Read about highlights, projections for the coming year and the top issues and concerns facing the industry in the Commercial Real Estate Report.

  • Chris Wood named managing director of Voit's San Diego brokerage

    Christopher F. Wood has been named managing director of Voit Real Estate Services' San Diego Brokerage Division, announced Brian Malliet, chief operating officer of Voit Real Estate Services.

  • Financing solutions for nonprofit organizations

    Data obtained from the San Diego Reader and Caster Family Center studies shows there are 9,731 "public charities" or 501(c)(3) in San Diego County. During the last decade, the San Diego nonprofit sector has grown by 21.4 percent and controls approximately $10 billion to $12 billion in assets. Unfortunately, many are struggling due to harsh economic realities, but many others are surviving and planning for future viability.

  • ROEL receives Design-Build Excellence Award

    The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) awarded ROEL Construction with the Design-Build Excellence Award in the Private Sector Building Over $25 Million Category. Selected by the DBIA jury of industry experts, including owners, design-builders, architects and engineers, National Design-Build Award projects must demonstrate successful application of design-build principles, including collaboration in the early stages of the project and the acceptance of single-entity risk. The project must be completed on time, on budget and without litigation. Winning projects are honored for their advanced and innovative application of total integrated project delivery and finding unique solutions for project challenges.

  • Neal Electric: A strong spirit of teamwork

    Neal Electric is celebrating over 25 years in business in San Diego this year. The company was founded in 1984 on the principles of hard work, good customer relations, smaller profit over long-term growth and topnotch, quality products installed in a safe environment.

  • Jim Spain named regional managing director of Colliers International

    James E. Spain, SIOR, has been named regional managing director of Colliers International, a global real estate company employing more than 15,000 people in 61 countries, generating in excess of $1.9 billion in revenues annually.

  • What's in store for REITs in the year ahead?

    While 2008 was not one of the best years for securitized real estate in the form of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), 2009 was another story. The FTSE/NAREIT Equity REIT index returned, in total, an abysmal -37.73 percent in 2008; for 2009, however, it was great.

  • Valuing properties in today's challenging economy

    Given higher vacancies and lower rents needed to keep existing tenants at many commercial properties, how does one determine the market value of that property today?

  • Transcript names Deal of the Year

    The Hacienda del Mar, an upscale 66,000-square-foot garden-style office building at 12625 in Del Mar Heights was sold in a major REO (bank owned) sale for $15.6 million on the final day of the year after having been purchased for some $27.5 million in late 2007.

  • Is now the best time to buy in San Diego?

    "Why didn't I see that coming?" This is what many business owners ask themselves when an opportunity has passed them by. In a turbulent economy, when the future is unknown, there are always missed opportunities, causing company executives to postpone long-term decisions. It's not until they look in the rear-view mirror that they realize they should have pulled the trigger. Each market cycle has its own unique aspects, but the result is generally the same -- time is the main variable. With that being said, there are compelling reasons to believe the timing is right for business owners to purchase a new building in San Diego.

  • Commercial mortgage-backed debt sales to stay below $15 billion

    Sales of commercial mortgage-backed securities will likely remain below $15 billion in 2010 as borrowers struggle with declining property values, according to analysts at Barclays Capital and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM).

  • Mortgage-bond leverage reaches 10-to-1, markets heal

    Wall Street firms are loosening terms of their lending to mortgage-bond investors as markets heal, an RBS Securities Inc. executive said.

  • Harrah's to manage Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS -- Harrah's Entertainment is taking over management of hotel operations at the Planet Hollywood casino-resort in Las Vegas as it negotiates with lenders to buy the property.

  • Agency seeks investor for ground zero tower

    NEW YORK -- The agency building a signature skyscraper at ground zero is searching for investors to help market it in a flat real estate market.

  • FDIC sells $1 billion in loans

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has sold about $1 billion in troubled loans from 22 banks that failed during the past 18 months as it works through an inventory of assets from the institutions it has taken over.

  • Luxury hotels aim to transform downtown Los Angeles

    Luxury hotel owners are betting that downtown Los Angeles -- an area dominated by government buildings, law offices and banks -- will lure convention visitors and tourists from the city’s ritzy enclaves.

  • Cushman & Wakefield cautiously optimistic about county's industrial market in 2010

    A just released report by Cushman & Wakefield shows that the San Diego County industrial market is positioned for a better year in 2010. Tenants previously taking a wait-and-see approach are feeling more optimistic about the economic recovery and are out in the market looking to capitalize on value opportunities that exist.

  • Cities struggle to find new uses for auto plants

    WIXOM, Mich. -- Henry Ford's great-grandson arrived at the shuttered auto plant to brag about a plan to revive the vast empty space: Investors would transform it into a modern factory to make solar panels and high-tech energy systems instead of Town Cars and Thunderbirds.

  • Commercial property market to favor tenants in '10

    The commercial property market is coming off its worst year in decades, and the woes are expected to deepen before a turnaround takes hold.

  • A positive spin on San Diego retail

    There's no denying we just turned the page on one of the most economically challenging years the real estate business has seen. However, there is reason for hope in 2010. The International Council of Shopping Centers reported December same-store sales rose 2.8 percent compared to December 2008 and is projecting 2010 will see a 3.0 percent to 3.5 percent increase in sales, the highest level since 2006.

  • BOMA recognizes Fred Maas as Public Official of the Year

    San Diego Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) recently presented its Public Official of the Year Award to Fred Maas. Currently, Maas serves as the board chair and interim CEO for Center City Development Corp., where he has worked to enhance the operations of CCDC and revitalize downtown San Diego.

  • Not-so-secret formula for boosting your real estate career

    No savvy real estate professional expects 2010 to be a windfall year. Residential markets will likely continue their snail's pace up from rock bottom and commercial markets most likely have yet to weather the worst of it.

  • 10 tips for commercial real estate users to save money in 2010

    While everyone hopes that 2010 will be better for business than 2009, even the rosiest projections call for relatively minor improvement. Many business owners are looking for creative ways to save money without having to layoff staff or negatively affect productivity.

  • BOMA San Diego announces 2010 board of directors

    The San Diego Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) has announced the appointment of the 2010 board of directors.

  • The 7 rules of rent relief

    We see it during the downturn of every real estate cycle: Unemployment, reduced sales volumes, layoffs, soft consumer spending, vacancies in the retail, office and industrial sectors.

  • Commercial real estate brokerage realigning in S.D. County

    The commercial brokerage industry is changing in San Diego with some breaking away, others realigning or others reinventing themselves in an effort to gain market share.

  • Commercial real estate health will determine well-being of banks

    In what could have profound implications for commercial real estate, there could be as many as 1,800 bank failures nationwide over the next two years, said the co-founder of Mesa West Capital on Tuesday.

  • Distressed properties big in '10

    Retail property owners scramble to fill spaces, as investors rush to assets at bargain basement prices.

  • Industrial leasing in S.D. County at record low in '09

    San Diego County's industrial market reportedly posted its worst year on record in 2009, and demand is expected to be weak at least through the first half of 2010.

  • 2010 to be 'less bad' says San Diego County Economic Roundtable

    Most people will remember 2009 as an interesting year.

  • Foreclosures of hotels in California quadrupled in 2009

    IRVINE, CA -- Hotel foreclosures in California more than quadrupled last year as business travelers and vacationers cut spending and commercial real estate values plunged, forcing owners into default, according to a survey released today.

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