Ray Huard

Reporter

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

Recent Stories

Valley Center Project To Bring 632 Homes

HOUSING: Retail Center to Be Part of Complete Community

A $400 million housing and commercial development that will transform the face of Valley Center in San Diego’s North County is taking shape on land that was once a dairy farm.

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Hotel Annex Development Aims to Be Catalyst for Change

PROPERTY: Mixed-Use Even Draws the Developer To Relocate Its Office

To some, downtown San Diego’s C Street near City Hall is a sad place with boarded-up buildings where people live on the sidewalks.

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Fresno County RV Park Sold To San Diego Company For $3.2M

Park is along the Kings River

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San Diego Apartment Complex Sold For Nearly $2.2M

Complex has eight apartments

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Longfellow Continues Buying Strategy With $26 Million Research Park

A Chicago-Based Company Buys 2 Building Medical Office Campus for $90M

Life science and medical office space drew significant investment in two recent San Diego transactions.

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Industrial Warehouse Leased for $2.4M

An El Cajon industrial warehouse has been leased for $2.4 million.

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Law Firm Relocates Downtown to Improve Services For Clients

Takes 7,100 Square Feet in Irvine Co. Building at 501 W. Broadway

Bucking what had been a trend of sorts for law firms to leave downtown San Diego for suburban locations, Stoel Rives picked a very urban location for is new offices.

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Co. Buys $20M Office, Plans Big Renovation

PROPERTY: Peak Rents Expected for Creative Office and Amenities

RAF Pacifica Group, one of North County’s most prolific commercial real estate builders, is capitalizing on soaring demand for office space as rents are reaching an all-time high.

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PCI Leases Building In Technology Park

Irvine Co. Office Properties has leased a 38,000 square foot building in Sorrento Mesa to PCI Pharma Services.

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Miramar Office Building Bought For $13.9 Million

A Miramar office building has been sold to Tappan Corp. of Lake Forest for $13.9 million.

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Historic Mixed-Use Building Sells for $6.3M

A historic mixed-use building in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter has been sold to an undisclosed buyer for nearly $6.3 million.

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The Plunge’s $12M Renovation Makes a Splash

Pacifica Tapped Lusardi, Hollis Design and Jules Wilson Design

Amid much fanfare, San Diego’s landmark Plunge swimming pool reopened in Belmont Park over the July Fourth weekend after a $12 million makeover that took nearly three years to complete.

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San Marcos Mobile Home Park Sold For $11.5M

The park has 93 spaces.

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Pacific Beach Apartments Sold For $3.7M

The complex has eight apartments.

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Community to Get Needed Retail Space

PROPERTY: 90,000 Square Feet Planned

After several false starts, a redesigned retail portion of San Elijo Hills Town Center that will include the final pieces of the more than 3,500-home community covering 1,920 acres in southwest San Marcos is nearing completion.

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Oceanside Retail Building Changes Hands in $11M Deal

The 42,646 square-foot Tri-City Crossroads building at 3817 Plaza Drive was bought and sold by private investors who were not identified.

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San Marcos industrial Building Sold For $3.9M

Building has retail, office and warehouse space.

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Golden Hill Apartments Sold For $2.5M

Complex has 10 apartments

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Unusual Mixed-Use Brings Apartments to Condo Country

Property: Developer, Church Devise Bankers Hill Project

After years of planning and a few false starts, St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral has made a deal to redevelop property it owns in Bankers Hill into apartments and new church offices.

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Boutique Hotel’s $80M Renovation Impresses

TOURISM: Property’s Past Gives It Unique Personality

Walk into the newly-opened The Guild Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, and there’s a sense of having stepped back in time, but not.

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Dempsey Takes Unusual Early Role in Project

CONSTRUCTION: Crafting This Learning Environment Called for Creative Touches

A drab, run-of-the-mill Kearny Mesa office building has been transformed into a magical land of airplanes and spacecraft in a school that’s carefully designed to meet the special needs of autistic children.

