The 10 Best Spots to Watch the Sunset in San Diego

Are you headed out to enjoy the sunset this weekend? That’s one of the reasons our city is so popular, because every beautiful, dreamy sunset in San Diego sinks into the water. Whether you’re hiking in the mountains, lying out on the beach, or sipping a cocktail from a rooftop, you can experience a breathtaking sunset view. Here are our picks for the best San Diego locations to catch the day’s last rays.

10. Torrey Pines State Park

A few hours of hiking on the cliffs gives you a spectacular vantage point to see sun, sand, cliffs, trees, and waves. Peek over the right cliff and you may also catch a glimpse of some nude bathers at Black’s Beach!

9. Altitude Sky Lounge

Located at the top of the Marriott in the Gaslamp Quarter, Altitude is the prime place to unwind with a stiff drink and watch the sunset over the bay. Cozy up to the outdoor firepit as the surrounding glass blocks the ocean breeze and keeps you from getting too chilly! Keep an eye out for foul balls from nearby Petco Park, as Altitude also has a great view of Padres Games!

8. George’s at the Cove

La Jolla is known for its swanky shops, bars, and high-class neighborhood, and George’s at the Cove is no exception. Enjoy the eye-catching views of the colorful and lush La Jolla coastline from the comfort of your own booth. George’s has top-notch California Modern cuisine but also makes one killer margarita.

7. Sunset Cliffs

The name says it all, doesn’t it? These sandstone cliffs just south of Ocean Beach offer sunset-seekers plenty of gorgeous unimpeded views. Watch the surfers bob in and out of the waves while you get to savor every last second of the sunset from the cliffs that are named for them.

6. Mount Soledad

One of the highest points in San Diego, Mount Soledad’s summit, is also a veteran’s memorial and gives you sweeping 360-degree views of the county in all of its orange-bathed glory.

5. Bali Hai Restaurant

The views from the Bali Hai actually face away from the sunset, but dusk is still a magical time to watch the rays bounce off the glass buildings of downtown from across San Diego Bay. The traffic in the bay dies down and turns to a glassy stillness that can’t be rivaled.

4. Potato Chip Rock

The mildly strenuous hike to this landmark in Poway is well worth the sweeping views of North County it affords. Watch the rays sweep over the landscape as you pretend to be Simba from The Lion King.

3. Sunrise Highway

We know the name of this spot technically harkens to a different time of day, but this delightful stretch of Highway outside Julian lends a crisp, dramatically different view that is just as enjoyable at dusk as it is at dawn. Perfect for a long drive with the windows down.

2. Balboa Park

While several places within Balboa Park offers a pretty evening view, our personal favorite is from the Grape Street Dog Park. Nothing caps off a day like watching the sun sink over Point Loma, past downtown, past the golf course. Cute fluffy friends to enjoy it with are just the cherry on top.

1. Your Own Rooftop Balcony

There may be some beautiful places to watch a magnificent sunset in San Diego, but as Dorothy would say, “There’s no place like home!” Absolutely nothing beats being able to see the same stunning view of Point Loma, The San Diego Bay, and Downtown than being able to watch it in your sweats with your favorite glass of wine from your own deck, every night of the week.

The Guild on 30th will offer some truly amazing views, and when it’s your house, you have the option of enjoying it with your new neighbors or all by yourself in your own brand new home. Check out the sunset view from The Guild and get more information on available units by clicking here or contacting one of our residential advisors today at 619.78.GUILD or

About the Guild on 30th

The Guild is being developed as a Joint Venture between McNamara Ventures ( and Agora Partners (  Keegan McNamara, Principal of McNamara Ventures, is passionate about urban infill and Smart Growth ( and is focused on developing small-scale, high density, residential and mixed-use projects in San Diego County.  


What is Affordable Housing in San Diego? And Why Aren’t More Builders Investing in It?

The secret is out. San Diego is truly “America’s Finest City.” It has earned this designation by having pristine beaches hemmed in by mountains, more than 320 days of sunshine a year on average, and summer temperatures consistently hovering at 75 degrees. Unfortunately, for those in the market to purchase a home, these facts are reflected in our home prices.  

