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Steadfast Cos.’ Buying Binge Gets National Attention

Apartment Portfolio Now 30,000 Units, Ranked 40thA healthy amount of acquisitions across the country over the past year has vaulted Irvine-based Steadfast Cos. into the ranks of the largest owners of apartments in the U.S.

By Mark Mueller April 20, 2015 midnight   $$ Share
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Taylor Morrison Buys Pacifica San Juan Site in SJC

A venture that includes Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Taylor Morrison Home Corp. has bought the stalled Pacifica San Juan home development in San Juan Capistrano.

Shea Properties, KBS Plan $76.7M Deal in Denver

First Office Built at Shea’s Village Center Station

Aliso Viejo-based commercial developer Shea Properties Inc. is under contract to sell part of a big office project in Colorado to another locally based investor, KBS Realty Advisors.

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Tesla to Open Buena Park Location

Tesla Motors Inc. plans to open a showroom and a service center in Buena Park this summer, its second in Orange County.

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LoanDepot Doubles Space, Plans to Hire 1,000

Foothill Ranch-based mortgage lender loanDepot LLC has doubled its Orange County office space to more than 238,000 square feet to accommodate its growing direct-lending center.

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HCP Buys Philadelphia Building

Irvine-based HCP Inc. has acquired a building in Philadelphia for $161 million, according to a federal filing.

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Lush Cosmetics Opens at MV Mall

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics is opening a store at The Shops at Mission Viejo on Friday, its 32nd retail location in the state and 229th nationwide.

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More Homes at Rancho Mission Viejo Moving Ahead

A quartet of Orange County homebuilders are gearing up for the development of Esencia, the second village planned at the ranch community of Rancho Mission Viejo.

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Indian Grocer to Open at Market Place

Indian grocery chain Namaste Plaza has signed a lease for a 6,700-square-foot store on the Irvine side of The Market Place.

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Fisker Launches Customer Support Website

Fisker Automotive and Technologies Group LLC has launched a new customer support website for owners of its Karma luxury sports cars.

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Ensign Buys 3 Nursing Facilities

Mission Viejo-based Ensign Group Inc. said today it bought one skilled nursing facility in Washington and a subsidiary bought two skilled nursing facilities in Utah, on undisclosed terms.

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22 Del Taco Sites to Sell

A number of limited partnerships plan to sell four portfolios of land and buildings that house a total of 22 Del Taco fast food restaurants in California, according to Newport Beach-based CBRE, the listing broker for the portfolios.

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Crowdfunded Hotel Investor Plans to Raise $2 Million

Newport Beach-based Hotel Innvestor LLC plans to use crowdfunding to raise about $2 million.

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Montage Moves Ahead on Los Cabos

Irvine-based Montage Hotels & Resorts said today it would develop Montage Los Cabos on Santa Maria Bay in Los Cabos, Mexico, its first international property.

Liftoff for Office Landlords?

REAL ESTATE: Shift suggests spec development on horizon

Advantage landlords. That’s the picture that emerges from the most recent data on Orange County’s roughly 100-million-square-foot office market, which wrapped up the first quarter in its strongest position since the onset of the Great Recession.