Ray Huard

Reporter

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

Recent Stories

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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La Jolla Mixed-Use Building Sold For $4.9M

Pete Health Center leases retail space.

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Access, Availability Draw Renters to Mission Valley

People looking for apartments to rent choose Mission Valley over any other neighborhood in the city of San Diego, according to a report by Apartment Guide — an apartment listing company.

Sales Take Big Dip, But Prices Remain High

Sales of commercial real estate were down significantly in the first half of 2018 compared with last year.

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Shapery Sees Historic Building’s Past Being Part of Its Future

PROPERTY: Office, Retail Space Likely Options for East Village Purchase

Abandoned and run-down, the old building near Market Street and Island Avenue in East Village might be seen by some as ready for the wrecking ball.

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Here’s One Way to Get New Industrial: Demolition

In a sign of just how competitive the market is for industrial property in San Diego’s core city markets, a Kearny Mesa office building was demolished to make way for a spiffier new industrial building.

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East Village Site Well-Suited for Renovation; Renaming Honors Past

PROPERTY: Creative Office to Rekindle Entrepreneurial Spirit

A block of six East Village buildings that were once one of the largest manufacturers of men’s clothing in the United States has been brought back to life as creative office space and renamed to honor its founding family.

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Employee Ownership Helps Bring Family Feeling to McCarthy

2018 Best Places to Work Winners: Large Employer Category (250 - 1,999 U.S. Employees)

CONSTRUCTION: Co. Puts Health, Happiness And Balance on the Agenda

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Irvine Company Buys Del Mar Heights Office Complex

Three-building complex was built in 2006

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UCSD to Offer Real Estate, Development Program

EDUCATION: Program to Delve Into Complexities of Planning and Communities

Demand is so strong for well-trained real estate and development professionals that UC San Diego is creating a special degree program in the field.

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San Diego Firm Buys Las Vegas Apartments

Building has 540 apartments

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Mission Beach Apartments Sold For $5M

Complex has 16 apartments

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Boxing Club Brings Exposure, Fitness and Style To Retail Space in Mixed-Use

Artem Sharoshkin wanted something dramatic and different for The Boxing Club in downtown San Diego.

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Downtown Ritz Carlton Project Resumed

Construction to start in mid-2019.

Westcore Properties Sells Riverside Airport Property

Property is at the former March Air Force Base.

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North County's Newland Sierra Project Moving Ahead

Board of Supervisors approved the project in a 4-0 vote

Linda Vista Apartments Sold For $2.3M

Apartments were built in 1945

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Hillcrest Apartments Sold For Nearly $2.6M

Building has 16 studio apartments

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Irvine Co. Buys UTC Office Campus

Former Sunroad Corporate Center has three buildings

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Decision 2018: Mission Valley - Sports, Entertainment District At Core Of SoccerCity

As its name suggest, soccer is the big draw in the SoccerCity proposal for redeveloping the Mission Valley site of the former Qualcomm Stadium.

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Decision 2018: Mission Valley - SDSU West Prioritizes Tech Center, Campus Expansion

San Diego State University is bursting at the seams, and a ballot measure that would give the university the right to develop the former Qualcomm Stadium site into a second campus is meant to provide what school officials said is much-needed relief.

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Hotel Workers Authorize Strike

Westin San Diego Gaslamp hotel targeted as part of national drive by labor union.

North Park Retail Building Sold For Nearly $4M

Two tenants lease building

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Free History Lesson Comes With $39M Hotel Purchase

One of San Diego’s most historic hotels — the 110-year-old Glorietta Bay Inn in Coronado — has been sold for $39 million to Kamla Hotels, a hotel management and development company based in the Los Angeles suburb of Cerritos.

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Park 12 Getting Food and Fitness Retail Tenants

Park 12 Getting Food and Fitness Retail Tenants

Park 12, the new apartment complex with more apartments than any other in downtown San Diego, is getting closer to being its own city-within-a-city, with the addition of retail tenants.

Dive Bar Has Many Happy Hours Ahead Thanks to 2 Customers

What do you do when one of your favorite bars is in danger of being replaced by trendy apartments or condos? You buy it.

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Convention Center Expansion Ballot Initiative Resurrected

Full count of petitions shows enough voters signed to qualify for the ballot

Westcore Properties Buys Moorpark Industrial Building

Purchase included building and vacant land

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San Diego Company Buys Philadelphia Building

Building has 18,633 square feet of space.

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San Diego Falls in Middle of Green Rankings

PROPERTY: CRE’s Lack Of Headquarters, Smaller Buildings Hurt Score

Though San Diego may think of itself as green, the green may stem from jealousy over the performance of other cities when it comes to having environmentally sensitive office space.

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Maravai LifeSciences Leases Sorrento Valley Building Space

Company expanding San Diego operations.

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Encinitas Apartment Buildings Sold For $10M

Buildings have 12 apartments each.

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Sorrento Mesa Center Sold For Undisclosed Price

Mera Mesa Distribution Center was built in 1989

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La Mesa Apartments Sold For Undisclosed Price

Complex has 75 apartments

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Otay Mesa Business Parks Sold For Undisclosed Amount

Purchase includes 14 buildings in six projects

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Mixed-Use Projects Bring Starter Homes, Luxury Living

A pair of mixed use developments is taking shape in North County – a San Marcos project that includes a 103-room hotel and 191townhomes and a Carlsbad project that includes a new retail center and 125 townhomes and flats.

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Film Hub to Cast Coworking in Movie and Television Roles

WORKFORCE: Studio Equipment, Sound Stages to Offer Alternative to L.A.

Coworking spaces come in many permutations, but rarely like the one a Vista father and daughter team are building in their hometown — The Film Hub with a focus on movie and television productions.

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North County Aims for Vibrant And Growing Coworking Culture

North County Aims for Vibrant And Growing Coworking Culture While Adapting to Area’s Limitations

When Brendan Foote and his colleagues at Bloc wanted to expand their coworking company, they went to Carlsbad.

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Otay Mesa Industrial Buildng Leased To CareFusion

Buidling 18 is in Siempre Viva Business Park

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Bankers Hill Apartments Sold For $4.9M

Building was constructed in 1929

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Defense Cos. Go on Offense for Space Needs

PROPERTY: Seek Big Buildings As Climate Favors Expansion

Defense contractors have been scooping up space in San Diego County at a near record pace.

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Glorietta Bay Inn Sold For $39M

Hotel is an historic landmark

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Code Ninjas Leases Space In Poway Center

Company teaches computer coding to children.

Pura Vida Leases Headquarter Offices In La Jolla

Offices were designed by Hollander Design Group.

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HREC Brokers New Mexico Hotel Deal

Two Hilton brand properties included in deal.

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Industrial Building Sold For $3.8M

Property includes office space.

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