Bisnow/Allen Matkins - San Diego State of the Market - Doug Austin, AVRP Studios

AVRP Studios CEO Doug Austin remarked on how fast downtown's neighborhoods have taken shape. A client once told him that building a high-rise in Little Italy was a risky investment because "It's not the Marina District." Six months later, another developer hesitated about doing a project in the Ballpark District because "It's not Little Italy."