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October 13, 2017
Globest.com - San Bernardino County, A Secret Leader In Retail

San Bernardino County is known as the County of Firsts. From the first McDonalds, which opened in 1948, to the first indoor mall under a single roof, which opened in 1966, the county has a steep history as a leader in retail activity and innovation. While the market has been a good place for many retailers to...

September 12, 2017
GlobeSt.com - How Victoria Gardens In San Bernardino County Reflects Its Consumers
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA—Victoria Gardens is an open-air regional lifestyle center developed and managed by Forest City located in the city of Rancho Cucamonga in San Bernardino County at the heart of Southern California. The award-winning main street-designed lifestyle center includes more than 170 places to shop and dine within 1.4 million-s...
September 1, 2017
Golden State County Goes Green
XT Green has brought a new technology to recover carpet from landfills to a 126,620-square-foot manufacturing facility in Rancho Cucamonga. The new advanced manufacturing operation will be XT Green’s corporate headquarters. The firm plans to employ approximately 60 workers for new “green jobs” that include skilled advanced manu...
July 20, 2017
Globest.com - Food is the New Fashion – A Profile of Haven City Market
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA—As retail developers and operators continue to try out new concepts, one idea that has gained some traction is the food hall. In this EXCLUSIVE column for RECon, Reg Javier, deputy executive officer of Workforce and Economic Development for San Bernardino County, looks at one such development that’s gaining atten...
July 20, 2017
Globest.com -- Giving the Old Center a New Vibe
MONTCLAIR, CA— For Montclair Place, re-invention is the norm. Originally developed by Ernest Hahn in 1968 as the Montclair Plaza, the 1.2 million-square-foot regional mall has seen many a makeover throughout the years: a second story was added in 1985, and in 2008 it underwent an interior renovation. On deck is another round of modificatio...
August 10, 2016
Globest.com -- San Bernardino County is Ripe for Two Kinds of Retail
UPLAND, CA—While San Bernardino County is adding necessity retailers like grocery and drug stores, the region’s consumers are also thirsty for experiential retail and hip new restaurants, Lewis Group of Cos.’ Randall Lewis tells GlobeSt.com in this EXCLUSIVE ICSC preview.
October 31, 2016
Globest.com -- Significant Mid-Level Gap Plagues Manufacturing
FONTANA, CA—During the recession, new hiring was minimal, but the workforce continued to get older, and technology is changing the way the industry operates, InTech Center’s Ken Eaves tells GlobeSt.com 
June 26, 2017
Stirling Development Announces Lease with Newell Brands as Construction of Large Industrial Facility at SCLA is Completed Ahead of Schedule

Contact:  Darcie Giacchetto
  Spaulding Thompson & Associates
  949-278-6224, darcie@spauldingthompson.com 

Stirling Development Announces Lease with Newell Brands as Construction of Large Industrial Facility at SCLA is Completed Ahead of Schedu...
May 10, 2017
What Makes the San Bernardino County Housing Market Hot
SAN BERNARDINO, CA—John Burns Real Estate Consulting LLC has upgraded the Riverside-San Bernardino MSA to a “hot” housing market based on strong sales and rising home-price appreciation, Chris Porter tells GlobeSt.com.
May 5, 2017
CA Competes Winners
County job producers earn state tax credits
April 30, 2017
Large Tenants and Millennial-Driven Concepts Drive Retail Expansion and Investment in San Bernardino County
CBRE Reports Positive Retail Activity in Absorption, Construction and Vacancy Rates

