This special report looks at local remodeling and tenant improvement projects recently completed or under way.

  • Alpha Mechanical Service & Engineering offers strong Tenant Improvement Department

    The Tenant Improvement Department for Alpha Mechanical Service & Engineering is busy these days providing its TI services throughout the county. The department is headed up by Pete Avila and Mark Craumer, a dynamic duo with over 50 years in combined experience. Together, they have assembled a team that is second-to-none, including some notable backup consisting of Scott Swearingen, Sterling Moffett, Paul Latimer and Edgar Cedjudo.

  • Bringing a Class A building to a Class A site

    Imagine a five-building office campus featuring spectacular ocean views adjacent to the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course, site of the 2008 U.S. Open, and located in one of the most dynamic, expanding economies in the country with one problem -- a historic tenant exodus and an astounding 60 percent vacancy rate.

  • Architects, contractors address unique challenges to preserve San Diego history

    From the downtown core to Point Loma, everywhere you look in San Diego architecture tells a story about the area's history. While much of the city has experienced a dramatic renaissance, great care has been taken to preserve the historical design and keep that story alive. However, the art of making something old, new again requires creative planning and unique expertise to retain historical integrity during redevelopment.

  • New Mossy Toyota dealership an asset to beach community

    Mossy Automotive Group's automotive showrooms increasingly are designed as showcases for the business districts, in addition to comfortable environments for family and children. The soon-to-be completed Mossy Toyota showroom in Pacific Beach demonstrates the company's commitment to advance the appearance of the communities in which it does business while also escalating the level of products and services available to the consumer.

  • Tappan Enterprises opens doors to Rancho Bernardo with renovation project

    Renovating older San Diego buildings to increase the property's value and provide a wider range of viable real estate products is a necessary process in a supply-constrained market.

  • Think safe, be safe: Tips to diminish your chances of becoming a victim

    Most of us spend about one-third of our time on the job, not counting commuting time. This is really the bulk of our waking hours, so it's worth taking some steps to protect ourselves in the workplace. Your employer or the building that you work in may or may not provide security. Whatever the case, you need to recognize that your personal safety and security is ultimately your obligation.

  • RSI Enviroofology: The benefits of eco-friendly roofing systems

    Building owners and property managers have one thing in common: a roof over their structure that is either energy efficient or not. Merely using energy was the "norm;" now reducing energy use is the new standard. Last year building owners paid 11 percent more for natural gas and 29 percent more for heating oil than in 2005.

  • ROEL Construction Co. -- delivering 90 years of construction excellence to San Diego

    This year ROEL Construction celebrates its 90-year anniversary and continues to thrive in the San Diego marketplace. To commemorate ROEL Construction Co.'s significant contributions to the building of San Diego and the company's 90th anniversary, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors proclaimed June 2 to be "ROEL Construction Day."

  • Jobsite cleanliness ensures safety

    Tenant improvement construction projects, whether small, medium or large, can have a major impact on a building, especially buildings with multiple tenants. The cleanliness of the site is not only an aesthetic issue but a safety issue as well. Job sites must be cleaned daily to ensure not only the safety of the workers, but also the safety of clients visiting the site to check on the progress.

  • Workers' compensation -- preparing for the next cycle

    While employers across the state of California have enjoyed dramatic rate decreases on their workers' compensation policies over the past three years, history shows us that the good times will not last forever. Experts may not be in agreement on how long the trend of decreasing premiums will remain; however, the inherently cyclical nature of the insurance industry all but guarantees that workers' compensation prices will eventually bottom out and move into another cycle of increasing premiums and less availability.

  • The value of roof maintenance

    What is roof maintenance? Do roofs really need maintenance? Is it really effective?

  • The evolution of green cleaning

    Today, smart businesses recognize the health and economic benefits of green cleaning. Yet, not so very long ago, the practice seemed light-years away from being a practical reality.

  • Improving tenant satisfaction with tenant councils

    Today, the direct correlation between tenant satisfaction and tenant renewal is stronger than ever, and to most property managers that's nothing new. But today's dynamic and competitive real estate market requires new tools and strategies for assuring that tenants receive upgraded amenities, efficient communication and special attention from property management companies to drive lease renewals.

  • 17 local buildings nominated for prestigious TOBY titles

    Seventeen local commercial office buildings have been nominated for the 2007 BOMA San Diego's Office Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards.

  • Building owners, managers choose green roofing to reduce energy costs

    More and more these days, we see newspaper and magazine article about green building and going green.

  • Does a notice of non-responsibility protect a landlord?

    Does a notice of non-responsibility protect a landlord? The answer is a resounding "it depends."

