This special report provides updates on some of the major developments around the county and offers insight into some of the key issues facing the industry.

  • Meissner Jacquet Investment Management Services

    Today’s real estate needs are vastly different from those of the S&L crisis in the early 1990’s, assets are being held longer, repositioned, re-tenanted and positioned for increased NOI and eventual sale. In order to accomplish these needs, a team of seasoned property professionals is required to apply extensive real estate experience in sophisticated problem solving, excellence in property operations, proactive tenant retention, accurate financial reporting, and clear communication skills that allow for sound business decisions throughout the property management process that results in exceptional property performance.

  • Former Pittsburgh mayor challenges San Diego at annual ULI awards

    In nurturing an innovation-based economy, San Diego has positioned itself to become "the 21st century city."

  • Multifamily permits surge in 2011

    With much of the county’s developable land already home to housing, developers and the San Diego Association of Governments have frequently said the future of housing in the county lies in redevelopment and urban infill projects.

  • Home prices moving sideways in five local submarkets

    Anyone looking to San Diego submarkets to glean future countywide housing market performance is likely to come up empty.

  • Fannie Mae updates rules on delinquent loans

    WASHINGTON — Fannie Mae rolled out new rules last week that require home loan servicers to communicate more directly with borrowers who have fallen behind on mortgage payments and expedite arrangements aimed at helping homeowners avoid foreclosure.

  • Americans' equity in their homes near a record low

    WASHINGTON — Falling real estate prices are eating away at home equity.

  • RPC Property Tax Advisors saves San Diego County commercial property owners nearly $2.7 million in taxes

    RPC Property Tax Advisors (RPC) reports that it has saved San Diego County commercial property owners nearly $2.7 million in 2009-10 property taxes, according to Ken Sullivan, managing principal of RPC Property Tax Advisors, a San Diego-based provider of professional property tax assessment appeal representation.

  • Commercial real estate market improving, slowly but surely

    As we enter the second half of 2011, capital market conditions, commercial real estate leasing market fundamentals and overall investment activity in San Diego are expected to continue to improve at a moderate pace. Uncertainty about the path and speed of the U.S. economic recovery will prolong the leasing fundamental recovery -- with the exception of the multi-family sector -- and influence investor confidence.

  • Choosing a landscape contractor

    Why do you think choosing the right landscape contractor for the job is one of the most important facets of construction and development? The answer is because there is a big difference between your average run-of-the-mill contractor and the best. The comparison is key and so is your experience in dealing with the best landscape contractor for the project.

  • Proper tree care adds property value

    Trees are a landscape’s most valuable asset. Mature, well-maintained trees can add up to 20 percent more value to a real estate appraisal. In addition, trees that are properly cared for add an aesthetic curb appeal that draws positive attention to a property.

  • Rx for recovery: Real estate investment 101 

    When future pundits look back and debate the lessons of the recent “Great Recession,” the champions of the recovery are not likely to be those few intuitive individuals who bought up bargain real estate assets at an instant when market uncertainty suddenly yielded to investor opportunity. Recent economic data regarding real estate sales and investments indicate that a slow recovery is already underway, and that the process of recovery will require individual investors to embrace longer term investment strategies.

  • Local real estate pros forecast San Economy, issues, trends

    The San Diego Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) will feature four local real estate industry specialists in an Annual Market Update Panel scheduled for Tuesday, June 14. The panelists, each sharing their expertise on different areas of San Diego County, will discuss San Diego’s real estate trends, issues and successes. The event will be held at Marriott La Jolla, located at 4240 La Jolla Village Drive. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon. The cost is $45 for members with advance registration, $55 for first time non-members and $85 for returning non-members. At the door, the cost is $55 for members and $85 for non-members.

  • BOMA International urges Congress to pass leasehold depreciation legislation 

    The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International urges Congress to pass legislation that would permanently reduce the timeline for depreciating leasehold improvements to 15 years. The legislation was recently introduced in both chambers: In the House, H.R. 1265 is sponsored by Reps. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.) and Richard Neal (D-Mass.), and in the Senate, S. 687 is sponsored by Sens. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas). Absent congressional action before year’s end, the 15-year depreciation schedule that is currently in place will revert to 39 years on January 1, 2012.

  • KMA builds a future with BIM technology

    Building design and construction technologies have taken a major leap forward with state-of-the-art Building Information Modeling (BIM), a relatively new software for designing buildings that incorporates 3D digital tools to model buildings. Back in 2005, KMA was one of the early adopters of BIM technology for design and has since developed all new projects using the advanced software.

  • 2011 BOMA Conference on Education helps position assets for recovery

    The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International will feature a comprehensive educational program at the 2011 BOMA International Conference & The Every Building Show in Washington, D.C., June 26-28, focusing on equipping property professionals with the skills they need to position their assets — and themselves — for economic recovery.

  • Local retail market thriving compared to rest of nation

    Bookstores and video stores have quickly disappeared, and other brick and mortar stores are losing sales to online shopping, but there is reason for some optimism on the retail front as the industry has been showing remarkable resilience in recent weeks.

  • Commercial real estate must change its ways

    Imagine hiring someone to help you buy a new car -- a guide to point out the weaknesses and strengths of the vehicles.

  • Wanted: House sticker shock

    For most people, a car is the second highest major ticket item after the purchase of a home. When we shop for a car, we fully expect to see a car sticker detailing the price of a vehicle and all its option subcomponents, taxes and fees. What if a new house was similarly held for sale? What if a house listed for sale had a sticker on the front door showing what truly is included in the asking price? And, why would the CEO of the Building Industry Association pose this question -- which is somewhat contrary to a sales pitch?

  • San Diego medical property wins regional TOBY Award

    Physicians Medical Center of San Diego has won “The Outstanding Building of the Year” (TOBY) in the Medical Office category for the Pacific Southwest Region presented by the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA). The TOBY Awards are the most prestigious and comprehensive of their kind in the commercial real estate industry, recognizing quality in office buildings and rewarding excellence in office building management.

  • Businesses leave downtown for North County

    Many businesses are deciding that suburban office markets are better places to be than Downtown San Diego.

  • SOHO has sights set on ‘endangered’ historic sites

    Preservations and developers don’t have to be at odds, according to Bruce Coons, executive director of the Save Our Heritage Organisation, or SOHO. In fact, the two factions often have a lot in common: a mutual appreciation for good design and function, and a desire to reflect a community’s character with iconic, well-planned buildings.

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