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  • What lenders are saying about the real estate market

    In the first quarter of each year, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s members gather at the annual CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo to share critical strategies. The outlooks expressed at the 2010 convention were mixed with more optimism than pessimism.

  • The buzz on green building

    It seems to be everywhere. The “greening” of America has taken many twists and turns over the past five years, starting with commercial buildings, then creeping into residential as a marketing advantage, and soon thereafter becoming a government mandate and topping agendas for international accords.

  • At Pacific Trust Bank, it makes sense to finance your real estate

    Pacific Trust Bank offers a wide variety of products to finance single family residences, apartments and commercial real estate within its primary lending area, which consists of San Diego and Riverside counties, and the bank will consider lending in other Southern California areas on a case by case basis. We have several mortgage loan programs with flexible terms to best match your funding requirements and financing objectives.

  • Barnhart Balfour Beatty reaps U.S. Navy Safety Awards for “Zero Harm”

    Barnhart Balfour Beatty, San Diego’s largest construction firm, has received awards from Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) and the Department of the Navy for accident-free performance on two recent projects.

  • Meissner Jacquét awarded Newport National portfolio property management contract

    Meissner Jacquét Investment Management Services has been selected to provide property management services for Newport National Corp.’s property portfolio consisting of five professional office/medical properties totaling 610,000 square feet. The properties include Civic View Corporate Centre, Emerald Lake Corporate Centre, Ventana Real, The Campus and Nordahl Medical Centre.

  • New housing projects not thirsty

    Why should the existing community conserve while City Hall approves more development? It is a question you often hear, and one the Building Industry Association of San Diego welcomes the opportunity to address. The building industry has consistently professed that new development projects are not water thirsty. It may surprise you to learn that new construction accounts for less than half of 1 percent of total water demand every year. Whether new development occurs or not, as population growth continues, water usage will grow unless we implement water conservation across the board.

  • The art of lease restructuring

    It’s often said that a company’s work force is its lifeblood, and if that’s true then keeping its real estate costs and facility rents down can be seen as the vital transfusion often needed to keep the bloodstream flowing. In today’s difficult economic times, it is important for commercial tenants and business owners to look for ways to trim expenses and cut costs to survive while the economy continues to remain in a state flux. It’s safe to say that every company, whether directly related to the real estate industry or not, has been and is in the process of trying to figure out ways to run as lean and mean as possible. These moves include personnel changes and lay-offs, consolidations, revamping of expenses and compensation structures. However, many times there is a simple solution that can avoid upsetting workflow balance while providing some key relief to the bottom line: the skillful art of what is now commonly known as “lease restructuring.”

  • 2006 award winner Del Sur continues sustainable practices

    Since Del Sur won a Smart Growth Award in 2006 for Approved Suburban Project, the community has literally come to life.

  • San Diego office market seems to find bottom

    The office market may have found a floor here, and San Diego is more than holding its own compared to the rest of the country.

  • Turner Construction Co. ‘LEEDs’ the Green Build project

    Turner’s San Diego office brings green construction experience to airport expansion project

  • Dynalectric division continues growth with pharmaceutical, power, cogneration projects

    Dynalectric Company San Diego, a leading provider of complex, fully integrated design-build electrical services, continues to grow its Industrial and Automation Division by providing process control systems, instrumentation, electrical and balance of plant services to the leading renewable energy, power generation, central utilities plant and pharmaceutical/biotech industries throughout California.

  • Leading essential change in Southern California

    According to the San Diego County Water Authority, growth forecasts predict more than 1 million new residents in San Diego County within the next 20 years. As Southern California faces growing deficits in its water supply, the need for sustainable programs to assist local businesses, homeowner associations and residences has never been more important than now.

  • Sustainable urban landscapes

    John Greenlee, the author of “The American Meadow Garden,” recently spoke before several hundred members of the San Diego Horticultural Society of the many grasses of the world that may be used in spectacularly designed meadow gardens.

