million in Orders from U.S. Army

Cubic Corp. said on Nov. 24 that it received more than $51 million in orders from the U.S. Army for laser-based equipment to be used during war games.

San Diego Port Unaffected by Work Slowdown So Far

The reported work slowdown at the Los Angeles and Long Beach container ports is having no effect on operations at the Port of San Diego, according to a port spokeswoman.

HFF Secures $140M Financing for Omni San Diego

HFF announced that it has secured a $140 million financing for the Omni San Diego hotel, a 511-room, 21-story luxury convention center hotel. Proceeds from the financing will be used to refinance the existing debt on the hotel, HFF said.

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Civic San Diego Seeking Advisor for Housing Development Fund

Civic San Diego, the city’s downtown project oversight agency, has issued a request for proposals for professional advisory services, related to plans by the organization to form a transit-oriented development investment fund.

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Carlsbad Office Building Sells for $4.85 Million

An affiliate of Hyspan Precision Products Inc. of Chula Vista has purchased a Carlsbad office building for $4.85 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

Mana Investments Has 2,700 Lots in Development

Mana Investments, a Carlsbad firm focused on real estate investments, said it’s assembled a portfolio of residential land with some 2,700 lots in various stages of development, and beginning to sell.

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MG Properties Buys 2 Apartment Properties for $50 Million

San Diego-based MG Properties Group has acquired two apartment properties in Napa and Tempe, Ariz., for a total of approximately $50 million, the private investment firm announced.

Roambi Announces Quinton Alsbury Will Be New CEO

Roambi, a San Diego business that provides an app for making better use of data, said Quinton Alsbury is its new CEO, succeeding his partner and the company’s co-founder, Santiago Becerra.

2017 America's Cup Reportedly Going to Bermuda

San Diego finished second to Bermuda in a high-stakes race to host the 2017 America’s Cup, according to an Associated Press report.

The Business Calendar for the Week of November 24, 2014

Some of the business events planned for county during the week of November 24, 2014.

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La Mesa Rental Condos Sold for $28.3 Million

Partnerships controlled by San Diego-based R&V Management Corp. have purchased the 124-unit Central Park condominium rental property in La Mesa for $28.3 million, according to CBRE Group Inc., which represented the seller.

CommNexus to Host Lecture on Internet of Everything

Cisco Systems Inc. executive Mala Anand and Qualcomm Inc.’s Raj Talluri will explore the Internet of Everything on Dec. 10 as part of the CommNexus Headliners lecture series.

$25 Million Financing Transaction Completed for Reva Medical Inc.

San Diego-based Reva Medical Inc., a medical device company developing stents that can be absorbed by the body, announced that the $25 million financing transaction approved by shareholders on Oct. 31 has been successfully completed.

County Posts 5.8 Percent Unemployment Rate in October

San Diego County’s unemployment rate dipped to 5.8 percent in October, down 0.1 percent from September, as the region added a net of 12,500 jobs during the month, according to the state’s Employment Development Department.