San Bernardino County, CA (April 30, 2017) – Thanks to a growing population, especially in the millennial demographic, San Bernardino County is proving its attraction for retail expansion and investment.
April 4, 2017
Stirling Development Marks Construction Milestone at Southern California Logistics Airport
Facility is anticipated to generate 200 new jobs and a total of 700 ancillary jobs in the greater Victor Valley.
December 6, 2016
Stirling Development Commences Construction on 370,023-Square-Foot Industrial Facility; Announces Major Pre-Lease with Plastipak
Stirling Development has commenced construction of Distribution Centre 18, a 370,023-square-foot industrial facility located at Southern California Logistics Airport, (SCLA) an 8,500-acre multimodal freight transportation hub which includes a 2,500-acre commercial and industrial complex entitled for 60 million square feet of development in Victo...
October 31, 2016
Significant Mid-Level Gap Plagues Manufacturing
FONTANA, CA—During the recession, new hiring was minimal, but the workforce continued to get older, and technology is changing the way the industry operates, InTech Center’s Ken Eaves tells GlobeSt.com EXCLUSIVELY.
October 28, 2016
Stirling Capital Investments Delivers New 447,740-Square-Foot Industrial Facility
VICTORVILLE, CA (October 28, 2016) – Stirling Capital Investments has announced the completion of  Building 13B, a 447,740-square-foot industrial facility located at Southern California Logistics Centre (SCLC), a 2,500-acre commercial and industrial complex entitled for 60 million square feet of development in Victorv...
October 4, 2016
San Bernardino County Names New Deputy Exec. Officer
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CA—Reg Javier brings nearly two decades of experience in workforce and economic development policy and administration to this position.
September 22, 2016
Industrial Demand Skyrockets In San Bernardino County
Fortune 500 firms find fertile ground for maximizing growth in Southern California’s new golden market.
September 16, 2016
Retail Is Thriving in San Bernardino County
SAN DIEGO—San Bernardino County’s Soua Vang encourages retailers to look into the growing markets in the County, which is business friendly and pro growth.
August 16, 2016
Are Millennials Flocking to SoCal’s Inland Empire?
According to a recent CBRE report, more than 1 million square feet of new retail planned for San Bernardino County, changing demographics and new communities lead demand for diversity of shops and services.
August 15, 2016
$3.65 Million in California Competes Tax Credits Awarded to Seven San Bernardino County Companies for Adding 512 Jobs
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CA – Seven companies located in San Bernardino County have been awarded $3.65 million in California Competes Tax Credits (CCTC) for expanding and creating jobs in California.  The awards will help these companies generate more than $79,314,222 of total investment in the County and add 512 full-t...
August 10, 2016
San Bernardino County is Ripe for Two Kinds of Retail
While San Bernardino County is adding necessity retailers like grocery and drug stores, the region’s consumers are also thirsty for experiential retail and hip new restaurants, Lewis Group of Cos.’ Randall Lewis tells GlobeSt.com in this EXCLUSIVE ICSC preview.
August 9, 2016
Goodman Birtcher Inks Logistics Center Lease with Walmart
Goodman's North American platform continues to gain momentum with the recent lease transaction completed with Walmart for 100% of Goodman Logistics Center Fontana.
August 1, 2016
Developers Can’t Build Million-SF Buildings Fast Enough
INLAND EMPIRE, CA—The Inland Empire market remains the most-sought-after warehouse/distribution market in the US, according to sources.
June 1, 2016
Arden Companies expands facilities to Victorville
Thanks to help from the San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency and the City of Victorville, Arden Companies, a Bingham Farms, Mich.-based industry leader in the manufacturing of outdoor living products and accessories, has announced that it will relocate from its existing facility to a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Vi...
August 3, 2016
Retail Resurgence in San Bernardino County
SAN BERNARDINO, CA—Population growth, strong demand, increasing absorption and decreasing vacancies are evidence of a robust retail sector in this part of the Inland Empire making it a great place for retailers to locate, CBRE’s Jeff Moore tells GlobeSt.com in this EXCLUSIVE interview.
January 14, 2016
Demand Drives Inland Empire-East Industrial Deal
REDLANDS, CA—Annual industrial rent growth topping 10% and continued tenant demand have spurred the $33.3-million sale of Redlands Business Center in Southern California’s Inland Empire-East submarket. That is according to JLL, which represented seller, Bixby Land Co.
November 13, 2015
Custom Goods Signs 441,970 SF Lease
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA- JLL has represented Custom Goods, one of the region's premier third party logistics firms, in a new lease for 441, 970 square feet of industrial space at Prologis Rancho Cucamonga Distribution Center. 
March 27, 2015
Hillwood Breaks Ground on 1.1 Million SF Industrial Building in California
AllianceCalifornia Gateway South Building Three is the largest speculative industrial building under construction in San Bernardino County.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Hillwood Investment Properties has broken ground on Alliance Gateway South Building Three, a 1.1 million-square-foot addition to its AllianceCalifornia developme...
March 9, 2015
Kendall: National Interest Rising in County Office Market
ONTARIO, CA—Optimism is high in San Bernardino County—and investors are playing a role. The region is beating its neighbors in job creation over the past year (2.2% growth, vs. 2.0% for Orange County and 1.3% L.A.). And statewide it saw the highest levels of new business creation (two-thirds of all businesses in 2012 and 2013) and is...
March 1, 2015
People of Precision
Advanced manufacturers in San Bernardino County rely on continuously improving educational and training systems to deliver globally competitive workers.
February 4, 2015
Land Values Will Continue to Rise
ONTARIO, CA—As the drive for development in the Inland Empire ramps up, land prices are heading north and developers are becoming more sophisticated with the capital stack, said speakers at RealShare Inland Empire last week. What’s more, there’s so much capital looking for deals that developers can afford to re-jigger the capit...
February 3, 2015
Lenders are Heading to Inland Empire East
ONTARIO, CA—With competition among lenders in full swing in L.A. and Orange County, many are eyeing this submarket as an area of growth and opportunity for deals, said speakers at RealShare Inland Empire’s “Inland Empire Deals & Opportunities” panel here last week. The spillover has already hit Inland Empire West, lea...
February 2, 2015
Ports and IE: Food Chain to Consumers
ONTARIO, CA—The path from Asian exporting companies to the L.A./Long Beach ports and their proximity to the Inland Empire create the ideal environment for industrial to thrive here, said speakers at RealShare Inland Empire here last week. In many ways, this route is the most expedient way to transport goods from Asia to the US for distribu...
July 25, 2017
Why Workforce and Economic Development Work Best Hand In Hand
San Bernardino County has been experiencing tremendous growth. In its 2017 report Chmura Economics and Analytics stated that employment growth for the entire region has advanced at a markedly accelerated rate. Since 2013, the Inland Empire’s economy has outperformed California in employment, wage, and retail sales growth; and employment ha...
January 30, 2015
Will Living-Wage Jobs Come Back?
ONTARIO, CA—Minimum-wage job growth is undeniable, but you can’t send your kids to college if you’re working at Chili’s, said speakers at RealShare Inland Empire here yesterday. The “Local Leaders Roundtable” panel noted growth in low-paying jobs at quick-serve restaurants and in the service industry, but muse...
January 28, 2015
Rents Surpassing Peak in Inland Empire
ONTARIO, CA—Some size ranges of industrial space in this market are under such great demand that rents continue to climb, CBRE’s vice chairman Darla Longo tells GlobeSt.com exclusively. We spoke with Longo in advance her deal-making panel at RealShare Inland Empire this week to get her take on this thriving market and where she sees ...
January 27, 2015
Inland Empire’s Biggest Industrial Dilemma
ONTARIO, CA—Finding product to buy and getting a high yield from it is the biggest problem investors have in this market, Steve Batcheller, partner with Panattoni Development Co. Inc., tells GlobeSt.com. In this preview to RealShare Inland Empire this Thursday here, we spoke exclusively with Batcheller about what factors support the curren...
January 23, 2015
Go East, Young Workers by Joel Kotkin
Do the middle class and working class have a future in the Southland? If they do, that future will be largely determined in the Inland Empire, the one corner of Southern California that seems able to accommodate large-scale growth in population and jobs. If Southern California’s economy is going to grow, it will need a strong Inland Empire...
January 5, 2015
Building the Small Path to Big Growth
SAN BERNARDINO, CA—Already a logistics hub, San Bernardino County is growing in an often overlooked segment: small business. And the opportunity is ripe, says Mike Stull, director for the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE).
December 22, 2014
California Wins in Business Survival Rate
SAN BERNARDINO, CA—Its proximity to the ports, international airports and major interstates helps businesses in San Bernardino County keep operational costs in check, Larry Vaupel tells GlobeSt.com exclusively. Vaupel, a 20-year economic and land-development professional, was recently named San Bernardino County’s Economic Developmen...
December 15, 2014
Inland Empire Renewals Back in Vogue for 2015
Franc Geraci, an EVP in Voit Real Estate Services’ Inland Empire office, reviews the future for the Inland Empire’s industrial market, noting that things are “simply booming.”
December 3, 2014
Will a Regional iHub Create Future Success for San Bernardino County?
Improvement is expected to come from the export sector. Last year revenue for the area’s exports hit $9.6 billion.  The top products are transportation equipment, computer and electronic products and chemicals and machinery.  Top export markets are Canada, Mexico, Japan and China.