  • Report identifies opportunities for Obama administration to green U.S. buildings 

    The Obama Administration is authorized to play a more active and supportive role in progressing the energy efficiency and sustainability of America’s multifamily and commercial building stock, according to a report released today by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and other leading organizations in energy, housing, environment and real estate.

  • Stipulated agreements in evictions

    In a stipulation, the landlord and tenant agree to resolve a matter without a trial. Most judges request that the parties negotiate in the hallway immediately before trial to see if there is a last opportunity to settle the dispute without a trial. Courts appreciate when the parties resolve the action themselves without taking up valuable court time and resources.

  • Meltdown in residential real estate far from over

    In recent months, residential real estate experts have become more confident that the battered housing market is starting to emerge from its worst crisis in decades. News headlines and "official" housing statistics -- like new home starts, median housing prices and inventory levels -- offer seemingly positive news.

  • HAFA and the year of the short sale

    In 2009, lenders finally came to the realization that short sales save them a tremendous amount of money versus foreclosing. 2010 will likely be a repeat of 2009, but with an even higher ratio of short sales to foreclosures. It will again be the “Year of the Short Sale.”

  • Revamped guidelines serve as model for development in Southeastern San Diego

    The thoughtful design of multi-family residential, mixed-use buildings and outdoor spaces can contribute to a dynamic, environmentally sustainable and visually rich urban environment that promotes social interaction, fosters community pride and instills a sense of safety and security.

  • LEED Gold-rated Quarry Falls to provide walkable, eco-friendly neighborhood

    Planning and environmental review for the Quarry Falls community was approved by the city of San Diego in the fall 2008. Quarry Falls will transform a 70-year-old sand and gravel quarry into a sustainable community with nearly 5,000 homes (including senior housing and 500 affordable units), 900,000 square feet of office and retail uses, potential for a K-8 or K-12 public charter school, access to San Diego's Light Rail System and abundant acres of park space -- all within a 15 minute walk of each other.

  • Millenia general plan features diverse land use mix, energy conservation

    Millenia, formerly known as the Eastern Urban Center, is a 206-acre high-density, transit-oriented, mixed-use development located in the 23,000-acre Otay Ranch Master Plan in Chula Vista. The project entitlements, including a Sectional Planning Area Plan, Tentative Map, Parks and Development Agreements and project EIR were unanimously approved by the City Council in September 2009.

  • Urban Land Institute to reveal ‘Best of the Decade’ in smart growth

    The “Best of the Decade” will be revealed Wednesday during the San Diego/Tijuana district council of the Urban Land Institute’s seventh annual Smart Growth Awards event. The competition recognizes projects, plans and people that emulate ULI’s principles.

  • Apartment sales rebounding, but other asset classes could take longer

    Apartment sales may be the first to rebound, but it could take a long time for other asset classes such as hotels and retail.

  • San Diego bests California in new home sales figures

    San Diego County new home sales and prices were strong in February compared to the rest of California, according to the California Building Industry Association/Hanley Wood Market Intelligence New Home Sales and Pricing Report.

  • Most San Diego ZIP codes show median price increase from '09

    Out of 38 ZIP codes that each accounted for at least 1 percent of San Diego County's resold detached homes in March, five had median home prices slide in the past year -- a contrast to March 2009 when all but one of those ZIP codes was in the red from 2008.

  • Housing market index rises as homebuyers seek tax incentives

    LOS ANGELES -- U.S. homebuilders are seeing a pickup in sales and customer traffic as homebuyers rush to qualify for tax incentives set to expire at the end of the month, and that's made them more optimistic.

  • San Diego apartment market can expect stable vacancies, rents in '10

    While San Diego County's apartment market was hardly unscathed by the recession, a new report says it is poised for at least a modest rebound.

  • Industrial property market recovery seen for 2011, following exports, manufacturing

    LOS ANGELES -- After one of the worst years in decades, the industrial property market is slowly regaining its footing.

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