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  • Professional development, training provides Grubb & Ellis|BRE Commercial with growing arsenal of best practices

    In the ultra-competitive commercial real estate industry, the desire and drive to stay "on top" is constant.

  • Arden poised for continued growth after joining GE family

    Earlier this month, shareholders approved the acquisition of Arden Realty Inc., one of the largest office landlords in San Diego County and Southern California, by GE Real Estate. GE acquired Arden's assets for $3.2 billion, or $45.25 per share. And in a separate but related deal, GE sold 13 of Arden's prime Los Angeles and San Diego properties for $1.6 billion, essentially erasing the company's debt.

  • Big changes keeps Colliers moving forward

    The times have been a' changing at Colliers in San Diego recently. Currently most of the office is in boxes, but not because the company is shutting up shop, but because it is expanding.

  • Arden Realty looks at new regional growth after its acquisition by GE Real Estate

    GE Real Estate, a leader in real estate capital, has acquired Arden Realty Inc., the largest publicly traded office landlord in Southern California and the second largest landlord in San Diego. In connection with this transaction, Trizec Properties Inc. acquired 13 Arden properties for approximately $1.6 billion. The remainder of the Arden portfolio will stay intact and continue to operate under the Arden Realty name and logo.

  • Declining U.S. home market demands pricing savvy

    As the U.S. home market continues to resemble a bear entering hibernation, home buyers and sellers will be increasingly tested on their mettle and savvy.

  • Equastone fills gap in real estate investments

    Private real estate funds continue to grow in popularity as individual investors seek new ways to invest in commercial real estate.

  • Duane Morris' Mebane stresses importance of being well rounded

    In her 21-year legal career, Julie Mebane has dabbled in a wide range of practice areas from land use to financing to homeowner documentation.

  • Former pro wrestler puts money on real estate

    Some property investors are like fishermen -- some share their secrets while others do not.

  • Market slowdown leads to less and lingering deals

    Nationally, San Diego has been recognized as one of the leading markets for apartment owners, buyers and condo converters. Lately, however, acquisition of apartments for conversion has slowed significantly and many apartment deals have been lingering on the market for longer than expected.

  • Downtown San Diego appealing to investors even though leasing activity lags suburban markets

    Although downtown San Diego leasing momentum has yet to catch up to other San Diego County submarkets, long-term confidence in the region's urban core is quite strong, evidenced by the sale of seven high-rises over the past 12 months. The combined value of these transactions --many of which involved record-high pricing -- was $1.1 billion.

  • Smart investing begins at home

    When buying a home, especially in an expensive housing market like San Diego, often times you see a return on your investment very quickly due to the skyrocketing housing market. There are a lot of reasons why buying real estate is a good investment, but two of best reasons to invest are the tax advantages and the leverage you have with your home equity. Tax codes provide homeowners with some of the biggest tax breaks around and, in addition, you can leverage your investment by using the equity to make a major purchase or take the money out of your home if needed. This is called a home equity loan or line of credit, and is recommended if you are a responsible money manager. Best of all, real estate is usable and an investment you live in.

  • More U.S. commercial real estate investors looking to Mexico for value

    Low cap rates and high real estate prices in the United States are proving to be a boon to Mexico, where real estate investors from the United States are snapping up Mexican properties.

  • Condos with a designer name: Available

    It sounds like the ultimate home: A stylish urban condo with huge windows, sleek surfaces and the imprimatur of the star architect who designed it all.

  • BioMed Realty signs leases on 135K of space

    BioMed Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: BMR, News) announced Monday it has signed three new leases totaling 135,000 square feet, including a 73,347 square-foot lease assumption with sanofi-aventis at its 270 Albany Street property in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and two leases for space that was previously subject to a master lease at its Bayshore Boulevard property in Brisbane, California.

  • County office, industrial markets strong; vacancies declining

    Poway has a glut of office space, but the other office and industrial markets in the county remain very strong.

  • Mortgage applications rose last week; a rebound in buying and refinancing

    WASHINGTON -- Mortgage applications in the U.S. rose last week for the first time in a month, reflecting a rebound in home purchases and refinancing.

  • County's housing expected to remain healthy during shift to buyers' market

    San Diego County's diversified local economy, combined with solid growth in the regional economy and consistent population growth, will continue to support significant housing growth in the near term, according to Metrostudy, a provider of primary and secondary market information to the housing industry and related industries nationwide.

  • Realty Income posts flat 1Q, meets estimates

    Realty Income Corp. (NYSE: O, News) announced Wednesday operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2006, detailing a net income of $22.5 million compared to $21.2 million for the same period in 2005.

  • National City gearing up for major residential/commercial development

    Once-sleepy National City is about to explode with thousands of new homes and square feet of retail and office redevelopment outside its waterfront redevelopment.

  • As interest rates rise, remodeling an alternative to selling for homeowners

    Despite a slowing in housing appreciation and an increase in inventory, rising interest rates continue to make affordability an issue in the San Diego County residential market. Instead of purchasing a new home, more homeowners are altering or adding onto their current home, which is increasing the amount of business and hires made by local remodeling companies.

  • Pan Pacific Retail meets Street expectations

    Pan Pacific Retail Properties Inc. (NYSE: PNP, News) announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2006 on Monday, showing slight increases in income and earnings per share compared with the same period last year.

  • San Diego County apartment prices rose in 2005; expected again in 2006

    With many prospective buyers and a limited supply, San Diego County apartment sales prices set a new record for the second consecutive year in 2005, but a repeat is unlikely in 2006.

  • As land prices cool, consider conserving property

    As the U.S. property market cools, the decision to sell or hold can become nettlesome.

  • U.K. property stocks may suffer as rates rise

    Life can't get much better for U.K. real estate investors. So, says Grahame Exton of Tilney Investment Management, it's about time to sell property stocks.

  • Old asylums become new haunts for home-seekers

    DANVERS, Mass. -- In real estate, not even spooky trumps location.

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Real Estate Investment Opportunities - 2007

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Real Estate Investment Opportunities - 2005

The Daily Transcript is taking an expanded look at the investment side of real estate in this special report. We'll provide a look at the region's current real estate market and explore recent investment trends, like condo conversions.