Portside Pier - San Diegos Newest Restaurant Venue

Posted on 08-01-2017 by Joe Marcotte

Brigantine one over Anthony's Fish Grotto as the newest downtown waterfront restaurant venue. Replacing Anthony's, a 51-year-old building way downtown on the waterfront, Brigantine as well as three other restaurants will make their debut about a year and a half from now. The port has decided to tear down the building with construction happening around February 1 of next year.

Anthony's Fish Grotto has been providing downtown seafood for decades but within the last six months, Anthony's has closed and approval has just been granted for a new $20 million replacement that will eventually be a four restaurant complex on the waterfront. San Diego's Unified Port District board unanimously approved demolition of the 51-year-old building at the foot of Ash Street six months after the closing of the restaurant.

Port officials hope to begin demolition by the end of the year with construction starting next February. The opening of the restaurants should be about one year from then. This new project will be a must-see restaurant venue right on the waterfront. Key changes to the waterfront will include a public promenade from the first to the second-floor viewing deck and a larger dock and dining facility open to all boaters, not just restaurant patrons. Parking will be an off-site valet service to parking at the location has always been an issue.

There will be two elevators and two sets of staircases that lead to a rooftop visitors deck as well as two new boat docks capable of handling up to 12 boats and water taxis.

Stay tuned to our website for more news and changes happening in downtown San Diego.

View a rendering of the new Portside Pier here


New Four Seasons Building Underway in Beverly Grove

Posted on 06-14-2017 by Joe Marcotte

The Four Seasons Residences is underway with their new 12 story luxury project by developer Genton Property Group. This groundbreaking project has begun construction on the 59 residents condominium and will include when completed townhomes and the 12,000 square-foot penthouse worth over $50 million. This penthouse will take up the entire top floor of the development offering its own private pool, garden and six car garage.

But that's just one of the unit at this new Four Seasons Condominium. The complex, located at 9000 W. 3rd St., will be divided into three wings; the Tower, the Wetherly Wing, and Almont Wing. The units will have an average size of about 2400 to 2600 ft.². There designed to deliver privacy, security and comfort and similar to a single-family home although surrounded by luxury amenities, as only the Four Seasons can provide.

Prices will start around the $2 million mark and larger units of over 5000 ft.² could list at about $20 million. The project is set for completion in mid-2019 but renderings are available on (image courtesy of LA.Curbed)

This building, formally known as the Wetherly residences just outside of Beverly Hills, will feature one of the areas most exquisite penthouse is when complete. It's designed to be "paparazzi proof" and will offer a private, keyless elevator that goes directly from the garage to the unit operated by the owners a cell phone. The penthouse will have access to a rooftop, 9000 square-foot space featuring a gorgeous garden, a private pool, and luxury sundeck and cabana space. It will be provided both unfinished and unfurnished due to the fact that the owner will have their own choice of decorators and interior designers. It will offer for balconies, marble or terrazzo flooring and accordion walls of glass.

If you'd like more information about the penthouse or any unit available in the new Four Seasons buildings in LA please contact our office today. We specialize in condominiums and townhouses throughout the Los Angeles area and specifically high-rise condos in downtown.


41 West Downtown San Diego New Development

Posted on 06-05-2017 by Todd Deboer

There is a new development close to Downtown San Diego that will be available in 2018 and it is called 41West.  41West is located in the historic and highly walkable Bankers Hill neighborhood. With tree-lined sidewalks, dedicated bike trails and a coveted central location, you’re only moments from the city’s best dining, shopping and entertainment destinations. And just one block away lies Balboa Park, San Diego’s iconic cultural and recreational retreat and your new backyard.

Stunning inside and out, 41West features a striking mix of modern architectural design and timeless interiors. Inspired by its park setting, the homes are adorned in natural light with floor-to-ceiling windows, expansive NanaWall doors that open to graceful living areas and beautifully appointed kitchens complete with Miele appliances, imported Italian cabinetry and Quartz countertops. Explore the distinctive mix of designer selected building features and finishes and see what makes 41West a truly remarkable Bankers Hill living experience.
For more information including pricing on this exciting new project, or to schedule a tour, contact your local Condo Showroom agent today.


Savina - Downtown San Diego's Newest Luxury High-Rise Development

Posted on 05-05-2017 by Todd Deboer

Today I was fortunate enough to preview the newest high-rise condo development to hit the Downtown San Diego Real Estate market.  It is called Savina, and is Bosa's latest luxury high-rise offering.  It is located on the corner of Kettner and Ash, directly behind Bayside, the last of Bosa's completed projects finished in 2009.  Bosa is not going to release information to the public for another week, so if you are interested in getting information on this very exciting project ahead of time, contact us right away.

