This special reports highlights hotspots, space use trends, market reports, what's available and what's being developed in commercial real estate.

  • Panelists: Despite setbacks, commercial real estate market to remain strong

    Participants at a recent commercial real estate roundtable concluded that while there may be bumps in the road, there won't be the sinkholes that have plagued the residential sector.

  • Supply of SBA financing at low rates creates ownership opportunity for small business owners

    A limited supply of commercial real estate inventory, coupled with the still plentiful availability of SBA financing at near record low rates, is creating a window of opportunity for small businesses to invest in their space.

  • Construction complete at new showroom/industrial park in Temecula Valley

    Construction of the new 229,410-square-foot Interstate Business Park in the Temecula Valley has been completed. The four-building, multitenant showroom/industrial development is centrally located in Wildomar, south of the intersection of Inland Valley Drive and Prielipp Road, adjacent to the Inland Valley Regional Medical Center. The 13.4-net-acre business park features 800 feet of freeway frontage along Interstate-15 with convenient access at the Clinton Keith Road off-ramp.

  • New Class A office building for Scripps Ranch

    Construction of the new, $20 million Westview Plaza will soon be under way in Scripps Ranch. The three-story, 93,368-square-foot, Class A office building is located on a 5.33-acre site at 10620 Treena St. Groundbreaking will take place third-quarter 2007 with completion slated for summer 2008. Clem Abrams is the project developer.

  • Santee emerging as booming office, retail market

    The Santee Town Center redevelopment area is jumping with commercial development activity, and the city of Santee could soon become a major commercial market player in the County of San Diego.

  • Marketplace at Liberty Station reaches leasing milestone

    With construction nearing completion on the final phase of the $54 million Marketplace at Liberty Station, developer C.W. Clark Inc., has inked lease deals for more than 65 percent of the 160,000 square feet of retail and commercial space at the Point Loma mixed-use center.

  • Scripps Ranch meets needs of technology, business services tenants

    Scripps Ranch is about to make its mark as a preferred corporate headquarters/research and development and office location for companies who want central proximity and more affordable rental rates without sacrificing quality or flexibility.

  • Don't stop the presses -- sell the building instead

    When Philadelphia Media Holdings LLC acquired the Philadelphia Inquirer last year, borrowing $375 million for the purchase, the company began looking at ways to pay off its debt. One option: Sell the landmark 18-story building on North Broad Street that has been home to the newspaper since 1924.

  • Citigroup tries banking on the natural kind of green

    Stephen Lane is at the forefront of one of the hottest trends in commercial real estate: retrofitting buildings so they use energy more efficiently.

  • After the housing bubble: Medical and life science properties

    As the housing market weakens, real estate investors' attention will increasingly turn to other real estate assets. Given the strong contribution of life science and health care companies to San Diego's economy, it's worth considering how medical office and life science research and development properties are distinct from other real estate assets generally and office properties in particular, and how they share similar requirements.

  • Commercial projects, planning and timing

    When the public sees the opening of a lavish hotel or a beautiful shopping center or a trendy mixed-use project, they might think of the architect and what a creative mind it took to produce such a sight.

  • Commercial Realty Advisers forms tenant advisory group

    Commercial Realty Advisers recently established a tenant advisory group called Tenant Advisers to provide non-conflicted advice and to negotiate exclusively on behalf of tenants on the "tenant side" of transactions.

  • Real Estate lawyer an invaluable asset

    Buying, selling, leasing or developing a piece of commercial real estate involves many complex legal issues. From lengthy sale and purchase agreements to zoning and land use, the business of commercial real estate is fraught with various issues to consider.

  • Commercial lease terms worth understanding

    Commercial leases are lengthy legal documents usually prepared by the party that has the most leverage in the transaction. Typically that party is the landlord, though tenants occupying substantial space sometimes dictate the terms of their lease.

  • Shopping centers must evolve to survive, panel says

    The future is stranger than we can imagine, and mall owners must adapt.

  • At mid-2007, Kearny Mesa industrial vacancies the lowest in 15 years

    It has been at least 15 years since the industrial vacancy was this low in Kearny Mesa, and it has sent tenants scrambling for space.

  • CBRE CEO: Growth by acquisition best, if fit is right and funding there

    Big and small commercial real estate firms should fare well, but those in between may get squeezed.

  • Westfield plans greatly expand UTC mall and add new residential

    Traffic could be a problem for an expanded UTC, but Westfield is trying to make sure it isn't.

San Diego Commercial Space

Profiles

National News

  • Don't stop the presses -- sell the building instead

    When Philadelphia Media Holdings LLC acquired the Philadelphia Inquirer last year, borrowing $375 million for the purchase, the company began looking at ways to pay off its debt. One option: Sell the landmark 18-story building on North Broad Street that has been home to the newspaper since 1924.

  • Citigroup tries banking on the natural kind of green

    Stephen Lane is at the forefront of one of the hottest trends in commercial real estate: retrofitting buildings so they use energy more efficiently.

Archived Reports

San Diego Commercial Space - 2009

This special report, produced in partnership with BOMA San Diego, focuses on the management, construction and value of commercial properties.

San Diego Commercial Space - 2008

The Transcript partners with BOMA San Diego to bring you news, views and market trends.

San Diego Commercial Space - 2006

Buy. Sell. Lease. Renovate. Find out the latest in San Diego commercial real estate in this annual edition. Highlights include a roundtable discussion, a CEO profile and industry news on what's currently on and off the market.

San Diego Commercial Space - 2005

This annual report highlights the hot spots for commercial space around the county, exploring what's available on the market and what markets are topped out. We'll also provide expert insight on how to improve commercial space for tenants and discuss commercial space trends.

San Diego Commercial Space - 2004

This special report highlights the hot commercial real estate spots around the county. We'll also offer insight on things to consider when searching for commercial space and when improving your space to appeal to new tenants.