SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS
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.
ACCOUNTING: Forensic Accountants Pursue Financial Facts With Variety of Skills
Sifting through mountains of financial records to figure out the net worth of a person may not sound glamorous, but it’s the stuff that gets forensic accountants excited.
FINANCE: Hiring Is Across the Board, Salaries on the Rise
Always in fairly high demand, workers with accounting and finance experience are finding increased job opportunities as companies gradually expand operations, and competition for top talent ratchets up.
CEO Matt Garrett founded TGG Accounting to improve the national small business success rate. Through a set of best practices — known as The TGG Way — his firm provides business owners and their management teams with high quality, timely and accurate financial statements that help them keep their companies in order, make better decisions and sleep better. A national Vistage speaker, Garrett built and sold two startups before he was 35.
BUILDING: A Process Called ‘Lean Construction’ Smooths Road to Renovation
Tenant improvements and site renovations have been crucial to the business enhancement efforts of local contracting companies over the past five years, as work assignments in new-construction projects remain tough to come by in San Diego County and elsewhere.
HEALTH CARE: Clinic Interior Promotes Healing; ‘Not Just a Decorating Job’
San Ysidro Health Center is using what’s called evidence-based design to inform the renovation of its new three-story clinic and urgent care center in Chula Vista — and streamlining health care in the process.
John Dempsey is president of Dempsey Construction Inc., a commercial general contracting and construction management firm, which he formed in 2010. Dempsey, who previously spent 28 years with Lusardi Construction, has built a business model that delivers a blend of large-company experience with the hands-on approach of a boutique company.
BANKING: Branch Banking Adapts to Technology Advances
Despite a quantum shift by more consumers doing their banking via the Internet and ATMs, most banks say they have no plans to eliminate their retail branch networks.