In the face of a changing marketplace and continual challenges for the industry, find out what construction plans are currently in the works and how San Diego developers are changing the region's landscape.

  • Otay Mesa could be answer to shortage of industrial land

    The words "industrial land" have rapidly become an oxymoron in Central San Diego County. As a result, developers are looking toward the southernmost part of South San Diego County as a new area for industrial product. Otay Mesa appears to be the answer to the land-shortage problem, with close proximity to the border and affordable land ideally suited for industrial and distribution companies.

  • Davidson's Atrium at Eastlake Vistas among highlights of South County living

    From the recently opened regional shopping mall to the accelerating completion of the South Bay Expressway, the quality of living in San Diego's South County keeps on getting better.

  • Otay Ranch Co. starts construction on Village of Montecito

    The Otay Ranch Co. has started construction on the fourth village within the 5,300-acre community of Otay Ranch. The 838-acre Village of Montecito is planned for approximately 2,800 homes, an elementary school, two city parks totaling 14 acres and two commercial areas with an estimated total of more than 250,000 square feet of shopping, entertainment venues and community facilities. The first five neighborhoods, offering single- family homes and triplexes, are scheduled to open models in late fall.

  • Harbor View Condominiums a catalyst for National City revitalization

    San Diego's downtown has transformed significantly from one of the region's most blighted areas into a model of urban revitalization. The city of National City hopes to follow suit.

  • Tenants' wish lists for Carmel Valley buildings

    Wanted: Carmel Valley office space in a Class-A, newly constructed building. With ocean views, abundant, covered parking, good freeway access and visibility. A fully equipped fitness center. Must have signage options.

  • Residential builders see room for improvement in permitting, approval processes

    With a limited supply of land available for new residential development in San Diego County and a continuing need for "affordable" housing, higher-density attached developments are the future of the local homebuilding industry.

  • MSK Development Group breaks ground on Live Oak Ranch in Valley Center

    The historic Live Oak Ranch is entering a new era, but keeping the name it has borne for nearly 100 years and maintaining much of its natural ambiance. MSK Development Group has broken ground on the 307-acre hillside estate community that will feature 146 estates on 1- or 2-acre homesites. The natural beauty of the property, which includes 1,000 or so live oaks and a meandering stream, will be enhanced with a 50-acre open space preserve and the planting of another 1,000 trees. To maintain the natural contours of the land, the $134 million private enclave will incorporate custom graded pads, rather than mass grading.

  • Safety and risk management define top companies

    Three San Diego companies -- TB Penick, Erickson-Hall Construction Co. and Roel Construction -- recently received national recognition from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) for their exemplary safety practices and accident-free records. They were among only 19 companies in the nation to receive this prestigious designation.

  • ROEL Construction celebrates 90 years

    ROEL Construction Co. Inc. is a family-owned and operated general contracting company.

  • Sometimes the key is respect

    Someone once said: "Ignorance is bliss."

  • Low bid, risky choice?

    Every year, we help dozens of clients through the complicated design and construction process, providing a wide variety of services that help to ensure the success of their project. One key component of this process is the selection of qualified vendors to provide an array of services. These vendors include architects and engineers who offer the insight and assistance to design an incredible project, as well as the general contractor, key subcontractors and other vendors who will actually help to construct the project. Inevitably, each project has its own unique requirements, but they all have one common trait: selection of the project team members, which can make or break the project.

  • Pivot Point riverfront redevolpment launched in Yuma

    The long-term plan to redevelop Yuma's riverfront took a big step forward last month, when building permits were issued for the $30 million Hilton Garden Inn and Riverfront Conference Center, the cornerstone for the city's ambitious Pivot Point riverfront redevelopment effort.

  • Silverhawk Corporate Center approaches first flight

    Badiee Development and Ledcor Construction have raised the walls at the Silverhawk Corporate Center located in the eastern convergence of Temecula and Murrieta at 38987 Sky Canyon Drive. Designed in collaboration with San Diego-based Milo Architecture Group Inc., the 80,000-square-foot corporate center is three weeks ahead of schedule, according to developer Ben Badiee.

  • Opus Point Phase I in Carlsbad almost complete

    Opus West Corp. is making significant progress on its Opus Point project in Carlsbad, recently completing a 60,000-square-foot R&D/flex building located at 3193 Lionshead Ave. This building marks the final segment of Opus Point Flex, which also includes five additional buildings ranging in size from 16,532 to 27,068 square feet. One of the six buildings has been sold.

  • Repositioning office properties -- a checklist for building owners

    For office property owners to succeed in today's competitive real estate market, it is crucial they position each asset in the best possible light. The ability to attract new tenants and retain existing ones is directly related to building improvements and amenities.

  • Aperture adds sophisticated flavor to Little Italy's real estate menu

    Take a stroll through downtown's historic Little Italy, and you will notice that what was once a sleepy neighborhood on the outskirts of San Diego's downtown is now a regular haunt for trendsetting locals and the young professional set.

  • Private sector know-how can help with housing shortage

    New homes are an important part of San Diego's economic strength. Their construction is a lifeline during economic slowdowns. The home building industry employs more than 165,000 people, and generates approximately $3 billion in revenue for the local economy every year.

  • Kilroy Realty breaks ground on final phase of premier office project

    Kilroy Realty Corp. (NYSE: KRC) recently broke ground on the final phase of the Class-A office development along the Interstate 15 corridor, Kilroy Sabre Springs. Strategically located at the confluence of I-15 and state Route 56, Kilroy Sabre Springs will total three, six-story buildings with 422,745 rentable square feet.

  • Builders look to urban in-fill solutions for county's growing work force housing needs

    The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) predicts in the next 20 years, the county's population will grow by at least 1 million people.

  • San Diego's housing industry one of top six

    San Diego's entire homebuilding industry (including all support services, suppliers and trades) is one of six bright spots in California's economy. Together, housing production in six major economic regions of the state (San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Riverside, Sacramento and San Jose) produces tens of billions of dollars in economic output and hundreds of thousands of jobs. San Diego is among the top three with the highest output levels.

  • Office condominiums gain foothold for small businesses

    The combination of low interest rates and the prospect of increasing lease rates has sparked a new opportunity for small business tenants: They can buy the workspaces they occupy.

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Archived Reports

Building San Diego - 2015

The nuts and bolts of construction in San Diego, from commercial and residential project updates to a review of how the industry is faring.

Building San Diego - 2014

Find out what construction plans are in the works around the county and how industry leaders are changing our region's landscape.

Building San Diego - 2013

Find out what construction plans are in the works and how industry leaders are changing our region's landscape this year.

Building San Diego - 2012

The nuts and bolts of construction in San Diego, from commercial project updates to a review of how the industry is faring.

Building San Diego - 2011

The nuts and bolts of construction in San Diego, from commercial and residential project updates to a review of how the industry is faring.

Building San Diego - 2010

Find out what construction plans are currently in the works and how industry leaders are changing our region's landscape this year.

Building San Diego - 2009

The nuts and bolts of construction in San Diego, from commercial and residential project updates to infrastructure and public works.

Building San Diego - 2008

Find out about current construction plans and how developers are changing the region's landscape.