Orange County Business Journal


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Stowell to Chair Housing Charity

HomeAid America, a Newport Beach-based building industry charity, said CalAtlantic Group Inc. executive chairman Scott Stowell will lead its Board of Directors as Chairman for the next two years.

By Mark Mueller January 30, 2017 10:45 a.m. share »
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OC Resorts, Hotels Hit AAA List

Four Orange County resorts earned Automobile Club of Southern California’s AAA “Five Diamond Award” and 10 resorts and hotels earned AAA “Four Diamond” status for 2017.

By Paul Hughes January 27, 2017 10:39 a.m. share »
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Hotel Development Stays Strong

Orange County has 11 hotels with 1,655 rooms under construction about on par overall with the seven hotels and 1,808 the market added last year.

January 26, 2017 2:56 p.m. share »
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Lee & Associates Names New Exec

Newport Beach-based Lee & Associates named Chris Coyte president and managing director.

By Sherry Hsieh January 25, 2017 9:31 a.m. share »
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Healthcare REIT Gets New Exec

Irvine-based senior housing real estate investment trust HCP Inc. named Peter Scott executive vice president and chief financial officer.

By Sherry Hsieh January 23, 2017 12:48 p.m. share »
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Building Materials Firm Files for IPO

Foundation Building Materials Inc., a Tustin-based distributor of wallboard and suspended ceiling systems, among other items, has filed for an initial public offering.

By Mark Mueller January 17, 2017 9:45 a.m. share »
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Nordstrom Out at MainPlace

Nordstrom Inc. in Seattle said it plans to close its department store at MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana in March. The closure will affect about 195 employees.

By Mediha DiMartino January 12, 2017 11 a.m. share »
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Pacifica Sells SD Hotel

Pacifica Hotels in Irvine sold the 80-room Sommerset Suites in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego for $19.5 million to Sentre Partners, also in San Diego.

By Lou Hirsh, Paul Hughes January 11, 2017 3:49 p.m. share »
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RSI Communities Buys Beaumont Site

Newport Beach-based homebuilder RSI Communities said it has bought a 228-acre site in the Riverside County city of Beaumont, where it plans to build a 981-home development called Olivewood.

By Mark Mueller January 11, 2017 11:36 a.m. share »
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Developer Sets SJC Hotel Date

Stratus Development Partners in Newport Beach said its Hotel Capistrano project will open in summer 2018.

By Paul Hughes January 10, 2017 2:43 p.m. share »
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Ensign Buys Assisted Living Land

Ensign Group Inc. in Mission Viejo bought the parcels under 15 assisted living facilities it runs in Wisconsin and plans to buy more land under the healthcare properties it operates in more than a dozen states.

By Paul Hughes December 27, 2016 4:58 p.m. share »
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Proctor Joins Senior Living Board

Deborah Proctor will join the board of Front Porch, a Glendale-based nonprofit operator of senior and affordable housing communities, starting January.

By Sherry Hsieh December 16, 2016 11:36 a.m. share »
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15-Story Hotel Tower OK’d

Costa Mesa’s Avenue of the Arts Hotel is set for a 63% expansion in room count following city planning commission approval on Nov. 28 of a new, 15-story tower adjacent to the existing property.

By Paul Hughes December 7, 2016 11:26 a.m. share »
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Architects Buy New HQ

Architecture Design Collaborative in January will move its headquarters from Costa Mesa into a building it bought in Laguna Hills with plans to hire 10 to 15 architects and related staff through the first quarter of 2017.

By Michael de los Reyes December 1, 2016 1:17 p.m. share »
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LoanDepot Buys Title Firm

LoanDepot LLC on undisclosed terms bought Closing USA LLC and will buy American Coast Title Co. Inc.

By Michael de los Reyes December 1, 2016 5:50 a.m. share »