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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Anaheim Concourse Buildings Sell For $188M

CalPERS-Backed Investor Pays Record Per Square Foot

Real estate investment adviser Bentall Kennedy has made one of the largest industrial acquisitions ever in Orange County, buying close to a million square feet of recently built space in Anaheim.

Harbor Associates Ramps Up OC Acquisition Push

REAL ESTATE: Pays over $30M for offices in Tustin

A startup investment and development group based in Long Beach that focuses on creative-office conversion projects has made its largest investment yet in Orange County, for a three-building property in Tustin.

Great Park Sports Park Readying for Users, Revenue

53-Acre First Phase to Be Completed by Year-End

The first phase of Great Park Sports Park already appears to be paying dividends, in revenue earmarked for the city of Irvine next year.

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First American Buys TD Service Financial

Santa Ana-based title insurance firm First American Financial Corp. has bought TD Service Financial Corp. of Orange on undisclosed terms.

Tall Reputation, Top Rents at 200 Spectrum

Houston-Based Crown Castle Takes 2 Floors

Wireless infrastructure firm Crown Castle International Corp. is the latest big lessee signed for the 200 Spectrum Center tower in Irvine, where top floors appear to now boast the highest rents of any space in the city.

San Jose Investor Buys Surf City Rentals for $60M

REAL ESTATE: Complex 2nd recent deal for Saratoga

An apartment investor in Silicon Valley has snapped up a big rental complex in Huntington Beach, extending its acquisition push in Orange County since the start of the summer past the $130 million mark.

Manulife Adds Irvine Office to Airport-Area Holdings

17911 Von Karman Likely Sells for $33M+

Financial services company Manulife Financial Corp. has added another office to its real estate investment portfolio near John Wayne Airport.

Deloitte Renews Lease at Park Tower in Costa Mesa

OC’s Largest Accountancy Takes Smaller Space

Deloitte LLP, the largest accounting firm in Orange County by employee count, has re-upped the lease on its local offices in Costa Mesa.

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Shopoff Realty Buys in Las Vegas, Chicago Top $100M

Shopoff Realty Investments in Irvine has paid in excess of $100 million for an apartment complex in Las Vegas and a pair of commercial buildings in Chicago.

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Bascom Sells Denver Apts for $350M

Bascom Group LLC in Irvine has sold one of its larger apartment properties, a 1,523-unit complex in Denver, in what local reports said is the priciest deal for a rental property in that city.

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