Among the largest local industrial property transactions of the third quarter was the $22.2 million purchase of this Poway building by the real estate holding company for General Atomics.

Among the largest local industrial property transactions of the third quarter was the $22.2 million purchase of this Poway building by the real estate holding company for General Atomics.

Expansions by defense contractors are helping chip away at stubbornly high industrial vacancy rates in San Diego County, with purchases and leasings completed or put in motion in the past year by firms including General Atomics, Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems and SAIC...