SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS
PROPERTY: Experts Gather to Discuss the State of the Market
San Diego County’s commercial real estate industry is showing strong signs of recovery, although the recession isn’t over. That’s the view expressed by real estate professionals who took part in a recent roundtable discussion hosted by the San Diego Business Journal.
Leigh Kyle is managing principal at Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects. Since joining the firm in 2004, she’s been project manager for a variety of work, including the San Diego Downtown Parks and Open Space Implementation Plan and the San Diego Federal Courthouse.
Walden Family Services, a nonprofit foster care and adoption agency, recently held its 10th annual Wine D’Vine Gala fundraising event, which raised nearly $300K to further the organization’s mission of providing care and support to foster children and families.
TECH: Big Data’s Future Includes a Huge Role in Business
As San Diego County companies strive to match the products they make with the buyers who need them, they increasingly are turning to “big data,” the science of sorting through multiple layers of computer-generated information to identify likely clients.
TECHNOLOGY: Tools Address Clean Water, Sanitation, Rogue Armies
A local digital marketing and engineering agency and one of the world’s largest information technology product makers are demonstrating that big data is about more than lofty concepts and ones and zeros without end; it’s about people.
Shayne Skaff is co-founder and president of MaintenanceNet Inc. and a long-time surfer and exercise fanatic. At MaintenanceNet, he has helped create a successful business that has attracted tech giants such as Cisco Systems Inc., Panasonic Corp. of North America and Ingram Micro as customers, according to the company.
HEALTH: DJO Sees Aging Population Needing Its Devices to Stay Mobile
Vista-based DJO Global Inc.’s DonJoy brand has minor celebrity status in the football circuit, with its knee braces making regular cameos on national television.
Mary Lacroix is CEO of Cognitive Medical Systems. The company develops custom clinical decision support solutions from its stable of software tools. With headquarters in San Diego, it is a certified HUBZone, service-disabled, veteran-owned and economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business.
TRAINING: Universities Provide Custom Courses For Local Companies
Local businesses increasingly are partnering with universities that offer customized classes as they look for ways to provide training for workers that keeps them up to date.
GROWTH: Newcomers to The Largest Private Companies List a Diverse Group
Welk Hospitality Group Inc. acquired three geographically distinct properties for its time-share resort business in 2013, making this a watershed year for the privately held company.
GROWTH: Private Companies Post Gains In Revenue for 2012
Lusardi Construction Co. is notable on the 2013 San Diego Business Journal’s Largest Private Companies list as the top 10 company making the largest leap in ranking from last year.