Find out the latest trends as we explore commercial space, tenant options and market reports in Commercial Remodeling & Tenant Improvements.

  • Making every inch count: Ideas for optimizing space use

    Space planning and design has implications for every area of one’s business: sales, employee productivity, overhead, customer relations, efficiency and internal communications -- all leading directly to the bottom line.

  • Market for green remodeling still small, but interest on the rise

    Efficient lighting, new insulation and water conserving bathroom fixtures are among the measures commercial building owners are taking to attract new tenants.

  • Dynalectric division continues growth with pharmaceutical, power, cogeneration 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.

  • Industrial property market recovery seen for 2011

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

  • ReSource Floors offers full-service flooring

    The core values embrace by ReSource Floors for more than 20 years are compassion, honesty and integrity. John and Margot Wallace started their family of services in 1981 with JW Floor Covering -- run literally out of the back of John’s truck -- and has since grown to be the largest full-service flooring contractor in San Diego County. The family of services encompasses ReSource Floors (commercial and residential), ReSource Trade Design Center, ReSource Lights, JW Floor Covering (installation) and ReSource Maintenance and Restoration.

  • Bingham Construction now offering project financing

    Those of us in the commercial real estate sector have all felt the pain of projects being shelved or disbanded at some point in time due to inadequate or non-existing project funding. Bingham Construction is no exception. That’s why we took it upon ourselves to forge strategic alliances with commercial lenders and private equity firms to help our clients achieve their dreams by offering construction financing on all of our projects.

  • Help others Dress for Success by donating to BOMA's clothing drive

    BOMA San Diego has partnered with Dress for Success on an upcoming suit and accessory drive to be held April 13 at BOMA San Diego’s monthly membership meeting. BOMA San Diego members will help Dress for Success in its mission to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

  • New BOMA course offers entry-level real estate management education

    The industry has spoken and BOMA has answered. The demand for practical, core commercial real estate management education for entry-level and up-and-coming property professionals is hotter than ever. BOMA San Diego is meeting this demand with the delivery of Foundations of Real Estate Management, a comprehensive introduction course to commercial real estate. The program covers topics in the areas of administration and management, building systems and operations, accounting and reporting, and contract administration.

  • BOMA members take to halls of Capitol Hill

    BOMA members throughout the United States traveled to Washington in early February to take commercial real estate’s message straight to legislators on Capitol Hill during the 2010 Winter Business Meeting and National Issues Conference. A record number of meetings on the Hill took place as members met with lawmakers to discuss how issues such as energy, carried interest and leasehold depreciation have a tremendous impact on commercial real estate and the broader economy.

  • Noted economist, actor Ben Stein to headline 2010 BOMA International Conference

    BOMA recently announced that well-known economist, columnist, humorist and actor Ben Stein will be the keynote speaker at the 2010 BOMA International Conference, June 27–29 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Los Angeles County.

  • BOMA International launches new office measurement standard

    BOMA International has released “Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement and Calculating Rentable Area (2010),” a new measurement standard that will help property professionals easily and accurately measure office buildings. The new office measurement standard provides important improvements and changes to the “Standard Method for Measuring Floor Area in Office Buildings,” the last office measurement standard from BOMA released in 1996. The new publication has several key enhancements that add new methodologies, clarify gray areas and make it more user-friendly via a new interactive downloadable format.

  • Nominate a building for the 2010 TOBY Awards

    Each year, BOMA San Diego presents The Outstanding Building of the Year Awards (TOBY), the most prestigious and coveted awards in the commercial real estate industry. The TOBY Awards honor buildings that demonstrate excellence in overall building operations and management. All facets of a building’s operations and programs are thoroughly evaluated, including building management, operational efficiency, tenant retention, emergency planning and community impact.

  • Carrie Petro, Mike Hansen receive CBRE Asset Services Awards

    BOMA San Diego congratulates Carrie Petro, and Mike Hansen of CB Richard Ellis for receiving distinguished awards at CBRE’s Asset Services Awards ceremony.

  • Abandoned personal property left by former commercial tenant

    Sometimes commercial tenants leave personal property behind when they vacate. To avoid potential claims that the landlord wrongfully disposed of the abandoned personal property, commercial landlords should follow the steps described in California Civil Code §1993 et. seq.

  • Tenant improvement trends: Higher permit costs, lower bids, boost in life sciences market

    Building greener and more energy efficient is a widespread trend in various facets of construction, including remodeling and tenant improvement work. But what other developments are going on in the remodeling and tenant improvement market?

  • Surplus of commercial space will keep rental rates low

    While rents may or may not have bottomed out, a surplus of direct and sublease space should keep rates low for a while.

  • Money often lacking to fix up or finish distressed properties

    There may be new life for distressed assets, but the money must be found first.

  • TI concessions bring in lessees during tough economic times

    Tenant improvement concessions bring in lessees during tough economic times, if the landlords can afford them.

  • Construction spending in February declines to lowest point since 2002

    WASHINGTON -- Builders cut back on new projects in February and drove down construction spending to the lowest level in eight years.

  • Faith Lutheran getting makeover

    Faith Lutheran Church in Capistrano Beach has had its roof raised and the stucco refreshed in a dramatic makeover.

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  • Energy efficiency retrofits: Less visibility, big payoff

    Energy efficiency retrofits have the potential to save homeowners more on their electricity bills for a smaller investment than more popular means, such as installing solar panels. Yet, such projects have not been widely implemented because consumers view them as less appealing, experts said April 6 during a Daily Transcript executive roundtable.


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Commercial Space - 2013

This special report, produced in partnership with the San Diego chapters of BOMA and IFMA, looks at local remodeling and tenant improvement projects.

Commercial Space - 2012

This special report, produced in partnership with the San Diego chapters of BOMA and IFMA, looks at local remodeling and tenant improvement projects.

Commercial Space - 2011

Read commercial real estate leaders' industry projections for the remainder of 2011 in this special report.

Commercial Space - 2009

Find out the latest in commercial remodeling and TI as the Transcript partners with the San Diego Building Owners and Managers Association to bring you news, views and market trends.

Commercial Space - 2008

Find out the latest news, views and market trends in commercial remodeling and tenant improvement.

Commercial Space - 2007

This special report looks at local remodeling and tenant improvement projects recently completed or under way.

Commercial Space - July 2006

In this special report, the Transcript looks at San Diego's commercial real estate industry, including some of the local remodeling and tenant improvements projects that have recently been completed or are under way. The Transcript collaborated with BOMA San Diego to present this section.

Commercial Space - 2005

In this special report, sponsored by BOMA San Diego, we'll take a look at San Diego's commercial real estate industry —especially at some of the local remodeling and tenant improvement projects that have recently been completed or are under way.