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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FivePoint Updates Terms of IPO

FivePoint Communities Inc. could raise nearly $600 million from its forthcoming initial public offering and a trio of concurrent private placement deals, according to new regulatory documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

By Mark Mueller April 24, 2017 10:43 a.m. share »

FivePoint IPO Would Raise Millions, Add to Ownership Complexity

FivePoint Communities Inc.’s transition into a publicly traded company will make its executive team rich and provide plenty of financial cover for the next housing downturn. It should also free up plenty of cash for future real estate acquisitions in and out of Orange County.

By Mark Mueller April 24, 2017 midnight share »

$56M Impac Mortgage Deal Involves Local Ties

Local real estate and private equity investors Richard and Todd Pickup have increased their already sizeable stakes in Impac Mortgage Holdings Inc. following a $56 million stock sale by the Irvine-based lender.

By Mark Mueller April 24, 2017 midnight share »

Sites Near 55 Freeway Eyed for Industrial, Chick-Fil-A

Big changes could be in the works for a large industrial property just off the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway in Santa Ana.

By Mark Mueller April 24, 2017 midnight share »

4000 MacArthur Office Property in NB on Block

The 4000 MacArthur office complex in Newport Beach is for sale again in what could prove to be Orange County’s largest office transaction so far this year.

By Mark Mueller April 17, 2017 midnight share »

$130M Sale of JCP’s Buena Park Site Sets New Mark

CenterPoint Properties has closed on the buy of J.C. Penney Co.’s massive logistics and distribution facility in Buena Park in one of the largest industrial sales in Orange County in years.

By Mark Mueller April 17, 2017 midnight share »
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TRI Pointe Stock Performance Slammed by Starwood

An eight-year partnership between Irvine-based homebuilder TRI Pointe Group Inc. and its former majority shareholder ended on an unexpected sour note.

By Mark Mueller April 14, 2017 8:12 a.m. share »
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New Home Preps 275 Acres in Corona

The New Home Co. Inc., one of the most active builders on the Irvine Ranch and other area master-planned communities owned by Orange County’s largest landowners, is turning the tables for a new project it has in the works just over the Riverside County line in Corona.

By Mark Mueller April 11, 2017 11:09 a.m. share »

Irvine Co. Thinks Small With Spectrum Purchase

Irvine Company has bought a low-rise office campus in the shadow of Broadcom Ltd.’s new office campus in the Irvine Spectrum.

By Mark Mueller April 10, 2017 midnight share »

Revamped Kaleidoscope Shopping Center Up for Sale

Mission Viejo’s Kaleidoscope shopping center is for sale.

By Mark Mueller April 10, 2017 midnight share »

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