Monthly Archives: October 2018

Medical Tourism and Retail Driving Live/Work Development across the San Diego–Tijuana Border

Medical tourism and binational retail centers are among the myriad opportunities presented by property surrounding the San Diego–Tijuana border crossing, said members of a panel discussion organized by ULI San Diego–Tijuana in October. But the San Ysidro crossing—the busiest border crossing in the world—remains a daunting, congested funnel for binational business, panelists said.  “The problem of crossing the border has to be addressed,” said Gary London, senior principal of London Moeder Advisors, a San Diego–based consultancy. Panel members participated in a recent technical assistance panel (TAP), organized by ULI San … Read More

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San Diego Seeks Share of Tijuana’s Development Boom

Border Region Planners Search for Benefits From Mexico’s Spike in Medical-Related Projects By CoStar News San Diego leaders are seeking ways to capitalize on a development boom in Tijuana, Mexico, that’s brought a wave of visitors looking for cheap medical care as well as fine dining, entertainment, and other cultural amenities, but that has yet to ripple north of the border. Spurred in part by Americans’ quest for affordable health care, construction of medical offices and related residential and hotel projects is thriving in Mexico’s northern Baja region, which includes … Read More

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Tijuana, San Ysidro projects transforming border

Click here to download this article as a PDF. By Thor Kamban Biberman Whether for medical tourism, affordable housing, or a retail experience, Tijuana is continually being transformed, and at least one binational proposal could constitute the greatest transformation yet. The future of the binational region was the topic of a ULI San Diego-Tijuana chapter forum at the University Club Tuesday. “This the only binational ULI council in the world,” said Diego Velasco, a principal with the M.W. Steele Group design firm who moderated the program. Velasco said those coming … Read More

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