OCBJ SPECIAL REPORTS
The Business Journal’s Jane Yu asked a group of local chief financial officers how they perceive their roles in building corporate culture. The CFOs also discuss factors about Orange County that have an impact on the development of culture. Edited excerpts of their responses follow.April 20, 2015 midnight $$ Share
Creative, Eclectic, Friendly Style Cooks Up Delicious
I don’t even want to count how many restaurants I have eaten in this past year. But I can tell you that no chef has consistently impressed me more over a few decades, and still does, than Alan Greeley, the chef and owner of Golden Truffle in Costa Mesa. This special guy is my pick for Chef of the Year because he thinks globally about food and he makes culinary memories for all of us.
Developers Eye Sites Next to Former Air Station
This month’s opening of the 375-home Greenwood project near Jamboree Road and the District at Tustin Legacy shopping center marks another notable chapter in the redevelopment of the nearly 1,500-acre former military site.
At least 8 Active OC Firms Chart Their Own Courses
Orange County’s private equity scene covers a wide range of industries and market segments, a reflection of the diversity in characteristics and specialties of the investment firms here.
100% Hike in Dollar Volume, 60% Increase Last Year
The biggest venture capital firms in Orange County continued to increase their investments in local companies, though the pace of growth slowed compared with a year earlier.
Every year, the Business Journal makes its best effort to compile a list of the local offices of banks and lenders, in addition to investment banks. A few changes this year include 1st Enterprise Bank now operating as California United Bank since its merger on Nov. 30. Previously listed Independence Bank was acquired by Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc. on Jan. 27.
‘Generation Z’ Emerges As Local Travel Market
Today’s teens are following hard on the heels of Millennials in terms of tourism.
Jobs Up 1.1% To 13,789 at Top 50
The number of rooms at the biggest hotels in Orange County hardly changed over the past year, but a significant portion of them got new looks, thanks to renovations at several of the market’s best-known establishments.
Low-Rise, Creative Re-Use Planned Alongside Towers
Orange County developers are taking varied approaches to speculative office developments in the improving local economy, including a cautious approach on ground-up projects.
The Orange County office market, paced by the accelerating Greater Airport Area, is returning to prerecession peaks by all key measures.
The Orange County industrial market got off to a good start this year after experiencing a sluggish year-end, posting positive net absorption of 690,726 square feet following a sluggish finish to 2014.