Ray Huard

Reporter

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

Recent Stories

Millenia Development Is Fulfilling Some Big Goals

PROPERTY: Site Expected To House 10,000; Retail and Office Plans Move Slower

Millenia — a Chula Vista development so big that it could be its own small city — is about two-thirds finished with construction already underway on the rest of it on the east side of Chula Vista.

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Bankers Hill Office Building Sold For $8.7M

Building is leased to Real Page, Inc.

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All Women CRE Company Is Ready and Willing to Compete

REAL ESTATE: Skilled Executives Put Their Perspective on the Market

Carrie Bobb stood out when she became a commercial real estate broker in 2003 in a field dominated by men.

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Office Space Demand Expected to Continue Strong Into 2020

Scripps Ranch and UTC See Strong Growth In the Third Quarter

Demand for office space in San Diego County was as strong as ever in the third quarter of the year, according to at least two commercial brokerage firms.

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Apartment Tower’s Efforts Praised While Otherwise It Is Panned

Orchids, Onions Awards Put The Good, the Bad and the Different in the Spotlight

East Village’s bold Shift apartment tower was meant to get noticed, according to its developer and designer, and it sure got that from the San Diego Architectural Foundation.

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Avison Young Acquires McKinney

REAL ESTATE: Biotech Draws Avison’s First Buy In San Diego Market

The commercial real estate brokerage and property management firm of McKinney Advisory Group Inc. based in San Diego has been acquired by Avison Young headquartered in Toronto.

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Building Has Designs on Driving Interaction, Collaboration

DESIGN: Central Atrium And Even Center’s Stairs Bring People Together

Making space where researchers could casually bump into each other and get a peek at each other working was a big part of the design of Center for Novel Therapeutics.

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Hillcrest Apartment Complex Sold For $12.6M

Apartments are for senios

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Sunroad Plaza Sold for $19.9M

Office campus was 82 percent leased

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CapRock Partners Buys Otay Mesa Industrial Building

Renovations planned

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Salvation Army Moves To Otay Mesa

PROPERTY: Two Buildings Being Built in More Affordable Region

When The Salvation Army decided to relocate its downtown San Diego operations.

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San Marcos Shopping Center Sold for Nearly $19.3M

Center was 92 percent leased

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Lincoln Park Apartments Sold For $4.2M

Complex has 20 apartments

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East Village Apartments Will Have Some Good Neighbors

PROPERTY: 34-Story Tower Will Be Next to Historic Home, UC San Diego’s New Complex

An East Village apartment tower that will incorporate a historic home and share a city block with the new downtown campus of the University of California San Diego is nearing completion.

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North Park Apartment Building Sold For $3.2M

Building was renovated in 2018

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Two New Affordable Apartment Projects Open in the County

HOUSING: Projects Deliver 85 Apartments For $39.7 Million

Two new affordable apartment projects have opened — one in downtown San Diego and one in Otay Mesa.

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$2 Billion and Big Change

DEVELOPMENT: Work-Life Balance to Arrive in Mission Valley

A massive $2 billion redevelopment project that will reshape a big chunk of Mission Valley along the San Diego River is nearing a critical stage with preparation of an environment impact statement coming in January.

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McKinney Advisory Group Acquired by Avison Young

Company was founded in 2010

RV Resort and Bicycle Path to Get Bay-Front Plan Started

DEVELOPMENT: RV Park Is Expected to Be Completed in Summer 2020

Two key pieces of a $1.1 billion resort hotel and convention center project on Chula Vista’s bay front are about the get under way.

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Hughes Marino Values Excellence, Personal Growth, a Sense of Fun

SDBJ Best Places to Work: Medium Employer Category (50 - 249 U.S. EMPLOYEES)

Enjoy the journey. That’s one of the core values of Hughes Marino, a commercial real estate brokerage based in downtown San Diego that’s led by Jason and Shay Hughes.