The strategy to increase exports s...
November 21, 2014
Finding Opportunity in the High Desert
VICTORVILLE, CA—Eldon Heaston is executive director for the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District. As part of his work, he sees the High Desert, comprised of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Hesperia and Victorville, as a strategic opportunity for businesses seeking to remain in the golden state based on his agency’s pro-busi...
September 24, 2014
BIG BEAR: Mammoth Mountain buys pair of resorts for $38 million
A merger inked Wednesday could breathe new life into one of Southern California’s most popular ski towns, bridging two destinations for skiers and snowboarders and coming at the most unlikely of times: in the middle of a drought when snowfall is a scarcity.
September 23, 2014
County Food Tenants Ask for Outdoor Component
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CA—In preparation for the upcoming ICSC Western States conference, we caught up with Randall Lewis, EVP of Lewis Retail Centers, to discuss that his company has in the works here in the County and about his observations on the state of economy in the County of San Bernardino.
September 19, 2014
A Bushel of New Retailers in Apple Valley
SAN BERNARDINO, CA—In preparation for ICSC Western States, we chatted with GlobeSt.com thought leader, the County of San Bernardino about the Town of Apple Valley, located in the High Desert region of the Inland Empire in Southern California, which has experienced a number of new retailer expansions and development, further adding to this ...
August 22, 2014
CapRock Secures Parcels for Industrial Build

