Orange County Business Journal

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E-Commerce Drives Industrial Demand in OC

Amazon Lease in IBC Leads New Rental WaveAmazon.com’s recent entry into Orange County’s industrial market is the clearest example yet of the growing role that e-commerce is having on the area’s warehouse and distribution building base.

By Mark Mueller November 14, 2016 midnight   $$ Share

Alorica Now U.S. No. 1 in ‘Customer Experience Solutions’

Two big acquisitions helped Irvine-based Alorica Inc. quintuple its revenue in two years.

By Peter J. Brennan June 19, 2017 midnight share »

Passco Adds Fla. Rentals, IE Retail in Buying Spree

Real estate investor Passco Cos. LLC, one of the fastest-growing private companies in Orange County in the past few years, isn’t showing signs of a slowdown, thanks to a recent active acquisition push inside and outside California.

By Mark Mueller June 19, 2017 midnight share »

Arbitech’s New Irvine HQ, Warehouse Adds 10K SF

Arbitech LLC’s new headquarters and warehouse near the Irvine Spectrum were renovated to push more product while paying homage to its beachy roots.

By Chris Casacchia June 19, 2017 midnight share »

New American Funding’s Sales Jump 26%

Revenue at New American Funding in Tustin organically climbed 26% last year to $477.6 million.

By Peter J. Brennan June 19, 2017 midnight share »

Wilson Automotive Group Diversifying, Not Panicking

David Wilson is keeping things in perspective when it comes to cooling U.S. auto sales.

By Mediha DiMartino June 19, 2017 midnight share »

Not Satisfied With Big Merger, Allied Makes 5 More Deals

It wasn’t enough for Allied Universal to make one huge deal last August. Since then, it has gobbled up five more companies with at least $398 million in sales and about 12,000 employees.

By Peter J. Brennan June 19, 2017 midnight share »

Irvine’s Spectrum Takes Lead in Spec Office Projects

The office market in Irvine around John Wayne Airport was the hub of speculative office development during the last building boom, with four office towers adding 55 floors and about 1.4 million square feet to Orange County’s largest base of high-end buildings between 2007 and 2009.

By Mark Mueller June 12, 2017 midnight share »

New Hotels, Retail Drive Commercial Development

Orange County’s top commercial real estate developers kept busy last year with a host of retail, hotel and office projects, although the number of buildings nearing the finish line was smaller than the previous few years.

By Mark Mueller June 12, 2017 midnight share »

Local Construction Cos. Post Best Year Since 2009

Orange County’s largest commercial construction companies showed no signs of a slowdown in activity last year as a variety of large private and public-sector projects helped push revenues to a post-recession high.

By Mark Mueller June 12, 2017 midnight share »

The SEC Rule that Financial Advisers Don’t ‘Like’

How crazy are the regulations for financial advisers?

By Peter J. Brennan June 5, 2017 midnight share »

Wells Fargo Wealth Chief Sees Great Generational Transfer

Even the rich worry about going broke, Christopher Rommel has learned.

By Peter J. Brennan June 5, 2017 midnight share »

Adviser Goes Hollywood With Passive Investment Tips

Investment adviser Mark Hebner wrote a book on personal finance, but he had a hard time getting people to read it.

By Peter J. Brennan June 5, 2017 midnight share »

Financial Advisers Boost Representatives by 2.7%

The combined pool of financial advisers in Orange County grew about 2.7% to 2,022 last year, led by increases at Merrill Lynch, Fidelity Investments and Raymond James Financial Services Inc.

By Peter J. Brennan June 5, 2017 midnight share »

Q&A

Local destination marketers say that as food adventures have taken more precedence in people’s lives—anchoring malls, driving a growing list of food halls, and ever more popular on TV cooking shows and food networks—their impact on tourism and travel has also increased.

By Paul Hughes May 29, 2017 midnight share »

Drones Give Tourism Promoters New Perspective

Sometimes a city looks its best from the air. Orange County tourism marketers say drones tap true avian-level elevations to produce compelling footage for video uses, from social media and city promotions to cable TV travel shows and news broadcasts.

By Paul Hughes May 29, 2017 midnight share »