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REAL ESTATE: Builder establishes new division for high-end residential
Newport Beach-based homebuilder City Ventures Inc. has launched a luxury home division that will focus on some of the company’s premier land locations in California
OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan
HEALTHCARE: Looks to boost cash, focus on core dental line
Irvine-based medical device maker Biolase Inc.’s move to sell noncore assets signals a plan to double down on its main dental laser business.
EMPLOYMENT: Exec searcher puts OCer in charge of SoCal bid
Global executive search firm Boyden World Corp. has re-entered Southern California and tapped Orange County resident Peter Santora as a managing partner to oversee its operations here and in the Los Angeles market.
FINANCE: Buys broker-dealer, eyes commonwealth’s bonds
Newport Beach-based investment bank Fairbridge Capital Partners LLC is making a play in Puerto Rico through an acquisition of one of the largest securities brokers there.
Nearly 400 on Hand at Business Journal, CSUF Event
A crowd of more than 375 turned out for a Nov. 13 luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Irvine to laud five honorees as part of the 14th annual Family Owned Business awards hosted by the Business Journal and California State University, Fullerton’s Center for Family Business.
Spectrum Group International Inc. said it plans to delist its shares from national securities exchanges and spin off a subsidiary.
The parent of Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Management Co. replaced Pimco asset managers with its own advisers
Other news items of interest from the Orange County Business Journal
Says It Opens Up Product Pipeline, Expansion Paths
Executives of Irvine-based Quality Systems Inc. are bubbling over about their company’s newest deal.
Campaign Urges Kids of All Ages to Visit Parks
Walt Disney Co.’s new marketing campaign encourages fans to tap into their “Disney Side” and visit the local theme park—with or without the little ones.
Sales and leases of offices, industrial buildings, retail space and apartments
Irvine-based charter airline JetSuite LLC has expanded service routes to include flights to the Caribbean.
Marine Corps veteran Jacob Lampe returned to Orange County from Afghanistan in 2011 at age 23, a different man than the one who had left a few years before.
Businessman Gives Empty Homes to Returning Veterans
Serendipity—it’s not a word often associated with the challenge of providing housing for wounded war veterans, but in the case of the nonprofit organization Apartments4Heroes, it’s apropos.