The building will be 36 stories and will offer condos ranging from one bedrooms (719-1118 square feet) in the mid $500K's to three bedrooms plus den units (2334 square feet) in the $3.5M range.  HOA fees will range from $855-$1098 depending on the square footage.

The development was designed to take advantage of the quintessential Southern California lifestyle.  The social center of retreat is a beautifully landscaped pool terrace with seamlessly integrated indoor/outdoor amenity areas for entertaining and recharging with neighbors and friends. Come home to an elegantly designed lobby with custom chandelier, rich wood millwork, lounge seating and reception desk, comfortably appointed and stylish business lounge for work and leisure, spa, cabanas and fireplace in the pool retreat, outdoor dining areas, steam room, sauna, fitness center with changing rooms and outdoor yoga studio, social lounge overlooking the pool with chef-par entertaining kitchen, billiards, and spacious outdoor dining and entertaining veranda, perfect for formal dinner parties to relaxed family gatherings.

Finishes include polished quartz countertops with waterfall edges and complementary mosaic or quartz tile backsplash, European-inspired veneer cabinetry with island storage and soft-close doors, modern high-performance stainless steel Thermador gas cooktop, wall oven and microwave appliances, integrated cabinet-front Thermador fridge with icemaker and dishwasher, and sleek Grohe faucet. Bathrooms boast porcelain tile flooring, soft-close wood veneer cabinets with quartz vanity, under-mount Kohler sink, glass-enlcosed shower with large-format tile surround, linear drains and rain shower head, and Grohe faucets and fixtures.

Call us today to reserve your new home!


New Construction in Bankers Hill

Posted on 04-27-2017 by Todd Deboer

There is a brand new development in Banker's Hill that has recently come on line, and I wanted to get it out to everyone.  It is called Hangar 5 and is located on the 2300 block of Front St.  Prices start in the mid $700,000's and the penthouse is $1,650,000.  These are 2 bedroom, 3 bath units with more than 1500 square feet of living space.  There are a total of five Downtown San Diego Condos, and the HOA fees are roughly $500 per month. Features include 2 en-suite bedrooms plus den & 3rd full bath, hardwood floors, porcelain tile baths, quartz counters, Kitchen Aid appliances, custom high-end cabinetry & high-end fixtures. Hangar 5 includes secured underground parking, storage, elevator access & peaceful outdoor common area. For more information or a private showing, contact your local Condo Showroom agent today.


Live Work Loft Condo in San Diego for Sale - New Construction

Posted on 04-10-2017 by Nikki Malek

This brand-new condominium building located at 1935 Polk Ave. is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This brand-new six unit new construction rowhouse is perfectly located in the Hillcrest neighborhood close to the North Park and University Heights intersection. Each home has been meticulously designed and cared for and feature two bedrooms, three bathrooms and around 1400 square-foot of living space each. It offers an attached, full-size, side-by-side, two-car garage as well as a private rooftop deck. Completion is set for summer 2017 and the price is about $760,000.

Homeowners dues but these new properties will run about $393 per month and cover all common area maintenance, building maintenance and roof maintenance, limited insurance, sewer, trash and water. All units come with a fireplace in the living room, dishwasher, garbage disposal, garage door opener, microwave, range and oven, and refrigerator. Pets are allowed but there may be subject to some limitations, so check with the covenants and restrictions before agreeing to purchase a home if you own a pet.

This fantastic location couldn't be more ideal with a 90 walk score as shops, restaurants and markets are all close by. Parks, playgrounds, the Adams Avenue Grill and bookstores are all within just a block or two from this location. Residents are part of the San Diego school district and will utilize the Birney elementary school and the Roosevelt international middle school.

Back inside, residents will be ecstatic to discover that the home is under the 2-10 home warranty program. It offers a spacious open floor plan, a great room with a kitchen island and dining area, expansive entertainment room and half bath. It offers Romeo and Juliet style balconies, sliding glass doors and views from both the north and south side. The second level offers two bedrooms at the opposite end of the floor plan each with its own individual bathroom. The master bathroom includes dual vanities in the master bedroom offers its own walk-in closet and private balcony. On the roof, you'll enjoy a private, rooftop sky deck with 300 ft.² for entertaining, relaxing and taking in the local views.

Reservations are now being accepted but because there are only six units, they will tend to go quickly at this price. For more information or to tour these fantastic new listings contact my office today.


Vici is Little Italys Newest Rentals

Posted on 04-01-2017 by Nikki Malek

Located at 550 West Date St. in San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood is the new Vici luxury rental condominiums.

