Ray Huard


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

Recent Stories

Former Pacific Beach Bar Sold For $2.1M

Former bar will become school

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Impact of Qualcomm's Pain: Co. to Vacate 5 Buildings in Sorrento Mesa

Looming layoffs of 1,231 workers from Qualcomm’s San Diego operations are leading the company to vacate or sublease about 222,000 square feet of space in five buildings over the next several months in a move likely to shake up the commercial real estate market around the chipmakers’ Sorrento Mesa headquarters.

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University Heights Apartments Sold For $5.3M

Apartments were built in 1970

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‘Flight’ Plan Ready to Help Renew the Cedros Design District

PROPERTY: Developer, Designer Plan Mixed-Use Project in Solana Beach

The man who was a driving force behind creation of the Cedros Design District in Solana Beach more than 25 years ago has come up with a project he hopes will breathe new life into the two-and-a-half block collection of shops, day spas and boutiques.

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Mission Valley Apartment Complex Sold

Bella Posta Apartments has 344 units

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At Bay, City, Developer And Shovels Ready to Go

PROPERTY: Construction May Start in 2019

At long last, after more than 25 years of talk and false starts, a $1.1 billion resort hotel and convention center on Chula Vista’s bayfront may be close to becoming a reality.

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San Marcos Nursery Property Sold For $1.6M

Former owner consolidating business in Vista

Projects Give Seniors More Affordable Options for Housing

San Diego’s stock of affordable housing for older residents got an ever-so-slight boost in April with the opening of a 75-apartment complex in North Park and the construction of a 62-apartment complex in Ramona.

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Former Little Italy Building No Longer a ‘Forgotten Asset’

PROPERTY: Interior to Be Redone for Boutique Office Environment

A former U.S. Bank building on a prominent corner at the edge of Little Italy in downtown San Diego is about to undergo a dramatic transformation.

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El Cajon Apartments Sold For $4.9M

Complex has 20 units

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RedHill Investors Buys Wasington Apartment Complex

Complex is near Seattle

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Hillcrest Apartments Sell For $3.5M

Building has 16 studio apartments.

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Students Bring Purpose to a Place At Real Estate Design Competition

Plans for a fictitious Carlsbad development centered on a culinary school with two 150-room hotels, a community garden and office condominiums won first place for a student team from The Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate at San Diego State University in an April real estate design competition.

Free Address Office Sits Well With More Companies

OFFICE: Variety, Versatility Are Pluses of No Set Seat

Carissa Wisniewski as a managing partner of Moss Adams runs the company’s San Diego operations, but she doesn’t have a fancy corner office.

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Local Factors Are Favorable to Continued Growth in Self Storage

They’re not sexy and may not spring to mind as the most obvious commercial real estate investment of choice, but self-storage centers are chugging along with a steady growth in demand and corresponding increases in rent.

Pacific Beach Apartment Complex Sold For More Than $2.7M

Complex has off-street resident parking.

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Cauldron Ice Cream Coming to Kearny Mesa

Shop will feature handcrafted ice cream.

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‘Reimaging’ Brings Retail Center New Anchor and New Life

PROPERTY: WinCo. Foods’ Presence Paves Way for Other Stores

A once-trendy Oceanside shopping center that was abandoned by many of its tenants as it fell out of favor is being redeveloped with a new look, new stores and what its owner said is a bright outlook.

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Two San Diego Apartment Buildings Sold to Single Buyer

WSC Investments bought both properties

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Brixton Capital Buys Texas Apartment Complex

Complex is in Corpus Christi

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Mission Valley Office Buildings To Be Razed

Apartment complex planned for site.

University Heights Apartments Sold For $3.4M

Building has 11 apartments

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In San Diego, Retail Property Sector Doesn’t Just Survive, It Thrives

Retailers planning to expand, relocate or move into San Diego County could be in a bind, according to a report from Marcus & Millichap.