High demand from robust job growth and a severely limited supply of new homes have accelerated the sky-high prices. San Diego is the 9th Most Unaffordable City in the World, according to Time Magazine. It trails seventh and eighth place San Francisco and London, with a median house price 8.1 times the median income, and is more expensive than both Los Angeles and New York.

It is understandable that buyers are frustrated, especially since builders are experiencing the same sense of anxiety. Few builders have been fortunate enough to secure land and sustain the rigorous process of entitling it to build that ever elusive (but much needed) home in the “middle”: The moderately-priced new home for the average homebuyer.   

New Development

With the rebound of the economy since the Great Recession in 2009, Southern California and San Diego have seen a boom of growth in the construction and housing sectors. However, according to real estate website, Zillow, 64% of new construction has been luxury homes, primarily large detached homes in suburban or coastal locations.

Development professionals say that only luxury homes have margins that they can justify for the prohibitively expensive permitting and building costs in order to still offer a profit.  Some estimates put the cost of fees and regulatory costs at 30% of the total home cost, making it more difficult for builders to supply new homes for entry-level and move-up buyers.  

Many Cities, including San Diego, have laws requiring developers to either set aside a certain number of units for government controlled low-income housing or pay affordable housing development fees to cover construction of more low-income housing. Thus, there is a widening gap between luxury and affordable housing, leaving little in between.

The Difference Between “Affordable Housing” and Affordably Priced Homes

Government mandated and controlled Affordable Housing offers families housing options below market rates, depending on their income levels. Even people earning 120% of the Area Median Income (AMI) often qualify for subsidized housing. In other words, you can make 20% more than the average San Diegan and still qualify for subsidized housing, if you can find it.

Affordable Housing is essential, and currently necessary to provide housing for our working class families. A well-functioning economy requires housing for the workforce, period.

Subsidized housing provides lower monthly costs, but the long-term upside is often limited by price and rent controls. Therefore, people living in subsidized housing are missing out on the opportunity to build long-term wealth.

Ideally, our cities offer housing options to buyers across the income spectrum.  But unfortunately, that is not the way it is currently playing out in San Diego.

The Missing Middle

San Diego home prices have seen double-digit gains since 2009, and coastal housing has a median price that has climbed well above $1 Million. This squeeze from rising home prices and high demand has caused a quandary for those looking to purchase a home at an attainable price for the average family. Many of these constrained buyers are having to push their searches further and further outside the city’s core to find affordable houses. With new development occurring mostly in the outer regions of the county, north and East of Escondido, or south towards the Tijuana border, San Diego’s housing has developed a “missing middle”, a term that describes both the pricing and location that is desperately lacking from the market.

The Guild on 30th

Seeing a need, The Guild on 30th looks to fill in the gap of the missing middle. Offering new development homes in a fantastic location, beautiful coastal views, and easy access to downtown, entertainment venues, and great restaurants and parks, The Guild on 30th is indeed designed for buyers seeking the perks of living in San Diego with skyline views but without a sky-high price tag attached to them.

New construction is inherently more “green” than older homes, with much higher air quality and greater energy efficiency. But The Guild goes many steps beyond that, with a commitment to seeking LEED certification, and a goal of LEED Platinum. If that goal is achieved, it will be the first for-sale housing development in San Diego at any price point to reach the Platinum designation.

With one and two bedroom units starting in the $500’s, and two bedroom units starting in the $600’s, as well as very low HOA dues, The Guild on 30th offers an incredible opportunity for those who desire the long-term benefits of homeownership. It also provides the opportunity for San Diegans to own their own magnificent piece of Southern California, without selling their first-born child or marrying a supermodel to do so.

If you’re interested to see what a home built for the missing middle looks like, contact The Guild on 30th for a tour today! Contact one of our residential advisors today at 619.78.GUILD or

About the Guild on 30th

A Joint Venture between McNamara Ventures ( and Agora Partners ( the Guild on 30th is a condominium community dedicated to improving green living opportunities in emerging neighborhoods. Keegan McNamara, Principal of McNamara Ventures, is passionate about urban infill and the tenets of Smart Growth ( Focused on developing small-scale, high-density, residential and mixed-use projects in San Diego County, Keegan McNamara and Howard Kozloff, the Principal at Agora Partners, have turned a meeting through common interests at the Urban Land Institute ( into a  close partnership dedicated to advancing thoughtful housing with a purpose.


