Orange County Business Journal

Starwood’s $150M Bet on TRI Pointe Pays Off Again

A $150 million investment in then-upstart builder TRI Pointe Group Inc. in 2010 has proven to be a big money-maker for Greenwich, Conn.-based private equity firm Starwood Capital Group.

By Mark Mueller March 27, 2017 midnight share »

IRWD Plans Midsized Office Near Sand Canyon HQ

The worst of a long drought is apparently over, and the Irvine Ranch Water District should now have more time on its hands to pursue other business opportunities, in particular real estate development.

By Mark Mueller March 27, 2017 midnight share »

Chicago Firm Tapped To Buy J.C. Penney DC

A Chicago-area industrial real estate owner and developer looking to grow its West Coast presence is expected to buy J.C. Penney Co.’s massive logistics and distribution facility in Buena Park.

By Mark Mueller March 27, 2017 midnight share »

Blizzard Adds Another Spectrum Office to Local Ops

Blizzard Entertainment Inc. still is in growth mode when it comes to its local real estate presence. It appears it’s also still very much a renter rather than an owner.

By Mark Mueller March 20, 2017 midnight share »

New Vantis Hotel in Aliso Viejo Sells for $38 Million

A recently built Homewood Suites hotel in Aliso Viejo has become the first acquisition here by a Texas-based investor that specializes in the hospitality market and is on the lookout for more deals this year.

By Mark Mueller March 20, 2017 midnight share »

LBA Plans 6-Story Office Addition at Park Place

LBA Realty has begun to market space for lease at a new six-story office it’s planning at the Park Place campus in Irvine, adding another potential sizeable office development to the area around John Wayne Airport.

By Mark Mueller March 20, 2017 midnight share »

Coins to Commercial Real Estate

John Saunders has made a fortune through buying and selling some of the smallest and most valuable collectables in the world.

By Mark Mueller March 20, 2017 midnight share »

Life After Broadcom at URP

Irvine Company has started to prepare for life after Broadcom Ltd., one tenant at a time.

By Mark Mueller March 13, 2017 midnight share »

Plans Weighed for Trinity Broadcasting Site

It was the second sale of the building this month. Irvine-based Greenlaw Partners bought it directly from Trinity Broadcasting, and shortly after the deal closed, Greenlaw sold it for a slight profit to Alliance South Coast.

By Mark Mueller March 13, 2017 midnight share »

CoreLogic Promotes COO to CEO Post

Irvine-based CoreLogic named Frank Martell president and chief executive to succeed Anand Nallathambi, who died this month after a brief illness.

By Mark Mueller March 13, 2017 midnight share »

Offices Now Investments for Area’s Ultra-Wealthy

High-net-worth investors in some areas of the country are known for collecting an assortment of fancy cars, jewelry, mansions and other luxury items.

By Mark Mueller March 13, 2017 midnight share »

IBC Apartment Development Cuts into Jobs Base

The boom in residential development in the Irvine Business Complex over the past few years appears to be having an effect on the area’s base of jobs.

By Mark Mueller March 13, 2017 midnight share »

Title Insurers Seek More Buys in Face of Rate Hikes

Orange County’s largest title insurance providers are looking at acquisitions both inside and outside their core business lines to help them grow operations and improve efficiencies in a climate of interest rate hikes likely to cut into their refinancing work.

By Mark Mueller March 13, 2017 midnight share »
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CoreLogic Names Martell CEO

Irvine-based CoreLogic has named Frank Martell its new president and chief executive.

By Mark Mueller March 6, 2017 12:22 p.m. share »
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CoreLogic’s Nallathambi Dies

CoreLogic President and Chief Executive Anand Nallathambi died after a brief illness, the company said.

By Paul Hughes, Mark Mueller March 6, 2017 9:52 a.m. share »

Homebuilders Take Stock of Improved Inland Empire

Orange County’s biggest homebuilders are again turning more of their attention to projects in the Inland Empire.

By Mark Mueller March 6, 2017 midnight share »

Invesco Pays $112M for Fullerton Apartments, Dell Inc. Office in AV

Dallas-based Invesco Real Estate, one of the most active institutional investors in Orange County in the past few years, has added a newly built apartment complex in Fullerton and another office in Aliso Viejo to its local portfolio.

By Mark Mueller March 6, 2017 midnight share »
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CoreLogic’s Nallathambi Dies

CoreLogic President and Chief Executive Anand Nallathambi died after a brief illness, the company said.

By Paul Hughes, Mark Mueller March 3, 2017 6:20 p.m. share »

New-Home Sales Surge to Levels Not Seen Since ‘03

Close to $4 billion was spent on new homes in Orange County last year as builders here posted their best sales year since 2003, thanks to new projects going up at the area’s largest master-planned communities.

