In this special report, sponsored by BOMA San Diego, we'll take a look at San Diego's commercial real estate industry — especially at some of the local remodeling and tenant improvement projects that have recently been completed or are under way.

  • RSI posts record sales year

    RSI Roofing has parlayed their move into their new 27,000-square-foot facility with the record setting rains of the 2004-05 winter seasons.

  • Local broker helps clients identify and control remodeling-related insurance risks


  • How to build a dragon hole -- and otherwise keep commercial construction challenging

    When our client, Bumble Bee Seafoods, requested that its headquarters' tenant improvement contract include building a dragon hole, we scratched our heads. Then we listened.

  • Henry's Farmers Market re-opens remodeled stores

    Henry's Farmers Market, a fresh foods grocery store, announced Tuesday its grand re-opening of two newly remodeled stores in Encinitas and Poway.

  • Partnering for success: Choosing your general contractor


  • Roberts & Bennett celebrates 25 years

    Roberts & Bennett is a San Diego-based full-service interior design firm that was originated as Sheetz Wheeler Cooper in 1980. The firm's name has changed over the past 25 years, but the dedication and creativity have remained constant.

  • Pacific Building Group completes Sony Design Center TIs

    Pacific Building Group served as the contractor for the tenant improvement project at the Sony Design Center in Santa Monica, Calif. The project comprised extensive tenant improvements to existing building space, and consisted of open plan desk space, semi-enclosed office, enclosed conference room, pantry and work rooms. This was a very unique project with several high-tech features, as well as many various types of finish materials.

  • Education key to managing successful tenant improvements

    While they improve the value, appearance, comfort and convenience of a building, tenant improvements (TI) can be challenging experiences for property managers. Because TI projects involve numerous aspects that can affect the building and its tenants, it is crucial for a property manager to ensure an efficient operation.

  • Lower your cooling costs this summer

    Summertime is here and rising energy costs are in the air. As the outside temperature climbs and creeps its way indoors, so begins the struggle to keep tenants cool.

  • Interior plants help make offices environmentally friendly

    We all know interior plants can improve the look of an office. However, live plants serve as more than just decoration. While it is common knowledge that plants and people need each other for survival, it is less known that plants actually contribute to a better work environment.

  • Turn on to energy management

    Commercial and industrial energy use in California is predicted to steadily increase without significant new additions to power supplies identified. This imbalance between a relatively fixed supply and growing demand will put increasing pressure on the ability to avoid potential rolling blackouts this summer as well as increased pressures on energy pricing.

  • Tips for trouble-free construction

    Commercial construction projects can create stressful situations for property managers and tenants alike. No matter how reputable a contractor is there may be an increased risk of flood or fire occurring during a construction project due to exposed wires and pipes and general construction activity.

  • Wired for success: commercial telecommunications trends

    One of the most notable technological developments of the 21st century is the speed and convergence of communication. People have become accustomed to the instant transfer of data through the Internet and other wireless channels. This need for speed has influenced what tenants expect in regards to communication technology, and property managers have to adjust their tenant improvements accordingly.

  • Experienced property management integral to positive building asset performance

    Choosing a property manager with extensive experience and a comprehensive approach to every project is essential to achieving building asset performance goals.

  • All mixed up: diversifying building use

    Skyrocketing property prices and inadequate space for new projects in many U.S. real estate markets has reinforced a growing trend of real estate professionals renovating buildings into mixed-use developments.

  • San Diego continues to refinance Prop MM bonds, fight contractor suits

    Since August of 2004 the San Diego City Schools (SDCS) have refinanced $782 million in Proposition MM bonds, and along the way been slapped with two lawsuits.

  • Taylor Frager completes Point Loma Nazarene trio

    In September 2003, Taylor Frager began demolition and grading work for the Nease Residence Hall expansion, the first of three projects they were to deliver to Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) within the next 20 months. The finale to the construction trilogy was the recent completion of the Business Building.

  • BEQ barracks renovation halfway done at Pendleton

    Peter Vander Werff Construction of El Cajon is nearing the halfway mark of a 40,000-square-foot renovation of a BEQ barracks at Camp Pendleton. As part of the Navy Small Business HubZone Master Award Contract, the $5,522,000 project involves the complete replacement of all mechanical, electrical, life safety and interior finishes. With completion slated for late January 2006, the two-phase project also involves structural improvements, several upgrades and certain anti-terrorism features.

  • Commercial real estate seen improving through 2006 as vacancies drop

    WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) -- The U.S. commercial real estate market should experience "solid" gains through 2006, the National Association of Realtors said.

  • Infrastructure halfway at Liberty Station

    Infrastructure upgrades at Liberty Station on the grounds of the formal Naval Training Center are on time and 50 percent complete, according to Walter Heiberg, senior vice president of The Corky McMillin Cos. and project manager for Liberty Station.

  • Starwood to install fuel cells at Sheraton San Diego

    In an attempt to make its hotels more environmentally sound, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. will equip hotels with fuel cell power plants.

  • San Diego's major suburban office markets performing strong

    Suburban office markets such as Mission Valley, the I-15 Corridor and the UTC area look strong with state Route 56 coming up fast.

  • Three downtown San Diego office towers in escrow, two to Irvine Co.

    Three prominent downtown buildings are in escrow and they could go for record prices.

  • California Senate gives hospitals 12-year break on seismic retrofits

    Hospitals currently facing a nearly impossible deadline of 2008 to perform state-mandated seismic retrofits may get an extended deadline of 2020. At present, unless the retrofits are completed by 2008, the hospitals face closure.

  • Hold It completes three-phase remodeling

    Hold It Contemporary Home, an urban home furniture store in Mission Valley has completed an extensive three-phase remodel that included revamping store layout, adding additional warehouse space and redesigning brand image and logo.

  • EPA drops regulatory effort on lead paint exposures

    WASHINGTON -- After working for nearly a decade on regulations to protect children and construction workers from exposure to lead paint, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided instead to ask companies engaged in home renovation and remodeling to adopt protective practices voluntarily.

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