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Olen’s Rental Push Takes Flight in Phoenix Suburbs

Growth in Mesa, Gilbert Likened to Prior OC EraOlen Properties’ recent push into Phoenix’ apartment market has now topped the $100 million mark, and the Newport Beach-based developer plans more deals in some of the city’s fastest-growing suburbs.

By Mark Mueller July 20, 2015 midnight   $$ Share
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New Name for Standard Pacific

Irvine-based Standard Pacific Corp. will have a new name following its impending acquisition of Ryland Group Inc.

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Ammonia Producer Finishes Plant

Santa Ana-based QuantumSphere Inc. said it had completed a manufacturing facility in Santa Ana.

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William Lyon Homes Promotes Zaist to Co-CEO

William Lyon Homes said it has promoted Matthew Zaist to the role of co-chief executive officer.

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Anaheim Software Maker Acquired

Anaheim-based Scenario Virtual Project Delivery was acquired by Plantation, Florida-based e-Builder Inc. on undisclosed terms.

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Rich Uncles REIT Files for IPO

Real estate investment company Rich Uncles LLC is behind an initial public offering to raise as much as $1 billion for its newly created Rich Uncles REIT Inc.

Boardwalk’s Big Leap

Trammell Crow Spec Office Project Set to Add 545,000 SF to Airport Area

Trammell Crow Co. has taken the wraps off the first large, speculative office project expected to break ground in the office market around John Wayne Airport in over seven years.

Craig’s Crescendo

No Skimp in San Clemente: 325,000 SF, 350 Archways for Marblehead Retail

Steven Craig will line up the bargains, but the look and feel of his Outlets at San Clemente Plaza will be anything but cheap.

Gateway Deal Reflects Central OC Rebound

REAL ESTATE: Lincoln Property expected to pay $68 million

Lincoln Property Co. is buying a large office next to Angel Stadium of Anaheim in the latest sign of an improving office market in Central Orange County.

Hyundai Capital Sets Sights on Makeover on MacArthur

Firm Uniquely Emphasizes Office Design, Worker Space

Hyundai Capital America is often identified locally in connection with the large, transparent building next to the San Diego (405) Freeway in Irvine known as The Michelson.

Tenant-Improvement Contractors’ Work Gains Slow

Dollar Value Up 16.2% After 29%, 20% Increases

Orange County’s largest tenant-improvement contractors continued their growth trend last year but slowed in all aspects, including local revenue and number of employees.

On Overtime & Innovation; Mall & Anti-Mall

You can hardly get through any conversation about business these days without getting an earful on the importance of the Millennial generation in the workforce and the need to develop leaders.

OC Hotel Market Stays Hot With $126.2M Deal

REAL ESTATE: Local sales add up to $730M so far this year

The 485-room Irvine Marriott Hotel at the Irvine Towers office complex near John Wayne Airport has been sold to a Los Angeles-based institutional investor.

Burnham Adds Office Near JWA to Local Portfolio

REAL ESTATE: Data indicate relative bargain at $264 per SF

Newport Beach-based Burnham-Ward Properties has expanded its hometown office holdings with a property not too far from John Wayne Airport.

One Source Industries Plans San Pedro Plant

One Source Industries LLC, an Irvine-based provider of point-of-purchase displays, product packaging, and global promotional programs, plans to open a 25,000-square-foot production facility in San Pedro.

Western Digital to Get Wellness Center

St. Joseph Hoag Health will open a wellness center at the Irvine headquarters of storage products maker Western Digital Corp. this month.