Real Estate Regional Report - May 2002

This special report reviews the type of development that will be in demand in the near future in San Diego County, and provides insight into some of the key issues facing the building industry today. Profiles of those involved in the local building industry, as well as information on smart growth are included.

  • Today's business dilemma: Rent or own your own building?

    During the last five years, commercial and office rents in the San Diego region have increased 20 percent to 40 percent, creating both a dilemma and an opportunity for owners of small businesses. As leased space comes up for renewal this year, business owners will face higher rents which should have every business owner asking: Should I continue to lease space or is it time to buy my own building?

  • Are sustainable labs in San Diego's future?

    The Laboratories for the 21st Century (Labs 21) Program, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, has begun the process of developing ratings and guidelines for laboratory designers and owners based on the LEED Green Building Rating System. Now circulating for industry review and input, the Labs 21 guidelines offer a timely framework for broadening the San Diego design community's awareness of sustainability and its practical applications.

  • Sully-Jones Roofing Co. celebrates 50 years

    Sully-Jones Roofing Co. is celebrating its golden anniversary.

  • Blueprint for the living community

    Location, location, location. Whether talking about setting up a lemonade stand, walking to the Mission Beach pier, or traversing back roads to quickly scurry to work, the importance of location is well known. When looking to buy a home or locate a business, location takes on considerable importance.

  • National credentials, local commitment

    At Promus, we've managed commercial real estate for some of the most sophisticated, demanding investors in the country.

  • Apartment-brokerage firm lends a hand to investors

    Equitec Real Estate Services Inc. has expanded with the acquisition of the La Mesa Plaza Office Building at 8080 La Mesa Blvd. in La Mesa. The relocation of its office provides a central location from which it continues to provide assistance with multifamily investment real estate throughout San Diego County.

  • Balcony installations complete for $60 million Parkloft residential project in downtown San Diego

    Balcony installations have been completed for Parkloft, a new $60 million, 120-unit luxury residential loft complex located at 877 Island Ave. in the East Village neighborhood of downtown San Diego. Douglas Wilson Cos. is the developer.

  • Capstone Advisors provides funding for Murrieta master-planned community

    San Diego-based Capstone Advisors has announced the funding of Murrieta Oaks, a new master-planned community by Pacific Century Homes. Capstone Advisors provided participating mezzanine financing totaling $8.1 million for the project, which will include 543 homes.

  • Reinventing the American dream: The re-urbanization of cities

    At the risk of sounding like a history professor, I feel compelled to backtrack and explore the roots of San Diego's current situation. Following World War II, the spirit of change and desire for a better life that has always driven the American people manifested itself in a new vision. Wide-open spaces and the new mobility provided by the automobile led our increasingly affluent middle class to the suburbs. A new way of living evolved around an emerging icon for American dreaming, "the single family home."

  • Insurance crisis in construction

    Insurance companies, which have been financially impacted by Sept. 11, are now facing the additional financial burden stemming from mold-related litigation. To protect themselves, some insurance companies are no longer writing insurance policies in California, due to the high risks. As a result, residential homebuilders and developers are finding their premiums skyrocketing, and in some cases, there are no insurance companies willing to issue policies.

  • Developer works to make developments smarter, more environmentally sustainable

    Stand at the corner of Main Street and Anyplace Avenue in suburban San Diego County and you're likely to find retail centers on at least two corners, maybe a park or school on one and a gas station on another. To cross the intersection, you traverse six to eight lanes of asphalt, an unsettling stream of cars speeding by just a few feet away.

  • New ballparks contribute to revitalization of major cities

    Nearly every U.S. city with a major league baseball team features a downtown ballpark. With construction recently having resumed on the new San Diego ballpark, which had been stalled by a myriad of legal battles, "America's Finest City" soon will boast its own.

  • Design development under way for residential-retail building

    Design development is under way for Allegro Towers, a new 240,000-square-foot mixed-use residential/commercial building on the east side of Kettner Boulevard between Beech and Ash streets on the outskirts of the Little Italy area of downtown San Diego. Gafcon, a San Diego-based construction consulting firm, is the construction manager.

  • Smart growth makes economic sense

    When most people think of "smart growth," they think of mixed-use, walkable neighborhoods where jobs are close by or at least linked by efficient forms of public transportation. For those reasons alone, smart growth makes sense, but there is another positive factor often overlooked: economics.

  • Local architect, planner adds delight to the equation for architecture and urban design

    Architect and planner Douglas H. Austin relishes a challenge.

  • Affordable housing is a complex issue as region implements smart-growth plan

    If you ask long-time San Diego residents what they value most about their city, odds are they will respond with "its wonderful quality of life." The fact is, compared to any other city in the United States, San Diegans have it all: the best year-round climate in the country, miles and miles of coastline with world-famous beaches, the Cuyamaca Mountains; ample arts, cultural and tourism attractions; and a diversified economy that supports a strong job market.

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