SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS
DINING: Some Local Restaurateurs See Right Time to Bet on Expansion
Consumers remain in a cautious mood when it comes to spending on meals outside the home, but several San Diego County restaurant operators see enough improvement happening in the economy to continue planning new locations and business expansions.
RESTAURANTS: Gourmet Food Trucks Number About 50 and Growing in the County
For years, Francisco Moreno’s mother ran a taco truck. Now he is opening up his own. But unlike his mother’s, which served traditional Mexican fare, Moreno’s concept fits in with the burgeoning trend of gourmet food trucks that have been sprouting up around the country.
James Brennan came to San Diego in 1992, straight from high school in Manhattan. After graduating from the University of San Diego, he originally made his career in the real estate world. First, in mortgages where he personally funded over $500M in loans and was named to the Mortgage Originator Magazine Top 200 in the Nation five years in a row.
MANUFACTURING: Exports Represent About 70% of Sales Volume
A lot of this nation’s manufacturing may be outsourced to cheaper labor countries, but some products, particularly those with a high degree of complexity, remain entrenched here.
William R. “Bob” Grande is the president and CEO of Quality Controlled Manufacturing Inc. The company was founded in 1978 in a garage in Santee.
CONSTRUCTION: New Library Delivers the Right Features Inside and Out
For the past three years, Turner Construction Co. and its 50 subcontractors have been erecting the library of the future on a square block at 11th Avenue and Park Boulevard in San Diego’s bustling East Village.
TRAVEL: Planned Center Would Cut Emissions, Congestion
By early 2016, San Diego International Airport will join the growing throng of major U.S. airports turning their rental car operations into a centralized, one-stop hub for busy travelers.
PROPERTY: Jobs, Revenue Creation Are Part of Chula Vista Plan
The Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista are making plans to transform the city’s underutilized bay-front into a regional catalyst for economic growth.
FINANCE: For Angel Investors, Profit Motives Are Just Part of the Equation
Angel investors tend to remember their winning bets and forget the money they sank into businesses that failed.
Headed up by John Wells, Christopher Weil & Co. Inc. (CWC) manages equity and income portfolios for individuals, families and small institutions — including two publicly traded mutual funds for which CWC is the fund or co-fund manager and many private equity funds. CWC currently has approximately $375 million in assets under management.
REAL ESTATE: Choices Abound for Class B and C, Class A Remains Scarce
San Diego County’s real estate recovery is being felt in different ways, depending on the neighborhood. Here’s how local commercial brokers view trends in some prominent local office submarkets.
Daniel Broderick is president and CEO of Cassidy Turley San Diego, a full-service commercial real estate firm.