Gordon Cope Cope: “Cities like Perris, Moreno Valley and Victorville are now competitive players in the main mix of viable investment options and are viewed positively by mainstream financial institutions.”

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA—High Desert is no longer considered a secondary market due to Inland Empire absorption and scarcity of development opportunities in the “near to port” locations, Stirling Development’s Gordon Cope tells GlobeSt.com. As we previously reported, Cope recently joined the firm as director, financial planning and accounting; prior to joining Stirling, he served as a tax manager with Haskell & White LLP, a Southern California public accounting firm specializing in real estate.