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MG Properties Acquires Las Vegas Apartments For Nearly $36.6M

Complex has 184 apartments

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Land for Emergency Vehicle Operations Center Sells for $28.1M

Training Now Being Done At SDCCU Stadium and Outside of the County

Starting a year from now, police cars and other emergency vehicles will be zipping around a new driver training track in Otay Mesa.

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Local Life Science Opportunities Draw Nuveen

Co. Sees Favorable Demographics And Chance to Diversify

The allure of UTC’s connections to the life science industry is drawing some big name investors from outside San Diego County.

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Recession Fears Fail to Dent the Industrial Market

Life Science Sector, Last Mile Delivery Still Seeking Space

Demand for industrial space is so strong that even an expected recession is unlikely to throw it into negative numbers.

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Fallbrook Apartments Sold For $4.8M

Complex has 28 apartments and one single family home

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Oceanside Lot Sold For $4.5M

Property will be developed as retail center

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Law Firm Embraces Branding Opportunity

PROPERTY: From Inside to Out, Changes Make Statement

How does a long-established law firm get its name out to the public?

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Active Efforts Made to Recruit Women in CRE

WORKFORCE: Retention Needs to Be Emphasized; Women Leaders Needed

Misty Moore was a rarity when she became a commercial real estate broker nearly 22 years ago.

Golden Hill Apartments Sell For $3.1M

Complex was built in 1988

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Sorrento Mesa Industrial Building Sold For $10.4M

Renovations planned

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Stos Partners Buys Carlsbad Office Building

Renovations planned

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Miramar Office Building Sold For $4.5M

The Form was 51 percent occupied

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MG Properties Buys Arizona Apartment Complex

Complex has 512 apartments

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Overbuilt Elsewhere, Self-Storage Space In Demand Locally

Marcus & Millichap Reports Vacancy Decreases to 5.8%

All those people moving into the new apartment towers and condominium projects that keep springing up.

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Chula Vista Medical Center Sold For $10.8M

Building is flagship for California Retina Association

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Sabre Springs Plaza Sold For $6.8M

Plaza was fully leased

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Once All Business, 625 Broadway Reimagined

DEVELOPMENT: Hammer Ventures Taps Multifamily Market

Downtown San Diego’s very first high-rise building — the John D. Spreckels Building — has gotten a makeover to become luxury apartments.

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Carlsbad's Chelsea Corp. Building Affordable Housing in Irvine

Complex will have 80 apartments

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Escondido Industrial Building Sold For $4M

Building will be county headquarters for Promex Industries

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Sherman Heights Apartments Sold For $3.2M

Complex has 16 apartments Photo courtesy of ACRE Investment Real Estate Services

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Would Recession Hit Homes in San Diego?

Report Ranks Market No. 4 In Terms of Risk

San Diego is a one of the metro areas in the nation that’s most at risk to have a downturn in the housing market in a future recession.

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Sales Spur Building In Two Submarkets

DEVELOPMENT: Property In Downtown, Otay Mesa

Liberty National Corp. has acquired the final 30,000-square-foot parcel that it needs to build a mixed-use project at Park Boulevard and Broadway in East Village.

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Greycroft Leads $10M Investment In Biproxi

Online Offering Has Range Of Services for CRE Brokers

A San Diego-based online marketing company for commercial real estate brokers that functions similar to Zillow for residential real estate has received a $10 million cash infusion.

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Malin Burnham Donates $2.3M to USD Real Estate Program

Gift is part of drive to raise $10 million

Talmadge Apartments Sold For Nearly $4.9M

Some apartments were remodeled

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Vista Industrial Building Sold For $2.4M

Building is leased to Arrow Pipeline

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Carlsbad Apartments Sold For $2.7M

Complex has 10 apartments

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Rancho Bernardo Industrial Building Sold For $9.5M

Building was vacant

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San Marcos Industrial Project Sold For $6.9M

Building combines warehouse space and offices

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Imperial Beach Apartments Sold For $3.9M

Complex has 16 apartments

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