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Port Gives Key OK to Bay-Front Project

TOURISM: $300M in Bonds to Be Sold By Joint Powers Authority

With a key permit at long last in hand, the developer of a $1.1 billion resort and hotel on Chula Vista’s bay front along with Chula Vista and Port of San Diego officials say they’re ready to move ahead with financing the project.

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Co. Is Looking for Developer to Take Over Townhome Project

Spring Valley Site to Have Nearby Park and Single-Family Housing Development

San Diego developer Doug Wilson is looking for someone to step in and take over a Spring Valley townhome development he’s been working on since acquiring the land in 2014.

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JLL acquires HFF

Both firms have San Diego offices in UTC

Kearny Mesa Office Building Sold For $5.8M

Building was renovated in 2015

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Historic San Diego Building Sold For Nearly $6.3M

The George Hill Building was built in 1897

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Miramar Office Building Sold To Tappan Corp.

Building was renovated in 2017

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El Cajon Industrial Warehouse Leased For $2.4 million

Company is moving from Sorrento Mesa

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PCI Pharma Leases Sorrento Mesa Building

Building is part of the Canyon Ridge Technology Park

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S.D. Firm Serves as Advisor in $11.4M Sale

A commercial real estate investment firm based in San Diego — SENTRE — served as an advisor in the $11.4 million sale of a Tustin industrial building near John Wayne Airport.

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Apartment Complex Sells for $14.2 Million

A Chula Vista apartment complex has been sold for $14.2 million.

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Sudberry Sees Need For Mixed-Use In Scripps Ranch

Sudberry Sees Need For Mixed-Use In Scripps Ranch

Sudberry Properties is doing something different in Scripps Ranch — building apartments.

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Pacific Keeps Building Client List With Law Firms

Construction Co. Knows the Technology And Tastes of Practices

Pacific Building Group recently finished building offices for five law firms and the new look the company created is far from the book-lined stuffy offices of old.

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Golden Hill Apartments Bring $3.7 Million

Overlooking downtown San Diego, the mansion at 2470 B St. was built in 1898 by Quayle Architects and was the home of the late state Sen. Leroy Wright...

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It Is Often a Tearful Goodbye When Your Home Sells

It Is Often a Tearful Goodbye When Your Home Sells

In what has to be one of the more unusual surveys of the housing market, the home listing service Zillow reported in June that more than a third of people selling their homes cry when they do it, and millennials and parents cry the most.

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Clark Construction Picked As Developer of SDSU Mission Valley Site

Clark also building new SDSU stadium

Pacific Beach Apartments Sold For $7M

Complex has 19 apartments

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Hillcrest Apartments Sold For Nearly $3.5M

Complex has 14 apartments

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Murrieta Property Sold For $2.7M

Property was partially developed

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Q1 of 2019 Saw an Apartment Sales Boom

Sales of $5M and More Showed Fivefold Increase From Like Quarter of 2018

Apartment sales likely to remain strong through the rest of the year.

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Orchids and Onions Program Is Designed To Start a Conversation

Architecture, Design Debates Put Spotlight On the Built Environment

Anyone can nominate a project as a stinker or a gem. The deadline is July 6.

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San Francisco Firm Expanding San Diego Portfolio

Firm owns several San Diego office buildings

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Chula Vista Industrial Center Sold For $25.7M

Two buildings included in sale.

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Co. Takes Rare Opportunity to Buy Kearny Mesa Land

Cubic Sells to Consolidate Its Campus; Buyer Is Not Revealing Its Plans

21-acre property sold for $35 million.

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Office Building Sells for $8.8 Million

Equinevest Capital bought two-story building at 2035 Corte del Nogal.

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Office Towers Sell for $525M

American Assets Trusts Inc. buy a pair of UTC office towers.

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Apartment Complex Sells for $3.3 Million

AJX Homes LLC buys 23 unit apartment complex.

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Apartment Complex Brings $3.5 Million

The 12,598 square foot building, at 9859 Dale Ave., was sold to Robert P. Fraas.

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Office Building Sold For $10.4 Million

Former Mission Federal Credit Union headquarters sold for $10.4 million.

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Converted Mansion Sold For $3.7M

Property was converted to apartments

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