Daily Activity Report – May 6, 2021, San Diego Metro Magazine
Cubic Corporation claims a new headquarters for its “ Cubes ”
Cubic Corporation, based in San Diego, calls its employees “Cubes,” a staff that now has a newly constructed headquarters in Kearny Mesa.
“We are delighted that most of our San Diego Cubes are located on a campus, further enhancing our One Cubic culture which focuses on teamwork and collaboration,” said Bradley H. Feldmann, president, president and CEO of Cubic Corporation. “Cisterra Development has been an essential partner in the creation of our new head office which will allow the continuous growth and strengthening of our teams.”
Cubic considered several options for developing a new headquarters, including options outside of San Diego. Ultimately, he chose to consolidate two separate office campuses into a single new campus with Cisterra Development as the business development partner. Cisterra Development delivered two new three-story buildings totaling 250,000 square feet, with the entire campus now accommodating 1,500 employees.
Steven Black, founder and chairman of Cisterra Development, said construction of the new headquarters was completed under budget and ahead of schedule.
Located at 9233 Balboa Avenue, the LEED Silver certified buildings include energy-efficient lighting, solar panels in the 687-space parking lot and electric vehicle charging stations. The campus also features plenty of outdoor meeting and gathering venues, a full-service cafe, state-of-the-art fitness center, and basketball court.
PHOTO: Render of the new Cubic headquarters buildings.
Donna Blackmond, Scripps Research Chemist
elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Donna Blackmond, a renowned Scripps Research professor who has broadened the world’s understanding of the chemistry of life, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of her “distinguished and continued achievements in original research.”
Blackmond, who joined Scripps Research in 2010, is also chair of the California campus chemistry department.
Among her many accomplishments, Blackmond pioneered the development of a technique called Reaction Progress Kinetic Analysis, or RPKA, a method of streamlining chemical reactions that is emerging as a standard throughout the world. industry for pharmaceutical research and development. In addition, Blackmond’s groundbreaking work on the molecular geometry that exists in the building blocks of the natural world – a property known as “chirality” – has implications ranging from the design of effective therapies to the very origins of life on the planet. Earth.
“Donna has made extraordinary contributions to chemistry and to science as a whole,” said Peter Schultz, President and CEO of Scripps Research. “This well-deserved recognition places her among an elite group of scientists and the Institute is proud to have Donna in our faculty. We congratulate her on this well-deserved honor.
The airport cell phone bundle will reopen on May 8
The Cell Phone Lot at San Diego International Airport, which was closed in April due to COVID-19, will reopen on May 8, providing approximately 100 parking spaces for drivers to park and wait for passengers to arrive.
“The opening of our cell phone batch is a sign of recovery at our airport,” said Kimberly J. Becker, president and CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. “With the traveling public getting vaccinated and schools off for spring break, we’ve seen some of the highest passenger numbers since the pandemic started in March and April. We continue to see a steady increase in the number of travelers and we hope that the reopening of our cell phone batch will reduce roadside traffic and make it easier to pick up arriving passengers.
The cell phone lot is located at 3015 N. Harbor Drive, with the entrance at the intersection of N. Harbor Drive and Liberator Way. Hours of operation are 5 am to 12:30 pm seven days a week. For more information, please visit www.san.org/Parking.
Estate planning and tax lawyer Julie Dewberry
returns to Higgs Fletcher & Mack
Julie Dewberry, a fiduciary and estate planning, tax and not-for-profit lawyer, joined Higgs Fletcher & Mack. In her practice, Dewberry advises families, entrepreneurs and national and international executives on the accumulation, preservation and transfer of tax-advantaged assets.
In addition, her work includes mitigating conflict between families, planning for spendthrift children, and creating practical solutions to new problems. She has experience in the design, operation and succession of family businesses, and she also represents non-profit organizations, assisting them in their training, obtaining tax exemption status and their operations. common. Dewberry is licensed in both California and Virginia.
Dewberry returns to HFM after spending two years developing its international estate planning practice. Active in the legal, estate planning and charitable communities, Dewberry is a member of the Korean American Bar Association of San Diego, the Trusts and Estates Section of the San Diego Country Bar Association, the North County Estate Planning Council, and the Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation. Estates and Trusts Council. She received her law degree from George Mason University Law School and previously obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of William and Mary.
Announcement of the first commercial leases in Civita in Mission Valley
Sudberry Properties has announced that it has leased or is in negotiation on nearly half of the 18,000 square foot first phase retail sale at The Row in Civita in Mission Valley.
El Tianguis Rolled Taquitos has leased a 1,376 square foot site. This will be the San Diego-based chain’s third fast-casual restaurant.
Southpaw Veterinary, a family clinic, leased 2,068 square feet located next to El Tianguis. The two tenants are expected to open in the fall.
Keg N Bottle Stores have leased 1,848 square feet for an upscale bottle store called Cork and Barrel, which will specialize in premium wines, beer and spirits. It should open by the end of the year. Additional leases are being finalized.
This initial phase of The Row at Civita is located in Purl, a mixed-use residential area with 434 apartments and extensive leisure facilities.
The current state of the hospitality industry
By Robert Rauch
Current conditions in the state of the hospitality industry include leisure travel, employee challenges and the reinvention of guest programming.
While I’m not sure how we’re going to pay for the government’s spending plans, I do know that in the short term we’ll see huge growth in gross domestic product, with some forecasters forecasting over 6% for this year. Lenders are back in the game and traffic on the roads seems to me to be an overall increase in business. To date, all hotel activities, on the whole, are leisure activities. Longer weekends have been created by travelers who work remotely on Fridays and Mondays.
Request for leisure travel
What is lacking in the growth of travel is still business travel, group meetings and international travel. Hotels and the markets that depend on these sectors are still probably one year away from a significant recovery. The pent-up leisure demand is here to stay due to consumer confidence.
This is based on the “journey of revenge” as well as the savings and success of vaccines to date. Business travel will start to improve this fall, but there will be travel budget cuts from many companies. Group and congress activities will be based on meeting restrictions in each market area and international business will be one year away. If business usually comes back, what doesn’t? Employees.
The ALS association will host the virtual Fiesta ALS 2021
The ALS Association Greater San Diego Chapter will host its sixth annual ALS Fiesta as a virtual online fundraiser from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19. Participation in the ALS Fiesta 2021 is free and open to the public. The online consultation will be available at www.alsfiesta.com or Facebook. The product will provide services to families with ALS, including medical equipment loans, referral services, support groups, education, advocacy for access to care, and research to slow the progression of ALS and find a cure. Carlsbad-based Ionis Pharmaceuticals is the main sponsor of the Fiesta ALS 2021.
Mutual TuSimple and Liberty
partner to study the advantages of autonomous trucks
TuSimple, a San Diego-based autonomous driving technology company, and Liberty Mutual Insurance, the world’s sixth-largest P&C insurer, have announced a partnership to assess the comparative safety of autonomous trucks.
TuSimple and Liberty Mutual will work together to better understand how autonomous technologies perform compared to the same types of trucks driven manually by human drivers, the companies said.
“We believe the benefits of autonomous vehicles are powerful and will play a vital role in reducing the number of truck-related fatalities in the future,” said Jim Mullen, chief administrative officer and legal officer of TuSimple. “Since most crashes are caused by distraction, impairment and driver fatigue – factors that are eliminated by self-driving trucks – we expect the data to show significant safety benefits when TuSimple’s autonomous driving technology is applied.
TuSimple’s Autonomous Freight Network operates a fleet of 50 autonomous L4 trucks in the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.