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Solana Beach Co. Brummitt Energy Merges With Stok

Cos. Worked Together on Two of State’s Biggest Net Zero Energy BuildingsA Solana Beach firm that advises developers and others on energy efficient construction has merged with a San Francisco company that provides related services.

San Diego Occupancy Rates Draw East Coast Interest

DEVELOPMENT: Briad Group to Bring First AC Hotels by Marriott Property to Heart of Gaslamp in Downtown

A hotel developer based in New Jersey is building its first West Coast project in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.

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Leasing Activity Appears to Show Strong Office Sector

Irvine Co. and Casey Brown Co. Successfully Fill Spaces

Anecdotal evidence of the steady strong demand for office space in San Diego comes with word that the Irvine Co. has signed leases with five new companies.

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Builder’s Priority Is Company Culture

BUILDING: From Dealerships To Schools, Co. Takes High Road

Dempsey Construction Co. is the little company that could — and did.

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Millennials to Say Bye to Boomers, Hello Homeownership

HOUSING: Change Will Be Gradual Leveling Playing Field For Buyers and Sellers

Baby boomers will ease the housing crunch when they die. So says a report from Zillow, an online real estate brokerage.

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Rents Soften a Bit for Amenity Rich Apartment Towers

Class C Apartments Are In Demand With Less Than 2% Vacancy Rate

All those fancy apartment towers going up downtown combined with a slowing job growth have resulted in a softening of rents for pricey places to live.

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Oceanside Retail Building Sold For $3.7M

Building was fully leased

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Tree Planting Initiative Is Hands-On Environmentalism

NONPROFIT: Efforts to Raise Funds Ramping Up; More Initiatives Coming

About four months ago, artist and developer Pete Garcia and his wife, Beth Callender, got this idea to start planting trees around downtown San Diego.

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Sorrento Mesa Office Building Sold For $8.4M

Building was fully leased

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College Area Apartment Building Sold For $4.1M

Property comes with off-street parking

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El Cajon Townhome Complex Sold For $2.6M

Complex has eight townhomes

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City Heights Apartments Sold For $2.6M

Building has 18 apartments

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South Park Retail/Residential Building Sold For $5.5M

Project was fully leased

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Golden Hill Industrial Building Sold For $3.6M

Tight market spurred sale

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Coldwell Banker West, Ascent Merger Creates Nearly 1,000 Agent Firm

REAL ESTATE: Technological Changes Are Driving Market Consolidation

Two San Diego residential real estate agencies have merged, creating a single firm with nearly 1,000 agents.

Upgraded Theater, New Amenities Keep Retail Center Energized

Plan is to Create Ties To Community As Well As Experiential Offerings

An Oceanside shopping center — Mission Marketplace — is being spruced up with a movie theater and the addition of new amenities.

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