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Healthy medical office building market continues in 2014

2013 was a record-breaking year in San Diego medical office building sales. International real estate services company JLL’s research indicates that nearly one-third of all sales above $10 million over the last 10 years took place in 2013. A total sales consideration of $224 million was recorded on the year, surpassing the huge 2012 year that logged total sales consideration of $186 million. Even the peak years of 2007 and 2008, which combined for a total sales volume of $215 million, fell short of last year’s selling frenzy.

Del Mar Highlands center to be expanded, renovated

The Donohue Schriber private real estate investment trust is planning an 80,000-square-foot expansion and upgrade of its current 283,000-square-foot Del Mar Highlands Town Center.

SDSU reclaims crown at NAIOP University Challenge

Converging local university institutions and the commercial real estate industry, NAIOP San Diego’s fourth annual University Challenge Friday showcased the best conceptual commercial development plans from student teams at University of California San Diego Department of Urban Studies & Planning, San Diego State University Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate and University of San Diego Burnham Moores Center for Real Estate.

Spotlight on landscape architecture

Some examples of how landscape architecture can transform a commercial property, promote healthier living and conserve water.

Use raised-bed planters for a summer garden at home

Raised-bed planters are like concentrated mini-gardens where you can focus your time, resources and gardening energy.

Landscape architecture: An indelible effect on public spaces

History credits Gilbert Laing Meason with coining the term "landscape architecture" in 1828, and Frederick Law Olmsted, 35 years later, as the first to use “landscape architect” as a professional title. Difficult to describe by some and mistakenly pigeonholed by others, landscape architecture is a multidisciplinary profession and the work of its practitioners has an indelible effect on public spaces, worldwide.

Five reasons to use third-party real estate management

Commercial real estate management is a time-consuming business. Whether it is overseeing property operations, tenant relations, construction management and capital improvements, or lease renewals, property issues are labor intensive and require constant attention. A professional, third-party real estate management company should provide confidence, stability, and relevant solutions to owners of commercial space.

Kilroy Centre Del Mar honored as regional Toby Award winner

Kilroy Centre Del Mar, owned and managed by Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC), has been named a Pacific Southwest regional winner of The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) in the suburban office park, low-rise category by the Building Owners & Managers Association.

Arbitration: Proceed with caution

For many reasons, the number of civil jury trials in California is on the decrease. In fact, last year in California County Superior Courts, there were only 1,172 jury trials where the amount in controversy was more than $25,000 -- an unusually low number. A key reason for this is the growing popularity of binding arbitration.

Improving public health through sustainable design

San Diego adopted California’s first Sustainable Communities Strategy, recognizing that land use decisions can positively influence public health. As part of San Diego’s effort to move toward sustainable communities, One Paseo, a 23-acre proposed mixed-use Main Street community was incorporated into this strategy.

Capital targets San Diego

The U.S. capital markets are in their healthiest state since the downturn with plentiful debt and equity capital for virtually all commercial real estate asset classes. Slow, yet steady, improvement in national economic fundamentals, favorable interest rates, increasing liquidity and the “great rotation” out of fixed-income assets has led to real estate investors entering buy mode in a big way. Foreign capital is zeroed back in on U.S. gateway markets, and in some areas demand has grossly outpaced supply, resulting in pricing that has surpassed prior peak levels.

NYC eatery sued over plan to move Picasso painting

NEW YORK -- New York's storied Four Seasons restaurant has for decades harbored one of the city's more unusual artworks: the largest Pablo Picasso painting in the United States. But a plan to move it has touched off a spat as sharply drawn as the bullfight crowd the canvas depicts.

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Interview with Pathfinder Partners' Lorne Polger

March 19, 2014 -- George Chamberlin talks with Lorne Polger, senior managing director and co-founder of Pathfinder Partners, about real estate investing in the current market conditions.

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