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El Cajon Industrial Buildings Sold For $3.3M

Buildings have combined space of 21,058 square feet

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Bankers Hill Apartments Sold For $2.3M

Building has 10 apartments

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Affordable Housing Adds to Civita’s Mix

PROPERTY: Plans Eventually Call for 4,700 Residences

Seven years ago, Sudberry Properties said it would take 10 to 15 years to transform a 230-acre former Mission Valley rock quarry into a master-planned community that would set the tone for what the future of San Diego could look like.

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Industrial Demand Works for Landlords As Rents Go Up, And Vacancy Goes Down

Mirroring what’s happening in the market for office space in San Diego County, demand for industrial space in the region is outstripping supply, driving rents to levels not seen since before the Great Recession and vacancy rates to near or at record lows.

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Developers Follow The Demographic With Senior Housing

San Diego County developers are leading a national trend to build housing for senior citizens who need some level of care.

Developer Plans Vibrant Mixed-Use Project for Del Mar

PROPERTY: Mixed-Use To be Transition Between Biz and Residential Areas

A vacant lot that was once a gas station, then a failed commercial development at the southern edge of Del Mar’s business district would become a mix of offices, retail shops, a possible restaurant and condominiums under a new proposal.

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Liberty Station Building Leased By Moniker Group

Corporate headquarters moving from dowtown

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San Diego Firm Buys Silicon Valley Research Buildings

Improvements planned for two-building complex

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Shoreham Place Building Sold For $6.8M

Law firm relocating from downtown

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Construction Co. Returning To School for 3 Projects

BNBuilders has been tapped as the construction manager and general contractor on three renovation projects at the University of California San Diego totaling $17.1 million.

Real Estate Investors Send S.D. Market Up in Rankings

San Diego CountSan Diego County is becoming ever more popular as a place for real estate investors to put their money, ranked as one of the top markets for industrial, multifamily, office and retail investment by the commercial brokerage firm CBRE.

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Three San Diego Apartment Buildings Sold For $5M

Complexes were built in the 1970's

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Developer’s Affordable Housing Projects to Fill Crucial Need

PROPERTY: Shortfall Of Affordable Homes Said to Be 142,000

San Diego County’s supply of affordable housing is about to get a big boost through new construction and renovation projects planned by the nonprofit developer National Community Renaissance.

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Office Space At A Premium

PROPERTY: Submarkets See Big Rental Rebound as Demand Heats Up Market

New construction, a thriving economy, rising construction costs and low vacancy rates have pushed office rental rates ever higher throughout much of San Diego County since 2010, when rates started rebounding from the recession.

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Frazee Road Building Sold For $33M

Building is 90.6 percent occupied

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Oceanside Industrial Building Sold For $20M

Building is part of Rancho Del Oro Technology Park

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Cohn Restaurant Group Buys Former Junk House Gastro Pub

Site was original home of Nicolosi's Italian Restaurant

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Apartment Building Sold For $2M

All units are onebedroom/one bathroom.

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Developer Plans Possible Portfolio of Assisted Living Facilities

PROPERTY: Need Good Management Co. to Do It Successfully

With construction of high-end apartments booming in San Diego, developer Douglas Wilson thinks it’s time for builders to look for something else.

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Stalwart Kearny Mesa Prime for Reinvention

PROPERTY: Live-Work Balance Seen for Submarket

Kearny Mesa is a San Diego neighborhood on the cusp of change, as some talk of turning Convoy Street at its heart into the next Little Italy and pending community plan changes could prompt new commercial and apartment development.

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Badiee’s Vista Industrial Project Targets Small- to Medium-Size Businesses

Ben Badiee, one of the most prolific developers in North County San Diego, is chugging along with still more projects.

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Condo Amenities Will Make A Lasting Impression

Ever wonder what goes into some of those luxury condos being built in downtown San Diego?

El Cajon Apartments Sold For Nearly $7.8M

Complex is a mix of townhomes and flats.

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San Marcos Industrial Building Sold For $6.9M

Building is fully leased.

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Carlsbad Medical Building Sold For $3.3M

Building is in Carlsbad Village.

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Design Studios West Signs Morena Boulevard Lease

Company moving from La Jolla.

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Rancho Bernardo Medical Building Sold For $37.1M

Kaiser Permanente is the anchor tenant. Photo courtesy of CoStar.

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