Get a closer look at developments across the county and some of the people behind the scenes.

  • Affordable housing units recently completed at Robertson Ranch in Carlsbad

    Robertson Ranch is a master-planned community of approximately 398 acres currently being developed by partners Brookfield Homes and The McMillin Cos. The project is located at the intersection of El Camino Real and Cannon Road in Carlsbad. Robertson Ranch will integrate residential, commercial, educational, recreational and open space land uses. The residential portion is proposed to provide dwelling units in a wide range of product types, densities and price ranges, including senior housing, multifamily neighborhoods and affordable housing provided under the city of Carlsbad's Inclusionary Housing Ordinance.

  • Liberty Station LEED-designed Building 902 nearing completion

    CB Richard Ellis and McMillin Commercial announced that construction of a 104,397-square-foot Class A office building at Liberty Station is nearly complete. Building 902 is being constructed to meet LEED Silver certification requirements and is scheduled for delivery in late March, almost three full months ahead of schedule.

  • Jay Paul Co. to deliver LEED-certified office tower in Rancho Bernardo

    San Francisco-based developer Jay Paul Co. will complete construction on a five-story, 196,734-square-foot Class A office tower at Summit Rancho Bernardo in mid-April.

  • Developer for new civic center also experienced green builder

    In August 2008, Gerding Edlen Development (GED), a Portland, Ore.-based developer, was chosen as the finalist to redevelop the proposed San Diego Civic Center complex after an outside analysis showed its bid to be the most cost-effective. GED's plan showed a savings to taxpayers of tens of millions of dollars in the first 15 years and hundreds of millions over the next 50 years by consolidating workers from eight buildings into one efficient structure. Shifting the financing risk from the city to the developer would also further protect taxpayers.

  • State, federal tax credits good news for homebuyers

    Did you hear about the California $10,000 tax credit for the purchase of a newly constructed home? Or the $8,000 federal tax credit for first-time homebuyers? Both are good news for homebuyers who qualify, especially when combined with VA/FHA loan programs, historically low interest rates, home prices at 2002 levels and builders offering incentives to buy down interest rates or pay down closing costs.

  • Sweetwater district uses Proposition O funds to build sustainably

    In 2009, sustainability will be what's hot in the construction industry. More and more, owners are requiring their new developments be energy efficient, environmentally friendly and LEED certified.

  • C.W. Driver celebrates 90th anniversary

    C.W. Driver is a multifaceted builder providing general contracting, construction management and design/build services to Southern California. Originally founded in Los Angeles, C.W. Driver is the oldest active licensed builder headquartered in Southern California. This year, C.W. Driver celebrates its 90th anniversary.

  • Pacific Building Group: 25 years of building pride

    As a young man growing up in San Diego, Greg Rogers worked at a service station. Not a gas station, but an old-fashioned service station where they checked your oil and tires when you came in for a fill-up. He learned something about business there that he's never forgotten.

  • Future of many architectural firms in doubt

    JACKSON, Miss. -- Shawn O'Donahue knew the architectural firm where he worked was headed for financial ruin when a key foreign developer sent its employees on an abrupt vacation.

  • Aquatera sets standard for apartment living with amenities, eco-friendly features

    With finishing touches underway on the new Aquatera apartment community in Mission Valley, San Diegans in the market to rent now have an opportunity to live in a stylish urban setting that combines edgy and lavish amenities along with numerous eco-friendly features.

  • Women work together to handle today's challenging business landscape

    In the last year, economic events have radically changed the business landscape of the commercial real estate industry. Nearly all sectors of the industry, from retail, office, industrial and multifamily, have experienced declines. This profound economic shock wave has resulted in many of today's commercial real estate professionals facing some of the biggest challenges of their careers.

  • Work on landslide-damaged homes to continue until summer

    Work to repair the huge October 2007 Mount Soledad landslide that effectively destroyed as many as six homes and damaged perhaps another 19, is expected to continue until early summer.

  • Pacific Ridge School to begin construction of new green campus

    Construction is expected to begin this summer on a new high school campus for the Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad.

  • Experts in BIM give tips on new pre-construction system

    As the construction world moves forward and looks for new ways to be more efficient and deliver projects on time and under budget, there is growing interest in Building Information Modeling.

  • Grossmont College parking structure topped out

    McCarthy Building Companies has topped out the exterior concrete frame for the new 402,503-square-foot, three-level parking structure and adjacent 3,200-square-foot public safety office at Grossmont College located at 8800 Grossmont College Drive in El Cajon.

  • Marine construction opens doors for local businesses

    The Marine Corps' construction budget in Southern California just grew with the recent approval of a new naval hospital at Camp Pendleton.

  • City announces new foreclosure policies

    The city of San Diego is starting a new initiative to help communities dealing with home foreclosures, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders announced this week.

  • Modernization project at Carlsbad high school begins

    A groundbreaking took place Monday for a modernization and reconstruction project at Carlsbad High School.

  • McCarthy begins work on new Scripps facility

    McCarthy Building Companies Inc. has preconstruction efforts under way for the new 382,000-square-foot Scripps Cardiovascular Institute and the adjacent 26,000-square-foot Central Energy Plant on the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus at 9888 Genesee Ave.

  • New campus is special to San Ysidro, president says

    In 2000, South Bay voters approved Proposition AA. A school bond measure that funded construction of new facilities at Southwestern College's satellite campuses.

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  • Future of many architectural firms in doubt

    JACKSON, Miss. -- Shawn O'Donahue knew the architectural firm where he worked was headed for financial ruin when a key foreign developer sent its employees on an abrupt vacation.

Archived Reports

Developers' Gallery - 2008

Find out what's hot (and what's not) in the local building industry, as the Transcript takes a look at development projects around the county.

Developers' Gallery - 2007

This special section focuses on development projects around the county, from retail and commercial spaces to industrial and residential projects, as well as the developers behind them.

Developers' Gallery - 2006

This section focuses on the developers and their projects in San Diego County, and also takes a look at some relevant development issues around the rest of the nation. From north to south, this report highlights commercial, industrial and residential projects.

Developers' Gallery - 2005

In this annual special section, we pay tribute to the developers and their projects in San Diego County - from retail and commercial spaces to residential projects.

Developers' Gallery - 2004

In this special report, The Daily Transcript pays tribute to the developers in San Diego County. This annual feature focuses on development projects around the region, from retail and commercial spaces to residential projects, and more.