Ray Huard

Reporter

Email: rhuard@sdbj.com
Phone: 858-277-8904

Recent Stories

Retail Finds Right Mix; Millennials Find Retail

PROPERTY: Vacancy Rate Low; Investors Very Much Interested

Regency Centers owns 11 shopping centers in San Diego County and is so confident about future prospects that it’s looking for more.

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Developer Gives Escondido Commercial Buildings a Second Act

PROPERTY: Redevelopment Preserves Classic Character, While Filling Market Need

Eerie was how Matt Belshin described the former bank building he bought three years ago along Escondido’s Grand Avenue.

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Bench Space Coworks Leases Torrey Pines Building

Company offers space for budding tech and biotech companies.

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Miramar Warehouse Sold

Building goes for $4.5 million

Warehouse is sold for $4.5 million

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Brookfield Residential Buys the Expertise of OliverMcMillan

DEAL: Local Firm’s Experience in High-Rise, Mixed-Use Spurred Move

San Diego-based developer OliverMcMillan has been acquired by Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. of Canada for an undisclosed amount of money.

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Puffer Malarkey to Have Presence at Pacific Gate

Pacific Gate — one of downtown San Diego’s priciest condominium towers — is adding Puffer Malarkey’s Animae restaurant on the ground floor of its 41-story project.

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Pacific Sotheby’s International Acquires Hom Sotheby’s

La Jolla-based Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty has expanded its reach into Orange County and Coachella Valley by acquiring Hom Sotheby’s International Realty, headquartered in Newport Beach.

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SDSU Stadium Plan Headed For November Ballot

Voters will choose between two rival plans.

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Millennials Get Amenities, Cos. Get Big Space at Ampersand

The Casey Brown Co., is transforming The San Diego Union-Tribune's former two-building campus into a top-of-the line office complex with amenities few other office buildings can match.

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Borrego Springs Provides Challenges to Designer

DEVELOPMENT: Desert, Dark Sky Status Result In Unique Library Project

Roesling Nakamura Terada (RNT) Architects, in partnership with BN Builders and Richard + Bauer Architecture, are nearing completion of a unique $11.5 million, 15,000 square-foot library that will rise above the desert floor in Borrego springs.

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North Park Property Sells For $2.4M

Property will be redeveloped.

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Sunroad Pitches Housing Amid Otay Business Park

PROPERTY: Plan May Address Shortage, But Has Critics

Sunroad Enterprises wants to dramatically change development plans for a 253.1-acre Otay Mesa business/technology park to include up to 3,158 housing units in what would be the largest project the company has undertaken.

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Pacific Beach Apartments Sold For $3.7M

Complex has 16 apartments.

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Miramar Building Sells For $8.8M

Building is fully leased.

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OliverMcMillan Sold to Canadian Firm

Brookfield Residential Properties acquires developer of mixed use projects.

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Imperial Beach Building Sold For Nearly $7.2M

The Breakwater Town Center is anchored by Grocery Outlet.

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Mission Valley Office Tower Is Getting A Makeover

Tower 591 will have a new look inside and out

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San Diego's Gafcon Inc. Picked For Development In China

Zizhu Purple Bay project is on an 800-acre waterfront site

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Oceanside Industrial Center Sold For $12.8 Million

Rancho Del Oro Commerce Center is close to fully leased

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National City Building Sells for $21 million

Building was acquired in 2016 for $12.2 million

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Kilroy Realty Curates Right Retail Tenants To Fit the Vision for One Paseo Development

A little more than a year after formal groundbreaking ceremonies, the company has started signing up tenants for its 23-acre One Paseo project in Carmel Valley.

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Hobby Lobby Moves Into Oceanside Center

Crafts and hobby store takes over former Dicks Sporting Goods site

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Sorrento Mesa Building Sold for $3.5M

Buyer will renovate the building.

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Newport Beach Company Buys Two S.D. County Industrial Buildings

CapRock Partners is bullish on the county's industrial market.

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El Cajon Apartments Sold for $3.8 million

The Terrace Apartments have been remodeled.

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For Jeweler, It Was All About Family, Customers and Passion

RETAIL: People Person, Skilled Jeweler Thrived At the Profession

At 93, George Carter Jessop Jr., is the oldest surviving member of the family that founded Jessop Jeweler.

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Cafe Rio Opens Loma Square Restaurant

New restaurant is the company's 20th California location

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Grantville Office Building Sold for $7.3M

Building is fully leased.

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Waterbar Restaurant Opens in Pacific Beach

New eatery is near Crystal Pier.

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Spring Valley Shopping Center Sold For $5M

Nearly vacant center will be redeveloped for housing.

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Oceanside Hotels Aim For ‘Casual Elegance’

PROPERTY: $200M Project Sets Summer 2020 Finish

After more than a decade of false starts, the city is finally getting the beachfront resort hotel project officials have long sought.

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LPC West Buys Industrial Buildings In S.D. and Chula Vista

Purchase totals more than 175,000 square feet.

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Irvine Company Buys Torrey Hills Offices

Purchase shows San Diego's appeal as a center of innovation.

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Peruvian Restaurant Comes to Carlsbad

The city is Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria's second location.

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Better Buzz Coffee Opens In Hillcrest

New Location Is Corporate Headquarters

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Church Sells North Park Property For Future Development

New Visions Fellowship Will Continue To Use Site Under Lease

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Developer’s Good Neighbor Policy Pays Off for Project

When Tim Wright first saw the property at the end of Indiana Street on the edge of Balboa Park, he knew he wanted to do something different with it.

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Californa Bank & Trust Buys Hillcrest Property

Bank was using the building as a branch office

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Pacific Beach Apartments Sold for $2M

Complex has five apartments and four one-car garages.

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North Park Apartments Sold for $32.3M

A recently renovated North Park apartment complex has been sold.

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New Retirement Community On Tap For Scripps Ranch

Construction will start within the next few weeks on The Glen at Scripps Ranch.

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New Apartment Complex to Provide 52 Units for Veterans

PROPERTY: Rents At Complex to Be Subsidized By Vouchers

A vacant lot in Normal Heights is being transformed into an apartment complex for homeless veterans.

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Four-Building Complex near SDSU Sold for $21M

The complex includes 86 apartments and three commercial spaces.

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Several Projects in Works to Serve Homeless and Low Income Tenants

Affordable housing for homeless families, individuals and veterans as well as for low income families is getting a boost with several projects opening or under construction.

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Downtown Partnership Picks New CEO

Former City Council aide Betsy Brennan has been picked to lead the San Diego Downtown Partnership.

Carlsbad Condos Defect Lawsuits Settled for $15.6M

The condominiums at 2100 Costa Del Mar Road were built between 2006 and 2007 and sold to 82 homeowners.

Lakeside Apartments Sold for $3.2M

Two projects are part of the sale.

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SDSU's Initiative Has Gathered Enough Signatures to Get on the Ballot, Group Says

SDSU West is the name the university has given to its plan to redevelop the Mission Valley site of the former Qualcomm Stadium.

Office Rents Are Expected to Continue Their Climb in 2018

Renting office space in San Diego is getting pricier, with the amount of money landlords want climbing closer to or matching peaks reached prior to the recession.

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RAF Finds Coastal Retail Addition for Portfolio

PROPERTY: Encinitas Center Sold for $24M, Seen As Long-Term Investment

A shopping center which Encinitas officials said would inject new life into downtown when it was built has been sold to a prominent developer of North County industrial and commercial property.

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