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Keegan McNamara Endorses Colin Parent for La Mesa City Council

As any Californian knows, especially the entrepreneurs, local politics influence life, business, and the growth of the area here more than almost any other area in the United States. California’s unique regulatory climate gives a hefty amount of power to local politicians, which makes it all the more important to make sure that the right ones are in the right seats and making the right choices for the future of San Diego. With this significance in mind, Keegan McNamara is endorsing Colin Parent for a seat on the La Mesa City Council.

About Colin Parent

Colin is a La Mesa resident and East County native. Having attended UC San Diego, and subsequently NYU Law School, Colin started his career at DLA Piper, representing clients such as Qualcomm. After joining the Jerry Brown for Governor Campaign in 2010, he was appointed to serve in the Brown Administration, where he worked on policy for topics near and dear to many Californian’s hearts – affordable housing and economic development.

Currently, Colin serves as Policy Council for Circulate San Diego, advocating for public transit, safe, walkable streets, greenhouse gas reduction, and sustainable land uses. He has led a successful campaign for the local transit agency to update their troubled payment system and has successfully organized a bi-partisan coalition to win incentives for building affordable homes near transit, which is where he connected with Keegan McNamara.

Affordable Housing Initiatives

Keegan is a local real estate expert, entrepreneur, and developer in the forthcoming The Guild on 30th development in Golden Hill. “I was particularly impressed by Colin’s work to help the City of San Diego implement new Affordable Housing density regulations,” says Keegan. He adds, “Colin drafted a guidance letter for the City; he took a highly quantitative approach to analyze the density bonus incentives from a developer’s perspective.”

This ability to both collaborate and listen to members of the local business community is a rare and valuable trait for politicians these days. According to Keegan, “His recommendations guided the city’s policy so that the implementation of the regulations are based in reality and will actually encourage the construction of new affordable units.” Keegan continues, “Colin is extremely passionate about affordable housing, and his analysis and the implementation of the guidelines that he wrote will help many families when new projects are built.”

Historically, developers in SoCal have often paid in-lieu fees instead of building affordable units (developers have a choice between paying the fees or building the units in their project).  Parent’s hard work ensures that incentives are aligned so that affordable housing is actually built in San Diego. As part of Colin’s work on Affordable Housing Initiatives, he wrote the city’s guideline letter, and tested it in real-world scenarios with a group of developers. Keegan McNamara was a part of the group that stress-tested the regulations with real world examples and pro forma models to see if the incentives would encourage more affordable units to be built. Colin’s thoughtfulness, due diligence, and willingness to solicit feedback from the local industry will be felt in the outcome of San Diego’s community for years to come.

Why Keegan Endorses Colin

“Colin Parent is a dedicated public servant who is passionate about Smart Growth, responsible infill development, and accessible public transit. I know his passion for La Mesa and know that he will be an incredible public servant for the City of La Mesa,” declares Keegan McNamara. Keegan will be co-hosting a fundraising event for Colin Parent on August 29th with fellow developer Mike Burnett at his You Are Here project in Golden Hill. Those interested can see for details.

About Keegan

Keegan McNamara is the founder of McNamara Ventures, an urban infill development company, and  MV Properties, a leading San Diego property management company offering the highest level of service in property management, maintenance, and leasing. Keegan holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego, and is a CA licensed real estate broker.


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Who LEEDs San Diego: The Guild on 30th

Today’s consumers are always on the hunt for a more sustainable and eco-friendly product, which has resulted in a lot of buzzwords being used to various products. All Natural. Organic. Eco-Friendly. Locally Sourced. LEED certified is one such label that is important to understand and appreciate the benefits it provides.  It is the nutrition label of the home and demonstrates in measurable terms how a home incorporates efficient features.

What is LEED?

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program run by the US Green Building Council that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. Buildings of all kinds, residential, industrial, retail, medical, and more are evaluated on a points system for their commitment to “green building” and are awarded different levels of certifications based on their score.

The ratings cover the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes and neighborhoods, and a building can be scored as LEED Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum based on the number of points it accrues. The LEED certification process is designed to inspire project teams to seek innovative solutions that are better for the environment and make the best use of limited resources.

Why Buy LEED Certified?

