Ray Huard

Reporter

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

Recent Stories

$22M Classroom Building Planned

CONSTRUCTION: Being Built on Former Motel Site

Santa Fe Christian Schools has started construction of a $22 million classroom building on the site of what was once a motel that drew celebrities attending the races in Del Mar.

Tease photo

Old Palomar Hospital Coming Down

Demolition Starts to Make Way for $200M Housing Development

Demolition has started on the former Palomar Health hospital in downtown Escondido to make way for a more than $200 million housing project by Integral Communities.

Tease photo

Middle Class Housing Fund Started

FINANCE: Massive Market Seen for This Income Range

Deborah Norwood Ruane, a former executive vice president of the San Diego Housing Commission, has started a new fund - Middlemarch Fund - to help develop middle class housing.

Tease photo

Industrial Market Set Records in Q2

Tremendous Amount of Activity Across the Board

Industrial property was the golden child of commercial real estate as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold and dragged on and continues to thrive.

Spring Valley Apartment Complex Sold

$2 millioo sale

Tease photo

Grossmont Center Sold

Redevelopment planned

Ocean Beach Apartment Complex Sold

$9.2 million sale

Tease photo

San Marcos Industrial Building Sold

$2.6 million deal

Tease photo

San Diego, Chula Vista Projects Honored

Design Build Institute Awards Three Local Projects

Three San Diego County projects have received awards from a national association of building professionals that includes architects, engineers, building owners, contractors and others associated with the construction industry.

Tease photo

Slow Recovery for Retail Real Estate

New Leasing Activity Reached 374,590 Square Feet

San Diego’s retail real estate market is slowly recovering from the pandemic but some fear that the recovery might take longer than expected due to the latest surge in COVID cases.

BakerNowicki Design Studio Acquired by DLR Group

Serves educational clients

Name Change for Meissner Jacquet

More services offered

Tease photo

Hotel Del Condos Sell Big Before Project Is Finished

DEVELOPMENT: Shore House Homes Celebrate History, Incredible Ocean Views

A pricey condominium project at the Hotel Del Coronado has been all but sold out a year before it’s even finished.

Tease photo

Carlsbad Industrial Buildings Sold

Three-building deal

Tease photo

La Mesa Apartments Sold

$26.8 million sale

Tease photo

UCSD’s New Front Door

CONSTRUCTION: Epstein Donation Gives Boost to Amphitheater Project

Construction of a $67.9 million amphitheater that will be part of a new front door for UC San Diego got a boost with the recent donation of $10 million from Daniel and Phyllis Epstein.

Tease photo

San Diego Native Bringing Home-Staging Business Home

REAL ESTATE: Guest House Helps Interiors Look Fresh and Modern

San Diego native Alex Ryden is bringing the home staging business that he started out of his house in Denver back to his hometown.

Tease photo

Office Market Seeing Strong Recovery

Interest Now Above Pre-COVID-19 Levels

San Diego’s office market is starting to show signs of a strong recovery to come after struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Golden Hill Apartments Sold

$2.1 million deal

Tease photo

Thermo Fisher Expands Operation

Renovation Completed on Carlsbad Building

Thermo Fisher Scientific has completed renovating a 67,000 square foot building on its Carlsbad campus at 5791 Van Allen Way that will expand the company’s clinical and commercial capabilities for manufacturing plasmid DNA.

Tease photo

Tower 16 Acquired Apartments in Moreno Valley

$107.2 million deal

Tease photo

Healthpeak Properties Expands in Torrey Pines

DEVELOPMENT: Company Building $80 Million Life Science Campus

Healthpeak Properties based in Irvine is building an $80 million life science campus in Torrey Pines - the company’s second ground-up construction project in Torrey Pines.

Tease photo

Pacific Beach Housing Project Sold

$2.6 million sale

Tease photo

Capstone Advisors Acquires Arizona Property

$14 million deal

Tease photo

Oceanside Apartments Sold

$3 million sale

Tease photo

Expanded Affordable Housing Project Planned

DEVELOPMENT: Bridgedeck Apartments in Normal Heights to Cost $80M

Plans for a Normal Heights affordable project have been expanded with the acquisition of more land for the project and a shot of preliminary funding.

Tease photo

East County Drone Company Takes Off

TECH: Navy Veteran Seeing His Dream Come True

A Santee-based aerial drone company started by Navy veteran Scott Painter and his wife in their La Mesa home in 2014 has grown so rapidly that the company is looking to expand.

Tease photo

Bankers Hill Apartments Sold

Built in 1926

Tease photo

No Room at The Lab

Demand for Life Science Space Reaches Record Levels

Demand for life science space is reaching record levels as venture capital money pours into the region.

Chula Vista Apartment Complex Sold

$4.3 million sale

Tease photo

Otay Mesa Industrial Building Sold

Newly built

Tease photo

San Marcos Apartments Sold

$6.8 million sale

Tease photo

$14 Million Apartment Project Completed

Downtown Chula Vista Drawing Developer Interest

Downtown Chula Vista has gained a $14 million apartment project as the city’s drive to improve its core neighborhood is drawing developer interest.

Tease photo

San Diego Seeing Tightest Housing Market in Years

Even with Some Buyer Fatigue, Prices Still Rising and Multiple Offers Commonplace

Buyer fatigue has hit San Diego’s real estate market as some people are taking a break after making offers on several homes to no avail, according to several real estate agents.

Tease photo

Shroom Boom Coming to Vista

PROPERTY: Health Food Supplement Co. Signs $25M Lease

A Carlsbad company that makes mushroom powder as a health food supplement is moving to a Vista industrial and office building, where it signed a $25 million lease.

Tease photo

Sorrento Mesa Office Buildings Sold For $146M

296,327 square-foot project

Tease photo

SENTRE Buys Temecula Industrial Building

$40.8 million sale

Tease photo

Vista Apartment Complex Sold

$9.5 million sale

Tease photo

Apartment Complex Makes a Mark

Normal Heights Project Draws Both Design Praise, Criticism

A Normal Heights apartment project has drawn praise and criticism for its distinctive design and appearance.

Tease photo

Carlsbad Office Building Sold

$19.5 million sale

Tease photo

Koshley to Head Ware Malcomb

Replaces Tiffany English

Tease photo

Miramar Business Park Sold

Six-building sale

Tease photo

Westcore Buys Ventura County Warehouse

$20 million sale

Tease photo

Stos Partners Buys Pomona Warehouse

$22.3 million deal

Tease photo

New Service Promises to Make Home Shopping Easier

REAL ESTATE: Co. Uses AI to Give Buyers More Details in Home Searches

A former San Diego aerospace engineer has formed a technology-based real estate company that uses artificial intelligence with a goal of revolutionizing the way people search for houses online.

Rancho Santa Fe Center Sold

Five buildings

Tease photo

Car Wash Sold

$5.8 million sale

Tease photo