Valencia-based company Hello Auto Group has purchased two longtime Temecula dealerships owned by John Hines for undisclosed terms.
According to Carl Schmidt, president of Halo Auto, the deals close on October 4.
The pair have known each other for over two decades, said John Hine, Mazda and Subaru president.
“Our commitment to the customer experience and the belief that high levels of customer satisfaction can only be achieved through employee satisfaction,” Hine said in a statement.
Halo Auto Group said it intends to retain all of Hines’ employees at Temecula locations.
Casino Hiring Events Are Virtual
More recruitment events are planned at the Yamawa Resort and Casino in San Manuel in Highland.
The two-day virtual event will run from 8:30 am to 5 pm on October 18-19 and will have on-the-spot job interviews.
Applicants should first register at nextlevelcasinocareers.com. The site will also list executives’ hiring schedules, job biographies, and videos.
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians renamed the casino complex in late September ahead of the December debut of their new luxury hotel and resort.
Afasi Bird, vice president of hotel operations, “‘Yamawa’ is a native Serrano word meaning a time of spring, growth and rebirth.”
Like many other employers in Southern California, it has struggled to keep up with hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senior Complex being sold in Corona
River Run Senior, a 360-unit affordable apartment complex in Corona has been acquired by Avnath Capital Management.
The terms of the sale were not disclosed by Avnath.
The age-restricted community at 863 River Road was built in 2004, and comprises six three-story garden-style buildings over 216,684 square feet. The average of each apartment is 602 square feet. The complex offers a mix of 306 one-bedroom and 54 two-bedroom apartments.
In-unit amenities include air conditioning, a dishwasher, vinyl plank flooring, walk-in closets, and private balcony/patio. Common amenities include a community center, business center, pool, lift service, laundry rooms in each building, and a gated entrance.
River Run will be managed by Avnath Communities, which also manages 10 other properties owned by the firm in Southern California. Avnath Capital Management President and CIO John R. Williams said COVID-19 protocols in the senior community include closed common area facilities and hand-sanitizing stations throughout the property — as do River Run residents. Suitable for safe and healthy living.
Features will also get mechanical system upgrades, new roofs, HVAC systems, a new maintenance shop and new security cameras near the access gates.
Ontario Shopping Center $40.1M . sold in
Retail shopping center Ontario Gateway has been sold to JH Real Estate Partners for $40.1 million, according to brokerage Newmark Knight Frank.
The center of Ontario Mills Parkway is home to Ross, Big Lots, Jo-Ann, Dollar Tree, David’s Bridal, Turner Outdoorsman, and grocery outlets. The so-called outparsals are leased to IHOP, Outback Steakhouse and Tokyo Wako.
Newmark’s Bill Baumann and Kyle Miller represented the vendor, the Zelman Development Company.
“Its location directly across from the iconic Ontario Mills mall creates a significant expanded business area, increasing the appeal of this property,” Bauman said.
Riverside industrial buildings sold to Atlanta firm
Two industrial business parks with a combined 210,657 square feet in Riverside have been sold to an Atlanta-based investment firm.
MDH Partners acquired MS Northgate and MS Van Buren I from Silagi Development and Management.
No terms of sale provided.
MDH Partners said the deal represents its first expansion into California.
Mario Calvillo represented Silagi in the Riverside office of Lee & Associates.
George Rowe at MDH Partners signed the deal for the firm and led the acquisition process.
MS Northgate is a two-building property built in 2017 at the corner of Marlborough Avenue and Northgate Street in the Hunter Park neighborhood of Riverside. MS Van Buren I is about 12 acres at the corner of Van Buren Boulevard and Meridian Parkway, just 10 miles south of MS Northgate. Van Buren I has 147,612 square feet in three buildings.
MS Northgate’s tenants include the Kavner Company, a company that manufactures architectural aluminum systems. In Van Buren I, tenants include packaging manufacturer Saveway Supply, Elevate Fulfillment, an e-commerce and order fulfillment warehouse and Carpenter and Black Smith Furniture.
Yucca Retail Pad $2M . sells in
According to Progressive Real Estate Partners, a 6,518-square-foot retail strip mall in Yucca Valley has been sold for $2 million in a 1031 exchange.
The retail pad at 58132 Twentynine Palms Highway is leased to GameStop, Verizon Wireless and Metro PCS and is adjacent to the Stater Brothers-anchored shopping center.
In Progressive, Greg Bedell represented the seller, and Victor Buendia represented the buyer. Both investors were unknown but the representative said the seller was from Northern California and that the buyer is local to the Inland Empire and owns other Yucca Valley properties.
grant money for smoke alarms
Some 1,650 mobile homes and low-income housing units in Rancho Cucamonga will receive new smoke alarms thanks to a grant of $86,500 for the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District.
Rep. Pete Aguilar, a member of the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, received the grant money.
Rancho Cucamonga Fire Chief Evan Roger said the grant would ultimately help save lives in the community.
“We truly appreciate the cooperation and support of our federal partners in helping to make our Rancho Cucamonga community safer,” Roger said.
IE lawyers join OC firm
San Clemente-based law firm Gilson Dub has hired two lawyers who will represent the firm from its Inland Empire office in Corona.
Giselle Valles joined the team as a trial attorney from Stander, Rubens, Thomas and Kinsey, where she served as associate counsel for workers’ compensation defense for two years.
Lee Dua will also serve as a trial attorney outside the firm’s Inland Empire office. He is joined by Gilson Daab from the Riverside Legal Aid Clinic, where he was a day-to-day attorney.
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