Most people study the side of a box before deciding which cereal to eat for breakfast.  Shouldn’t the same careful consideration be given when deciding which home is right for you? LEED-certified buildings are specially designed to be resource efficient by using less water and energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Of course, from a consumer’s point of view, each of these items also has the bonus of saving money. A LEED certified building can cost substantially less to heat, cool, and maintain!

The Guild on 30 is being built to LEED Gold Certification standards, which the highest LEED certification a building can receive.  Some of the many great green building features at the Guild on 30th will include green features that will save on SDGE bills that continue to inflate, and water that is harder to come by during this historic drought. If you’re interested in owning a LEED Certified property, contact The Guild on 30th today at 619.78.GUILD or


Housing Crisis in San Diego Growing Stronger

Don’t believe all the national headlines about “the national real estate market.” Real estate markets are highly localized and are dependent on the supply and demand characteristics of each specific market.

So while the national markets do exhibit certain overall trends, what is happening in Seattle or San Francisco, or Cleveland for that matter, has no real bearing on the market dynamics in San Diego.

Here is what is happening in San Diego: We are in a housing crisis. Countywide vacancy is hovering around 3%, while rents have been increasing by 5% to 10% per year.  Supply is severely constrained, while demand is extremely high. If you are a renter, this is a very difficult time to find housing at all, let alone housing that is reasonably priced. If you are a rental property owner, this is a very good time, as you should have seen big increases in your Net Operating Income over the last several years. Let’s look at the housing crisis trends:

Vacancy Rate and the Supply Side of Rental Units

Think about what a 3% vacancy rate means: The average county-wide vacancy is 3%, meaning that for every single rental unit in San Diego, there is less than 11 days of vacancy per year.  (3% x 365 = 11).  When one factors in long-term tenants who do not move out in a given year, that 3% vacancy translates to only a few days of vacancy per year.

Many people who self-manage their rental properties will have a tenant move out on the 31st of one month, and will not have a new tenant start a new lease for 30 days or more.  That’s an 8.3% vacancy!

Professional property management companies like MV Properties add tremendous value by keeping the vacancy period to a bare minimum. We start showing the rental property to new prospective tenants before the current tenants move out and have all repairs, cleaning, and maintenance lined up for the day the tenant moves out. Our goal is to have a new lease start within 3 days of the move-out.

Why is the vacancy rate so low? The reason is that San Diego’s land use and development policies make it very difficult to build new housing units. We are in a perpetual state of under-supply. In 2015, San Diego added less than 10,000 new housing units. The demand, discussed below, exceeds 25,000 new units – just to keep pace with current job growth!  That type of perpetual imbalance creates tremendous upwards pressure on rental rates, and home prices.

The Demand Side of the Equation

Housing demand is driven by one primary factor: New Job Growth. The rule of thumb is that demand for one new housing unit is created for every 1.5 new jobs created.

San Diego has been averaging approximately 40,000 new jobs per year, and the unemployment rate is now 4.5%, below the levels in 2004 to 2007 before the recession! In fact, our job growth is double the average growth we saw from 2000 to 2005. During that time, San Diego averaged 20,000 new jobs per year and we are at 40,000 today!

So new job growth of 40,000 equates to demand of over 25,000 new housing units – and San Diego is building less than 10,000 new homes per year. That demand will be split between for-sale homes and rental homes. In a high-cost area like San Diego, over 75% will go towards rental demand, which equates to demand for 19,000 new rental units per year.

What Does the Housing Crises Mean for You?

Economics 101 tells us that severely constrained supply and historically high demand result in one thing: Rental rates and home prices will continue to go up.

Renters are advised to spend no more than 30% of their income on housing, but in San Diego the average renter typically spends 40%, and often 50% or more. There is no question:  it is a tough time to be a renter and the affordability crises is likely going to get worse.

However, if you own a rental property, you may be poised to take advantage of increasing rental rates and reduce your vacancy period to improve profitability.

If you are a property owner with rental properties, you have to ask yourself the following:

  • How much has my rental income gone up over the last several years?
  • When a unit turns over, what is my average vacancy period? Is it 3 days or less?

MV Properties specializes in keeping our clients’ Net Operating Income and Cash Flow as high as possible.  We will be happy to analyze the performance of your rental property(s) – contact us today!

Stay Up to Date on the Most Recent Trends

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Type 1-2-3: Which Condo Type Is Right For Me?

