Douglas Wilson Companies (DWC) is pleased to announce we are seeking a Real Estate Research Assistant to join our San Diego team.

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ABOUT THE POSITION

The Real Estate Research Assistant will work with the Douglas Wilson Companies Brokerage Team to provide research and analysis for commercial real estate properties for sales, acquisitions and possible 1031 exchanges. This position is part-time and has flexible hours.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Working knowledge of CoStar, LoopNet and web search engines related to commercial real estate
  • Understanding of commercial real estate asset classes and lease structures
  • Able to search and identify probable exchange properties
  • Able to communicate with listing agents for basic information and pricing guidance
  • Self starter and can work independently based on a defined task
  • Attention to detail
  • Capable of multitasking
  • Part-time position, four to six months of employment, with potential to become full time or extend part-time role.
  • Position to be based in our San Diego, CA headquarters
  • Hourly compensation based on experience
  • To start immediately

Please direct all inquiries and submittals to: careers@douglaswilson.com

September Events

by Sara Galloway on September 1, 2016

Allen Matkins Real Estate — September 12
Douglas Wilson and Nicholas Wilson will be attending the Ninth Annual Allen Matkins, “View from the Top”, in San Diego, CA

Urban Land Institute (ULI) — September 13
ULI will be be hosting a breakfast, “When the Voters are the Decision-Makers: Land Use by Ballot”, in San Diego, CA

National Investment Center (NIC) — September 14-16
Douglas Wilson will be attending NIC’s Fall Conferencea networking event for seniors housing operators, owners and capital providersin Washington, D.C.

Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) — September 14
Douglas Wilson will be attending the CREFC Annual DC Symposium 2016, “In Choppy Waters: Exploring Opportunities in Uncharted Territories“, in Washington, D.C.

Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) — September 15
Nicholas Wilson will be attending CREFC’s Endless Summer Cocktails in Irvine, D.C.

San Diego Bankruptcy Forum (SDBF) — September 20
Douglas Wilson and Nicholas Wilson will be attending the SDBF’s Annual Mediation Awards & Cocktail Reception in San Diego, CA

The Lodging Conference — September 26-29
The Lodging Conference one of the top hotel industry events in the world will be hosted in Phoenix, AZ

Bisnow — September 28
Bisnow will be hosting a breakfast “San Diego Healthcare Leadership and Life Sciences Forum: A Discussion with San Diego’s Leaders in Healthcare and Life Sciences”, in San Diego, CA

Bisnow — September 28
Bisnow will be hosting a breakfast “San Diego Healthcare Leadership and Life Sciences Forum: A Discussion with San Diego’s Leaders in Healthcare and Life Sciences”, in San Diego, CA

Focus on Agriculture

by DWC Team on August 15, 2016

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Many American farmers are currently enduring what is believed to be a continuation of a stressful economic environment. As in any industry, margins are critical, with multiple components contributing to profitability and current challenges – weather, foreign and domestic competition, stringent regulations and politics.

Farmers are currently producing bumper crops while there is already an oversupply, creating downward pressure on the price of many crops. This has resulted in substantial debt – the highest in more than 30 years. The cost of land remains firm in contrast to a 14-year low in profits. Agricultural credit conditions are therefore deteriorating as repayment rates fell for the 10th consecutive quarter. (Bloomberg News and the Wall Street Journal)

“The U.S. Department of Agriculture has projected that net U.S. farm income will fall this year to the lowest level in more than a decade… U.S. farmers have also been hit by the strength of the dollar, which has stymied demand to export their crops.” – Wall Street Journal, May 12, 2016

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Farmers are also bracing for the effects of a minimum wage increase in states that have or will implement the law, positioning them at a disadvantage compared to states and nations paying lower wages.

California farms are some of the world’s largest producers of fruit and vegetable crops, tree nuts, strawberries, flowers, beef and dairy. Compounding tense economic conditions, California is experiencing a record setting drought, resulting in soaring water prices. The drought is burdening agricultural production in many of the State’s over 80,500 farms. It is estimated that over 80 percent of California’s delivered water is used in agriculture.

In particular, avocado farmers have been battling high water prices for years, climbing to as high as $1,600 per acre-foot in San Diego County, which makes “…profits hard to come by for the water-thirsty crop” (San Diego Business Journal, March 21-27, 2016). Many farmers are now scaling back on avocado production, attempting to replace them with less water intense crops.

