In this special report, we take a close look at some of the hot issues in property management, as well as provide crucial tips to succeed in the San Diego market.

  • Setting high standards for customer service key to keeping tenants loyal

    As the largest office landlord in San Diego, as well as Southern California, Arden Realty understands that tenants are the core of our business. It is common knowledge that it costs more to lose a tenant than to renew one. In fact, it can cost as much as three times more to bring in a new tenant.

  • Commercial property management as important as location, physical attributes

    Lessees of commercial property don't have to be told: Next to payroll, the largest cost associated with doing business will be for their workspace.

  • Janitorial services help clean up your act

    The onset of spring is traditionally a time of starting fresh and is the perfect time for office spring cleaning. It also provides a good opportunity for property managers to reassess their buildings' cleaning and janitorial needs.

  • Tom Ridge to address BOMA annual conference

    First Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge will be the keynote speaker at the North American Commercial Real Estate Congress and the Office Building Show, presented by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, to be held June 25-28, in Anaheim, Calif.

  • Companies may realize cost, time savings through landlord's construction team

    The typical advice given to companies when relocating their offices is to secure competitive bids from several general contractors before building out their spaces.

  • City of San Diego contemplates mandatory trash recycling

    The city of San Diego, purportedly under pressure from the state waste management board, continues to press for a mandatory trash recycling ordinance for both construction and demolition debris, as well as office trash.

  • Creating a seamless transition to new ownership

    One of the most striking economic trends of the past 12 months has been the amount of investment capital that continues to flow into Southern California in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and the Inland Empire.

  • San Diego County's REIT investment cycle is hot, but for how long?

    While San Diego has experienced several investment and economic cycles in the past two decades, the current real estate investment trust (REIT) investment cycle will certainly go down in history as one of the most influential.

  • Property owners to vote on county vector control funds

    There is a side to San Diego that most people who live and work here don't want to think about -- the rats, mosquitoes, flies and fleas that live among dense populations. Most people are not usually faced with these unwanted creatures but it is not because they do not or would not naturally exist in America's Finest City.

  • The cabling controversy: What is your liability?

    The 2002 National Electrical Code (NEC) will become part of the local building codes in California effective Aug. 1. This new version of the NEC includes provisions for the removal of abandoned cabling from office buildings, since cabling materials can be highly combustible and are considered a fire hazard.

  • Tenant retention rates hinge on customer service

    The lease has been signed, the tenant's moved in - now how do you make sure he or she doesn't go anywhere?

  • Foresight essential for effective TIs

    Tenant improvements (TI) to existing office space can be a costly and complicated endeavor for building managers who are looking to not only provide amenities that will attract and retain tenants, but that will also stand the test of time.

  • State to consider numerous split roll property tax initiatives

    With the state still facing the challenge of cutting its budget, there are currently no less than six pending bills in the Legislature that would in one way or another create a split roll property tax system, with the intent of taxing commercial properties at a higher rate than residential properties. Some of these bills would also require that all commercial properties be assessed annually, instead of at sale.

  • As face of downtown San Diego changes, parking becoming primary

    The downtown population is getting ready to explode and these new residents may or may not have enough places to park.

  • Washington lawmakers would require new state buildings be 'green'

    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Schools, universities and other public buildings in the state would have to be built to meet energy efficiency, water conservation and other environmental standards under a bill given final approval by the Washington Legislature on Wednesday.

  • Intuit signs lease for new San Diego regional headquarters

    Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC) said Monday it signed a 10-year lease agreement with Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) for 365,000 rentable square feet at Santa Fe Summit, a new master-planned, four-building, 466,000 rentable square-foot office campus KRC plans to build on land it owns along the new State Route 56 freeway east of Del Mar in San Diego, California.

  • Pacific Building Group has two medical office buildings under construction

    This is a 78,000-square-foot medical office building under construction in Santa Clarita, Calif. Scheduled completion is July 2005. The building will offer a pharmacy, radiation oncology department complete with a Linear Accelerator, imaging services including an MRI and a CT/PET scan, a surgery center, an urgent care, and many other medical services.

  • High court to use renters' toxic mold case to determine lawsuit limiting

    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court said Monday it will use a renters' lawsuit claiming personal injury from toxic mold in apartments to clarify when plaintiffs can sue in federal or state court.

  • RSI continues steady growth pace

    RSI Roofing opened its doors a decade ago in Pacific Beach.

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Property Management - 2007

This special report, produced in partnership with the San Diego Building Owners and Managers Association, examines the issues and trends facing property managers and commercial real estate owners today.

Property Management - 2006

The Daily Transcript is pleased to partner with BOMA San Diego to present the annual Property Management report. This feature takes a look at the firms and people involved, as well as the issues and trends in commercial real estate.