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Greater LA Office Market Shows Spotty Progress

The Greater Los Angeles office market had pockets of positive activity in the second quarter, but overall progress was slim.

Long-Planned CdM Luxury Condo Project Starts Soon

Oceanfront Site Could Command Prices of $11M+

Construction on Aerie, an ultra-luxury condominium development in Corona del Mar more than 10 years in the making, is about to start.

KBS Fills Big Niche With Sales to Pimco, Irvine Company

REAL ESTATE: Towers in Houston, Chicago bring $216M in profits

Companies headed by OC’s wealthiest residents are proving to be a profitable source of business for Newport Beach-based KBS Realty Advisors.

OC's Remarkable Roster of Resorts

5 Ready to Receive Well-Heeled From All Over

Orange County isn’t just home to a lot of wealthy folks.

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Architecture Firm Changes Name

MVE Institutional Inc. changed its name to SVA Architects Inc., said Ernesto Vasquez, the Santa Ana-based architecture firm’s chairman and chief executive.

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Whole Foods Coming to Irvine Spectrum

Grocery chain Whole Foods Market will anchor a new shopping center in the Irvine Spectrum next to the Los Olivos apartment complex.

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Concordia Seeks 92,000 SF Expansion

Concordia University in Irvine has asked the city for approval to demolish buildings, construct new ones and add dorms and parking to its campus.

What’s on Broadcom’s Drawing Board?

Great Park Campus Could Fit Thousands More Workers

The Great Park office campus designed to hold the new headquarters of Broadcom Corp. suggests that the chipmaker—currently in the midst of cutbacks—could be preparing to add several thousand jobs in Orange County over about the next five years.

Another Business Hotel in Works for Irvine

REAL ESTATE: About 800 rooms under construction or planned in city

A two-building office site in Irvine that’s about a block from John Wayne Airport is being eyed for a hotel development.

Real Estate Company’s ‘Core Value’ Its People

Hughes Marino Involves, Builds Up Employees

When Shay Hughes, chief operating officer of commercial real estate company Hughes Marino, started to plan the business’ quarterly retreat three years ago, she wanted it to be memorable, not only for its stunning location—Pelican Hills Golf Club—but also for what people would take away from the event.

Student Housing, Hotel for Orange Coast Campus?

REAL ESTATE: Bond money backs community college plans

Student housing, new classrooms, a parking structure, and a boutique hotel are among the more than 1.3 million square feet of new buildings and facilities being considered for the campus of Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa.

How High-End Agents Master Marketing of Luxe Homes

Prospect Perks Range From Cocktails to Tennis

There are distinctive techniques for marketing a luxury home that go beyond listing the house on the Multiple Listing Service and hosting an open house.

First Quarter Sees Commercial Construction in Full Swing

Construction of speculative industrial buildings in Orange County was in full swing during the first quarter, though construction of speculative offices had yet to begin and retail remained slow.

Lease at City Plaza Backfills Old Law Firm Space

EEC to Move HQ From Santa Ana With Deal

Environmental Engineering & Contracting Inc., a Santa Ana-based environmental consulting firm, said it plans to relocate its headquarters to the City Plaza office tower in Orange in September.

Swimwear Maker Adds Labels, 190,000-SF Lease

APPAREL: Will consolidate distribution to Buena Park

The biggest swimwear maker in the U.S. is getting bigger with an expansion to Buena Park following its latest acquisition.