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 mueller@ocbj.com.

Recent Stories

Latest Big Office Deal: $73M in Newport Beach

REAL ESTATE: Prudential affiliate gets 202,000 square feet near JWA

A 10-story office building in Newport Beach is the latest property to get snapped up by institutional investors bullish on Orange County’s improving economy.

Investors Pick Up Foothill Plaza For Nearly $50M

Offices Next to 241 Hold HQ for Kaiser Aluminum

Foothill Plaza, a two-building complex in Foothill Ranch that’s one of the highest-quality buildings in the office market in and around Lake Forest, has traded hands at a price approaching $50 million.

Apartment Owner Looks for a Lift to Boost Parking

Costa Mesa Proposal Would Be a First For City

The owners of a Costa Mesa apartment complex want to take a new approach to dealing with parking congestion.

Blizzard Entertainment Extends Spectrum HQ Stay

REAL ESTATE: Leases combine for 435,000 square feet

Blizzard Entertainment Inc. has signed a new lease for its offices in the Irvine Spectrum in a deal that should keep Orange County’s largest software company in its present location for the foreseeable future.

New Home Co. to See $500M+ in Luxe Ranch Sales

REAL ESTATE: Irvine Co. deals extend to new Eastwood project

The New Home Co. is expecting more than $500 million worth of luxury home sales on the Irvine Ranch, thanks to its latest big land deal with Newport Beach-based Irvine Company.

Quintana Campus Sells to Hines & PIMCO

REAL ESTATE: Big redo in store for former WaMu offices

The local office of Houston-based Hines Interests LP has partnered with Pacific Investment Management Co. in Newport Beach to buy one of the most prominent office campuses near John Wayne Airport.

Local Mega Developers Take Show on the Road

50M SF Planned in US, Fewer Options at Home

A handful of Orange County developers are at the forefront of a big push to build dozens of cutting-edge distribution and warehouse buildings across the country.

Owner of OC’s Montage, Ritz-Carlton Eyeing Sale?

Report Cites Last Montage Owner as Possible Bidder

Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc. is, for the second time in as many years, rumored to be exploring a sale of its high-end hotel portfolio. The deal could change ownership of two of Orange County’s toniest resorts.

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New Name for Standard Pacific

Irvine-based Standard Pacific Corp. will have a new name following its impending acquisition of Ryland Group Inc.

Hampton Inn Buy Adds to REIT’s OC Holdings

Apple REIT’s $20M Buy Follows R.D. Olson Deals

An affiliate of Richmond, Va.-based hotel investor Apple REIT Cos. has added another Orange County property to its portfolio.

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