Ray Huard

Reporter

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

Recent Stories

Poway Hitches Downtown Vision to Outpost

REAL ESTATE: Project Could Spur Redevelopment

A $35 million mixed-use development on Poway Road that will include a food hall, apartments, townhomes, retail space and a fitness center is the first of what the city hopes will be many such projects to transform the thoroughfare from a row of strip shopping centers to a walkable downtown center with moderate-priced housing.

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University Heights Apartments Sold For $3.1M

Building has eight apartments

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Vistage’s New Headquarters Is a Fit in Room, Rent and Amenities

Vistage, an executive coaching firm based in San Diego, has moved its corporate headquarters from pricey El Camino Real to roomier and more economical quarters in Mira Mesa.

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Downtown Apartment Boom Makes Room for More Millennials

Downtown San Diego is the golden child for apartment construction in 2018, according to a report from the commercial real estate brokerage firm JLL.

Fallbrook Apartments Sold For $3.1M

Complex has 21 apartments

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Las Vegas Area Land Acquired By San Diego Company for $7.1M

Property will be developed as warehouse and distribution center.

Airport Authority and Port Resolve Dispute Involving $1B Chula Vista Project

Airport Authority pulled out of rental car lawsuit.

Power of Towers Shapes Downtown Rental Scene

PROPERTY: High-Rise Projects Make Sense in Expensive Market

Take a look around downtown San Diego and new apartment towers — previously a rare sight — are sprouting up like never before.

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San Marcos Apartment Complex Sold For $30.2M

Grandon Village restricted for those 55 and over.

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Horton Plaza Sold

Mall sold to Stockdale Capital Partners.

Key Land Deal Approved For Chula Vista Bay Front

Land would include public park.

Escondido Shopping Center Sold For $4.1M

Center has three buildings.

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Apartment Supply Getting Boost Through 2018

Apartment construction is on the rise in San Diego County, according to a recent report from RentCafe, an apartment listing service.

Dahl Already Familiar With San Diego’s Selling Points

Natalie Dahl hopes to come bearing gifts as she takes over as CBRE’s managing director for investor services in the San Diego region.

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Little Italy Project Brings Rentals, Dining and Romance

PROPERTY: Little Italy Project Brings Rentals, Dining and Romance

For more than a decade, people who live and work in Little Italy have yearned for a central plaza that would give the community a stronger European feel and a place that would be an attraction in its own right.

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Ramona Apartments Sold For $2.5M

Complex was built in 1990

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Reporter's Notebook: Hera to Help Women’s Business Center

Hera Labs, a San Diego-based accelerator program for women-led startups, recently announced it would offer clients of the San Diego & Imperial Women’s Business Center (WBC) in National City access to its curriculum and training.

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Novo Brazil Expansion Fits New Model for Malls

Beer fanciers looking for a new taste treat could soon head south to Chula Vista, where Novo Brazil is expanding into the Otay Ranch Town Center mall with a $2.5 million micro-brewery, tasting room, restaurant and beer garden.

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Del Mar Heights Office Buildings Sold For $43M

Buildings were renovated in 2017

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Encinitas Land Sold For $4.4M

Land approved for single family development

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Thompson Heads Realtor's Group

Thompson is a Former executive with the California Apartment Association

Solana Beach Projects’ Eclectic Designs Fit In

Solana Beach Projects’ Eclectic Designs Fit In By Bringing Their Own Character, Style to the Mix

A series of projects are planned or underway in the center of Solana Beach that in at least one case will remove what many said has become an eyesore.

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Westcore Properties Acquires Oakland Industrial Buildings

Buildings suitable for smaller tenants.

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Office Building Sold For $3M

Building has multiple tenants

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San Diego Firm Sells North Las Vegas Building For $16.2M

Building sold to Christie Lites of Orlando.

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Carlsbad Industrial Building Sold For $3.5M

Building is fully leased.

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L.A. Investors Not Looking Down on S.D.’s CRE Market

Los Angeles investors are showing increasing interest in San Diego’s commercial real estate market, according to the commercial real estate firm Marcus & Millichap.

ANALYSIS: When It Comes to Big Civic Projects, We’re Out of Pluck

ECONOMY: Bold Moves Often Missing in Key Developments

Getting big projects done in the San Diego region is often a nearly impossible task, with the downtown San Diego Convention Center the latest to run into trouble.

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Man Crates Leasing In Otay Mesa Center

Property is in Airway Business Center

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Dahl Named CBRE Managing Director For Investment Services

Appointment marks a return to San Diego

Good Economy Keeps Retail Sector Strong

PROPERTY: Record Rents, Strong Revenue Limited Space All Factors

Despite recent closings of some big-box retailers such as Toys R Us and moves by others to scale back operations, the retail market in San Diego County is thriving heading into the second half of the year, according to commercial property brokerages.

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A Tale of Two Well- Positioned Submarkets

For the past five years Mission Valley has been the hottest submarket in San Diego County for office space, racking up 683 deals.

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Tech Companies Expanding In UTC

Leases signed with Irvine Company

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Sorrento Mesa Land Sold For Undisclosed Price

Land will be developed for industrial tenants

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Westcore Properties Sells San Bernardino Warehouse

DHL purchased the property

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Real Estate Revolution Will Be Visualized

TECH: From Building to Selling, Tech Tools Are Now a Must

Drones that help map buildings and property in a fraction of the time than it used to involve, and virtual reality systems that take people inside buildings still in the planning stages are among the technological innovations that are transforming commercial real estate.

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Cos. Find Skilled Workers and Other Draws in Tijuana Market

Tijuana is heating up as a place for industrial companies looking to relocate or expand, according to a recent report by the commercial brokerage firm CBRE.

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Clairemont Shopping Center Sold For Nearly $5.3M

Center is anchored by Carnival Market.

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Former Oceanside Drive-In Sold

Site is home to Oceanside Swap Meet.

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SDSU Hires New Director of Real Estate Center

Edward Pierzak joins faculty

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Golden Hill Parcel Sold For $2.1M

Property will be developed as townhomes.

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Renters’ Prayers Answered As $40M Complex Planned

A vacant historic former retirement home and Catholic convent in La Mesa will be resurrected as a 130-unit apartment complex in a $40 million joint venture by Pathfinder Partners and Silvergate Development.

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Carlsbad Center Sold For $17.4M

Center has two buildings

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Office Design Works With Environment

PROPERTY: East Village Site Maximizes Advantages

With the unassuming name of “Block D,” downtown San Diego’s newest office building might sound bland and generic. It’s far from the case.

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Hillcrest Properties Sold

Buildings were recently renovated

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La Mesa Apartment Complex Sold For $10.2M

Complex was recently renovated

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Kearny Mesa Hotel Getting $3M Renovation

Four Points makeover

Hotel gets a complete makeover

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San Diego Company Buys Oregon Apartment Complex

Portland complex has 202 units

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Kearny Mesa Office Complex Sold For $27.5M

Three-building campus was built in 1981

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Lobbies No Longer Just Welcome, Now They Aim to Wow Visitors

Downtown building lobbies are getting extra attention from owners as part of an overall drive to spruce up older buildings to compete with newer offerings.

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