Orange County Business Journal


Q&A Healthcare - Nurse Shortage

The shortage of registered nurses was one of the hottest topics in the Orange County and California healthcare sector in the late 1990s and early to mid-2000s.

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Q&A - Wealth Management Firms

A general rise in life expectancy has been the focus of many a conversation among wealth managers and their clients of late, regardless of how far the clients may be from planned retirement.

GenSpring Taps Deeper Into Abundant California Wealth

WEALTH MANAGEMENT: Family Office Grows in West

GenSpring Family Offices LLC is expanding the role and reach of its regional headquarters in Costa Mesa as it bolsters its service to the wealthy in California and the rest of the West.

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Hoag Orthopedic Aims for Transparency, Engagement

Institute’s Surgery Volume Ranks High Nationally

Hoag Orthopedic Institute, an Irvine-based specialty hospital, looks up to a role model for the type of healthcare it strives to provide.

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Hospitals Have Mixed Year as Profits for Some Dip

Profits of 30 Biggest Drop 7%, Revenue Up

Orange County’s largest hospitals posted mixed results on the profit side over the past year or so. Includes the 2014 OC's HOSPITALS list for download (pdf)

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Hospitals Stretch Selves Into More Innovation

Seek Entrepreneurs to Improve Healthcare, Bottom Lines

Orange County hospital systems are moving deeper into the “business of innovation” as they seek to respond to changes in the healthcare sector.

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Q&A - Strong Economy?

Orange County’s economy has largely strengthened over the past few years of continued post-recession recovery.

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Bank Deposits Rise Sharply After 3 Slow-Growth Years

Majority of Banks With OC Presence Post Gains

Commercial banks in Orange County grew local deposits by nearly 8% last year after three straight years of gains averaging 2.6% a year.

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Change Is Constant for County’s Infill Developers

Shea, Sares-Regis Shift With Market, Changing Tastes

There’s no such thing as a slam dunk or a straight shot when it comes to infill redevelopment projects.

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Irvine Business Complex Continues Apartments Trend

Plans Represent Most Development There in Years

The one-time homes of churches, dietary supplement manufacturers, clean-energy companies, and a host of other office tenants in Irvine are on the fast track to being turned into apartment sites in the latest burst of development activity at the Irvine Business Complex.

Office Rents Up as Negative Absorption Returns


The Orange County office market continued to make steady progress during the fourth quarter, despite some lingering headwinds.

County’s Industrial Vacancy Near Record Low


The downward trend of Orange County industrial vacancy rates continued throughout the fourth quarter.

Retail Market Ends 2013 on Healthy Note


The Orange County retail market ended 2013 with improving market fundamentals as tenant demand and overall activity increased.

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Santa Ana’s Intellectual Property

Federal Courthouse, Bench Raise Profile on Patent Law

Orange County’s federal district judges have been a key to the emergence of Santa Ana as a venue of choice for patent litigation among lawyers throughout the U.S.

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Q&A - Law Firms

The legal industry is in constant flux due to changing laws and shifting trends in the business of running law firms and in educating lawyers.