Ray Huard

Reporter

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

Recent Stories

San Diego Firm Acquires Portland Project For Nearly $28.8M

Mixed-use project has three buildings

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Ventura Industrial Center Sold by San Diego Brokers For $5.1M

Property has xix buildings

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Apartment Complex Sold For $2.6M

Complex is fully gated

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Co. Busy Meeting Need For Affordable Housing

PROPERTY: Chelsea, Affiliate Prove Themselves on Projects

As a college student, Jim Schmid wanted to become a history professor.

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Renovation Brings Creative Office And New Tenant to Sorrento Mesa

Renovating a Sorrento Mesa office building paid off in a big way for Montana Avenue Capital Partners, LLC.

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Co. Busy Meeting Need For Affordable Housing

PROPERTY: Chelsea, Affiliate Prove Themselves on Projects

As a college student, Jim Schmid wanted to become a history professor.

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Demographics Lead Developers to Senior Housing Projects

PROPERTY: Older Homeowners Can Use Equity in Home for Move

Senior living projects are popping up at an increasing rate in San Diego County as developers hope to tap an exploding market which many said is vastly underserved.

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After Millennials Move Into Downtown, Companies Follow

PROPERTY: Tech Cos. Pursue Young Talent, Vibrant Environment

A rash of new apartment construction in downtown San Diego is having an unexpected side effect of ratcheting up demand for downtown office space.

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Irvine Co. Buys Del Mar Heights Office Building

Building is the latest of several recent acquisitions by Irvine Co.

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Vista Industrial Building Sold For $2.6M

Building is in the Sycamore Business Center

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Stos Partners Acquires Laredo Industrial Buildings For $88M

Portfolio includes eight buildings

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University Heights Complex Sold For $2.3M

Complex has eight apartments

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Pacifc Beach Multi-family Complex Sold For $5.5M

Complex includes 12 units in five buildings.

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National City Apartments Sold For $4.2M

Complex has 24 apartments.

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MG Finds Formula for Buying Apartment Properties

As an accountant, Mark Gleiberman dabbled in real estate in the mid-1980s — developing a triplex and a nine-unit apartment building in San Diego’s College area.

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Office Project Aims to Speak to Little Italy Audience

A Little Italy office building that’s undergoing a major overhaul got its first tenant with renovation work still far from finished.

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Typical Family Needs 15.4 Years To Save for Down Payment

Saving enough money to make a down payment on a single-family home in San Diego is far more challenging than in many other major cities, and much harder than it used to be.

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Public-Private Partnership On Display in Otay Development

South County will get a new affordable apartment project with the 42-unit Pacific at Playa del Sol in Otay Mesa at the corner of Ocean View Hills Parkway and Avenida Playa del Sol.

Capstone Advisors Buys In Phoenix, Sells in North Carolina

Phoenix property acquired for $6.6 million.

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Oceanside Center Sold For $5.4M

Center is in downtown Oceanside

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Vista Industrial Building Sold For $3.7M

Building has six suites

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Sorrento Towers Sold

Shorenstein Properties was the buyer.

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Otay Mesa Industrial Buildings Sold In Package Deal

Four buildings included

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Census Bureau Finds Right Number of Pluses at The Ratner

Portions of a recently renovated historic East Village building complex have been leased to the U.S. Census Bureau, an architectural firm and a photography and video studio.

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Mission Cove Seniors Adds 138 Affordable Apartments

The final piece of an Oceanside affordable housing project has been put into place with the completion of Mission Cove Seniors — an apartment building for people over the age of 62 with limited incomes.

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Development Bringing ‘Attainable’ Single Family Homes

PROPERTY: Oceanside Made Zoning Change, Allowing Denser Project

One of the last big chunks of open land in Oceanside is being developed by a Carlsbad company into a residential neighborhood of single family homes and townhomes with a retail component.

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Canine to Five: Cos. Find Dogs a Welcome Addition

WORKFORCE: Buildings Adapt; Perk Appeals to Millennials

When Tien Nguyen and his three partners formed CPC Strategy — a digital marketing service in downtown San Diego — they invited the people they hired to bring their dogs to work.

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Rolando Apartments Sold For $6.9M

Complex has 35 apartments.

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Scripps Highland Office Building Sold For $3.9M

Buyer will occupy second floor.

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National City Apartments Sold For $3.2M

Complex has 16 apartments

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From Shanghai To Seaport Village, Developer Takes On the Big Jobs

Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen likes to fish and hunt. When he hunts, he uses a bow and arrow instead of a gun.

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Kearny Mesa Industrial Building Completed

Project cost $12M

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Carlsbad Office Campus Sold For $23M

Campus has two buildings

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Imperial Beach Apartments Sold For $2.9M

Complex has 14 units

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Parking Spaces Still Fill a Need, At Least, For the Near Future

Talk of Uber, Lyft, scooters and bicycles cutting demand for parking is just that so far — talk.

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Fallbrook Apartment Complex Sold For $6.9M

Complex has 48 apartments

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Home Buying Is Dialed Down

San Diego’s residential real estate market for single family homes is cooling down, with some brokers reporting that homes are taking longer to sell than they did just a few months ago and rising mortgage rates are putting a crimp on sales.

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With Trade Path Cleared, Cos. Partner for Otay Industrial Park

Intense demand for industrial property has drawn the return of a player to the South County industrial market — Majestic Realty Co.

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MG Properties Acquires San Marcos Apartment Complex

Complex includes 416 apartments.

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Sorrento Mesa Office Complex Sold For $20.4M

Complex was renovated in 2016

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Azalea Park Apartments Sold For $2M

Complex has 10 apartments.

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Talmadge Apartments Sold For $2.3M

Building was renovated in 2016.

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Tenants Will Have to Pay For That Tight Retail Space

Finding new space or room to grow will be a challenge for San Diego County retailers, according to a report from Marcus & Millichap.

MLS to Offer a ‘More Customized Experience’

The Greater San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR) went online in September with its San Diego MLS multiple listing service used by real estate agents throughout San Diego County.

Renters Find Downtown Luxuries in Chula Vista Apartments

PROPERTY: Costs, Demand Push Builders to Deliver High-End Projects

The same developer who built one of downtown San Diego’s tonier apartment towers is bringing many of the same amenities to a South County project that acknowledges what some brokers said is the maturing of the area’s residential market.

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San Marcos Apartment Complex Sold

Complex has 168 apartments

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Westcore Properties Acquires Distribution Center For $53.4M

Center was completed in August

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Ampersand Sells Location, Capacity and Character

PROPERTY: The $40M Transformation Targets Cos. Needing Big Space

Where grumpy newspaper editors and reporters once toiled as noisy teletype machines clattered in the background, an international financial services group will become the first tenant in Ampersand — the renovated former home of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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MG Properties Acquires Apartment Complex For $93M

Complex has 264 apartments.

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Downtown Commercial Building Sold For $2.4M

Building is fully leased.

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