Region to be showcased at international real estate conference

Real estate development opportunities in the San Diego-Tijuana region will be showcased at the international real estate conference, MIPIM, in Cannes, France, March 14-17.

The four-day event attracts more than 21,000 participants from all over the world, including investors, developers, architects, planners, brokers, business leaders and corporate end-users.

Participants represent asset classes in office, residential, retail, health care, sport, logistics and industrial.

“For many international investors, San Diego remains a bit of an unknown,” said Bob Kevane, president of the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors, in a statement. “Over the past few years, we’ve made great strides to build relationships with international partners, and this year we’re stepping it up even more.”

San Diego representatives have attended the event previously as part of the National Association of Realtors delegation, but this is the first time the San Diego-Tijuana region will have its own dedicated exhibit space on the trade show floor.

The exhibit will highlight major development opportunities, such as the 535-acre Chula Vista Bayfront project and the 210-acre Millenia mixed-use district.

“With more developable land than any other city in the region, Chula Vista is in a unique position for companies that want to take advantage of the robust and growing cross-border economy,” Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas said in a statement.

Casillas Salas is attending the conference with San Diego Port Commissioner Ann Moore, Chestnut Properties chief operating officer Susan Guerra, and faculty and staff from the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego.