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Daily Business Report-Dec. 1, 2016

Daily Business Report-Dec. 1, 2016

Rendering of the Carlsbad Victory Industrial Park. (Credit: Smith Consulting Architects)

Badiee Development Breaks Ground

On Carlsbad Victory Industrial Park

Badiee Development has officially broken ground on the Carlsbad Victory Indusrial Park, which was celebrated at a ceremony hosted with Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall and dozens of community and business leaders on Tuesday.

The 55,573 square foot industrial building, located at 3248 Lionshead Ave., is slated for completion in early summer 2017.

Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall with Badiee Development’s CEO Ben Badiee

Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall with Badiee Development’s CEO Ben Badiee

Carlsbad Victory Industrial Park has been designed with a contemporary mix of office and warehouse space for two tenants with suites measuring 25,148 square feet and 30,425 square feet each. The project will feature two upgraded tenant entries, dock-high and grade-level loading, 26-foot clear height, ample power, Automatic Fire Suppression System, mezzanine space, skylights throughout, and a large outdoor patio area.

“In Carlsbad we want to be known for creating amazing relationships with the business community to help spark job growth today and for our children’s future, which is why I’m so personally invested in being a part of projects such as Badiee Development’s Carlsbad Victory Industrial Park that promote economic growth and opportunity,” said Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall.

Badiee Development has begun pre-leasing for Carlsbad Victory Industrial Park with representation by Colliers International San Diego Region’s Tucker Hohenstein and Mike Erwin. Colliers International San Diego Region also represented Badiee Development in the purchase of the land parcel for Carlsbad Victory Industrial Park in December 2015.

Smith Consulting Architects is the architect and TFW Construction is the general contractor for Carlsbad Victory Industrial Park.

Scott Merry, vice president of construction at Badiee, said Carlsbad Victory Industrial Park starts the firm’s $90 million construction pipeline of six projects totaling 425,000 square feet across North County.



Illumina Launches Philanthropic Sequencing

Program for Children with Rare Diseases


San Diego-based Illumina has launched a philanthropic whole-genome sequencing program in conjunction with the Foundation for Children of the Californias, the Rare Genomics Institute, and the University of California, San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital.

Illumina President and CEO Francis deSouza

Illumina President and CEO Francis deSouza

The program, called iHope, is aimed at children with undiagnosed rare diseases who cannot afford diagnostic sequencing. In its first year, Illumina expects to sequence 100 patients and their parents.

“Understanding the scope and size of the population affected by rare diseases, we have a moral imperative to increase the visibility of this global health problem and help find solutions for the children and families who are suffering,” Illumina President and CEO Francis deSouza said in a statement.

The iHope program partners will select eligible participants who are referred to the program by clinical experts. Illumina will perform clinical whole-genome sequencing for selected individuals at no cost in its CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory.

“Whole-genome sequencing has already shown its value in identifying rare and undiagnosed diseases and, as we learn more, I believe that the process will become a routine part of medical practice,” Jimmy Lin, founder and president of the Rare Genomics Institute, added. “Children will no longer have to suffer through a crusade of testing.” 


The Park, Bankers Hill

The Park, Bankers Hill

Zephyr Announces “Topping Out”

Of 14-Story The Park, Bankers Hill

San Diego-based real estate development company Zephyr announced the topping out of  “The Park, Bankers Hill” —a 14-story, luxury residential building with 60 homes and two street-level retail spaces – located at 2855 Fifth Ave. in Bankers Hill.

Brad Termini, Zephyr’s co-CEO, said the final slab of concrete has been poured to complete the structure and will be put into place to create the roof. “This is a milestone event for us, our construction teams and designers. Now that the framework of the project is complete, we’ll start adding design elements and finishes that will bring this highly anticipated project to life,” said Termini, whose company acquired the site in early 2015.

Offering an average of 2,374 square feet per residence, plus an average 468 square feet of outdoor living space, each home features open floor plans that include floor to ceiling glass walls. Most homes will feature direct elevator access.

Common area amenities will include a concierge service, state-of-the-art fitness center, private wine storage, clubroom and terrace with fire pits, pet facilities and 24-hour security. Residents will have exclusive access to two guest suites for visiting family and friends. The multi-story parking garage will have 142 parking spaces, bicycle and motorcycle parking, plus private resident storage.

Dialog provided architectural services for the project. Balfour Beatty is the general contractor and Gillespie Moody Patterson is landscape designer.


