This special report features an overview of our local real estate landscape, as well as advice regarding the latest industry trends, issues and markets. The Daily Transcript is proud to be the media sponsor of the fourth annual Commercial Real Estate Conference: Trends 2005, presented by USD's Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate on November 15. This special report will be handed to all attendees of this forecast.

  • Are national economic trends affecting San Diego's investment market?

    As the San Diego real estate market progresses through the fourth quarter of 2004 and gears up for 2005, some investors have raised concern about how the national and global economies may impact local market shifts and trends.

  • Flexibility, technology and security drive office designs

    Design trends in San Diego's corporate office scene are forever evolving. As 2004 unfolds, companies look toward designs that provide open, technologically advanced, flexible, comfortable and secure spaces -- all the necessary components to attract and retain high-caliber employees and maximize productivity.

  • Urban neighborhoods grow in popularity

    Imagine living in a neighborhood where everything you need is within a short walk out your front door. Just such places -- urban villages -- are being built throughout San Diego and the nation. The goal is to cluster housing, employment, shopping, entertainment, recreation and transit to reduce reliance on cars.

  • San Diego market experiencing 'owner/user' frenzy

    Last year saw numerous transactions involving owner/users in San Diego County. Understanding successful transactions and motivations provides the basis for evaluating your opportunities. Business owners, along with their real estate advisor, should establish a strategic game plan with respect to their real estate and business needs. Ownership may prove to be a viable option.

  • Grubb & Ellis/BRE Commercial sees Otay Mesa fulfilling long-term potential

    The once anticipated "future" hub of San Diego's industrial sector is no longer something to anticipate -- it's now a reality in Otay Mesa.

  • SDRC, Coldwell Banker Commercial join forces

    John Pedroarena of Coldwell Banker Commercial has been an active participant in the redevelopment of San Diego's City Heights area over the last five years. Recently, he represented San Diego Revitalization Corp. (SDRC) in their sale of the Metro Career Center building at 3910 University Ave. to BR Workforce LLC for a total consideration of $22 million.

  • SBA loans assist businesses in buying their building

    One of the most pressing issues for business owners looking to expand or grow their business is determining whether to lease or to buy.

  • Burnham Moores Center for Real Estate celebrates dedication

    The University of San Diego recently celebrated the evening dedication of the new Burnham Moores Center for Real Estate, one of only about a dozen U.S. universities that offer wide-ranging master's degrees in real estate.

  • Opus West breaks ground on Otay Mesa industrial project

    San Diego County's industrial market has remained healthy through the economic slowdown that has affected much of the nation since 2001.

  • Office, industrial markets on track to absorb 4 million square feet

    The San Diego County office and industrial markets are each on track to absorb 2 million square feet of space by year-end 2005, bringing their combined total net absorption to over 4 million square feet.

  • Investors line up for San Diego apartment properties

    In the short term, it looks like the San Diego multifamily market should remain strong, supported by solid economic and demographic projections.

  • Commercial property owners catching breaks from tax bills

    Commercial property owners stand to benefit from a new corporate tax bill signed in October by President Bush.

  • Local chapter of national real estate group got more political in 2004

    The local chapter of a national organization of owners, brokers and managers of industrial and office properties has spent the past year getting more involved in the political arena than ever before.

  • New hotel activity here down, but openings highest in Southern California

    San Diego County had a 56 percent decrease in the number of hotel rooms opened this year, but is still outpacing the rest of Southern California in terms of hotel construction.

  • With limits on sprawl, urban redevelopment key to healthy future here

    Redevelopment is the hallmark of the new century, but perils abound if the first tier suburbs aren't protected.

  • Two-phased approach to project team selection can yield long-term benefits

    When approaching a tenant improvement or remodeling project, a very common method of selecting a project team is the traditional competitive bid approach -- the general contractor and subcontractors bid for the project all at once after project plans have been finalized.

  • Outsourcing life sciences facility management

    Life sciences facilities present a multifaceted and unique challenge for the operations team. The underlying objective of any facility team is customer service. The number one goal of any facilities team is to support the science. Life sciences facilities are operated and designed for the purpose of research and development. The facilities team must focus on supporting this research and development through assurance that the facility operates at the highest and most efficient level. They must be proactive to meet these needs and ensure that no interruption in building systems occurs. Thus, the scientific research teams can focus on their core objectives.

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