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Newspaper Building To Become O’Side ‘Centerpiece’

The former North County Times building in Oceanside is about to undergo $11.4 million in renovations by HP Investors to transform the former newspaper building into a mix of retail and office space. “The bones of the building need a lot of work. That’s the first order of business,” said Sumeet Parekh, managing partner of […]

MUNICIPAL, A Premium Sport Utility Gear Company, Moving HQ To Dynamic South Oceanside

Creative apparel company co-founded by actor Mark Wahlberg will anchor North County Times Building HP Investors is excited to announce the recent lease signing with MUNICIPAL at the North County Times building in Oceanside, CA. MUNICIPAL plans to house their operations here including a retail storefront, all totaling over 16,300 SF. San Diego-based HP Investors, […]

Oakland tried to create a living downtown. It hasn’t worked.

“You have nobody working. There’s no active spaces, and that means you have streets that are quiet and dark and empty at night, which makes people feel unsafe,” one developer says. After Isaac Abid arrived in the Bay Area in 2014 to open the Oakland office of San Diego developer HP Investors, he watched as […]

Continuing Education: High-Performance Facades

HP Investors

Like the layers of atmosphere that protect our planet from the extreme temperatures and radiation from space, facades provide buildings with the filters and shields that make them habitable for living, play, and work. “The facade is the interface between humans and nature. Our job is to elevate that relationship as much as possible,” says […]

Civic San Diego unanimously approves the much-anticipated Block F of Makers Quarter

Block F of Makers Quarter

Civic San Diego approved the group’s plans to develop a dynamic 32-story mixed-use residential building which complements the city’s plans for a new four-acre park in East Village.  The new park, East Village Green, will be a cultural epicenter for families, workers and visitors in San Diego’s largest neighborhood. SAN DIEGO (February 13, 2019) —  In late […]

Distillery, Cocktail Bar, and Wood Fired Restaurant Enter the East Village

East Village

The contingent of craft distilleries in the East Village adds a new compatriot today with the official debut of Storyhouse Spirits. Installed in a longstanding building at the corner of Park Boulevard and J Street, the 7,600-square-foot site has been reconfigured into a two-level showcase for its house spirits and food. Co-founders Steve Kuftinec and Matt […]

HP Investors’ Managing Partner Selected as the Downtown San Diego Partnership Board Chair for 2019

HP Investors

Sumeet is an unwavering advocate for our community, and I know he will continue to serve Downtown San Diego in this leadership position.Betsy Brennan, President and CEO of the Downtown San Diego Partnership SAN DIEGO (January 3, 2019) — Today, the Downtown San Diego Partnership, which seeks to promote an economically prosperous and culturally vibrant urban center […]

First Look at Plans for $200M East Village Development

East Village Development

A Maryland-based company unveiled plans Wednesday for a more than $200 million development in East Village that would include apartments, office space and room for retail. The Foulger-Pratt Companies project — for now called Block F Makers Quarter — would be 32 stories and take up an entire block bounded by 15th and 16th streets between F […]

Inside Block D: Downtown’s distinctive new office development

HP Investors

“It’s not too much of a stretch to say that Block D is a really critical part of the Makers Quarter planning process” Mark Cafferty, President and CEO of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. Small though it may be, the brand new 60,000-square-foot office development in East Village’s Makers Quarter is envisioned as the […]

Co-working Giant Leases Half of Building in East Village

HP Investors

The lease signing underscores the continued popularity of alternative work spaces, where open formats, stylish furniture and beer taps cater to young professionals and their preferred way of work life. Spaces, the cooler co-working offshoot of shared office space giant Regus, has inked a deal to occupy 33,806 square feet at Block D, the recently completed […]