Mark Mueller

News Editor/Reporter

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 mueller@ocbj.com.

Email: mueller@ocbj.com
Phone: 949-833-8373 Extension: 226

Recent Stories

Cashing Out In Chicago

Olen Sells 40-Story Tower

Igor Olenicoff, Orange County’s third-wealthiest businessperson, should be a bit richer after the sale of his company’s most valuable office property—a skyscraper it owned in downtown Chicago.

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South Coast Metro Office Gets Jolt With Revamp

REAL ESTATE: Ground floor of office to get retail

The smallest of the four offices run by C.J. Segerstrom & Sons next to South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, the seven-story 3420 Bristol St., is getting a makeover designed to bring its appearance more in line with its high-rise brethren.

Irvine Co. Hits Jackpot With 3 Silicon Valley Leases

New Projects Lease Up; $105M Buy in San Diego

Irvine Co., Orange County’s dominant office landlord with a local portfolio topping 26 million square feet, has had an active few weeks in two of its other key markets: Silicon Valley and San Diego.

KBS Plans Blockbuster Central OC Tower Buy

REAL ESTATE: 1 of 2 Orange offices sold for $180M

Newport Beach-based KBS Realty Advisors, one of the country’s largest office owners, is poised to buy central Orange County’s biggest office tower in what would be its priciest local acquisition in over a decade.

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CalAtlantic’s Farewell Act: $34M Land Buy in Tustin

REAL ESTATE: 218-home site buy as Lennar deal nears

Irvine-based CalAtlantic Group Inc.’s last big land deal as a stand-alone company could turn out to be a 14.5-acre site it just bought a few miles from its headquarters at the Tustin Legacy development.

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Sprouts Backers’ Sights Turn to Industrial Market

REAL ESTATE: Horowitz Group latest McFadden Center owners

An investment group in Laguna Niguel that’s best known for its restaurant and grocery chain investments, including in Sprouts Farmers Market, is turning its attention to Orange County’s industrial market.

Irvine Rental Project Slips in Under IBC Density Cap

Just 167 Units Remain Out Of 15,000 Cap Set in 2010

A 150-unit apartment complex proposed at 2525 Main St. in Irvine about a mile from John Wayne Airport has gotten the nod as one of the last residential projects approved for the Irvine Business Complex under current density limits.

Alteryx’ Latest Sign Of Growth: Bigger HQ

REAL ESTATE: Lease expands Irvine presence by about 75%

Data analytics software maker Alteryx Inc., which went public in March, has signed a deal to expand its Irvine headquarters at a rate almost matching its impressive stock growth since a $14-a-share initial public offering.

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CPW’s Latest Twist: New Tower on Drawing Board

Another residential tower is being considered for the sprawling Central Park West mixed-use development in Irvine.

Santa Ana Office Owners Plot Apartment Makeover

The development team responsible for the largest residential project under way in Santa Ana, the 1,221-unit Heritage apartments near John Wayne Airport, has its eye on another site in the city near the Discovery Cube Orange County for another big multifamily development.

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