This annual special report covers the top issues and concerns facing today's commercial real estate industry, as well as projections for the coming year.

  • A place for commercial real estate professionals to network, learn industry

    When Sean Giffin needs a sounding board while working on a leasing deal or help with specific lease language, he calls friends in the commercial real estate industry whom he has gotten to know through an organization called NAIOP.

  • Bright IDEA: Real estate entrepreneurs spearhead design district downtown

    Negotiations are ongoing with the Navarra family, owners of Jerome’s Furniture, to develop a five-block property downtown into what will eventually become the IDEA District.

  • As the border expands, so does Urban Land Institute

    The Urban Land Institute San Diego/Tijuana District Council serves members on both sides of the border, representing a spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines in private enterprise and public service.

  • BOMA looks ahead to 2012, marks 2011

    BOMA San Diego has plenty of issues on its radar as 2012 begins. There are a number of attacks being proposed by various parties on the commercial real estate community, including one or more split roll property tax initiatives, mandatory labor hiring measures, and a linkage fee increase to pay for affordable housing. BOMA will also pay close attention to elections at every level of government, including the 2012 mayoral race, which promises to be one of the most exciting in years.

  • 2012 is poised to be a good year for commercial real estate opportunities

    In 2011, office, industrial and retail demand continued to improve as nearly 2.3 million square feet of positive net absorption occurred. Vacancy rates continued to decline and rental rates stabilized by year-end.

  • SD retail market activity picking up in 2012

    Having been insulated from the overbuilding experienced in other markets such as Phoenix, AZ. and Las Vegas, NV., the San Diego retail property market has rebounded more quickly and activity continues to grow.

  • State Senate votes to extend mortgage protections

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State senators voted Monday for a pair of bills extending protections to those hit by California's mortgage crisis, sending both measures on to the Assembly.

  • $25B nationwide mortgage deal goes to states

    WASHINGTON — The nation's five largest mortgage lenders have agreed to overhaul their industry after deceptive foreclosure practices drove homeowners out of their homes, government officials said Monday.

  • Energy management plays important role in property management

    Meissner Jacquèt Investment Management Services is at the forefront of the green building energy movement by integrating energy management strategies into our property management services.

  • 2012 San Diego commercial real estate market forecast

    San Diego’s commercial real estate investment activity and leasing market fundamentals are anticipated to improve in 2012, but the extent of the improvements will depend heavily on regional and national employment growth. San Diego has been adding jobs for 17 consecutive months as measured by a 12-month net change in jobs, while the nation has been adding jobs for 16 consecutive months and the forecast is promising. Capital market conditions are expected to be more favorable than last year and the availability of debt from multiple sources with improving terms is expected to increase, assuming there are no additional shocks to the U.S. and global financial markets.

  • Holliday Fenoglio Fowler an industry leader in commercial real estate

    Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) operates out of 20 offices nationwide and is a leading provider of commercial real estate and capital markets services to the U.S. commercial real estate industry. HFF offers clients a fully integrated national capital markets platform, including seven specific business lines:

  • Voit Real Estate Services’ San Diego brokerage recognizes top producers of 2011

    Voit Real Estate Services’ San Diego office has named its top five brokers of 2011, who together completed nearly 200 sales and lease transactions throughout the past year. Mark Caston, Randy LaChance, Tracy Clark, Arthur Bleier and Tony O’Neill, all of Voit’s San Diego office, have been awarded the distinction of being named Voit’s top producers in the market.

  • Mentoring and more in commercial real estate

    Most professionals, at some point in their career, have been fortunate to have a mentor. A mentor can serve as a wise and trusted counselor and/or as an influential sponsor or supporter. In commercial real estate, a mentor can help build a foundation on which an individual’s career can grow and flourish.

  • BOMA International joins USGBC, partners in release of report 

    The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International was among 15 partner organizations who joined the U.S. Green Building Council this month to announce the release of a report that recommends nearly 3 dozen executive actions across 23 agency programs where the Obama Administration can drive the economic and environmental benefits of green building without new legislation.

  • BOMA San Diego announces 2012 board of directors

    The San Diego Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) has announced the appointment of the 2012 board of directors.

  • Improvement seen in commercial real estate

    While the commercial real estate market appears to be improving in San Diego County, how much depends on the location and the asset class.

  • Report: 45% of California contractors plan to hire in 2012

    A higher percentage of California construction firms plan to add workers to their payroll, according to an employment forecast released by the Associated General Contractors of America Monday.

  • Downtown housing inventory running low, Bosa gears up new project

    In the mid-2000s thousands of new condominiums were for sale in downtown San Diego. Now with the direct new for-sale figure reduced to around 200, at least one big developer plans to build again.

  • Chula Vista Center deal part of $1.34B transaction

    The 880,000-square-foot Chula Vista Center is being spun off into a new portfolio held by a Rouse Property Co. subsidiary.

  • Retail property outlook continues to improve

    Public and private owners of large shopping center portfolios are hungry for more assets if they can find them, experts said during a Jan.11 meeting.

  • SD County led state in foreclosed hotels in 2011

    San Diego County experienced the largest number of foreclosed hotels in California, with 27 going back to their lenders in 2011.

  • San Diego named successor to its redevelopment agency

    The City Council unanimously approved a resolution earlier this month naming the city of San Diego the successor to its redevelopment agency.

  • Steady recovery for office, industrial markets nationally and in SD

    San Diego County's office and industrial markets are expected to mirror what is happening nationally, with a slow but steady recovery in 2012, according to a pair of real estate broker reports.


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