News In Brief

by Sean Belk, Staff Writer

• EcoTerra Properties & Investments announced it has relocated from its Long Beach location to 408 Marina Dr. in Seal Beach. The grand opening was scheduled for Earth Day, April 22. The real estate company, owned by Trudy Kalush, specializes in advising clientele of environmentally friendly preferred options in home design and building.

• The California Association of Realtors announced increases in both median prices and homes sales throughout the state in March due to improvement in the overall economy and favorable market conditions. Sales of existing, single family detached homes, which closed escrow, increased 3.1 percent from the prior month and rose 1.5 percent over the prior year.

• The deadline to submit comments on the second+pch re-circulated draft environmental impact report expired April 25. The proposed project is a mixed-use development, including: up to 191,475 square feet of retail; 325 residential units; a 100-room hotel with 3,150 square feet of meeting space; 4,368 square feet of restaurant space; a 99-seat theater and a 4,175-square-foot marine/science learning center. For more information, visit

• Grub & Ellis has announced hiring William Robertson, LEED AP, as the firm’s senior vice president of project management. Robertson spent five years with Studley Inc. as director of project management and began his career in 1996 with Fisher Development Inc. Robertson has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

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