Orange County Business Journal

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PHILANTHROPY Column by Kim Haman

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January Luxury Sales Match Rate of Past 6 Months

Pace Brisk, Though Many Go for Less Than Listings

The 10,652-square-foot lot at 11 Strand Beach Drive in Dana Point sold for $11.9 million on Dec. 13, a $2.4 million drop from its asking price a week earlier.

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OC’s Luxury Home Sale Revival Continued in 2013

But May Not Return to High for Several Years

There’s little doubt among real estate professionals and casual observers that the 2013 luxury home market provided sellers with continued relief from the lean years of the Great Recession.

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Sellers Put Asking Prices Closer to Market Reality

More Get What They Ask For Or Not Far Off Listings

The estate at 11 Via Emilia in Pelican Heights, Newport Coast, was designed to envelope those who live there with a sense of peace, privacy and seclusion.

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’Tis the Season for Bigger Luxury Home Sales in County

Santa Barbara Style Meets the Sea, Design Showcase

LUXURY HOMES Column by Kim Haman

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More Than Dollars for These Scholars

Ron Simon’s Foundation Marks 10 Years of Comprehensive Support

A constant in Isela Arias’ life while growing up in Santa Ana was her mother’s belief in education.

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Luxury Homes With Unique Features Sell at Fast Clip

Feng Shui, 1920s History, Modern Perks and More

LUXURY HOMES Column by Kim Haman

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PHILANTHROPY November 18, 2013

PHILANTHROPY Column by Kim Haman

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Shelter for the Wounded

Businessman Gives Empty Homes to Returning Veterans

Serendipity—it’s not a word often associated with the challenge of providing housing for wounded war veterans, but in the case of the nonprofit organization Apartments4Heroes, it’s apropos.

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Group Guides Veterans in Their New Lives Back Home

Nonprofit Offers Counseling With Little Red Tape Attached

Ten years ago, marriage and family therapist Jill Boultinghouse received a phone call from the worried wife of a military veteran

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Boots on the Ground to Career Reboot

Marine Corps veteran Jacob Lampe returned to Orange County from Afghanistan in 2011 at age 23, a different man than the one who had left a few years before.

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Village Crean Compound Sold for $10.6 Million

Has Ice Cream Parlor, Large Apt., 20 Car Spots

Philanthropists John and Donna Crean built The Village Crean compound at 2300 Mesa Drive in Newport Beach in 1990, designing it to take advantage of the sweeping views of Newport’s back bay.

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Art, Commerce Both Fit in SCR’s ‘Cigar Box’

Beyond Work

David Emmes and Martin Benson had little more than talent and a vision back in 1964

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International Buyers Keep Pushing Up Luxury Market

Many Seek Houses to Steer Clear of Taxes Back Home

International buyers have contributed to the steady growth of prices in the luxury market over the past two years.

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Agency Goes Mobile With Luxury-Home Application

HÔM: More Buyers Are Shopping Online

LUXURY HOMES Column by Kim Haman

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4-Car Garage Provides Parking Premium on Balboa Island

Also Boasts Boat Slips, Detailed Woodwork

The classically styled home at 1100 S. Bayfront in Newport Beach on Balboa Island sold on Sept. 20 for $5.9 million

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Luxury Sales Remain Strong As Autumn Approaches

The last week of August and the first few days of September proved strong for the coastal luxury real estate market

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Irvine-based 5.11 Tactical donated $158,165

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Personal Connections Attract Donors, Nonprofits

Big-Bucks Givers Decide Which Groups Benefit

When Rob Lambert was 10, his typical boyhood life suddenly changed.

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Nonprofits, Execs Forge Mutually Beneficial Ties

The Relationship Can Be Long Term if Done Right

“When it comes down to it, the relationship between a nonprofit and its board is really a marriage”

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Ocean-View Lots Join Trend of Hot Sales at High End

Buyers Want ‘Green,’ Other Custom Features

Buyers continue to drive the luxury home market to heights unseen in half a decade, and ocean-view homesite sales are also on the rise.

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Orange County Luxury Homes Sell at Brisk Clip

Asian Buyers Help Fuel Recent Buying Frenzy

The luxury home market showed no signs of slowing as the calendar page flipped to August, in the Luxury Homes column.

PHILANTHROPY August 12, 2013

PHILANTHROPY Column by Kim Haman

Student Solves Her Problem—and School’s

Freshman Turned Around Campus Store

When Nikki Parmar joined Sage Hill School as a freshman two years ago, she was eager to share her school spirit by wearing a Sage Hill sweatshirt. But the enthusiastic freshman couldn’t find the school store.

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Technology Changing Real Estate Business as Usual

Clients Are Now Craving Up-to-the-Minute Reports

It’s no secret that, in the competitive world of high-end luxury real estate specialists, the way of doing business is in the midst of a sea change, in Luxury Homes

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Sage Hill School: Ambitious Plan Bears Fruit in Newport Coast

Private Campus Cultivates Diversity, Problem Solvers

In the mid-1990s, a group of Newport Beach parents, educators and business leaders coalesced around an idea: to create a private, nonreligious high school that blended rigorous academics with a dedication to public purpose and diversity.

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Small Benefits Company Supports Employees’ Goals

Provides Them With Tools, Affords Work-Life Balance

Bill Thomas had a decision to make: Three highly regarded insurance services companies were asking him to join their team as he looked to make a job change.

PHILANTHROPY July 29, 2013

Keeping Up Appearances; Fighting Alzheimer’s; $245K to 15 Charities; An Enduring Message; Driving Expansion

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Little Architectural Company Is Big With Employees

Risk Taking, Camaraderie Empower Its Staff

The title partner and Costa Mesa office president of Little describes how he temporarily left the company more than two decades ago

Care for Clients Grows Firm, Makes Workers Happy

Jeffer Mangels Chooses Staffers Who Like People

Jeffer Mangels, or JMBM, was founded more than 30 years ago by Bruce Jeffer, Robert E. Mangels, Jim Butler and Burton A. Mitchell.

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Positive Perception Beats Summer Lull on Luxe Sales

Time on Market Sees Big Dip From Year Earlier

Orange County homes priced at $4 million or more are selling at a faster clip this summer than the same time a year ago, in the Luxury Homes column

PHILANTHROPY July 15, 2013

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Luxury Homes Gain Notice as Alternative Investments

Recent Strength Brings Investors as Buyers

There are several reasons for the luxury home market’s swift acceleration since early 2012, including the strengthening economy, a decrease in inventory and the attention of foreign buyers, particularly those from Asia, in the Luxury Homes column

PHILANTHROPY July 1, 2013

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Ultra-Luxury Home Sales Increase in Orange County

International Buyers Are Driving Investment Trend

Home sales in the $20 million-plus segment are rising in the Orange County coastal market, driven in part by buyers from other parts of the world, particularly Asia, in the Luxury Homes column

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Homes With Oceanfronts, Theaters Lead Strong Sales

May Sales Come Close to Properties’ Asking Prices

Homes with oceanfronts, theaters lead strong sales, in Luxury Homes

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Spring Sales Are Blooming in Coastal Orange County

Homes Blend Old-World Style, High Technology

Spring sales are blooming along coast, in Luxury Homes

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Economic Recovery Shows in Coastal Luxury Sales

Homes, Lots Move Faster, Closer to Asking Prices

LUXURY HOMES Column by Kim Haman

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Cathedral Cash Infusion

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Dana Point’s Strand Development Sees Strong Sales

Dozen Ocean-View Homes Move in Four Months

Sales at The Strand at Headlands surged during the first four months of 2013, in Luxury Homes

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