This upscale, urban apartments nestled in the heart of San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood will offer the most picturesque setting for alfresco dining, terrace lights, or a gourmet rooftop cocktail lounge with kitchen. This is more than simply residents, it's a lifestyle to living to your fullest.

Vici is set to open summer of 2017 and rental applications are already being submitted. On the ground floor will be a European-style open air pizzeria with alfresco dining. Residents will enjoy sweeping Bay and city skyline views. Each floor plan is meticulously designed with several floor plans and layouts perfect for just about any type of lifestyle. Close by will be a popular farmers market as well as restaurants, markets, cafés, bistros and entertainment all within a 2 to 3 block radius.

Residents will have the choice of a studio apartment, one bedroom or two bedroom layouts. Pets are allowed but there may be subject to limitations and restrictions. There are several different designs from the Capri to the Firenze and finally the 2-bedroom Roma. Sizes are between 537 ft.² and 1723 ft.². All units feature a one, two, or three bath design. All kitchens come with stainless steel appliances and washer and dryers in the unit. Each unit has 1 GB fiber Internet service, bicycle and maintenance repair room on-site, designer mosaic backsplash, pizza oven and EVO Grill, Nest thermostats and solar shades. There will be an open air rooftop pet spa with dog park, personalize concierge services, platinum LEED certified, designed and appointed private dining, quartz countertops, rooftop spa with yoga and fitness decks, sky deck with cocktail lounge and hardwood cabinets and flooring. This walkable neighborhood offers renowned restaurants and shops.

These 97 units are going fast. If you'd like more information about Vici and available rental units as well as pricing contact my office today.


New Developments in Downtown San Diego

Posted on 03-21-2017 by Todd Deboer

There are a number of new Developments in Downtown San Diego: AV8 - Built by CityMark, AV8 is a rental community located at 2101-2175 Kettner Blvd in the heart of Little Italy.  There will be 132 apartments and the completion date is January 2018.  Amenities include Turf "chill area" to take in views of San Diego Bay, outdoor kitchen and fireplace, lounge areas, terrace, bocce ball area, bike garage, and pet-wash room. The Rey - Tucked away in the peaceful community of Cortez Hill, The Rey is a 22-story apartment community built by Wood Partners and the Berkshire Groups.  It contains 478 individual apartment buildings and is available for immediate occupancy.  Rents start at $1765 for studios and go up to $3575 for two-bedrooms.  Amenities include a rooftop pool with a lounge and kitchen area, two-story gym, and an "Eco roof." Park 12 - This 37 story tower is located in Ballpark Village next door to Petco Park.  It contains 720 apartments  and expected completion date is December 2017.  Prices have not been set.  Amenities include rooftop pool and outdoor spaces, onsite restaurants and retail, and pedestrian plaza with café-style seating and public art. Pacific Gate - High-end Bosa Condo Development comprised of 41 stories and 215 Downtown San Diego Condos located on the southeast corner of Broadway and Pacific Highway.  It is currently 50% sold, and prices start at $1.1M.  It is projected to be completed in December of 2017.  Amenities include outdoor pool, terrace and poolside cabanas, 10,000 square feet of retail and possible restaurant space at the base of the building, luxury car fleet, concierge services, and a yacht service. For more information on new or resale developments, click here.  


Townhouses Available at Emerson Corner

Posted on 03-19-2017 by Nikki Malek

Located at 3144 Emerson St. in San Diego is the new Emerson Corner, a new townhome community featuring two bedroom units with 2 1/2 bathrooms starting from the mid-800,000s. This urban and family-style townhome community offers spacious designs with two-story floor plans from 1300 ft.² to 1700 ft.².

Located close to the Point Loma area, these residences boost lavishly appointed modern designs, open living spaces, Italian marble and beautiful views of downtown, the Marina and the San Diego Bay from the rooftop deck. These two and three-story townhomes provide to master suite bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, a private rooftop deck and direct access to a two-car garage. The community is less than a mile from the Americas Cup Harbor and just 15 to 20 minutes from downtown as well as the beach, Marina, shopping and local schools.

Said to be completed spring, 2017, the Emerson Corner boutique townhomes require monthly homeowners dues of approximately $328 per month, which covers common area maintenance, limited insurance and landscaping. Pets may be allowed but are subject to limitations and restrictions. There are four units per complex. Check with current listings on available units for sale and details.

