Join The Daily Transcript in recognizing the 2014 commercial real estate deals of the year. We’ll look at top commercial leases and sales over the past yeark and see what’s in store for 2015.

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Rexford REIT expands industrial portfolio in San Diego County

Los Angeles-based Rexford Industrial Realty Inc. added to the more than 800,000 square feet of industrial properties it owns in San Diego County, according to the firm's website.

Haggen acquiring 25 Vons and Albertsons in SD

Haggen Inc., a Bellingham, Wash.-based grocery store chain, announced late Friday that it has agreed to acquire 146 stores, including 25 in San Diego County, as a result of the merger of the Albertsons and Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) chains.

Bosa buys its first office building in San Diego

The Douglas Wilson Cos. has sold its 80,651-square-foot office building at 1620 Fifth Ave. -- formerly the Robert F. Driver building -- to Bosa Development for $18.5 million.

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.

Commercial real estate backs 1031 exchange

The commercial real estate industry has sounded the alarm with a simple message to Congress: Hands off the 1031 exchange.

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.

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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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