San Bernardino County isgrowing rapidly. The county has a healthy development pipelineacross asset classes, population growth and job growth. Retaildevelopment is the latest phase in the market's growth, and it isserving to support San Bernardino's transition to an infill market.San Bernardino has the strongest retail growth in California andoutpaces the state as a whole, and currently, there are severalnotable retail developments under construction.

It isn't surprising that San Bernardino is growing. The market'ssize and location has made it a perfect candidate for real estatedevelopment. “San Bernardino County is the largest county in theUnited States. Not only is it large but it is diverse,” RegJavier, deputy executive officer of workforce and economicdevelopment at San Bernardino County, We have well-established cities such as Ontario, ChinoHills and Redlands and communities that are young and stillbuilding especially in the High Desert which creates a broadopportunity for new construction, infill and redevelopment.”

New retailers have expanded or arrived in San Bernardino, butretail development has been integral in facilitating retail growth.Javier highlights three current constructions in the high dessertarea that are changing the market dynamics. “Construction recentlystarted for a new ground-up retail center in the high desertregion, Adelanto Towne Center by Lewis Retail Centers, which willrepresent opportunity for 63,400 square feet of new retailers.Majestic Realty just kicked off the multifamily component ofMountain Grove, a 67-acre retail development contiguous to itshighly successful 520,000-square-foot Citrus Plaza shopping centerin Redlands. At full build-out, Mountain Grovewill include more than 450,000-square-feet of retail, entertainmentand restaurant tenants.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.