Orange County Business Journal

Mark Mueller covers commercial and residential real estate for the Orange County Business Journal. His beat also includes title insurers and mortgage lenders, as well as government stories that relate to real estate. He can be reached at

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OC Soccer’s Reboot

James Keston will cap a whirlwind first year of sports ownership under the bright lights by moving his club into Orange County’s newest stadium.

By Mark Mueller July 25, 2017 8 a.m. share »
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Luxe Deal: South Coast Plaza Buys Out Sears

The owners of South Coast Plaza have bought back a large chunk of property at the Costa Mesa shopping center from department store operator Sears Holdings Corp., the Business Journal has learned.

By Mark Mueller July 24, 2017 10:16 a.m. share »

Glendale Latest LA Hotel Site Eyed By R.D. Olson

Newport Beach-based R.D. Olson Development plans to build another hotel on an infill site in Los Angeles County, this time in Glendale.

By Mark Mueller July 24, 2017 midnight share »
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Investors Make Medical Deals Near Hoag-Newport

A pair of healthcare-related properties in the vicinity of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach have changed hands in separate transactions valued at close to $63 million together.

By Mark Mueller July 17, 2017 10:49 a.m. share »

Lennar Latest With Plans for Downtown Anaheim

Lennar Corp. has bought a sizeable infill housing development site in downtown Anaheim, in what looks to be the homebuilder’s largest purchase in the city in several years.

By Mark Mueller July 17, 2017 midnight share »

CSUF Student Housing Site Eyed for Renovations

Fullerton University Village, a 100-unit student housing community within walking distance of California State University-Fullerton, has been sold to a Dana Point investor that’s planning a renovation of the 45-year-old property.

By Mark Mueller July 17, 2017 midnight share »
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Tustin Creative Offices Take Flight

Construction has started on Orange County’s first substantial ground-up creative-office project in Tustin.

By Mark Mueller July 12, 2017 9:44 a.m. share »

Behr Expands Santa Ana Ops in Year’s Biggest Office Lease

Behr Process Corp., a Santa Ana-based manufacturer and supplier of architectural paint and exterior wood care products that’s one of the largest employers in its hometown, is planning a big expansion of local operations.

By Mark Mueller July 10, 2017 midnight share »

Irvine Co.’s Placentia Rental Sale Tops in OC for Year

Irvine Co. has sold its only known commercial holding in Placentia and one of the largest apartment complexes in the city in what’s apparently Orange County’s biggest rental property sale of the year to date.

By Mark Mueller July 10, 2017 midnight share »

Luckey’s Huntington Beach Buys Lead to Litigation

Palmer Luckey’s recent purchase of a marina in Huntington Beach hasn’t gone over well with two brokers who claim they were stiffed on their commissions for a related portion of the transaction.

By Mark Mueller July 10, 2017 midnight share »

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