Orange County Business Journal

OCBJ SPECIAL REPORTS

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Home Cooking on New Hires

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. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST EMPLOYERS list for download (pdf)

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China Entry in Global Aircraft Market Buys Office in Newport

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.

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Hoag Commits to New Outpatient Center Next to Irvine Hospital

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.

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Cat’s Pajamas?

Sleepwear Maker Starts Home Ware Line as Part of Growth Bid

Peter Burke thinks people should look good even when they sleep.

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A Family’s Passion

Teen’s Interests Grow Into Film Maker With a Cause

Barbara and Greg MacGillivray met in a math class at Newport Harbor High School.

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Oceanside Oasis

Roger’s Gardens Has Plenty of Plants, Sets Self Apart With Uniqueness

Roger’s Gardens is the Disneyland of all things home and garden.

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Riding Out Storms Together

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.

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They’re Juiced

Couple Puts Juice Chain on Growth Fast Track

Keep it simple.

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Investors, Brokers Differ on Office Market’s Condition

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.

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County’s Office Market Experiences Modest Activity, Confidence Up

OFFICE SPACE

Orange County’s office market remained steady in the third quarter, posting small gains in rental rates, vacancy and absorption.

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Industrial Vacancies Shrink to Lowest Since Q2 of 2008

INDUSTRIAL SPACE

The downward trend of Orange County industrial vacancy rates continued through the third quarter

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Q&A - Banking

Financial institutions focus on mortgage alternatives.

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Local Banks Notch Third Year of Asset, Profit Growth

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)

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Credit Unions’ Growth Is More Evenly Spread

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)

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New Pace for Fast Growers

3 Categories Combine for $90B in Revenue, 24.3% Growth Rate

The fastest-growing public companies in Orange County followed divergent paths over the past year. Includes the 2013 OC's FASTEST-GROWING PUBLIC COs list for download (pdf)