Cindy Gompper-Graves Gompper-Graves: “As East Otay Mesa is developing, it will be able to attract big users because of the universities; it’s a natural place to create.”

OTAY MESA, CA—East Otay Mesa just about the only place where large parcels of developable land still lie in San Diego County, and it is being primed for activity with new infrastructure and the South County EDC’s endorsement, SDEDC’s president and CEO Cindy Gompper-Graves tells East Otay Mesa is the largest tract of undeveloped industrially zoned land in San Diego County, and the early stages of development and new business opportunities that continue to emerge through the area’s growth situate East Otay Mesa to be the region’s next large-scale commercial and industrial hub.

We spoke exclusively with Gompper-Graves about the future of this submarket and what it offers users that other submarkets don’t.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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