 Coral Tree Plaza

Coral Tree Plaza

ASPM-SanDiego Selected to Manage

Coral Tree Plaza Home Development

ASPM-SanDiego has been selected as the management company for Coral Tree Plaza Homeowners Association.

A multi-million-dollar improvement project expected to begin in early 2017 prompted the Coral Tree Plaza board of directors to find a property manager capable of professional oversight of the venture.

“ASPM’s previous success with administering this type of project is an important consideration in the decision to entrust them with our property,” noted Dick Woodworth, a board member of Coral Tree Plaza’s Homeowner’s Association.

Coral Tree Plaza is a two-tower, 15-story high-rise complex comprising 126 units bordering the northern edge of Balboa Park. The upscale community features ocean and city views and has a club house, tennis courts, pool and Jacuzzi.


UC San Diego Health Performs

Region’s First Heart-Liver Transplant

Surgeons at UC San Diego Health performed the region’s first combined heart-liver transplant on Nov. 4.

During the 10-hour surgery, 54-year old Frank “Sonny” Taitano received a healthy heart and liver. This is the first successful heart-liver transplant for San Diego; less than 10 of these surgeries are performed each year in the U.S.

“I thank everyone at UC San Diego from the bottom of my new heart and liver,” said Taitano, father of six children and grandfather of 13. “I owe the team here everything. After these transplants, it is like nothing was ever wrong with me. I went in one door very sick and came back out a new person. I can breathe again. I can speak again.”

“These lifesaving surgeries represent the monumental effort and coordination of two advanced surgical teams,” said Victor Pretorius, MBchB, surgical director of cardiac transplant and mechanical circulatory support at UC San Diego Health. “UC San Diego has invested in the personnel, equipment and facilities to do this type of high-risk transplant surgery safely and effectively for the benefit of the community. It’s a joy to see Mr. Taitano getting back to the life he loves.”

As the region’s only academic health system, UC San Diego Health has a comprehensive organ transplantation program and performs combinations of surgeries not performed in other hospitals, such as combined heart-lung, lung-liver-pancreas, liver-pancreas-kidney and heart-lung-liver transplantation. Graft survival after CHLT is similar to a heart or liver transplant — 80 percent at one year and 70 percent at 10 years.


Center for Energy Research Shares Grant

for Campus-National Labs Collaborations

The Center for Energy Research (CER), an organized research unit at the University of California San Diego, will share a $13.5 million, three-year University of California grant to encourage collaboration between the UC campuses and the Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories.

Farhat N. Beg, professor of engineering physics at UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering, CER Director and principal investigator for the university’s High-Energy-Density Physics Group, will use the UC funding on projects involving research at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Los Angeles, UC Santa Cruz, Lawrence Livermore, and Los Alamos. The CER’s share of the grant is $4.1 million over three years.

The 2017 UC Laboratory Fees Research Program funded four projects, all intended to “leverage UC-National Lab synergy:” the CER’s high-energy-density research; biological applications of advanced computing; and mesoscale materials science.

“My colleagues and I are grateful for the support, and look forward to the cutting-edge High Energy Density Science research and training a new generation of young scientists for our national needs,” said Professor Beg. “We will be collaborating with some of the finest scientists and researchers in the field on issues of vital importance to our society.”

Beg, who received his Ph.D. degree in plasma physics from Imperial College, London, joined UC San Diego in 2003. He has been fellow of the American Physical Society since 2009 and the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers since 2011.

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Personnel Announcements

Everyday California Promotes Harry Thomas, Brian Stevens

Harry Thomas

Harry Thomas

Brian Stevens

Brian Stevens

Everyday California, a La Jolla-based lifestyle company, announced the promotion of Harry Thomas to director of sales and Brian Stevens to director of operations.

In their new roles, Thomas and Stevens will lead crucial parts of Everyday California’s core adventure and apparel businesses.

Thomas joined the company in 2012 as a sales manager, taking the lead on all adventure partnerships and retail businesses’ wholesale activities, as well as managing the sales team. Prior to relocating to San Diego from San Francisco, Thomas spent a year as a sales representative at and two years in sales at MongoNet Inc. In his new role, Thomas will be responsible for sales and overseeing all wholesale accounts for the company’s retail division.

Stevens started at Everyday California as a tour guide in 2009, shortly after graduating from San Diego State University. He was promoted to beach manager shortly after and moved into the general manager role in 2012. In his new role, Stevens will spearhead the company’s manufacturing channels, including finding new supply chain partners, and streamlining and optimizing inventory and processes.


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