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  • Price of white paint component dips at slower pace

    WASHINGTON -- The price of a key ingredient in white paint is declining at a slower pace, a signal that the weakness in housing and factory activity should let up a bit.

  • New Orleans hotel reopens four years after Katrina

    NEW ORLEANS -- The massive lobby, with its ornate trim, glittering Italian crystal chandeliers and mosaic floors, looks much as it did when Louisiana's Kingfish, Gov. Huey P. Long last strolled through. Some say a box full of kickbacks and shakedown money was tucked under his arm as he made his way to his regular suite in the 1930s.

  • San Diego ranked top solar city in state, nation

    San Diego has been ranked California’s leading city for solar energy by Sacramento-based Environment California Research and Policy Center.

  • Roofing industry offers host of new energy-saving products

    The roofing industry is experiencing an innovation boom due to legislation requiring roofs installed in California in 2010 be more energy-efficient. Title 24 has already begun to shape the roofing industry in California, said James Adams, director of marketing and business development for Roofing Services International Inc.

  • Local firm adapts to changing environment, resource availability

    Wimmer Yamada and Caughey has a legacy of creating memorable parks, plazas and public spaces in San Diego since 1954. Having contributed to the design and development of some of San Diego's most recognizable places including SeaWorld, the University of California San Diego campus, the Embarcadero and Seaport Village, to name a few, Wimmer Yamada and Caughey has been involved first hand with the growth and evolution of San Diego.

  • Remodeled Walmart in Santee unveils new design

    The Santee Walmart is celebrating its grand reopening, giving local shoppers a glimpse of the company's next generation of store design. The three-month remodeling project created a new layout, wider aisles, low-profile shelving, a bright interior paint scheme, enhanced lighting and easy-to-read signage. The store will also feature Walmart's new logo throughout.

  • BOMA International announces new floor measurement standard

    BOMA International has released The Gross Areas of a Building: Methods of Measurement, a new floor area measurement standard that outlines the procedure for obtaining the gross floor areas of a building. The standard is intended for application in buildings containing all types of occupancies, including office, retail, industrial, single and multi-unit residential, hospitality, entertainment and institutional buildings, both private and public. The two methods provided in the standard can be applied to both new and existing buildings containing single or multiple stories that are either owner occupied, or leased to one or multiple tenants.

  • BOMA International launches Web-based EER

    BOMA International is getting set to launch the first Web-based edition of its Experience Exchange Report (EER). Developed in collaboration with well-known industry research firm Kingsley Associates, this completely online format takes measuring office building performance to a whole new level by combining the industry's most comprehensive data on income and operating expenses markets with sophisticated Web-based technology. Previously, the EER was only available in book or CD formats.

  • New recycling center gives second life to construction debris, provides relief to local landfills

    Waste Management recently unveiled a construction and demolition (C&D) processing and recycling center that will generate new green jobs in El Cajon. Using the latest in eco-technology, the facility will recover and process up to 130,000 tons of commercial construction waste, as well as traditional recyclables, annually.

  • Now more than ever, commercial real estate pros demand green business solutions

    Commercial real estate professionals are increasingly looking for green business solutions as they strive to enhance the current market value of their buildings in a deepening recession. BOMA and its members have long been at the forefront of the green movement, and now more than ever they are searching for the products and services that will maximize value, optimize building performance and decrease operating expenses.

  • Response plan increases likelihood of surviving natural disaster

    In 1994, the city of Los Angeles experienced an earthquake that caused several commercial buildings and major freeways to collapse. Structures moved from their foundations and walls were shifted in residential buildings, homes and parking garages.

  • 10 ways to boost morale in the office during a recession

    Office morale can be negatively affected during a recession, and whether you are a building owner, manager or industry partner, you don't want it to affect your employees. Right now is when you need to count on them most for their productivity. Think of these 10 tips as a prescription to fight off the sickness, also known as negativity in the workplace. Like a disease, negativity can spread throughout the office quickly. It is contagious and you don't want your employees to get it.

  • Guidelines on commercial security deposits

    The differences between commercial and residential security deposit collection, retention and disposition are significant. Unlike the near "contracts of adhesion" residential tenancy agreement provisions connote, commercial property owners have far greater freedom to negotiate security deposit provisions. Courts and legislation consider big bad old residential landlords to be an evil that must be tolerated and regulated. Commercial landlords, on a presumed more level playing field, are popularly regarded as those who just want to make money for fun and profit. For all landlords, whether they are the ilk of Snidely Whiplash or Sister Teresa, a more socially acceptable goal is to update leases and foster entanglement avoidance.

  • Permit count down for commercial, industrial

    No permits at all for industrial projects in May and other commercial categories were far off their norms.

  • Heritage Park gets new lease on life, expansion

    A San Diego hotel company is taking over the Heritage Park leasehold Wednesday, and will spend about $13 million in replica buildings and upgrades to the seven existing 1880s and 1890s-vintage Victorians moved to the Old Town site.

  • Prevost finishes improvements on Biomed center

    Prevost Construction has completed a multi-million dollar construction improvement project on University Science Center, a laboratory facility owned by BioMed Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: BMR) at 3545 John Hopkins Court in the Torrey Pines area of San Diego.

  • Design under way for police station addition

    A schematic design is under way for a multi-wing addition to Murrieta's police station. The project, designed by KMA Architecture & Engineering (KMA), is a 29,000-square-foot, single-story building at 24701 Jefferson Ave. and is owned by the city.

  • Fleet Center's IMAX theater bears new name

    The IMAX Dome Theater at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center will now be known as the “Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Dome Theater,” the center announced Monday.

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  • Price of white paint component dips at slower pace

    WASHINGTON -- The price of a key ingredient in white paint is declining at a slower pace, a signal that the weakness in housing and factory activity should let up a bit.

  • New Orleans hotel reopens four years after Katrina

    NEW ORLEANS -- The massive lobby, with its ornate trim, glittering Italian crystal chandeliers and mosaic floors, looks much as it did when Louisiana's Kingfish, Gov. Huey P. Long last strolled through. Some say a box full of kickbacks and shakedown money was tucked under his arm as he made his way to his regular suite in the 1930s.

Archived Reports

Commercial Space - 2015

Find out the latest trends as we explore commercial space and real estate.

Commercial Space - 2014

Find out the latest trends as we explore commercial space and real estate.

Commercial Space - 2013

This special report, produced in partnership with the San Diego chapters of BOMA and IFMA, looks at local remodeling and tenant improvement projects.

Commercial Space - 2012

This special report, produced in partnership with the San Diego chapters of BOMA and IFMA, looks at local remodeling and tenant improvement projects.

Commercial Space - 2011

Read commercial real estate leaders' industry projections for the remainder of 2011 in this special report.

Commercial Space - 2010

Find out the latest trends as we explore commercial space, tenant options and market reports in Commercial Remodeling & Tenant Improvements.

Commercial Space - 2008

Find out the latest news, views and market trends in commercial remodeling and tenant improvement.

Commercial Space - 2007

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

Commercial Space - July 2006

In this special report, the Transcript looks at San Diego's commercial real estate industry, including some of the local remodeling and tenant improvements projects that have recently been completed or are under way. The Transcript collaborated with BOMA San Diego to present this section.

Commercial Space - 2005

In this special report, sponsored by BOMA San Diego, we'll take a look at San Diego's commercial real estate industry —especially at some of the local remodeling and tenant improvement projects that have recently been completed or are under way.