California has also seen a heightened supply of almonds with slowing global demand. This has created downward pressure on prices. “Exports play a key role for California almonds, with close to 70 percent of total U.S. almond supply serving international markets…The strong U.S. dollar is likely partly behind these reduced exports” (USDA Fruit and Tree Nuts Outlook, March 31, 2016).

With various agricultural sectors facing significant headwinds, their economic stability remains at risk.

Douglas Wilson Companies (DWC) understands the complexities of workout solutions for the agricultural industry. Our firm offers over 25 years experience tracking, developing and offering expert timely, strategic, industry-specific factors, such as:

  • industry market rates
  • laws and regulations
  • staffing, including H2A transportation and housing
  • operational procedures
  • lendor funding
  • land and equipment leases, ownership and value
  • insurance
  • budgeting and oversight accounting
  • pre- and post-harvest costs
  • sales, whether in-house or third-party
  • animal care, health and safety
  • animal or byproduct sales

DWC remains an industry leader, providing services managing troubled assets and operations for law firms, state and federal courts, institutions, trusts and partnerships.

DWC is here to support you when issues arise. Since 1989, the distinction and variety of services we’ve performed has been a clear reflection of the attention focused on the ever changing needs of our clients over time.

“Douglas Wilson Companies offers a robust  legacy of  timely navigating unique and complex agricultural  transactions. Spanning initial analysis to effectual resolution, our team administers an array of expertise throughout the entire process.”  – Douglas Wilson, Chairman and CEO

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August Events

by DWC Team on August 1, 2016

Bisnow  — August 18
Bisnow will be hosting a breakfast, ” San Diego Hospitality Development Takeoff: Exciting New Developments at the Seaport and Across Town” San Diego, CA

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)  — August 30-September 1
Nicholas Wilson  and Michele Vives will be attending events surrounding the 2016 Western Conference & Deal Making ConferenceSan Diego, CA

Urban Land Institute (ULI) — September 13
ULI is hosting a breakfast, “When the Voters are the Decision-Makers: Land Use by Ballot” San Diego, CA

National Investment Center (NIC) — September 14-16
Douglas Wilson will be attending the  2016 Annual Fall Conference Washington, D.C.

Downtown San Diego Partnership (DSDP) — September 15
The DWC team will be savoring the Taste of DowntownSan Diego, CA

Douglas Wilson Companies Seeks Business Development Professional

July 18, 2016

Douglas Wilson Companies (DWC) is excited to announce expansion of our corporate team! We are seeking a highly qualified, dynamic individual to join us as a Business Development Manager. Click here to review official position post ABOUT THE POSITION The Business Development Manager will foster current and potential relationships, focusing on pursuing and securing new national […]

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July Events

June 30, 2016

Urban Land Institute (ULI) — July 12 Michael Brekka will be attending the ULI Breakfast, “What Happens to the Qualcomm Stadium Site?” in San Diego, CA Turnaround Management Association (TMA) — July 16-17 Nicholas Wilson will be attending the 2016 TMA Western Regional Conference in Carlsbad, CA San Diego Bankruptcy Forum (SDBF) — July 21 […]

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Spring 2016 Newsletter

May 27, 2016
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DWC to Sell Oceanfront Hospitality Property and Premier Commercial Agricultural Property

May 27, 2016

The DWC brokerage team has recently been engaged to sell two unique assets located in San Diego County. One of the properties, The Inn at Sunset Cliffs, is a generational, oceanfront hospitality property located in the Sunset Cliffs neighborhood of Ocean Beach, CA. The boutique 1950s era, courtyard-style inn features 25 rooms, a pool and […]

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Douglas Wilson Companies: A Legacy of Experience Managing Troubled Assets

May 27, 2016

This article is featured in the Spring 2016 Newsletter. To view the full newsletter click here. 2016 is anticipated to be one of the best years for housing in over a decade, following 327,000 national multifamily unit completions in 2015 (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development). According to the National Multifamily Housing Council, there […]

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Focus on Chula Vista

May 27, 2016

This article featured in the Spring 2016 Newsletter. To view the full newsletter click here. Chula Vista, the second largest city in San Diego County, boasts uniquely developable waterfront properties and remains fertile for developers to enter the market. Recognizing this potential, DWC currently has development projects underway and continues to actively target additional potential […]

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