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Biotech Clouds Don't Obscure San Diego's Sunny Future
Nothing in life is perfect, but the suburban office markets of San Diego County have little to complain about at present in spite of the tepid biotech sector, once the crown jewel of the area's economy
The Hotel Del Goes Condo-tel
The historic Hotel Del Coronado near downtown San Diego is the latest hostelry to add high-priced condos to its amenities menu.
Being All They Can Be
For many of the communities, their lifeblood will be drained away when their military bases close
Furniture Malls Cozy Up to High-Traffic Concept
The $90 million South Coast Home Furnishings Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. represents the latest version of a growing trend to gather home furnishings dealers into a single center
San Francisco's Bipolar Office Market Riding a High
Like the weather in San Francisco, where morning mists burn off in noontime sun only to be followed by rain and fog, the office market in this city is
Barry Shy's Gamble
In a deal touted as the largest adaptive reuse project in downtown Los Angeles, local multifamily developer Barry Shy has paid $75 million for a block
Regulators to TIC Industry: Expect Investigations, Prosecution
The rapid growth of the 1031 Tenant in Common Exchange (TIC) industry will likely tempt unscrupulous parties to skirt the rules by offering the tax-shelter investments without following the securities guidelines that regulators require for such investments, according to regulators who spoke at the March Tenants in Common Association (TICA) meeting in San Diego.
Sale of Arden Realty Follows Similar Pattern
In a deal that again raises the question of whether Wall Street undervalues some publicly traded REITs, Arden Realty of Los Angeles has joined the growing
Let the Sunshine In
Two newly built office buildings in California are setting out to capture one of the state's most prized assets sunlight. While very different in appearance,
California Desert Blooms With Office and Retail
A bidding war for a 30-acre parcel of commercial land in the city of Ontario reveals much about development pressures in the vast region of Southern California
In This Star-Studded City, Mixed-Use Shines Brightly
Anyone seeking evidence of the runaway popularity of mixed-use development in Los Angeles need look no further than the $3 billion extravaganza downtown
What's Vornado's Next Move?
When Vornado Realty Trust announced in November it had acquired 4.3% of Sears, many observers concluded that the Paramus, N.J.-based real estate investment
Cashing In on L.A.'s Hot Investment Climate
In August 2003, Stonebridge Holdings of Los Angeles spent $30 million for a coveted 12-acre site in Olympic Boulevard in West Los Angeles, with the intent
Landlords Moonlight as Insurance Salesmen
Apartment landlords are getting into a new line of business: selling renters insurance on a group basis to their tenants. Landlords say the practice benefits
Mothballed Military Base to Get New Life
Underscoring the high rate of job creation in California's Inland Empire, developers in Riverside County are expected to start construction this month
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