San Diego Business Journal stories


    Leadership Search Leads to Merger For BBB Chapters
    Faced with finding a new executive for the local chapter of the nonprofit Better Business Bureau, chair Jonathan Gallagher and the leadership did the sensible thing by recruiting the highest functioning BBB executive they could find, CEO Matthew Fehling of the award-winning Greater Arizona chapter. At some point, they fielded a call asking them to consider a merger, which seemed out of the question until a few of them made a visit to check out what Fehling had going in Phoenix. They were blown away.

    Innovation Is an Imperative for Nonprofits, Too
    As San Diegans, we are quick to boast about our beaches, perfect weather, how our city is ?smart,? and how this is a terrific place for startups and entrepreneurs. But we have our negatives too: our increasing homeless population, the high cost of housing and the skyrocketing ?living wage? required to enjoy America?s Finest City.

    Boys & Girls Clubs Partners to Support, Serve Military Kids
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego hosted a military public-private partnership inaugural roundtable discussion to kick off ?Better Together: A Military Public-Private Partnership? designed to allow children and teens to share their experiences and challenges as members of military families. The roundtable took place recently at the Clairemont Branch in the education and nutrition center.

    This Is a Place of Inspiration, Poetry and Perfect Sunsets, of Course
    For most people, a home is not just a financial asset, but rather it is a place where a family can create a backdrop for cherished memories throughout the generations. The doorjamb marked with pencil lines as the children grow, the trees planted as saplings that eventually grow large enough for a tree house ? a place of joy, struggle, triumph, safety and comfort.

    Outpatient Sites Become A Central Part of Care
    San Diego hospitals are thinking small. Hospitals in the last few years boosted investment in modest freestanding centers for surgery, imaging and other services, vying for patients seeking convenience and lower costs. The facilities are found on hospital campuses, as well as scattered throughout the region to reduce patient commutes.

    Affordable Housing Adds to Civita?s Mix
    Seven years ago, Sudberry Properties said it would take 10 to 15 years to transform a 230-acre former Mission Valley rock quarry into a master-planned community that would set the tone for what the future of San Diego could look like.

    Co. Can Park Data Or Help It Drive Solutions
    Two rooms at Teradata Corp.?s offices in Rancho Bernardo, one of the publicly traded company?s largest campuses, provide a quick visual approximation of the transformation the company is undergoing.

    Organovo?s Money Is on Measured Advances
    Organovo?s technology sounds straight out of science fiction movies: 3-D printed tissues that emulate human organs. But, this story is shifting.

    SD 500 Update: Dupper Founds PE Firm in Carlsbad; Gurtin Adds 3rd Office
    Items of interest about people in 2018 The San Diego 500, The Book of Influential Business Leaders:

    Some High Hurdles Separate Jacobs From Qualcomm
    Since Paul Jacobs said his goodbyes to shareholders and the board of directors during Qualcomm Inc.?s annual shareholders meeting in March, the company?s former CEO and chairman of the board has been relatively quiet.

    Qualcomm?s NXP Bid: Will Acquisition Happen?
    Qualcomm Inc.?s $44 billion bid for the Dutch-based NXP Semiconductors NV continues to drag on. On April 19, Qualcomm and NXP agreed to withdraw and refile the notice of acquisition regarding the companies? planned merger at the request of Ministry of Commerce in China (MOFCOM).

    GA Lab Opens Doors to Companies Looking for a Little Analysis
    For the past 20 years, General Atomics? Inertial Fusion Technology (IFT) Analytical Services Lab has been a well-kept secret in San Diego.

    Fewer Deals Didn?t Stop the VC Cash From Flowing in Q1
    Fewer San Diego companies received venture capital backing in the first quarter of the year but the total dollars raised were up compared to the same quarter the year prior, according to a pair of recently released reports tracking investments in local startups.

    Astute Medical Acquired In $90M Cash Deal
    French diagnostics giant bioMérieux acquired San Diego-based Astute Medical in a $90 million cash deal announced earlier this month.

    Investors Put $7M on Green, Measurabl?s Sustainable Platform
    San Diego software startup Measurabl raised a $7 million Series A financing round led by Camber Creek, a venture capital firm that invests primarily in real estate technology, the company said April 16.

    EvoNexus Stakes Its Claim to a Piece of Startups
    EvoNexus, the startup incubator with offices in San Diego and Irvine, will require the next round of companies it admits to give up a stake in their business in exchange for EvoNexus? services.

    Educators Awarded Endowed Professorships
    The pair of professors who lead the UC San Diego Institute for the Global Entrepreneur, a collaborative effort between the Jacobs School of Engineering and the Rady School of Management launched in 2016, have been awarded endowed professorships.

    Industrial Demand Works for Landlords As Rents Go Up, And Vacancy Goes Down
    Mirroring what?s happening in the market for office space in San Diego County, demand for industrial space in the region is outstripping supply, driving rents to levels not seen since before the Great Recession and vacancy rates to near or at record lows.

    Developers Follow The Demographic With Senior Housing
    San Diego County developers are leading a national trend to build housing for senior citizens who need some level of care.

    USD Students Were Up For The Challenge
    Future real estate professionals at the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate took second place among 40 entrants in a recent national real estate challenge.