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Trolley’s UTC Extension Could Deliver for Malls and Shoppers

Heavy-duty shoppers (of which I am not one) could see at least one big new benefit when San Diego’s trolley system makes its way to the University Towne Center area around 2021. It’s the chance to visit two of the area’s major malls via one trip on mass transit — or three malls with a transfer.

By Lou Hirsh October 20, 2016 4:18 p.m.   $$ Share
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The ‘Crown Jewel of the Presidio’ Is Sitting Pretty on Its Perch

Next year will mark the 110th anniversary of when the subdivision map for Mission Hills was first filed with the City of San Diego. The area is among the most beautiful and eclectic in all of San Diego. It is located in the hills above Old Town, west of Hillcrest and bordered by Interstate 5 on its westernmost edge and Interstate 8 on the north.

March 23, 2017 2:12 p.m. share »

SDSU Adds to Wave of Plans for Qualcomm Stadium Site

Just over two months after the San Diego Chargers said adios, the city is now facing a veritable flood of ideas for what to do with the 166-acre Mission Valley site of the aging Qualcomm Stadium.

By Lou Hirsh March 23, 2017 2 p.m. share »

What Are San Diego’s Retail Property Investment Prospects for 2017?

The city slipped out of the U.S. Top 10 for first time in several years.

By Lou Hirsh March 23, 2017 1:48 p.m. share »

S.D. Pending Home Sales Reportedly Declined 5.1 Percent

Pending home sales in San Diego County fell last month by 5.1 percent, as compared with a year earlier, as concerns mounted that California as a whole has too few units for sale, while those that are available are increasingly unaffordable.

By John Cox March 23, 2017 1:28 p.m. share »
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New San Marcos Fairfield Hotel Will Have Service Robot

A 116-room Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel is scheduled to open in San Marcos in the second half of April, with features including the region’s first in-house service robot. The $21 million development is the first ground-up hotel project for San Diego-based operator RAR Hospitality Inc.

By Lou Hirsh March 23, 2017 12:57 p.m. share »

SDSU Seeks to Acquire Land For Its Own Projects at Stadium Site

Presenting what is now the third alternative plan for Mission Valley since the departure of the San Diego Chargers, San Diego State University is seeking to acquire 47 acres at the city-owned site of Qualcomm Stadium to build its own stadium and other university facilities.

By Lou Hirsh March 22, 2017 12:49 p.m. share »
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Developer Completes $9.25M Remodeling at Chula Vista Retail Center

San Diego developer Brixton Capital has completed a $9.25 million remodeling at the Gateway Marketplace retail center in Chula Vista.

By Lou Hirsh March 22, 2017 10:53 a.m. share »
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Kearny Mesa Office Campus Owner Gets $34.3M in Financing

Property owner Klein Investment Family Limited Partnership has obtained $34.3 million in acquisition financing on a Kearny Mesa office campus, according to MetroGroup Realty Finance, which arranged the financing.

By Lou Hirsh March 20, 2017 2:15 p.m. share »

Local Construction Jobs Increased by 3,500 in 2016

Construction employment in San Diego increased by 3,500 jobs in 2016, according to an analysis of federal data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

By Sarah de Crescenzo March 17, 2017 1:07 p.m. share »
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Apartments in Pacific Beach Sold for $2.59 Million

Calowa Investments LLC of Vermillion, S.D., has purchased a six-unit apartment property in San Diego’s Pacific Beach neighborhood for $2.59 million, according to brokerage firm Palma Commercial.

By Lou Hirsh March 17, 2017 12:20 p.m. share »
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Commercial Real Estate | North County Developers Eye Del Mar for New Resort

Two Encinitas-headquartered development firms, each with a lot already on their project plates, are now teaming on plans for a 16-acre oceanfront luxury resort near Del Mar’s beloved “Dog Beach.” Tentative plans include branded resort villas, a public park, walking trails, restaurants and meeting spaces.

By Lou Hirsh March 16, 2017 2:57 p.m. share »
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Real Estate Co. Readies For Coming Wealth Transfer

Douglas Wilson, the founder and CEO of San Diego’s Douglas Wilson Cos., has spent most of his professional life closely tracking the big shifts in real estate and financial trends.

By Lou Hirsh March 16, 2017 2:26 p.m. share »

Coldwell Banker Acquires Rossana Pestana Real Estate Services

Residential real estate brokerage company Coldwell Banker has acquired Rossana Pestana Real Estate Services LLC, a San Diego-based single office operation which does business as Canvas Real Estate Services & Investments.

By Sarah de Crescenzo March 16, 2017 2:11 p.m. share »

KB Home Opens Sales at Santee Development

KB Home has opened sales at River Village, its new single-family residential development in Santee.

March 15, 2017 5:18 p.m. share »

How Does San Diego Fare Among U.S. Office Investment Markets?

The region's standing was buoyed by steady growth in the demand for office space, combined with slowing construction and rising rents.

By Lou Hirsh March 15, 2017 3:22 p.m. share »