What does it take to be rated Class A? What buildings and developments are at the head of the class? Find out what Class A and other commercial space is available or under way around the county and elsewhere.

  • Class A space available in North County

    American Assets Inc. and CB Richard Ellis is pleased to announce available Class A office space at Solana Beach Corporate Centre III & IV.

  • The Plaza @ Scripps Northridge nearing completion

    The Plaza @ Scripps Northridge, a new $28 million Class "A" office development, is nearing completion.

  • Top producers offer insights into San Diego's 2006 market

    Assuming economic conditions remain stable, the San Diego commercial real estate market should continue on a similar course as that of 2005, remaining very active as demand for all property types stays strong in 2006, according to top producing brokers at Grubb & Ellis|BRE Commercial.

  • Lee & Associates predicts strong 2006 market

    San Diego County's commercial real estate market remains exceptionally robust in its growth, occupancy, rental rates, and absorption. Principals of Lee & Associates, Carlsbad offer the following recap of 2005 and their predictions for 2006.

  • Pacific Building Group completes Santa Clarita medical office building

    Pacific Building Group is proud to announce the completion of the ground-up, build-to-suit medical office building in Santa Clarita, Calif.

  • RSI leads the way in Title 24 roofing

    RSI Roofing has been a leader in the implementation of the new Title 24 requirements, which took effect Oct. 1.

  • A building boom for BSL-4 laboratories

    In October 2001, McCarthy Building Cos. was about to break ground on one of its most challenging projects ever -- a high-security laboratory for the U.S. government in Atlanta -- when it suddenly got the order to stop.

  • Carlsbad Executive Plaza sells for $34.3 million

    TA Associates bought Carlsbad Executive Plaza, a 133,414-square-foot, Class A multi-tenant California office project, from RREEF, a full-service real estate investment advisor, for $34.3 million.

  • Brickman Group helps give Class A properties that important first impression

    Class A properties are best known for their high quality structures, at least 100,000 square feet, that have good location and accessibility. But another aspect of such properties that is essential to the look of the facility, is its landscape.

  • Benchmark Landscape sees continued growth in its future

    John Mohns, president of Poway-based Benchmark Landscape Cos. started his firm 22 years ago when he estimated projects on a kitchen table in Santee and stored his equipment in a garage in Tierrasanta. Times have changed.

  • Greening your building toward your bottom line

    Thomas Properties Group Inc. developed the Joe Serna Jr./Cal/EPA Headquarters Building project as a public-private partnership with the city of Sacramento.

  • PM Realty Group wins regional TOBY Award

    BOMA San Diego proudly announced that General Manager Lisa M. Gualco, RPA, FMA and her team at Hazard Center Office Tower, was recently awarded the Pacific Southwest Regional TOBY award in the 250,000-499,999 square foot office building category.

  • BOMA takes leadership role on green buildings

    BOMA is calling on real estate owners and property managers to take an active role in implementing responsible energy consumption practices. The policy on green buildings and sustainability was recently approved by the BOMA Board of Governors.

  • Class A buildings on the rise

    According to the CB Richard Ellis "Market View" report, there are 296,000 office workers in San Diego County and over the next two years, that number will grow 2.2 percent per year, or more than 13,000 new workers by the end of 2007.

  • EPA's Energy Star and BOMA showcase energy efficiency

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and BOMA recently announced their partnership to present "The BOMA Green Pavilion and Energy Star Showcase" at The Office Building Show, June 25-27, in Dallas, Texas.

  • Green takes the LEED in new construction

    The growing need to decrease environmental impacts combined with skyrocketing energy costs bred the "green building" movement years ago, but recently the popularity of efficient design has escalated among developers, architects, engineers and contractors.

  • Maximizing Class A space

    When the partners of the San Diego law office of Best Best & Krieger began planning their firm's new office space in Broadway 655, they chose not to think like lawyers. Lawyers typically approach space planning with traditional standards: big offices for partners; smaller offices for associates; one grand conference room with several small ones tucked into the corners; and no consideration to ratio and profitability models.

  • Rapidly increasing construction costs concern contractors, developers

    Whether it's industrial, commercial or residential construction, a common obstacle any developer or contractor must spar with is construction cost increases, which were the topic of discussion for one panel during a recent Burnham Moores Center for Real Estate conference at the University of San Diego.

  • Capital plentiful for North County industrial projects, land limited

    There is a huge amount of capital available for industrial development in the North County, but not unlimited land.

  • Contractors looking at higher air quality control regulations

    Rising material costs, additional building regulations and diesel fuel price increases are just some of the issues San Diego County contractors must deal with on a daily basis. Soon air quality control requirements may be added to the growing list.

  • Ground broken on Hilton San Diego Convention Center

    Hilton Hotels Corp. (NYSE: HLT) announced Friday the groundbreaking of the Hilton San Diego Convention Center, a 30-story, 1,190-room hotel on the edge of the San Diego Bay that will connect directly with the San Diego Convention Center.

  • New plan for downtown development taking shape

    The San Diego City Council is scheduled to consider a community plan update that, if approved, could change the course of downtown San Diego for generations to come.

  • San Diego named one of top five sites for foreign investment

    San Diego is one of the top five U.S. cities attracting foreign investors' commercial real estate investment dollars, according to a survey released by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE), but there are indications the activity is slowing down.

  • Two reports vary on details, but agree that San Diego office market strong

    Reports by CB Richard Ellis and Newmark Knight Frank say San Diego County's office vacancy continued to tighten in 2005 as new projects prepared to come out of the ground.

  • Hong Kong office space costs No. 3 in world

    LONDON -- Hong Kong office costs jumped 61 percent last year as investment banks expanded and suitable space ran short, making it the world's third most expensive office location, according to real estate brokers DTZ Holdings Plc.

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  • Hong Kong office space costs No. 3 in world

    LONDON -- Hong Kong office costs jumped 61 percent last year as investment banks expanded and suitable space ran short, making it the world's third most expensive office location, according to real estate brokers DTZ Holdings Plc.

Archived Reports

Class A Properties - 2009

This special report, produced in partnership with the San Diego Building Owners and Managers Association, looks at the construction, leasing, investing in and greening of Class A properties.

Class A Properties - 2008

In partnership with the San Diego Building Owners and Managers Association, The Daily Transcript explores issues in developing, building and managing Class A properties.

Class A Properties - 2007

Find out what it takes to be rated Class A, what space is available, and what buildings and developments are at the head of the class, in this special report created in partnership with BOMA San Diego.

Class A Properties - 2005

In this special report, sponsored by BOMA San Diego, we take a look at what it takes to be a Class A building in San Diego, as well as information on office space availability and absorption, legislative issues related to property owners and managers, and global offshoring and its effect on property management.