Pacific Beacon / by Stephanie Amateis

San Diego, CA
2,938 Beds in 1,199-Unit Luxury Apartment Community for Single Sailors and Students


A Closer Look //

Pacific Beacon is a first-of-its-kind housing development in partnership with The Department of the Navy for single, enlisted sailors in San Diego. The project's four, 18-story buildings serve as a striking addition to the San Diego skyline and house nearly 2,000 sailors in 941 dual-master suite residences. Due to a critical shortfall of affordable housing in the area, the Navy requires all junior enlisted sailors to live on the ship while in homeport. Pacific Beacon is an important component of the Navy's Ship to Shore initiative, giving each sailor more than 200 times the amount of room than what was previously available in on-board accommodations. The spacious apartments boast energy-efficient, fully-equipped eat-in kitchens, convenient in-suite washers and dryers, light-filled living rooms, and balconies that embrace the near-perfect climate of the region. Our team also programmed Pacific Beacon with a vast array of community amenities including a rooftop Sky Terrace with pool and spa, three fitness centers, a Wi-Fi coffee bar, two rooftop penthouse game rooms, a multimedia theater, several lounges, a mini-mart, and a dry cleaning valet. Outdoor amenities take advantage of San Diego's ideal weather and include an athletic field, running path, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, BBQ areas, and an outdoor Courtyard Living Room.

Pacific Beacon will be the first of its kind...We are very proud of our ongoing partnership... As seen through our successful family housing communities, their creativity and care for our Sailors is unmistakable, and I believe Pacific Beacon will set the standard for the future.
— Rear Adm. Len R. Hering Sr., Commander, Navy Region Southwest
I like the privacy. It’s like I can establish my own life and have a fresh start when I’m not on duty.
— Trumaine Shermon, Petty Officer 3rd Class, United States Navy
We thought the Pacific Beacon transaction’s ability to utilize the capital market to build new housing for American sailors created a new paradigm. [The deal is] delivering first-class services to a population that clearly deserves them.
— Amy Resnick, Editor in Chief, Bond Buyer Publication
I am on the seventh floor in a corner unit with one bedroom facing the ocean and one facing downtown. I’ve traveled extensively and stayed in many nice hotels, but I’ve never seen anything like what we have at Pacific Beacon.
— Abe Racela, Chief Storekeeper, United States Navy
I’ve called my friends to come over and see the place. People my age – 21 – just can’t live like this...[Pacific Beacon] has far exceeded expectations.
— Greg McDonough, Petty Officer 2nd Class, United States Navy
Pacific Beacon redefines military housing and provides luxury multifamily product with limitless amenities tailored to our men and women in uniform.
— Rachel Azoff, Managing Editor, Multifamily Executive Magazine

Recent Recognition //