In this special report, The Daily Transcript pays tribute to the developers in San Diego County. This annual feature focuses on development projects around the region, from retail and commercial spaces to residential projects, and more.

  • William Lyon Homes expands management team, project portfolio

    With 13 new communities under development from Chula Vista to Yucaipa, the San Diego division of William Lyon Homes has bolstered its project management team with the addition of industry veteran John Vance.

  • Years of master planning pay off for Brookfield Homes

    With several neighborhoods in progress throughout San Diego and Riverside counties, Del Mar-based Brookfield Homes expects to close escrow on 520 homes in 2004. Much of the year's success -- as well as the business plan for 2005 -- lies in the homebuilder's past years of thoughtful planning, consistent land acquisition and partnerships in the development of master-planned communities.

  • McMillin is synonymous with master planning

    Just eight years after starting his own company with a single custom home in 1960, Corky McMillin led the firm -- The Corky McMillin Cos. -- into building its first master-planned community. It was a bold venture that would set the tone for the company's growth, spanning two centuries and five decades.

  • Liberty Station -- Redeveloping an urban village

    Tucked away in a corner of San Diego Bay, down at the base of Point Loma and just northeast of the airport lies a 361-acre piece of prime waterfront property that, until recently, was a destination for generations of young naval personnel. The Navy is gone now, but more than 75 years of history echoes on in the streets, buildings and open spaces of what was San Diego's Naval Training Center.

  • T.B. Penick & Sons sets historical safety record

    Employees at T.B. Penick & Sons Inc. set a new safety record in the last year. The 365 days of no loss time injuries was the lowest in the 100-year history of the company. This equates to half a million-work hours on the job.

  • Competitive development market demands efficient construction schedule, closeout

    San Diego's construction industry remains busy working to keep up with demand for new and renovated commercial space across the county. As each development project reaches completion, one primary goal of the owner and/or tenants is to move in and become operational as quickly as possible.

  • Doug Wilson putting his mark on downtown skyline

    Doug Wilson is no stranger to downtown redevelopment. He has built commercial and housing projects in burgeoning urban cores from Denver to San Francisco and now San Diego.

  • Blokhaus developing mixed-use urban compound in Barrio Logan

    Blokhaus, a San Diego-based development company, currently has construction under way for BarrioHaus, a mixed-use urban compound located at the corner of National and 16th avenues in the heart of the emerging Barrio Logan neighborhood of San Diego.

  • John Laing Homes establishes new HQ in Carlsbad

    The San Diego division of Newport Beach-based John Laing Homes has established its official San Diego headquarters in Carlsbad, moving into an entire 15,311-square-foot floor in the Cornerstone Corporate Centre on Palomar Oaks Road.

  • Bill Davidson

    In this era of publicly held corporate giants absorbing home-building companies, local entrepreneur Bill Davidson is bucking the trend.

  • Davidson Communities a dominant presence in luxury home market

    With more than 200 estate-size homes expected to be built within the next 12 months -- most priced over $1 million -- Davidson Communities has a dominant presence in the luxury home market in San Diego and Riverside counties.

  • Peter Quinn

    Peter Quinn is vice president of development and acquisitions for Voit Development Co.'s newest office located in San Diego, Calif.

  • Voit Development Co. expands to San Diego

    Voit Development Co., an Orange County-based commercial real estate development firm, has expanded into the San Diego market.

  • Steve Doyle

    Ed. note: Following is an excerpt from a conversation between California Builder magazine and Steve Doyle, president of Brookfield San Diego, who will serve as president of the California Building Industry Association in 2005.

  • San Diego's largest engineering firm opens office in Sacramento

    Rick Engineering Co., on the eve of its 50th anniversary, has opened a branch office in Sacramento. The move comes as a part of the company's continued efforts to pursue a smart growth strategy driven by the needs of their clients. The office will be serving local homebuilders and developers as well as local municipalities.

  • Deal Maker Awards honor highest achievers

    San Diego's top commercial real estate brokers are getting together for breakfast at the Hyatt Aventine La Jolla at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 9. This is no ordinary breakfast. It's the Commercial Realtors Association of San Diego (CRASD) annual event, the Deal Maker Awards.

  • Reno Contracting completes three big local projects

    Reno Contracting completed the shell for CancerVax's new headquarter facility, located in the Carlsbad Research Center. CancerVax is a biotechnology company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of immunotherapeutic products for the treatment of cancer.

  • San Marcos enterprises find they can 'own for less than rent'

    Office condominiums -- office suites that are owned by individuals or companies and are located within a larger facility -- are the newest way for small- to moderate-sized office users to gain long-term control over their workspace expenditures.

Archived Reports

Developers' Gallery - 2009

Developments across the county and a look at some of the people behind the scenes.

Developers' Gallery - 2008

Find out what's hot (and what's not) in the local building industry, as the Transcript takes a look at development projects around the county.

Developers' Gallery - 2007

This special section focuses on development projects around the county, from retail and commercial spaces to industrial and residential projects, as well as the developers behind them.

Developers' Gallery - 2006

This section focuses on the developers and their projects in San Diego County, and also takes a look at some relevant development issues around the rest of the nation. From north to south, this report highlights commercial, industrial and residential projects.

Developers' Gallery - 2005

In this annual special section, we pay tribute to the developers and their projects in San Diego County - from retail and commercial spaces to residential projects.