Annalena Thompson had a decision to make after completing her credit training program with a San Diego bank in the mid '90s: go into commercial lending or commercial real estate. She chose the latter and today is one of the few women in commercial real estate in San Diego.
Like the tree that bears his bank's name, John Maguire is a San Diego County native. While the bank's namesake is confined to the coast, Maguire's network has grown throughout the region under his tenure as president and chief operating officer of Torrey Pines Bank.
SGPA Architecture and Planning sees mixed-use projects as the future of the design and construction industry. And the firm, celebrating its 45th birthday this year, says the path it has taken places it to succeed.