Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Revolution of Tijuana’s Avenida Revolución

The digs at One Bunk

WRITTEN BY JACKIE BRYANT Known to Tijuanenses as “La Revu,” Avenida Revolución is a thoroughfare with one of the most colorful histories in the world. It’s best known for its days of yore, when it served as a type of grown up Disneyland for border-skipping Americans looking to indulge in the more unsavory aspects of having fun. Tijuana is a young city; founded in 1889, it hit its stride in the 1920s when, not coincidentally, the United States was embroiled in a Prohibition experiment. Before Prohibition’s reversal, Tijuana was able … Read More

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Reversing the Decline in California’s Workforce Housing

By Patricia Kirk February 10, 2017 The housing affordability gap in San Diego is among the highest in California, with the average household shelling out 35 percent of their income for housing, and one-quarter of the population spending half of their income on rent. Recently, ULI San Diego/Tijuana brought together multifamily housing experts with local government and community leaders to discuss creative ways to increase workforce-housing stock. “Stagnant wage growth and rising housing prices have created ‘housing haves’ [homeowners] and ‘housing have-nots’ [renters],” said Jennifer LeSar, president and CEO of LeSar … Read More

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ULI San Diego-Tijuana Member Spotlight: Soheil Nakhshab Highlighted as Entrepreneur

ULI Entrepreneur Profiles are conversations with real estate development professionals who, in most cases, have recently made the leap into the industry whether as young individuals fresh out of school or as mid-career transitions. With a focus on small-scale developers often doing incremental and transformative work, these are quick and easy to read profiles to raise awareness of these professionals. By telling their stories, the Urban Land Institute hopes to inspire the next generation of small scale entrepreneurs to transform their own communities. To read more and to see ULI … Read More

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Be a part of the international Open House movement!

Be a part of the international Open House movement! Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 Team up with other design enthusiasts and become a volunteer for the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s newest program, Open House San Diego. OH! San Diego gives San Diegans a brand new (and free) opportunity to learn and interact with our city through rare behind-the-scenes access to its most iconic buildings and sites. By volunteering on the day of the event, you will meet new people with similar interests, learn more about our city and … Read More

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A Recap from the Housing Symposium

On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, over 175 real estate industry professionals, community organizers, and public officials attended our half-day housing symposium, “Overcoming Barriers with Creative Solutions: A New Perspective on Housing Affordability in San Diego.” The program opened with Jennifer LeSar, LeSar Development Consultants, setting the stage. She was then followed by Ethan Vaisman, CoStar, giving us the reality of our housing stock with the keynote presentation. We then progressed into the roundtable discussions. Here is what you missed! Leveraging Under-Utilized Land Setting the Stage Daniel Weisfield, Mckinsey & Company Panel Discussion Moderated … Read More

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