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REAL ESTATE: Provider, insurers snap up former subprime turf
Obamacare was a boon to the health of Central Orange County’s office market in 2014.
HEALTHCARE: Gets option to buy Menlo Park-based startup
Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has dipped its toe into the investment waters of the medical device business.
REAL ESTATE: Sheds odd fit, uses some of profit in Atlanta
Newport Beach-based Olen Properties has sold one of its local holdings, a business park in Santa Ana that it owned for less than three years.
Irvine-based RJI Ramirez Jimenez International CPAs has acquired an accounting firm in the Inland Empire on undisclosed terms.
Longtime Equities Investor Puts $65 Million Into Family Ties
Dick Pickup sips an Arnold Palmer and wonders why all the attention.
Great Park Developer Lands Broadcom for Commercial Anchor
Emile Haddad caught the big fish in Orange County’s office market last year.
Market Cap Near $800M After El Pollo Loco Leaves ‘No Stone Unturned’
El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. President and Chief Executive Steve Sather is our Business Person of the Year for restaurants—but it took nearly a decade to pull it off.
Busy Buyer Builds Regional Insurance Brands With Latino Focus
Confie Seguros Insurance Services is getting big with a lot of small moves.
Rising Prices, Strong Sales Among Expected Patterns
Orange County’s coastal luxury market posted a solid sales year in 2014.
‘Echo Beach’ Plan Would Raze 1970s-Era Apartments
A midsize apartment complex steps from the ocean in Newport Beach has been acquired by a new owner with plans for a for-sale residential project at the site.
Sales and leases of offices, industrial buildings, retail space and apartments
Tyler Leeson of Marcus & Millichap’s Newport Beach office had the exclusive listing to market an apartment building in Anaheim on behalf of the seller, a limited liability company.
The S&P 500 was down 0.1% to 2,077.47 in midday trading.
Pacific Life Insurance Co. has assumed $200 billion worth of individual life reinsurance risk from Reinsurance Group of America Inc.
Armada Skis Inc. is moving its headquarters from Costa Mesa to Park City, according to the Utah governor’s Office of Economic Development.
Orange-based First Security Business Bank has been acquired by San Diego Private Bank on undisclosed terms.
Wells Fargo has named Ben Alvarado president of its Southern California region in a restructuring.
Irvine-based Pacific Hospitality Group has proposed a 134-room expansion to its Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, according to a news report.
Private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners in Palo Alto said it’s made a strategic investment in Cypress-based Hybrid Apparel.
Corent Technology Inc. in Aliso Viejo received $2.1 million in venture capital funding.
Is the outlook for business in Orange County hot or strong?
REAL ESTATE: Latest OC-based investor to buy into Georgia capital
A nationwide apartment push by Olen Properties has seen the Newport Beach-based real estate owner and investor make its first acquisition in the Atlanta area while ramping up development in other markets outside Orange County.
FINANCE: Exports pegged to rise 8%, reach $28B in 2015
Many of the biggest commercial banks with operations in Orange County are poised to gain from international markets as the local business landscape becomes more global in character.
Orange County added 9,000 jobs in November, continuing a streak of monthly job gains since a dip in August.
Sanuk USA LLC founder Jeff Kelley said he will “transition from an active role” at the Irvine-based footwear brand by the end of the year.
Wet Seal Inc. said it amended its loan terms with Bank of America N.A. and will now provide reports on the value of its assets to the lender on a weekly basis instead of once a month as previously agreed.