We are happy to announce that framing has started for The Guild on 30th! Neighborhood residents and potential buyers alike are excited about San Diego’s newest type 3 condo development. It’s fantastic to watch The Guild being built because it is a type 3 Condo, which offers some significant advantages over traditional condos.

According to the President of McNamara Ventures and developer of The Guild on 30th, Keegan McNamara, a primary benefit of this type 3 condo is that “Instead of owning paint-to-paint, like a typical condo, The Guild homeowners will own their land, their lot, their building exteriors, and roofs.”

So what does that mean?

Type I is the typical arrangement, where the building and grounds are defined as one large common area. The buyer owns the interior space of his unit, while a homeowner association is created to own and maintain the entire common area.

Type II condominiums extend the purchaser’s ownership beyond the interior air space of his unit to include exterior structural elements such as the roof, stucco, plumbing, etc., with the homeowner association owning and maintaining common areas such as swimming pools, walks, landscaping, etc.

Type III condos are unique because the buyer owns everything between his property or unit lines, including the ground, the building, the driveway, the landscaping, etc. That’s right.  YOU own the land, too.  Type 3 condo projects combine the privacy and control of a single-family home and the accessible pricing and modern conveniences of a condo.

The Guild on 30th

Offering the traditional appearance of fashionable row homes, The Guild on 30th units will all be structurally independent. “Each foundation is separate, although interconnected, vs. a traditional mono-slab pour,” said McNamara. McNamara also describes these homes as having  “a 7” airspace gap between the units, each stand-alone townhome will have its own roof, garage, yard, walks, landscaping, irrigation, lighting, and more.”

Unlike a “typical” condo, The Guild features independent structures.  This photo shows how each foundation is separate but inter-connected. When completed, the homes will appear to be a single contiguous building, but will have a 7” airspace gap in-between, with structurally divided walls, which means no shared walls with your neighbor!

This also allows the HOA dues to be kept at a minimum.

The Guild on 30th is designed as a welcoming urban retreat that offers the best of Golden Hill, with a building that infuses a sense of history and place. With sweeping views of the Bay, The Guild on 30th features 1 & 2 bedroom town homes ranging from 899-1195 square feet and is slated for completion in winter of 2016.  Homebuyers are encouraged to register to secure their interest in one of these new homes at The Guild. For more information click here or, to schedule a tour, contact The Guild Sales Team at 619.784.8453 or  

About the Guild on 30th

The Guild is being developed as a Joint Venture between McNamara Ventures ( and Agora Partners (  Keegan McNamara, Principal of McNamara Ventures, is passionate about urban infill and the tenets of Smart Growth ( and is focused on developing small-scale, high density, residential and mixed use projects in San Diego County.  Keegan McNamara and Howard Kozloff, the Principal at Agora Partners, met through the Urban Land Institute ( and have formed a close partnership.  Howard is based in Los Angeles, and is a principal and investor in other urban infill projects throughout the country.


All That Golden Hill Has to Offer

The Guild on 30th Offers Well-Designed New Housing Near Downtown

To anyone living in “America’s Finest City,” it comes as no surprise that San Diego ranks second on Bloomberg’s annual list of “Best Cities to Work and Live.” As California’s second-largest city, San Diego has 70 miles of beaches, a world-famous zoo, major scientific research institutions, and that perfect SoCal weather. Each of San Diego’s bustling neighborhoods has its own unique character. The historic neighborhood of Golden Hill, near downtown, is currently one of the hottest neighborhoods in San Diego with a younger demographic and buzzing music scene. Golden Hill has been a great place to live for over 100 years. Back then, it boasted spectacular views, a short streetcar ride to downtown, and was the premier neighborhood for San Diego’s elite.

Location, Location, Location

Located directly south of the expansive Balboa Park, just east of the 5 freeway, and north of the 94, today’s Golden Hill is a vibrant neighborhood that offers incredible views of Downtown, Coronado, and stunning sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. Golden Hill is known for its walkability to top restaurants, breweries, museums, hiking trails, and even the San Diego Zoo. With so many easily accessible amenities, it’s no wonder that the area is popular with artists, musicians, millennials, and urbanites.

Hiking, Restaurants, and Nightlife Oh My!

