Ray Huard

Reporter

Email: rhuard@sdbj.com
Phone: 858-361-8082

Recent Stories

Santee Industrial Building Sold

$12.8M sale

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Scripps Ranch R&D Building Sold

$12.6M sale

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Mercado del Barrio Sold

$13.9M sale

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New Office Building Shares Site with Tower

CONSTRUCTION: Six-Story Office Building and Restaurant on Former BofA Site

LeBeau Realty & Associates has finished building a six-story downtown office building and restaurant on the site of a former Bank of America branch office downtown.

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Westcore Acquires Texas Industrial Buildings

Four buildings

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Longfellow Expanding San Diego Portfolio

Co. Purchases Sorrento Mesa Business Park

Longfellow Real Estate Partners has expanded its San Diego holdings with the purchase of a 16.8-acre Sorrento Mesa Business Park.

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$29.2M Public Training Safety Center Opens in Otay Mesa

CONSTRUCTION: Project Includes Four-Story Burn Tower

Southwestern College in September opened a $29.2 million Public Safety Training Center on its Otay Mesa campus that will be the first of its kind on a Southern California community college campus, according to school officials.

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Sprucing Up Oceanside Beach Along The Strand

CONSTRUCTION: $9.2M Makeover Project Renovates Plaza

A portion of The Strand, Oceanside’s signature beachfront street, is getting a makeover designed by Safdie Rabines Architects based in Mission Hills.

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$100.2M Tower Being Built With St. Paul’s

CONSTRUCTION: 20-Story Apartment Building to Complement Cathedral

A $100.2 million Bankers Hill apartment tower that is being built by a private developer in conjunction with St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral is on target for completion in April 2022.

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Housing Frenzy Cooling Down

Multiple Offers Still Common, But Competition Not as Fierce

People in the market for a new home are starting to get a break as the San Diego County real estate market cooled down a bit in August and early September.

Brixton Capital Acquires Riverside Shopping Center

187,851 square-foot center

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Bankers Hill Apartments Sold

$6.9M sale

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College Area Apartments Sold

$2.1M sale

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Hotel La Jolla Sold

Renovations planned

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Little Italy Hotel Sold

Built in 1991

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Stanley Avenue Apartments Sold

$6.6M sale

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Oceanside Building Leased

60,472 square foot building

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Former Mission Valley Car Dealership Sold

5.6-acre site

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Santee Apartment Complex Sold

$4.1M sale

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High-End Housing Market Sees Continued Strength and Demand

Luxury is a Pricey Commodity in San Diego

Luxury home buyers in San Diego have an array of pricey homes to choose from and the market remains strong, although it softened a bit, mirroring what’s happening in the overall housing market in the county.

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Hillel Starts Building La Jolla Center

CONSTRUCTION: $18M Facility to Serve Jewish Students at UCSD

After 20 years of struggling through lawsuits and design changes, Hillel of San Diego is starting construction of an $18 million center in La Jolla to serve Jewish students at the adjacent University of California San Diego.

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Point Loma Apartment Complex Sold

$3.2M sale

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Carlsbad Industrial Building Sold

$18.6M sale

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Kilroy Signs Three Life Science Leases

Del Mar Heights and UTC

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El Cajon Industrial Buildings Sold

$17.8M sale

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Pacifica Companies Buys Hotel

Cambria hotel

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Chula Vista Apartment Project Refinanced

$41.1M loan

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Carlsbad Center Getting a Makeover

Plans Call for Adding Storefronts and Patios

A Carlsbad outdoor shopping center is getting a facelift. Northwood Investors in partnership with Nuveen Real Estate is renovating The Forum Carlsbad, 1923 Calle Barcelona.

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San Marcos Affordable Housing Project Starts Construction

PROPERTY: $44.6M Development to Kick Off Series Slated for Region

A $44.6 million housing complex in San Marcos – Villa Serena – will kick off a series of affordable housing projects scheduled to start construction in San Diego County over the next year by National Community Renaissance.

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Hillcrest Plaza Sold

$15.3M sale

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Easter to Head San Diego Office for L.A. Real Estate Merchant Bank

Serving San Diego and Orange counties

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San Marcos Plaza Sold

$16.3M sale

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Artwork Aims to Inspire Kearny Mesa to Greatness

CIVIC: Fueling Drive to Prepare Convoy Street for Future Growth

Local artists are painting utility boxes throughout Kearny Mesa in what community leaders hope will help fuel a drive to turn the area into another Little Italy or Gaslamp Quarter.

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A New Name and New Look for Center

Escondido Industrial Park Renovated and Rebranded

An Escondido industrial park has been spruced up and given a new name in a market so tight that space is nearly impossible to find.

Construction Started on New $58.2M Life Science Building

REAL ESTATE: Property Demand Still High as Pipeline Continues to Grow

Healthpeak Properties is starting construction on a $58.2 million life science building in Sorrento Mesa that will become part of a four-building complex the company owns on Directors Place.

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Rice Elected President of Design Group

Principal designer and president of Payte Miller Interiors.

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National City Apartment Building Sold

$32M sale

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El Cajon Commercial Building Sold

$2 million sale

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Sorento Mesa Life Science Building Sold

$15.9M sale

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New Life Science Campus for Sorrento Mesa

Two Chicago-Based Firms Developing Property

San Diego’s life science real estate market drew a major investment in August with the $567 million purchase of a handful of Sorrento Mesa buildings and five acres of adjacent land by Sterling Bay West – the West Coast arm of Sterling Bay and Harrison Street.

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Historic East Village Apartment Building Sold

Built in 1869

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New $100 Million Development Started in Oceanside

CONSTRUCTION: Melrose Heights to Feature 301 Homes Targeting Middle-Income Buyers

A more than $100 million Oceanside housing development that started construction in August will have 301 homes in a mix that targets middle-income buyers.

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New Aztec Stadium Passes Halfway Mark

On Target to Open for 2022 SDSU Football Season

One year after the groundbreaking for a new Aztec stadium on the Mission Valley site of what was once known as Qualcomm or Jack Murphy Stadium, the project is starting to look more like a sports arena and less like a hole in the ground.

Freedom Center Transforms Strip Club to Resource Facility

REDEVELOPMENT: Building to Become Shelter for Former Sex Trafficked Women

A former strip club is being turned on its head in a way as it is transformed into a center to help women who have been sex trafficked or labor trafficked – some of whom could have worked as dancers in the clubs.

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Construction Division Grows

INSURANCE: Brokerage Adds 4 Industry Leaders

A San Diego independent insurance brokerage is on a growth spurt, expanding to include a broadened construction and surety division with the addition of four industry veterans to head the new business.

National City Apartments Sold

$3.8M sale

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Mission Valley Apartment Complex Sold

$32.6M sale

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Rancho Santa Fe Center Sold

$19.5M sale

Tower 16 Buys Arizona Apartments

$78.5M deal

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