SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS
FINANCE: Auto Lending Up 44% At Local Institutions
Credit unions are benefiting from a national trend of consumers replacing their aging vehicles and borrowing money at historically low interest rates.
Local Credit Unions See Growing Market For Mortgage, Home Equity Lending
Once known primarily for making auto loans, more credit unions are expanding their mortgage lending, taking up some of the slack created from banks exiting the business.
Companies such as San Diego-based NoteVault Inc. have developed mobile-enabled technology that lets construction superintendents quickly and easily report commercial project activity from work sites, allowing for real-time updates or corrections to projects.
Due to rising consumer interest in health information technology and the transition to accountable care inspired by health care reform - patient portals are everywhere.
Mobility enters a new dimension with the arrival of very mobile unmanned aircraft, coupled with cameras that take video and still images, and software able to stitch together images.
Telemedicine advocates in the San Diego region are applauding new rules from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that have the potential to greatly broaden reimbursements for telehealth care.
The nation’s banking industry is apparently well back into the black, and making higher profits.
LEADERSHIP: CFOs Are Increasingly Involved in Strategy, Operations and Business Development
They’ve got their fingers on just about every facet of a company, likely know where all the skeletons are buried and are wearing more hats these days.
As Title 24 continues to evolve and shape new building construction in California — the latest requirements went into effect July 1 — the complex and varied ownership structures and resident profiles in the multifamily world have made achieving sustainable energy and conservation practices far more challenging.
GREEN: As Costs Plummet, Noble Sees Growing Uses for Innovative Building Material
A San Diego based company has turned cardboard, dryer lint, paper — and occasionally even cow pies — into a building material that is lighter and more versatile than its wood, plastic and aluminum predecessors.
Austin-based iFly Holdings LLC has announced plans for a $10 million entertainment facility in Mission Valley, with high-powered wind tunnel systems providing an indoor skydiving experience.
PROPERTY: It Is Aiming to Meet LEED Gold Standards
Kilroy Realty Corp. of Los Angeles has begun construction on a new $45 million office building, which officials said is the first speculative construction in eight years in San Diego’s Del Mar Heights submarket.