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Developers Are Planning New Oceanfront Resort in Del Mar

Two Encinitas-headquartered development firms are in the process of acquiring 16 acres of prime oceanfront real estate in Del Mar for a proposed luxury resort.

By Lou Hirsh March 10, 2017 3:52 p.m. share »
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Dollars to Donuts: SBA Reform Equals Jobs

I walked through the doors of the Small Business Administration office in San Diego with a question: “Why can’t I get approved for a small business loan?” I left quickly with a glossy pamphlet of stock photos, a list of local banks I’d seen before and no real answer.

By Brad Keiller March 9, 2017 2:52 p.m. share »
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Efforts to Increase Number of Women Execs Still Falling Short

Debra Rosen remembers approaching her majority-male executive board nine years ago about possibly organizing a series of events to help women overcome obstacles in the workplace.

By John Cox March 9, 2017 2:30 p.m. share »

Bridgepoint Education Posts Q4 Net Loss of $13.8 Million

Bridgepoint Education Inc.’s net loss more than doubled in the fourth quarter, as compared to the same period a year earlier, even as the San Diego-based company’s red ink for 2016 narrowed by 57 percent year over year.

By John Cox March 8, 2017 5:06 p.m. share »
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Apartment Conversion Planned After $5.63M Purchase of El Cajon Motel

A San Francisco buyer recorded as Macphersonite 1031 LLC has purchased the 75-room Ha’ Penny Inn motel in El Cajon for $5.63 million, with plans to convert it into apartments, according to brokerage firm Colliers International Group Inc.

By Lou Hirsh March 8, 2017 5:01 p.m. share »
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Hirshman Leaving SDSU President Post in June

San Diego State University announced March 8 that President Elliot Hirshman is leaving the university to become president of Stevenson University in Maryland. Hirshman has been SDSU’s president since 2011 and will leave the post on June 30.

By Lou Hirsh March 8, 2017 3:17 p.m. share »
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Green Co., Montage Teaming on $360M La Quinta Resort

Encinitas-headquartered The Robert Green Co. will team with Montage International on the developers’ second Pendry-branded hospitality property, to be built in the desert city of La Quinta as part of a larger $360 million resort. The two companies recently opened the $120 million Pendry San Diego hotel in downtown’s Gaslamp Quarter.

By Lou Hirsh March 7, 2017 1:16 p.m. share »
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Kevin Chase Named CIO at Sempra Energy

Sempra Energy has appointed former industry consultant P. Kevin Chase to fill the newly created position of chief information officer.

By John Cox March 7, 2017 11:28 a.m. share »
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No Mosquitoes, But Some Things About S.D. Startup Scene Bug Austin Transplant

What do new transplants think of San Diego’s startup scene?

By Brittany Meiling March 3, 2017 3:55 p.m. share »
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Sempra Energy’s Net Income for 2016 Increases 1.7 Percent

Sempra Energy posted a 2.7 percent, year-over-year increase in fourth-quarter earnings, beating analysts’ expectations and capping a year in which its net income grew 1.7 percent despite a half-percent, $48 million revenue decline.

By John Cox March 2, 2017 2:14 p.m. share »

CFO Awards Provides an Excellent Networking Opportunity

You have a chance to grow your practice March 16 at the San Diego Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Awards event. It will be held at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa, from 4 to 7 p.m.

March 2, 2017 2:12 p.m. share »
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Cologne to Lead Higgs Fletcher Law Firm as Morrell Heads to Wilson Cos.

San Diego-based law firm Higgs Fletcher & Mack announced that Steven J. Cologne will become managing partner, succeeding John Morrell as of March 31. The law firm said Morrell, who held the position for 20 years, is leaving to become president of real estate services provider Douglas Wilson Cos.

By Lou Hirsh March 1, 2017 1:02 p.m. share »

Four Reasons Why Sempra Earned $1.37 Billion in 2016

Sempra Energy posted a 2.7 percent, year-over-year increase in fourth-quarter earnings, beating analysts’ expectations and capping a year in which its net income grew 1.7 percent despite a half-percent, $48 million revenue decline.

By John Cox February 28, 2017 4:08 p.m. share »
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Architectural Firm KTUA Names Two Principals

San Diego-based planning and landscape architecture firm KTUA announced Monday that two longtime employees have been named principals.

By Sarah de Crescenzo February 27, 2017 4:38 p.m. share »

Tech Startup Cordial Receives $6 Million in Series A Funding

Cordial, the downtown San Diego company that helps other companies market their products, said on Feb. 27 that it received $6 million in series A funding. Upfront Ventures of Los Angeles provided the support.

By Brad Graves February 27, 2017 3 p.m. share »