Paul Barnes, president of Shea Homes San Diego, stands on the construction site of Origen at Civita. Barnes says that his company closed on 200 single family homes in 2012 and expects that number to increase in 2013.

Paul Barnes, president of Shea Homes San Diego, stands on the construction site of Origen at Civita. Barnes says that his company closed on 200 single family homes in 2012 and expects that number to increase in 2013. Photo by Stephen Whalen.

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