Residents at Emerson Corner will utilize the Cabrillo elementary school or the Dana school serving grades five and six, the Correia middle school and the point Loma high school. The Dana and the Correia both scored a 9 out of 10 from great and are about 1/2 to 1 1/2 miles away. This location boasts a walk score of 84, a transit score of 33 due to the limitations of transit stops close by and a bike score of 58. For more information on Emerson Corner or units when available contact my office today. I'd be happy to set up a private showing offer more information or incentives on presales.

image from local MLS listing for Emerson Corner


2 Bedroom Condo at Park West for Sale

Posted on 03-11-2017 by Joe Marcotte

Located in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego is the brand-new construction at 41 W. Said to be completed in 2018, this new development in urban San Diego offers 10 foot ceilings, spacious Southern Cal living areas and a one-of-a-kind development with just 10 stories and 41 boutique homes. All homes offer beautiful views of the ocean, the Bay and Balboa Park.

Attached floor plans and dimensions are approximate illustrations as they are based on current architectural plants. Most homes are either one or two bedroom and approximately 1600 ft.² for the two bedroom layout and design. Homeowners dues are roughly $1200 per month covering all common area maintenance, landscaping and utilities. There is to tandem underground and assigned parking spaces in a gated entrance. Pets may be allowed but will be subject to limitations and restrictions.

Each unit is a striking mix of modern architectural design and timeless styles with modern and sleek finishes, high-end fixtures and distinctive materials. There are four units on the penthouse level and on floors seven and eight; all other floors have six units per floor except for level 2, which has five units.

The location couldn't be more ideal; in the middle of Balboa Park, Bankers Hill, Little Italy and of course just moments to downtown. This is just a block from the park with endless recreational and entertainment options close by.

Built by Icon, one of Vancouver's premier real estate development companies and Regent, offering over 30 years of experience in real estate development throughout Canada. The architects is Awbrey Cook Rogers McGill using decades of mixed use project experience to create this elegant and successful design. Interiors are designed by Vancouver-based designer Christina Oberti. She is known for her superior level of finishing and furnishings with a refined European influence. If you'd like more information about presales or current listings at 41 W. contact our agents today. We have people standing by that specialize in new construction and new developments throughout San Diego.

Image by Local MLS


New Construction Condo for Sale at Lucent II

Posted on 03-07-2017 by Nikki Malek

Lucent II is a brand-new condominium building that offers the feeling of a luxury resort hotel in a condominium environment in the Citiva community in San Diego. There are two and three bedroom floor plans available from 1457 ft.² to 1878 ft.². All homes feature either two or 2 1/2 bathrooms. Homes are priced from $671,000 to about $849,000 and feature a two-car garage space. All homes offer abundant amenities, sleek design, solid surface countertops and a free-flowing urban plaza.

Residents at the new Lucent II are served by the San Diego school district and will utilize the Jones Elementary school, the Taft middle school and the Kearney construction tech school, all about 2 miles from this location. This area has a walk score of 55, a transit score of 49, but does have a bike score of 76.

Lucent II is located in the Mission Valley East neighborhood just off of Interstate 805 and north of Interstate 8. It's about 20 minutes from downtown San Diego and the international airport. Right across the street is the M & M market, Milano coffee, shops, restaurants and the Rio Vista shopping center. Just down the street on Friars Road is several restaurants, a CVS, banks, modern commerce, entertainment and bookstores.

Quick move-in homes are currently available from $750,000-$768,000. These are two bedroom and two bath unit with 1653 ft.². Again, there are four floor plans to choose from built by Shea homes. If you'd like to know more about the condominiums at Lucent II contact my office today. I'd be happy to schedule a showing or provide additional information.


New Mixed-Use Tower for Little Italy

Posted on 02-20-2017 by Nikki Malek

Building is currently underway for 24 story mixed-use high-rise tower at 520 West Ash St. in downtown San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood. The building will include five levels of underground parking, nearly 5000 ft.² of commercial space, three additional levels of aboveground parking and 19 levels of residential units. The building will also include a rooftop common area with a swimming pool and outdoor space. Currently there is a three-story office building but the new 266 foot tall development will replace the CrossFit Invictus building located at 1446 Columbia St. The renderings of this new building include a glass façade with exposed concrete and painted metal panels. The design is from Carrier Johnson + Culture. Other designs by the same company include the Sempra Energy Headquarters and the new Ballpark Village. The location couldn't be more ideal. It's just minutes away from the heart of Little Italy as well as the Marina and Gas lamp districts. Shops, restaurants, markets and entertainment are all within a block or two from this location. Currently, there is no known date for completion but the project is already underway. Other projects close to the area include progress to the Pendry Hotel located at Fifth and J St. Developed by Robert Greene Company, this new 12 story, 317 room hotel will offer first-class amenities and a unique nightlife. Construction was designed to be completed in August of last year but has been pushed out to this year. For more information or presales on the new resident building currently being constructed at 520 West Ash St. contact my office today.