Join The Daily Transcript in recognizing the commercial real estate deals of the year. We'll look at top commercial leases and sales over the past year, and see what's in store for next year.

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McMillin acquires land in north Carlsbad for residential development

A unit of The Corky McMillin Cos. has paid $7.25 million to acquire 156 acres for a planned 636-unit residential development known as Quarry Creek in Carlsbad.

San Diego apartments good for investors, hard on renters

San Diego has one of the strongest apartment markets nationally in terms of investments, along with still-high rents and declining vacancies, according to The CoStar Group.

Brokers give insights into year's large transactions

San Diego commercial brokers provided some insight on how difficult or easy it was to close the deal Wednesday, during an NAIOP San Diego meeting titled "The Battle of the Brokers" at the Marriott Del Mar.

Office/industrial building sales improving, but still below mid-2000's

While owner/user office property sales activity in San Diego County has picked up this year, the number of transactions is still running 35 percent below the mid-2000s, according to Colliers International's Private Client Investment Report.

Apartment market in San Diego strongest in more than 5 years

San Diego County's apartment market is the strongest in at least 5 1/2 years, largely because of the high cost of single-family homes, according to an Axiometrics monthly report.

North Park apartment building sells for $18.47 million

Three partnerships from the Los Angeles area and Baltimore have combined to acquire the 132-unit Solana Vista Apartments at 3710-3810 Wabash Ave. in North Park for $18.47 million.

Industrial space continues to decline

While surveys by Colliers International and The CoStar Group may differ, it appears that the county's industrial vacancy is continuing to decline.

Gates company buys Craig equestrian facility

A company owned by Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) founder Bill Gates has paid $18 million for a Rancho Santa Fe equestrian facility that diet and fitness maven Jenny Craig owned for about two decades.

Office property sales down from earlier surge

Office property sales volumes declined in San Diego County the second and third quarters of 2014, following a first quarter that was the strongest in two years.

Sports Authority, Bed Bath & Beyond in Chula Vista sold

RREEF Property Trust has bought the Bed Bath & Beyond and Sports Authority within the shops portion of Terra Nova Plaza in Chula Vista for a reported $21.9 million.

DDR acquires 95% stake in Vista Village

Cleveland-based DDR Corp. reported acquiring the remaining 95 percent interest in a 232,522-square-foot portion of the Vista Village Shopping Center in Vista from an entity of The Blackstone Group.

SD-based R&V Management grows apartment portfolio here

San Diego-based R&V Management Corp. owns and manages more than 7,000 apartments in San Diego County and recently picked up 644 more.

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Roundtables

Vacancy rates for office, industrial space and housing are low countywide

Some of San Diego County's office and industrial markets are tight enough to justify speculative construction, while developers may never be able to build enough apartments here to satisfy the demand.

Capital flowing freely for many real estate assets

Equity and debt seem to be flowing freely from every pore to commercial real estate, and the main problem appears to be finding properties in which to invest.

Commercial property market slowly improving

The status of San Diego County's commercial real estate market was the topic of a roundtable discussion held at The Daily Transcript offices earlier this month.

Commercial real estate outlook mixed here

The coming year for commercial real estate in San Diego holds promise and perils.

Opportunities lie in Class B space; downtown vacancies eyed

The recent trend in San Diego County showing movement toward Class B office space and rebounding rents looks to have some stamina, several local real estate executives say.

Commercial real estate videos

Interview with Corky Mizer of Corky's Pest Control

Feb. 19, 2014 -- George Chamberlin sits down with Corky Mizer, owner and CEO of Corky's Pest Control, to talk about how Mizer got his start in the industry and the importance of hiring the right people.

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