A 10-year loan was approved through Freddie Mac to refinance an existing construction loan, CBRE said. Located at 800 Lantern Crest Way, the senior community was first completed in 2012, offering assisted living and memory care units. A second phase, completed in 2015, offers independent and assisted living units. The property has onsite amenities including a fitness center, movie theater, game room, salon spa, library and two restaurants.
was formed in 1989 and has developed more than $500 million in projects, including medical office buildings, apartments, retail centers, industrial and mixed-use developments. East County Chamber Will Host Breakfast at Grossmont College The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will host its upcoming First Friday Breakfast starting at 7:15 a.m., Friday, Oct. 7 at Grossmont College, Griffin Gate, 8800 Grossmont Center Dr. Grossmont Union High School District is the breakfast sponsor. Cost to attend the Chamber breakfast is $20 per person for members with RSVP, $25 per person for guests with RSVP and $30 per person at the door without reservations. For more information and to RSVP, contact Melissa Long at [email protected], (619) 440-6161, or visit www.eastcountychamber.org. La Mesa Auto Repair Shop Back in Business After Fire Summit Transmissions, 7633 El Cajon Blvd. in La Mesa, has reopened following a fire that closed the auto repair shop for three weeks, announced Jerry Kubitsky, owner, Summit Transmissions. 17, Kubitsky said an electrical fire began in the ignition system of a Honda Odyssey automobile being held overnight for repairs.
He said the fire caused damages to several other vehicles, as well as destroyed wiring, scan tools and repair equipment. Auto parts, valued at several thousands of dollars, were discarded over the possibility of product failure, Kubitsky said. 6 and has been adding repair capacity as new equipment is installed, he said. “We’ve reopen earlier than most people expected, but there is still work to be done,” said Kubitsky. “We’re close to being fully operational and returning to the level of business we had before the fire. The fire has tested us but our faith, which remains strong, has kept us calm in the face of this major setback. The support we have received from our customers and industry friends has been tremendous. Other shops have offered to lend us repair space or help with the cleanup. Summit Transmissions, in business since 1982, is a member of Automotive Service Council of California (ASCCA), which established an emergency fund to help Kubitsky. He has worked at Summit Transmissions since 1986 and acquired the business in 1994. The shop relocated from El Cajon to La Mesa in July 2006. For an appointment, call (619) 463-9400, or visit www.summittransmissions.com. East County Realtors CEO Adding North County Duties El Cajon resident Rich D’Ascoli, chief executive officer, Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR), a San Diego-area trade group for realtors, has added CEO duties for the North San Diego County Association of Realtors (NSDCAR) to his workload. D’Ascoli will serve as CEO of both PSAR and NSDCAR. Officials said each association will continue to operate independently as two separate organizations governed by separate and independent boards of directors and D’Ascoli will report to each board separately. PSAR has more than 2,500 members and operates service centers in Chula Vista and El Cajon. NSDCAR has more than 4,800 members and operates service centers in Vista, Carmel Valley, Carlsbad, Escondido and Fallbrook. The decision for D’Ascoli to lead both realtor associations was prompted by a recent shared-services agreement between the two groups signed earlier this year. The agreement provides access to services, resources and discounts offered by either association to both PSAR and NSDCAR members. Shared services include Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data, discounts on store items and lockbox equipment and services, along with educational training, advocacy and other resources. In addition, the recently announced retirement of Dianne McMillan, CEO of NSDCAR, presented the two realtor associations with the opportunity to benefit from professional executive support in a cost-effective manner, officials said.
D’Ascoli, who has served PSAR for the past 10 years, will begin serving NSDCAR on Oct. 1, but will gain the CEO of NSDCAR title effective Jan. 2, 2017, following McMillan’s end-of-year retirement. McMillan has worked with NSDCAR for the past 25 years. Santee Woman Leading Advertising Emergency Group Santee resident Gloria Valenti Gerak, president of Media Planning & Placement, an advertising media planning and buying company, has been elected 2016-2017 president of the San Diego Advertising Fund for Emergencies (SAFE), a non-profit organization providing confidential financial assistance to local advertising and marketing professionals and their families facing a life crisis emergency. Gerak, who founded her company in 1987, works with advertising agencies and directly with clients providing comprehensive media planning and buying along with advertising promotions consulting. She has served on the SAFE board of directors since 2010. SAFE is a nonprofit supported by volunteers in the advertising, communications and marketing industries. Since its founding in May 2000 by SDX, formerly the San Diego Advertising Club, SAFE has approved more than 90 grants totaling about $500,000. Over the years, SAFE grant recipients have needed assistance with such expenses as utilities, food, gasoline and rent due to a variety of emergency situations ranging from life-threatening disease to accident, injury or employment interruption.
Santee Chamber to Host OktOVERfest Event on Saturday The Santee Chamber of Commerce will host its inaugural OktOVERfest, an over-the-line tournament and party, from 9 a.m. 1, at Town Center Community Park West, 9409 Cuyamaca St., Santee. The day-long event is a fundraiser for the Chamber. Three divisions will include men’s advance, men’s recreational and women’s open. a party begins with food trucks, beer garden and d.j.