ECONOMY: OC-based firms fuel gain by biggest employers
Orange County’s largest employers combined to add 3,562 new hires over the past year, continuing a string of modest job gains in recent years.
REAL ESTATE: $19.9M cash for 68,425 square feet near JWA
China’s entry in the market of commercial jet manufacturing has bought one of the better-known offices in the Koll Center Newport Beach business park.
HEALTHCARE: Lease deal to add 150,000 SF to presence at Spectrum
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian plans a major expansion of its operations in Irvine after inking a lease for a new medical office complex that will be built along Sand Canyon Avenue.
Sleepwear Maker Starts Home Ware Line as Part of Growth Bid
Peter Burke thinks people should look good even when they sleep.
Teen’s Interests Grow Into Film Maker With a Cause
Barbara and Greg MacGillivray met in a math class at Newport Harbor High School.
Roger’s Gardens Has Plenty of Plants, Sets Self Apart With Uniqueness
Roger’s Gardens is the Disneyland of all things home and garden.
Family Steers Fishing, Whale-Watching Company Through Rough Waters
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching was the first business that opened its doors at then-sleepy Dana Point Harbor in 1971.
Couple Puts Juice Chain on Growth Fast Track
Keep it simple.
Buyers Hope Rents Start to Jibe With Big Sales Spurt
Investors and tenant brokers appear to be of two different minds when gauging the health of Orange County’s office market heading into 2014.
Orange County’s office market remained steady in the third quarter, posting small gains in rental rates, vacancy and absorption.
The downward trend of Orange County industrial vacancy rates continued through the third quarter
Financial institutions focus on mortgage alternatives.
Opus Again Tops, With $3.2B in Assets, Up 29%
The largest Orange County-based banks picked up the pace of growing their assets over the past year. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST OC-BASED COMMERCIAL BANKS list for download (pdf)
SchoolsFirst Federal’s Role Diminishes As Others Rise
Growth was visible on several fronts for Orange County’s credit unions over the past year. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST CREDIT UNIONS list for download (pdf)