RIALTO, CA—CapRock Partners, a private commercial real estate investment firm based in Orange County, CA, has acquired the second of two premium land parcels in Rialto, CA. Only one mile apart, the projects boast ideal freeway access to the 210, 15 and 10 Freeways.
July 30, 2014
Pacific Industrial Moves on 744,032-SF Facility
FONTANA, CA—GlobeSt.com has exclusively learned that Long Beach, CA-based Pacific Industrial has broken ground on the Sierra Pacific Center. The 744,032-square-foot class A logistics and distribution facility will be located in the Inland Empire West.
July 25, 2014
Demand for space forecast to continue
The demand for industrial space in Inland Southern California – and construction for all types of commercial properties statewide – is expected to continue to grow in the next three years, a study released this week said.
July 23, 2014
Tire Maker Expands Distribution Facility
CHINO, CA—Yokohama Tire Corporation has chosen the County of San Bernardino for expansion into a larger Western Region Distribution Center. The company has leased a newly-constructed, 658,000-square-foot facility located at 16388 Fern Ave., Building 2 in the city of Chino, which it plans to occupy late this year.
July 17, 2014
Redlands, A Driving Force of Activity
REDLANDS, CA—As GlobeSt.com reported this morning, the industrial development alliance between Chicago-based Conor Commercial Real Estate, a member of the McShane Cos., and MetLife Real Estate Investors, revealed the development and groundbreaking of Redlands Logistics Center. The 1.01-million-square-foot speculative industrial facility is...
July 14, 2014
Larger Lease Inked After $32M Sale
ONTARIO, CA—3M Co. has sold a 270,890-square-footindustrial building and 42 acres of land here to an unnamed buyer for $31.9 million. As part of the transaction, the firm signed a 10-year lease on a 454,877-square-footdistribution facility soon to be constructed on a nearby vacant parcel.
June 19, 2014
Overcoming Hurdles, Not Creating Them
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY—“Most tenants are looking for flexibility and the ability to expand quickly if need be.”
February 11, 2014
Intsel Steel West, LLC Chooses County of San Bernardino as Strategic Location for its First California Distribution Facility
COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. February 11, 2014 – Intsel Steel West, LLC, a growing supplier of steel to the construction industry, has selected the County of San Bernardino to locate its first California distribution facility. The company purchased a five-acre, 50,000-square-foot distribution facility located at 13338 ...

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