Ray Huard


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

Recent Stories

From Shanghai To Seaport Village, Developer Takes On the Big Jobs

Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen likes to fish and hunt. When he hunts, he uses a bow and arrow instead of a gun.

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Kearny Mesa Industrial Building Completed

Project cost $12M

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Carlsbad Office Campus Sold For $23M

Campus has two buildings

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Imperial Beach Apartments Sold For $2.9M

Complex has 14 units

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Canine to Five: Cos. Find Dogs a Welcome Addition

WORKFORCE: Buildings Adapt; Perk Appeals to Millennials

When Tien Nguyen and his three partners formed CPC Strategy — a digital marketing service in downtown San Diego — they invited the people they hired to bring their dogs to work.

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Parking Spaces Still Fill a Need, At Least, For the Near Future

Talk of Uber, Lyft, scooters and bicycles cutting demand for parking is just that so far — talk.

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Fallbrook Apartment Complex Sold For $6.9M

Complex has 48 apartments

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Home Buying Is Dialed Down

San Diego’s residential real estate market for single family homes is cooling down, with some brokers reporting that homes are taking longer to sell than they did just a few months ago and rising mortgage rates are putting a crimp on sales.

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With Trade Path Cleared, Cos. Partner for Otay Industrial Park

Intense demand for industrial property has drawn the return of a player to the South County industrial market — Majestic Realty Co.

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MG Properties Acquires San Marcos Apartment Complex

Complex includes 416 apartments.

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Sorrento Mesa Office Complex Sold For $20.4M

Complex was renovated in 2016

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Azalea Park Apartments Sold For $2M

Complex has 10 apartments.

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Talmadge Apartments Sold For $2.3M

Building was renovated in 2016.

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Renters Find Downtown Luxuries in Chula Vista Apartments

PROPERTY: Costs, Demand Push Builders to Deliver High-End Projects

The same developer who built one of downtown San Diego’s tonier apartment towers is bringing many of the same amenities to a South County project that acknowledges what some brokers said is the maturing of the area’s residential market.

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MLS to Offer a ‘More Customized Experience’

The Greater San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR) went online in September with its San Diego MLS multiple listing service used by real estate agents throughout San Diego County.

Tenants Will Have to Pay For That Tight Retail Space

Finding new space or room to grow will be a challenge for San Diego County retailers, according to a report from Marcus & Millichap.

San Marcos Apartment Complex Sold

Complex has 168 apartments

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Westcore Properties Acquires Distribution Center For $53.4M

Center was completed in August

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Ampersand Sells Location, Capacity and Character

PROPERTY: The $40M Transformation Targets Cos. Needing Big Space

Where grumpy newspaper editors and reporters once toiled as noisy teletype machines clattered in the background, an international financial services group will become the first tenant in Ampersand — the renovated former home of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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MG Properties Acquires Apartment Complex For $93M

Complex has 264 apartments.

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Downtown Commercial Building Sold For $2.4M

Building is fully leased.

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La Jolla Mixed-Use Building Sold For $4.9M

Pete Health Center leases retail space.

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Access, Availability Draw Renters to Mission Valley

People looking for apartments to rent choose Mission Valley over any other neighborhood in the city of San Diego, according to a report by Apartment Guide — an apartment listing company.

Sales Take Big Dip, But Prices Remain High

Sales of commercial real estate were down significantly in the first half of 2018 compared with last year.

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Here’s One Way to Get New Industrial: Demolition

In a sign of just how competitive the market is for industrial property in San Diego’s core city markets, a Kearny Mesa office building was demolished to make way for a spiffier new industrial building.

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Shapery Sees Historic Building’s Past Being Part of Its Future

PROPERTY: Office, Retail Space Likely Options for East Village Purchase

Abandoned and run-down, the old building near Market Street and Island Avenue in East Village might be seen by some as ready for the wrecking ball.

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East Village Site Well-Suited for Renovation; Renaming Honors Past

PROPERTY: Creative Office to Rekindle Entrepreneurial Spirit

A block of six East Village buildings that were once one of the largest manufacturers of men’s clothing in the United States has been brought back to life as creative office space and renamed to honor its founding family.

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Employee Ownership Helps Bring Family Feeling to McCarthy

2018 Best Places to Work Winners: Large Employer Category (250 - 1,999 U.S. Employees)

CONSTRUCTION: Co. Puts Health, Happiness And Balance on the Agenda

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Irvine Company Buys Del Mar Heights Office Complex

Three-building complex was built in 2006

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UCSD to Offer Real Estate, Development Program

EDUCATION: Program to Delve Into Complexities of Planning and Communities

Demand is so strong for well-trained real estate and development professionals that UC San Diego is creating a special degree program in the field.

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San Diego Firm Buys Las Vegas Apartments

Building has 540 apartments

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Mission Beach Apartments Sold For $5M

Complex has 16 apartments

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Boxing Club Brings Exposure, Fitness and Style To Retail Space in Mixed-Use

Artem Sharoshkin wanted something dramatic and different for The Boxing Club in downtown San Diego.

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Downtown Ritz Carlton Project Resumed

Construction to start in mid-2019.

Westcore Properties Sells Riverside Airport Property

Property is at the former March Air Force Base.

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North County's Newland Sierra Project Moving Ahead

Board of Supervisors approved the project in a 4-0 vote

Linda Vista Apartments Sold For $2.3M

Apartments were built in 1945

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Hillcrest Apartments Sold For Nearly $2.6M

Building has 16 studio apartments

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Irvine Co. Buys UTC Office Campus

Former Sunroad Corporate Center has three buildings

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Decision 2018: Mission Valley - Sports, Entertainment District At Core Of SoccerCity

As its name suggest, soccer is the big draw in the SoccerCity proposal for redeveloping the Mission Valley site of the former Qualcomm Stadium.

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Decision 2018: Mission Valley - SDSU West Prioritizes Tech Center, Campus Expansion

San Diego State University is bursting at the seams, and a ballot measure that would give the university the right to develop the former Qualcomm Stadium site into a second campus is meant to provide what school officials said is much-needed relief.

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Hotel Workers Authorize Strike

Westin San Diego Gaslamp hotel targeted as part of national drive by labor union.

North Park Retail Building Sold For Nearly $4M

Two tenants lease building

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Park 12 Getting Food and Fitness Retail Tenants

Park 12 Getting Food and Fitness Retail Tenants

Park 12, the new apartment complex with more apartments than any other in downtown San Diego, is getting closer to being its own city-within-a-city, with the addition of retail tenants.

Free History Lesson Comes With $39M Hotel Purchase

One of San Diego’s most historic hotels — the 110-year-old Glorietta Bay Inn in Coronado — has been sold for $39 million to Kamla Hotels, a hotel management and development company based in the Los Angeles suburb of Cerritos.

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Dive Bar Has Many Happy Hours Ahead Thanks to 2 Customers

What do you do when one of your favorite bars is in danger of being replaced by trendy apartments or condos? You buy it.

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Convention Center Expansion Ballot Initiative Resurrected

Full count of petitions shows enough voters signed to qualify for the ballot

Westcore Properties Buys Moorpark Industrial Building

Purchase included building and vacant land

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San Diego Company Buys Philadelphia Building

Building has 18,633 square feet of space.

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