The Daily Transcript and the Commercial Realtors Association (CRA) have joined together to present the Deal Makers of the Year 2004, an event that honors San Diego's top commercial real estate brokers in Retail, Industrial, Land, Investment and Office. This section will be presented at CRA's annual Deal Maker Awards breakfast to be held Thursday, Dec. 9.

  • Daily Transcript announces Editor's Award

    Acqua Vista, a 382-unit residential project bounded by Columbia, State, Beech and Ash streets in Little Italy, has been selected for The Daily Transcript's 2004 Editor's Award.

  • CB Richard Ellis closes big deals in 2004

    CB Richard Ellis is proud to have participated in the leasing or sale of these four outstanding projects in San Diego during 2004. Each of these projects was submitted to CRA San Diego's Deal Maker Awards.

  • Hiring a commercial real estate broker

    The commercial real estate brokerage community in San Diego is as diverse as the market itself. As a player in the market today -- whether as a prospective tenant, a landlord, a property owner looking to sell, or as a 1031 exchange buyer -- you may select from a variety of brokers to assist you in your real estate needs. So the question becomes, "Who do I hire, and how do I find them?" Determining how to find a qualified broker can be a challenge.

  • 2004 Land award recipients

    Matt Strockis

  • SBA loans assist businesses in buying their building

    One of the most pressing issues for business owners looking to expand or grow their business is determining whether to lease or to buy.

  • Sares•Regis Group Expands Presence in San Diego

    Over the past six months, the Commercial Development Division of Sares•Regis Group (SRG Commercial) has made a substantial investment in commercial real estate in Southern California, and specifically San Diego County.

  • San Diego market experiencing 'owner/user' frenzy

    Last year saw numerous transactions involving owner/users in San Diego County. Understanding successful transactions and motivations provides the basis for evaluating your opportunities. Business owners, along with their real estate advisor, should establish a strategic game plan with respect to their real estate and business needs. Ownership may prove to be a viable option.

  • As cap rates decline, Grubb & Ellis/BRE Commercial financial analyst cites other metrics as better evaluation tools

    The deceptively simple mathematic formula for calculating the capitalization, or "cap," rate of a commercial real estate investment is a time-honored determinate in decisions to buy properties, as well as in the negotiations preceding the deals.

  • Spotlight on some of Southern California's 2004 industry leaders

    Four Burnham Real Estate professionals have been recognized as 2004's industry leaders by Real Estate Southern California magazine. Together, these individuals have completed nearly $1 billion in 2004 sales and leases ranking them among the region's top commercial real estate brokers. Burnham Real Estate salutes these dedicated team members for their outstanding performance and contribution to the community and industry through a high level of personal support.

  • ACI Commercial named national 'Power Broker'

    Mission Valley-based ACI Commercial has been named a "Top 10 Power Broker" by the CoStar Group, the nation's largest independent provider of commercial real estate information, based on ACI Commercial's total sales last year.

  • Mark your calendars for CRA San Diego events 2005

    Thursday, January 13

  • Future dollar value could make big impact on commercial real estate investors

    Reading the business section is a prerequisite of good investing, and a big story is the weakening dollar. The value of the dollar, and what President Bush and Alan Greenspan do about it, is going to be a big deal for commercial real estate investors in the next two years.

  • San Diego in Top Three

    Having just returned from our Grubb & Ellis national convention in Las Vegas last week, we are pleased to report that San Diego ranks in the top three markets nationally for two commercial real estate investment property types, including retail (No. 1) and apartments (No. 3).

  • Commercial real estate markets remain strong in 3Q 2004

    San Diego County has enjoyed a well-diversified, balanced economy that has outperformed the state and national economies over the past year. The primary employment sectors driving the local economy are wireless communications, biotechnology, tourism, real estate development and construction (primarily residential), and the military. Unemployment at approximately 3.5 percent is significantly lower than both the state and the nation.

  • The Baja Challenge: With success comes responsibility

    Since 1999, the commercial real estate and construction industry in San Diego has come together on a Saturday to build houses for the homeless in Tijuana. They call this marvelous event the "Baja Challenge."

  • John Moores to be keynote speaker at annual breakfast

    John Moores, chairman of JMI Realty, the real estate subsidiary of JMI Services Inc., the investment management company of the John Moores family, is slated to be the keynote speaker for the annual Deal Maker Awards breakfast.

  • Commercial Realtors Association's Ninth Annual Deal Maker Awards Breakfast

    Thursday, Dec. 9

  • 2004 Retail award recipient

    Bill Thaxton

  • 2004 Office award recipients

    Brad Black

  • 2004 Investment award recipients

    Kevin Mulhern

  • 2004 Industrial award recipients

    Jay Alexander

  • CRASD continues history of providing support

    In the early 1990s, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) mandated the California Association of Realtors and all of the state's local boards of Realtors to have a commercial real estate component to assist and serve members who practiced commercial real estate brokerage.

  • CRA San Diego: Where resources and opportunities meet

    After 11 years, the Commercial Realtors Association of San Diego (CRASD) is re-emerging as the primary association of choice for local commercial real estate brokers.

  • Deal Maker Awards honor highest achievers

    This is no ordinary breakfast. It's the Commercial Realtors Association of San Diego (CRASD) annual event, the Deal Maker Awards.

  • Incoming president's message

    I'm looking forward to the upcoming year for many reasons. It's exciting to think about the business opportunities coming up in the near future. The relative stability of our nation augurs well for us all. It's an honor to work in our local community of commercial real estate professionals. I acknowledge it every day.

  • Outgoing president's message

    It has been a successful year for the Commercial Real Estate Association of San Diego. Together, we've accomplished a lot, but there's more to do!

Archived Reports

Deal Maker Awards - 2008

The Daily Transcript and the San Diego County Commercial Association of Realtors present the annual Deal Maker Awards, recognizing top commercial real estate producers and transactions.

Deal Maker Awards - 2007

The 12th annual awards recognize San Diego's top commercial real estate brokers in office, retail, multifamily, land, industrial and out of market categories.

Deal Maker Awards - 2006

The annual Commercial Realtors Association's Deal Maker Awards recognize San Diego's top commercial real estate brokers.

Deal Maker Awards - 2005

The Daily Transcript is pleased to partner with the Commercial Realtors Association to present Deal Makers of the Year 2005. The 10th Annual CRA Deal Maker Awards breakfast recognizes San Diego's top commercial real estate brokers in retail, industrial, land, investment and office space.