San Diego Business Journal

SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS

Banking Industry is Back and in the Black and Growing Profits

The nation’s banking industry is apparently well back into the black, and making higher profits.

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Added Value

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.

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Executive Q&A: Joe Greenblatt, Sunrise Management

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.

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Social Impact

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.

Indoor Skydiving Facility Planned for Mission Valley

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.

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Kilroy Begins Work on $45 Million Del Mar Heights Office Project

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.

Law Firms Opt for Renewals as Landlords Gain Leverage

TROPHY SPACE: Lack of New Inventory, Pressure on Costs Deter Movement

Need proof that commercial real estate has recovered from the worst of the Great Recession?

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Into the Spotlight

PROPERTY: National Investors Find Deals in San Diego Market

San Diego recently placed 24th in a global ranking of cities based on commercial property investment dollar volume for the year ending June 30.

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Making Closer Connections

Proximity-Beacon Systems Part of Promising Technology on Display at Verizon Ventures Meeting

As you make your way north on the crowded sidewalks of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, your smartphone suddenly comes to life.

With ‘Computational Photography Platform,’ Seeing is Believing

You could call it a camera, but its builder wants you to think bigger.

Knowing the Twists and Turns Is Key to Navigating IP Course

LEGAL: Tech Cos. Face Perils of Possible Lawsuits From Beginning to End

The innovative companies that make up San Diego County’s technology sector must tread carefully to avoid becoming the targets of intellectual property lawsuits.

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IP in the Balance

Patent Rulings Will Discourage Lawsuits But May Also Impair Ability to Protect Innovations

Several recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions have made it more difficult for “patent trolls” to file frivolous lawsuits that accuse businesses of infringing on vague and broadly worded patents.