Ray Huard


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

Recent Stories

Millennials Help Downtown Dominate the Apartment Scene

This may come as no surprise to anyone who’s driven through downtown San Diego and seen all the construction cranes, but more new apartments are being built downtown than anywhere else in San Diego County, according to Apartments.com, an apartment listing company.

Pirch Names New CEO

Steve Smith to lead the company

Carlsbad Land Sold For Nearly $4.3M

Property zoned for residential development

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Aldi Grocery Chain Leases Mira Mesa Store

Site was a Fresh & Easy store

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Women in Construction Demolish Stereotypes at Work

BUILDING: Diverse Roles Are Offered in High Demand Sector

Theresa DeMarco has worked as a structural steel welder, ran her own construction company and is a project manager for Emmerson Construction in San Diego.

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Work & Progress

Construction Co.’s Culture Creates Value Proposition for Clients and Employees

In an industry that has failed to attract women in significant numbers, Johnson & Jennings General Contracting stands out.

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Escondido Office/Industrial Building Sold For Nearly $4.9M

Building includes creative office space.

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Chula Vista Industrial Building Sold For $2.2M

Building is on a one-acre site.

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Del Mar Mixed Use Project Sold For $27.5M

Renovations planned for Polo Plaza.

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S.D. Firm Arranges Financing For Oregon Student Housing Project

Project serves the University of Oregon in Eugene.

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S.D. Brokers Arrange $18.3M Loan For Arizona Project

Chandler project has 116 units.

Temecula Land Sale Brokered By Firm's North County Office

Property covers nearly 21.6 acres.

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S.D. Firm Buys Chicago Retail Space For $16M

Retail space is in a 35-story building.

La Mesa Senior Complex Is Part of $382M portfolio sale

The Montera was one of nine projects included in the sale

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National Avenue Apartments Sold For $2.7M

Complex has 15 apartments.

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Reshaping Old Town’s Office Inventory

When Adam “Ace” Moyer was looking for a new location for the Knockaround sunglasses company he formed in 2005, he found it in what had been a worn-out office building in San Diego’s Old Town.

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Kensington Center Sold For $5.5 million

Center has a mix of retail and apartments.

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Building Up the East Village Vibe

PROPERTY: Colorful Apartments Get Noticed

Shift — the latest addition in downtown high rise apartment towers — was meant to stand out.

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Builders Try to Get Handle on Effects of Tariffs, Material Costs

As predicted, tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union are bedeviling San Diego contractors and developers.

San Diego Firm Buys Seattle-Tacoma Area Apartments

Complex bought for $18 million.

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Former El Cajon Police Station Sold For $4.2 million

Site will become a retail center and hotel.

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GreatCall Moves to New Office

Company expands but stays in Pacific Plaza

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Embracing Risk and Reward of Real Estate

LEADERSHIP: COO Built Her Career From the Ground Up

Mary Pampuch, the new chief operating officer of Lankford & Associates, once wanted to be an actress.

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Scripps Ranch Industrial Buildings Sold In Package Deal

Buildings share a corner lot.

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Downtown Retail Building Sold For Nearly $2.6M

Building was former market.

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Carlsbad Firm Buys Colorado Apartments For $12.4M

Project provides affordable housing.

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Lease Gives Law School Right Environment for New Approach

Thomas Jefferson School of Law has signed a long-term lease for two full floors of space in the 24-story office tower at 701 B St.

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Baldwin Builds $10 Million Dormitory at Training Center

Baldwin & Sons has completed construction of a $10 million dormitory at the 155-acre Chula Vista Elite Training Center.

North County Has Plenty of Selling Points

Land is a big reason that North County has become such a big draw for commercial real estate development, but that’s only part of the picture, according to a report by the commercial real estate firm of Cushman & Wakefield.

With a Nod to the Past, Developer Brings Row Houses to Bankers Hill

Bankers Hill on the edge of downtown San Diego is drawing renewed interest from developers, who see its proximity to Balboa Park and its reputation as one of the city’s most walkable neighborhoods as attributes few other locations can match.

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Little Italy Property Sold For $12.1M

Property will be redeveloped as apartments or condominiums

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Brand Support Center Is in Sync With Co. Culture

PROPERTY: WD-40 Emphasizes the Tribe and Shows Its Creative Vibe

Looking for that can of WD-40? Try under the kitchen sink.

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Apartment Building Sold For $3.3M

Building has 18 apartments.

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Convention Center Is Ready If It Gets Go From Voters

PROPERTY: Rare Coalition Plots Steps for Expansion

Preliminary construction on a $685 million project to expand the San Diego Convention Center could start as soon as next summer — pending voter approval of a November ballot measure to pay for it.

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Sherman Heights Apartments Sold For Nearly $2.9M

Complex covers six buildings

Stone Creek Apartments Sold For $33M

Complex construction finished in April

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Chula Vista Retail Center Sold For $58.5M

Walmart and Cosco are anchor tenants

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Bankers Hill Apartment Complex Sold For $14.5M

Apartments will be converted to condominiums

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Open Office Is Working for Brokerage … and Its Customers

When brokers at Colliers International in North County talk to clients about opening up their office space, they have a new place to take them for inspiration — the brokers’ own office.

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Rising Interest Rates Have Yet to Rattle Market

REAL ESTATE: Demand Insulates Some S.D. Sectors; Small Projects More at Risk

Rising interest rates have yet to have much of an effect on commercial real estate transactions in San Diego County.

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New Restaurant Has The Right Hooks

DINING: Gritty Past, Fun, Social Atmosphere Should Fit in East Village

Archie Moore, Ken Norton and “Cinderella Man” Jimmy Braddock fought there.

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PODS Leases Building in Pacific Vista Commerce Center

PODS has leased one of the three buildings that make up the commerce center

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Harbor Associates Acquired Office Buildings in Del Mar and Rancho Bernardo

Renovations planned for both buildings

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Kearny Mesa Office Campus Sold For $100.3M

StoneCrest campus has four buildings

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Growing Workforce Needs More Space, Office Solutions

Near record low unemployment levels in San Diego County are hitting the commercial real estate market by driving down vacancy rates and contributing to rising rents, primarily for office space.

Industrial Buildings Showing Their Age

PROPERTY: Aged Inventory Comes Up Short for Today’s Needs

Old is not good for companies looking for warehouse and industrial space, but that’s what they’ll find in most of San Diego County.

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Higher Density Model Part of Affordable Housing Solution

An outdated Mission Gorge strip shopping center has been replaced by an 89-unit affordable housing complex.

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Medical Building Sold For $20M

Center has four stories of space

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Carlsbad Industrial Building Sold For $6.5M

Building is 38,900 square feet

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Carlsbad Hotel Sold For $19.5M

Hotel was built in 2006

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