SDBJ WEEKLY EDITION
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.
Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it intends to offer $425 million of convertible senior notes, due in 2021, in a private placement, subject to market and other considerations.
A former Escondido commercial developer was sentenced to 10 years in prison Nov. 10 for bilking about 150 investors, including many retired seniors, of $50 million, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego.
Despite its reputation for being expensive, proton cancer therapy may cost the same or less than other cancer therapies, according to a recent study using Medicare reimbursement codes.
Two local heroes were honored by KPBS and Union Bank for American Indian Heritage Month in November.
San Diego-based Cumming, which provides construction project management and cost consulting services, has expanded its international operations by opening a new office in Dubai.
Entropic Communications Inc. made a big change at the top on the same day it reported large-scale layoffs and a quarterly loss.
While the election results ensure a new round of attacks on Obamacare, experts say a full repeal of the federal health care law is, well, impossible.
It turns out that Alliance Residential Co. wasn’t through with downtown San Diego when it recently decided to sell its 203-unit Broadstone Little Italy for $102.5 million, not long after completing the project earlier this year.
Recent bank deals affecting large swaths of the West and San Diego prove that private equity prefers cashing out of investments and the preferred holding time is no more than five years.
CLEAN-TECH: It Replaces Construction Trailer With a Sustainable Work Environment
A local construction company has discovered an eco-friendly and cost-effective use for those recycled shipping containers that have become the latest fad in green homebuilding.
With November elections in the rearview mirror, members of Congress will soon take up the 2015 defense budget.
WORKFORCE: Filling Positions Usually Starts 2 Months in Advance
Dominique Hernandez is working longer hours these days. She has jobs to fill, people to train.
The board of Novatel Wireless Inc. has named Alex Mashinsky, 49, as its permanent CEO, the business announced.
Green Flash Brewing Co. of San Diego has announced it is acquiring the East County-based Alpine Beer Co. for an undisclosed price.
MEDICINE: The Cos. Have the Capacity for Ramping Up Production
Another San Diego-based company is taking aim at Ebola, but unlike the other companies, Leading BioSciences Inc. is focusing on treating the symptoms of the deadly virus rather than targeting the virus itself.
“Women Who Mean Business” is one of SDBJ’s biggest and most impactful events of the year, and we do A LOT of events.
PROPERTY: Glut of Loans Coming Due Should Be OK
Thanks to an improving commercial real estate climate, San Diego-based Douglas Wilson Cos. has witnessed a steady decline in bank foreclosures on properties since the end of the Great Recession, meaning less need for its bank- and court-appointed property disposition services, though there are still pockets of those cases being handled by the company’s four offices nationwide.
TOURISM: Attraction Builds On Attention Film Generates
An old-school toymaker went Hollywood in a big way this year, as “The Lego Movie” racked up more than $468 million in global ticket sales.
GAMING: Bally Bets on S.D. Slot Designers to Pay Off
Los Angeles has pop culture, Las Vegas has the casino game industry and San Diego has an abundance of software talent.
It was an historic moment in which San Diego played a prominent role.
This residence at 4625 Calavo Drive on Mount Helix in La Mesa was built for Charles Wakefield Cadman in 1930, a famous American composer in Los Angeles. Cadman was considered one of the top Hollywood film composers at the time, and was considered an expert on American Indian music.
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.
You could call it a camera, but its builder wants you to think bigger.
EY (formerly Ernst & Young) gave all of its 300 accountants and other professionals in San Diego the day off recently to volunteer and give back to the community as part of its annual “EY Connect Day.”
Mike Grey has worked in the life sciences industry for more than 40 years, from the labs of pharmaceutical giants to launching and operating biotech startups as a chief executive.
You have read in this column about the financial pinch Gov. Brown and the Legislature have put on the San Diego Superior Court.
Vibra Bank CEO Frank Mercardante insisted the sale of his Chula Vista bank to Los Angeles-based Pacific Commerce Bank wasn’t a sale but a merger.
BREWING: ChuckAlek Also Chosen For Boston Mentoring Program
Among the dozens of craft brewers serving up suds during the annual San Diego Beer Week – which kicked off Nov. 7 and was slated to run through Nov. 16 – are several smaller players who required a little financial help from friends and family to stake their claim in the increasingly competitive industry.
MARKETING: SDTA Gets Sports Commission Funds, Leadership Role
With the region recently landing the Breeder’s Cup for 2017, local sports and tourism marketing officials are streamlining efforts to lure more high-profile, hotel-room-night-generating sports events to San Diego.