Orange County Business Journal


Pair Leverages Common Interests to Create Brand

Entrepreneurs, if nothing else, must be resourceful.

By Deirdre Newman February 13, 2017 midnight share »


Event trends and popular movements in meetings and conventions can seem to appear out of nowhere—whether it’s rooftop amenities (see page 1), pop-up events (see page 21), or growth in spa, health, and fitness components (see page 19).

By Paul Hughes January 30, 2017 midnight share »

Coastal Resorts Make Spas Part of Luxe Approach

Resorts and hotels along OC’s coast from Huntington Beach to Dana Point have spas, have rejuvenated them recently, or will add the amenity in the next year. Smaller coastal properties have added fitness areas and programs to emphasize health and wellness.

By Paul Hughes January 30, 2017 midnight share »

Hotels Get Creative With ‘Temporary’ Event Spaces

What’s with the old shipping container behind the Irvine Marriott?

By Paul Hughes January 30, 2017 midnight share »

Aliso Viejo Grows Up, Moves on to Next Act

Orange County’s newest city isn’t so new anymore, least of all its office market.

By Mark Mueller January 23, 2017 midnight share »


The expanding amount of data now available to companies to analyze and sometimes monetize is changing how many do business in big and small ways.

By Michael de los Reyes January 9, 2017 midnight share »

Office Lease Rates Keep Rising

It’s a landlord’s market due to the low availability rate for offices. Strong employment growth in Orange County continued to be the primary driver of improving fundamentals. Recently, however, employment growth hasn’t translated into positive net absorption, driven by transitory factors that will dissipate over the next several quarters.

November 14, 2016 midnight share »

Industrial Market Still Landlord’s in Q3

The Orange County industrial market remained tight at the end of the third quarter, which has been the theme for the past 12 to 18 months as vacancy declined. Market conditions remained overly favorable to owners with available space.

November 14, 2016 midnight share »

Retail Market Holds Its Own

The Orange County retail market’s persistent struggles are lack of space, growing lease rates, and limited development projects. Previous quarters have continued to show gradual improvements in fundamentals, though the region has remained relatively flat since the early years just after the recession.

November 14, 2016 midnight share »


Fintech, short for financial technology, has been one of the most watched developments in the industry in the past few years. Founders, bankers and customers have said a lot about it: It’s disruptive to incumbent financial corporations, an alternative way to lend, and a new way to reach clients and conduct transactions.

By Michael de los Reyes November 7, 2016 midnight share »

Commercial Banks Grow Assets 39% to $34 Billion

Orange County-based commercial banks continued strong year-over-year growth as they increased assets 39% to about $33.5 billion for the year ended June 30.

By Michael de los Reyes November 7, 2016 midnight share »

Credit Unions Grow Assets 8% to $19.4 Billion

It’s been a mixed year for Orange County’s credit unions as they grew assets by about 7.8% to $19.4 billion for the year ended June 30 while combining for a 1.3% decline in net income to about $73.4 million for the first six months of 2016.

By Michael de los Reyes November 7, 2016 midnight share »

From Fee Builder to Fastest Grower

You can add another first to the resume of TRI Pointe Group Inc., a homebuilder whose growth over the past seven years is among the most rapid of any Orange County company on record.

By Mark Mueller October 31, 2016 midnight share »

Ding King Lives Up to Title on Small Companies List

The fastest-growing public company in the small company category on this week’s Business Journal list doesn’t really live up to its name anymore.

By Deirdre Newman October 31, 2016 midnight share »