  • Remodeling could be key to reviving older retail centers

    Most property owners, at one time or another, need to make improvements or upgrades to keep occupants happy. Whether you own an office building and need to make extensive tenant improvements or you're a homeowner who wants add a second story, the idea of "starting over" can be more appealing than remodeling, but not often feasible logistically or financially.

  • Lean construction: How general contractors and subcontractors can lower costs

    In a business world where time is money, construction efficiency processes continue to evolve and it is important to consider the growing trend of lean construction.

  • Commercial real estate pros discuss benefits, challenges of emerging technology

    In today's business world, connectivity is key; so much so that in a recent BOMA International/Realcomm Technology Survey, a BOMA member commented, "I can't function an hour -- let alone an entire day -- without my BlackBerry."

  • Water pipes lined with epoxy

    Brinks Services and CuraFlo of San Diego reports it recently completed cleaning and restoring the hot and cold water pipes and the water circulating system with its epoxy lining at The Villas of San Luis Rey Condominiums at 5048-5094 Via Manos in Oceanside.

  • Carlsbad school solar powers up

    Clean Power Systems has completed the installation of a solar electricity system for the new Carlsbad Country Day School at 5150 Hemingway Drive in Carlsbad, according to Kirk Mulligan, president and CEO of Clean Power.

  • Energy Commission awards $450K to SANDAG for energy planning

    The California Energy Commission recently awarded $450,000 to the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to develop analytical tools and conduct research that focus on the relationship among land use, transportation and energy planning.

  • Johnson & Jennings working on TIs for SDCERS office

    Johnson & Jennings General Contracting has begun tenant improvement construction for the new offices of the San Diego City Employees' Retirement System (SDCERS). SDCERS is relocating to the third and fourth floors of the First National Bank building from its previous office in the Wells Fargo Tower in downtown San Diego.

  • Good & Roberts renovating Gen-Probe facility

    Good & Roberts Inc. has begun tenant improvement construction for Gen-Probe Inc. at its Sorrento Mesa facility at 10210 Genetic Center Drive in San Diego.

  • 'Duke's Garage' under redevelopment

    The redevelopment of the original "Duke's Garage" building in Pacific Beach at 863 Grand Ave. is now under way.

  • Water authority challenges businesses to reduce water usage, save money

    The San Diego County Water Authority urged San Diego residents and businesses Thursday to reduce their water usage by 20 gallons per day.

  • Sunroad has more than one option to reduce its 180-foot building

    Following a Tuesday night press conference where Sunroad Enterprises announced it has agreed to reducing the height of its 180-foot office building near Montgomery Field, the issue of how to shrink the building's height -- by as much as 20 feet -- has come to the forefront.

  • Renovations for Realty Income's corporate headquarters

    Montbleau & Associates is installing woodwork at the Realty Income corporate headquarters project at 600 La Terraza Blvd. in Escondido.

  • Three structures completed in Downtown Encinitas

    A 10,000-square-foot, mixed-use project within the downtown Encinitas specific plan area has been completed. The project consists of three separate and adjacent structures.

  • TIs finished at Kelly Capital HQ

    Johnson & Jennings General Contracting has completed tenant improvement construction for the expansion of the 15,000-square-foot corporate headquarters of Kelly Capital in downtown San Diego.

  • 'Green' buildings get higher rents

    BETHESDA, MD -- Office rents in buildings rated energy efficient by the U.S. government are growing two-thirds faster than rents in less economical buildings as fuel prices set records, real estate data provider CoStar Group Inc. (Nasdaq: CSGP) said.

  • HQ Global office space under renovation

    Johnson & Jennings General Contracting has tenant improvement construction underway for the $340,000 renovation of office space for HQ Global at 12707 High Bluff Drive, in the Del Mar Heights area of San Diego.

  • Expansion completed at Las Villas del Norte

    Bycor General Contractors has completed construction of a 28,360-square-foot, 3-story expansion to Las Villas del Norte Retirement Community at the corner of Centre City and El Norte Parkways in Escondido.

  • Johnson & Jennings working on TIs for law firm office

    Johnson & Jennings General Contracting has tenant improvement construction under way for the expansion of the law offices of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in the Carmel Corporate Center in the Del Mar Heights area of San Diego.

  • Commercial remodeling/renovation expected to remain strong this year

    As the cost of new construction increases along with the time it takes to process building permits, a number of San Diego County commercial, office and retail building owners are opting to renovate their existing properties rather than construct new ones.

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  • 'Green' buildings get higher rents

    BETHESDA, MD -- Office rents in buildings rated energy efficient by the U.S. government are growing two-thirds faster than rents in less economical buildings as fuel prices set records, real estate data provider CoStar Group Inc. (Nasdaq: CSGP) said.

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