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Investment Firm Westcore Properties Names New COO

San Diego-based commercial real estate investment firm Westcore Properties has named Matthew Bateman as its new chief operating officer.

By Lou Hirsh April 3, 2015 1:53 p.m.   Share
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San Diego Retail Property Sells for $2.8 Million

Lai Family LP has purchased a three-building retail property in San Diego’s Grantville neighborhood for $2.8 million, according to commercial brokerage company Pacific Coast Commercial.

Guild Mortgage's Loan Volume Reaches $6.7 Billion

Guild Mortgage Co.’s loan volume reached $6.7 billion in the first six months of the year, more than double its volume during the same period the year before and its best first half in the company’s history, Guild said Monday.

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Point Loma Apartments Acquired for $3 Million

Mills Family Trust of Los Angeles has purchased an 11-unit apartment property in Point Loma for $3 million, in an all-cash deal, according to brokerage company Marcus & Millichap Inc.

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Chula Vista Industrial Park Sells for $6.75 Million

Castlerock Investments LLC has purchased a multi-tenant industrial park in Chula Vista for $6.75 million, according to brokerage company Voit Real Estate Services.

Golf Course Land Could Be Valuable Resource for Change

PROPERTY: New Purposes Proposed for Unviable Courses

Water shortages, steady drops in playing time and rising demand for housing are forcing a rethinking of how to use hundreds of acres of land now devoted to golf courses in San Diego County.

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Zephyr Is Well Positioned for a Condominium Comeback

PROPERTY: Its Projects Include The Block, With Multiple Price Points

Developer Zephyr Partners is counting on an ample supply of investment capital, along with emerging signs of life in the long-moribund for-sale condominium market, as it launches some big-ticket projects in the local market.

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Several Options Being Considered for Former Sempra Building

PROPERTY: Speculation Includes City Hall, Hotel, As Manchester Gets Stake

As Sempra Energy completed its move into a brand-new headquarters tower in East Village, the owners of its former downtown home were mulling the next life for the 46-year-old Ash Street building.

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Historic Penn Building in Gaslamp Quarter Sells for $10.2 Million

An affiliate of Beverly Hills-based Maxxam Enterprises has purchased an historic Gaslamp Quarter mixed-use property known as the William Penn Building for $10.2 million, according to brokerage company CBRE Group Inc.

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Carlsbad Apartment Building Sold for $10 Million

Property West Residential of San Diego has purchased the 45-unit Laguna Palms apartment property in Carlsbad for $10 million, according to commercial brokerage company Marcus & Millichap Inc.

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Ocean Beach Apartments Sell for $7.5 Million

An entity recorded as VKS 4th Avenue LLC, with Bob Smith as managing member, recently acquired the 22-unit Playa Apartments in Ocean Beach for $7.5 million, according to brokerage company ACRE Investment Real Estate Services.

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Vista Office Property Sells for $2.8 Million

An affiliate of San Diego-based Banyan Road Capital has purchased a Vista office and industrial building for $2.8 million, according to brokerage company Lee & Associates.

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Manchester Buys 49 Percent Stake in Former Sempra Building

Manchester Financial Group, led by longtime local developer Douglas Manchester, has acquired a 49 percent stake in the downtown San Diego building that formerly housed Sempra Energy’s headquarters for $20 million, the company announced.

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Marketing Firm Buys Kearny Mesa Building to House New Headquarters

San Diego-based InnoVision Marketing Group recently purchased a Kearny Mesa building, which will serve as its new headquarters.

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Office Tower Owner Emmes Adds Charging Stations at Downtown Location

Downtown office property owner Emmes Realty Services has installed and opened 30 electric vehicle charging stations in its public parking garage at 707 Broadway, which the company says is the largest concentration of publicly available chargers in San Diego.

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Chula Vista Apartment Complex Sells for $49 Million

An affiliate of Philadelphia-based Resource Real Estate has purchased the 295-unit Villages at Bonita Glen apartment complex in Chula Vista for approximately $49 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.