The current commercial real estate boom has meant good times for builders, developers, buyers and tenants. And lenders are prospering from the turnaround as well. One of the local lenders that has been a consistent supplier of financing is the real estate department of Torrey Pines Bank, which funded $425 million in new loans last year, up from $412 the prior year.
Realtor Ghassan Aboukhater knows how to treat his high-end customers right. The Lebanese native grew up in the hotel business, worked for two Swiss banks, knows several dozen millionaires and billionaires, and speaks French and Arabic.
For nearly two decades, Dennis Morgigno and the station he helped launch, Channel 4 San Diego, have been inextricably linked. You could hardly mention one without thinking of the other. And now, fittingly, both are leaving the spotlight together.
Talk about setting the bar high. Joseph Jackson, founder of Carlsbad’s Bio, Tech and Beyond incubator doesn’t just want to facilitate the growth of local life science companies and opportunities: He wants to revolutionize the way the life science industry functions.