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Economic recovery accelerating? Staffing agency Manpower San Diego says new hiring will accelerate in the third quarter, based on its recent survey of employers. Nineteen percent of those surveyed plan to bring on more workers, while 69 percent expect to maintain current staff counts.
CONSTRUCTION: New Library Delivers the Right Features Inside and Out
For the past three years, Turner Construction Co. and its 50 subcontractors have been erecting the library of the future on a square block at 11th Avenue and Park Boulevard in San Diego’s bustling East Village.
TRAVEL: Planned Center Would Cut Emissions, Congestion
By early 2016, San Diego International Airport will join the growing throng of major U.S. airports turning their rental car operations into a centralized, one-stop hub for busy travelers.
The San Diego County Apartment Association and the National Apartment Association Education Institute have scheduled a career fair for military veterans and their spouses. It is slated for June 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center.
PROPERTY: Buyers Are Ready to Make the Move to Luxury Houses
Luxury housing sales in San Diego continued to climb this year, with most properties attracting multiple offers, and closing faster than since the onset of the recession, say local real estate agents active in this market.
PROPERTY: Housing Sales, Hiring Picture Boost Prospects
For the third consecutive year, San Diego’s already healthy retail property market is expected by the end of 2013 to see significant recovery, as vacancies move closer to pre-recession levels.
PROPERTY: Report Expects Newly Insured to Drive Need for Facilities
Economic uncertainties and questions about the impact of upcoming federal health care reforms have prompted medical practices to delay real estate decisions during the past few years. But experts say the local climate could see some shifts as key elements of the Affordable Care Act take effect in 2014.
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A couple of San Diego buildings with long historical ties to the downtown area were recently the target of some high-profile transactions. One of those was the property that currently houses the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown hotel at 530 Broadway, off Sixth Avenue.
Internet retail giant Amazon.com recently announced expansion plans for downtown Seattle, including a 65,000-square-foot “biosphere” made up of three glass-and-steel domes as part of a three downtown block acquisition with plans to build 3.3 million square feet of office space.
GREEN: UTC Office Transformation Earns LEED Silver Rating
When global engineering firm URS Corp. relocated its San Diego office two years ago, its staff saw an opportunity. Here was a chance to make something green.
DESIGN: Structure Provides Energy Savings And Lifesaving Benefits
They call it a “living roof” for a few reasons. Not only does the roof on a diagnostics facility next to Palomar Medical Center contain myriad succulents and other native plants of the Escondido hillsides, it also exists as a healing tool.
DESIGN: Firm’s Diverse Projects Take Sustainability Seriously
Landscape architect Marian Marum encountered no small bit of resistance when workers took out two acres of grass at Solar Turbines Inc. corporate headquarters in Kearny Mesa before installing a sustainable landscape at the sprawling campus in 2008 and 2009.
ARCHITECTURE: Juror Says Innovative Design Is A Model for the Region
The American Institute of Architects recently picked the Charles David Keeling Apartments located on the UC San Diego campus in La Jolla among the nation’s top 10 green projects for most sustainable new structures.
News and notes from communities around San Diego County
AMCAL Multi-Housing Inc. has proposed developing 60 units of workforce housing for families in Ramona.