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

Recent Stories

Another Sign of Office Strength: Equity Gets Arden’s OC Portfolio

REAL ESTATE: Blackstone unit to be second biggest landlord here

A division of New York-based Blackstone Group is returning to its position as Orange County’s second largest landlord just as the local market for office space looks to be switching into overdrive.

William Lyon Homes Names Co-CEO

William Lyon Homes promoted Matthew Zaist to the role of co-chief executive officer.

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William Lyon Homes Promotes Zaist to Co-CEO

William Lyon Homes said it has promoted Matthew Zaist to the role of co-chief executive officer.

OC Hotel Market Stays Hot With $126.2M Deal

REAL ESTATE: Local sales add up to $730M so far this year

The 485-room Irvine Marriott Hotel at the Irvine Towers office complex near John Wayne Airport has been sold to a Los Angeles-based institutional investor.

Burnham Adds Office Near JWA to Local Portfolio

REAL ESTATE: Data indicate relative bargain at $264 per SF

Newport Beach-based Burnham-Ward Properties has expanded its hometown office holdings with a property not too far from John Wayne Airport.

Olen’s Rental Push Takes Flight in Phoenix Suburbs

Growth in Mesa, Gilbert Likened to Prior OC Era

Olen Properties’ recent push into Phoenix’ apartment market has now topped the $100 million mark, and the Newport Beach-based developer plans more deals in some of the city’s fastest-growing suburbs.

Boardwalk’s Big Leap

Trammell Crow Spec Office Project Set to Add 545,000 SF to Airport Area

Trammell Crow Co. has taken the wraps off the first large, speculative office project expected to break ground in the office market around John Wayne Airport in over seven years.

Gateway Deal Reflects Central OC Rebound

REAL ESTATE: Lincoln Property expected to pay $68 million

Lincoln Property Co. is buying a large office next to Angel Stadium of Anaheim in the latest sign of an improving office market in Central Orange County.

Aliso Viejo Office Sale Estimated Over $100M

REAL ESTATE: Two buildings at Summit combine for 295,000 SF

Two buildings in Aliso Viejo that hold the local operations of homebuilder Lennar Corp. and other tenants has traded hands in what looks to be the priciest office sale in South Orange County so far this year.

Trend Builds as Great Park Project Eyes Own Food Hall

REAL ESTATE: Old warehouse would hold one of a few planned

Add Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine to the growing list of areas across Orange County looking to add a hip food hall to their developments instead of a more traditional retail center.

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