For those interested in getting out and seeing nature in the beautiful San Diego sunshine, Golden Hill is close to some of the best hiking trails in the city in nearby Balboa Park, or even through the canyons surrounding the Park. Make it in time for sunset at 23rd and A street for an incredible view! Or, if you’re looking for a place to take your pup off-leash, the Grape Street Dog Park is nearby and offers beautiful panoramas of the San Diego skyline and bay.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite exploring the trails, mosey on down to some of the popular local eateries, including Pizzeria Luigi, which was featured on the Food Network show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. One top restaurant is the neighborhood treasure, Krakatoa Café, nestled under the shade of a large fig tree, with a sizable patio that stretches the length of the house. Other popular local spots include Los Reyes Mexican Food, Influx Cafe, and Turf Supper Club. Of course, if you feel the urge for a night on the town, Golden Hill is a quick Uber from the ever-popular Gaslamp District downtown or the trendy East Village.

An Artist’s Paradise

Golden Hill has long been a draw for local artists and musicians, which is perhaps why this neighborhood is home to two local record companies, Black Box Recording Studios and The Habitat Recording Studios. Recently, it also became home to the San Diego Reader, a weekly publication centered on the happenings of the San Diego art, music, dining, and theatre scene. Of course, you won’t want to miss the two annual festivals featuring local musicians at the Kate Sessions Fest and the Golden Hill Block Party.

Living in Paradise

The architecture in this historic neighborhood ranges from pre-1900s to Victorian to Craftsman to farmhouses and everything in between. With the eclectic mix of buildings in the area, it can be difficult to find accommodations that are attractive and offer modern conveniences without sky-high price tags.

The Guild on 30th,  a new residential community being developed by McNamara Ventures and Agora Partners, offers well-designed new housing for the “missing middle” with a price tag in line with median values– which any local will tell you is a rarity in this highly constrained coastal market. If you’re interested in learning more about the Guild on 30th or what makes Golden Hill a great place to live, email today!


Ground Breaking for The Guild on 30th

With beautiful weather, a crowd gathered, and a substantially sized bulldozer, McNamara Ventures and Agora Partners officially broke ground on The Guild on 30th. The development will be located at the Northeast corner of Broadway & 30th Street in the Golden Hill neighborhood of San Diego. 

The development is a joint venture between McNamara Ventures and Agora Partners. McNamara Ventures is a local real estate development firm focused on urban infill, Smart Growth developments. Agora Partners is a real estate development firm specializing in identifying and creating value-add opportunities in urban environments throughout Southern California. Howard Kozloff, pictured below with Keegan McNamara of McNamara Ventures, is Managing Partner of Agora Partners, based in Los Angeles.

Golden Hill

Located just south of the expansive Balboa Park in the City of San Diego, the vibrant neighborhood of Golden Hill offers incredible views of Downtown, Coronado, and stunning sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. Offering walkable destinations such as top restaurants, breweries, museums, hiking trails, and even the San Diego Zoo, it’s no wonder that the area is popular with artists, millennials, and urbanites. There is even an annual musical block party that celebrates the musicians in the area. 

The architecture in the neighborhood ranges from pre-1900s to Victorian, Craftsman, and farmhouses to everything in between. With the eclectic mix of buildings in the area, the infusion of a modern development with 21st century convenience will be a welcomed option for people looking to move to the area.

Constrained Supply

For the supply constrained San Diego market, new housing units available for sale can’t come a moment too soon. A booming economy, local building restrictions, and a lack of developable land have created one of the tightest housing markets in the country in Central San Diego. The Guild on 30th is designed to provide well-designed new housing for the “missing middle” with a price tag in line with median values– which any local will tell you is a rarity in this highly constrained coastal market.

Groundbreaking Ceremony

As groundbreaking commenced last week, several members of the McNamara Ventures team watched bulldozer operators knock down the tiny, decrepit building and use the crane arm to load the debris into a waiting dumpster. “We are enormously excited to embark on this new project here in Golden Hill,” said Keegan McNamara from McNamara Ventures, “It’s a wonderful neighborhood, and we look forward to enriching it with The Guild on 30th.”

Learn More

The Guild on 30th offers the opportunity to purchase well-designed homes with green living features in a desirable area, and all within a median price range. If you’re interested in learning more about the Guild on 30th or what makes Golden Hill so special, contact one of our residential advisors today by emailing