San Diego Business Journal

SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS

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Airport Car Rental Consolidation Aims for ‘Many Happy Returns’

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.

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Officials See Opportunities in Creating Big Change on Bay-Front

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.

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The Entrepreneurial Spirits

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.

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Executive Profile: John V. Wells

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.

Local Office Submarkets’ Vacancy Rates Vary By Region and Class

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.

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Executive Profile: Daniel Broderick

Daniel Broderick is president and CEO of Cassidy Turley San Diego, a full-service commercial real estate firm.

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Looking Beyond the Books

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.

Accounting and Finance Jobs in Demand as Economy Rebounds

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.

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Executive Profile: Matthew Garrett

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.

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The Lean Way

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.

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Evidence-Based Design Drives SYHC Facilities Renovation

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.

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Executive Profile: John Dempsey

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.