By Mark Mueller February 27, 2017 midnight share »

Top Service, Top Prices at OC’s Latest Luxe Rentals

Orange County’s newest batch of luxury apartment communities, which command some of the highest rents ever seen among complexes here, aren’t for renters short on cash.

By Mark Mueller February 27, 2017 midnight share »

One More Mariners Mile Office for Moshayedi Clan

The biggest property owners in the Mariners Mile area of Newport Beach have added another building to their holdings.

By Mark Mueller February 27, 2017 midnight share »

Lake Forest Homebuilding Steps Out of Shadows

Lake Forest, despite being in the shadow of California’s two best-selling master-planned communities, has been holding its own during the latest residential building boom.

By Mark Mueller February 27, 2017 midnight share »

IE Cement Magnate Eyes Santa Ana Rentals

A 601-unit apartment project has been proposed for a roughly six-acre site next to the Santa Ana Zoo that sold last year to a wealthy businessman from the Inland Empire.

By Mark Mueller February 27, 2017 midnight share »

Credit Union Eyes Tustin for New HQ

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, the largest credit union in California, is eyeing a site in Tustin to build a sizeable new headquarters facility.

By Mark Mueller February 27, 2017 midnight share »

Pendulum Property Pays $41.6M for Office in Irvine

A real estate investment, management and development firm that started operations last year has made an office in Irvine near The Market Place shopping center its first investment.

By Mark Mueller February 27, 2017 midnight share »

Olen Eyes Buys After Big Re-Fis

Newport Beach-based Olen Properties Corp. has closed on a big loan for its largest local property—a mixed-use development it owns in Brea—and is close to putting some of the proceeds from that and other recent financing deals into an apartment complex it plans to buy outside Orange County.

By Mark Mueller February 27, 2017 midnight share »
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Gen. William Lyon Steps Down from Homebuilder's Board

Newport Beach-based homebuilder William Lyon Homes said that its namesake and founder, General William Lyon, has stepped down as a director of the company.

By Mark Mueller February 20, 2017 9:30 a.m. share »

Pacific Hospitality Lists Bacara Resort & Spa for Sale

Irvine-based Pacific Hospitality Group should make a big profit off the planned sale of one of its high-end properties.

By Mark Mueller February 20, 2017 midnight share »

2 Buildings in Airport Area Pegged at $200M+

New York-based Emmes Group of Cos. has been selected to buy the Main Plaza office buildings near John Wayne Airport in what looks to be the first big local office transaction of the year, real estate sources tell the Business Journal.

By Mark Mueller February 20, 2017 midnight share »
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CoreLogic CEO Takes Temporary Leave

Irvine-based CoreLogic Inc. said that Chief Executive and President Anand Nallathambi is taking a temporary medical leave of absence from the company.

By Mark Mueller February 16, 2017 11:34 a.m. share »

Deal Puts Top Tenant Reps Under Same Roof

Orange County’s two largest commercial real estate brokerages that focus on representing tenants have joined forces.

By Mark Mueller February 13, 2017 midnight share »

Panattoni Adds 2nd North OC Site to Industrial Pipeline

The developer of Orange County’s largest industrial project over the past decade has bought another site along the Anaheim-Placentia city line for what’s planned to be a multibuilding industrial project.

By Mark Mueller February 13, 2017 midnight share »

Raintree Adds 2nd Irvine Company Rental to Portfolio

Raintree Partners, a Laguna Niguel-based apartment and mixed-use property owner and developer, has added another big rental property in Tustin to its portfolio, thanks to a recent transaction it made with Irvine Company.

By Mark Mueller February 13, 2017 midnight share »

Irvine Co. Eyes Affordable Rentals

Irvine Company is looking to turn the former Traveland USA site on the edge of the Irvine Spectrum area into an apartment development with up to 1,710 units in a project targeting middle-income earners.

By Mark Mueller February 6, 2017 midnight share »

Liquidmetal Near Deal for Lake Forest Headquarters

Rancho Santa Margarita-based Liquidmetal Technologies Inc., a maker of alloys used in medical devices and consumer electronics, is under contract to buy a larger facility in Lake Forest.

By Mark Mueller February 6, 2017 midnight share »

Alphaeon Plans to Give Back HQ Space

Alphaeon Corp. plans to switch out its glitzy headquarters in Irvine this year for a much smaller location in the area in the latest sign of shrinkage for the lifestyle healthcare company.

By Mark Mueller February 6, 2017 midnight share »

Segerstrom Scion's 'Shelby Shrine'

Ted Segerstrom calls his vintage car collection a “Shelby Shrine.”

By Mark Mueller February 6, 2017 midnight share »

Everything Accounted For

Good luck finding a local chief financial officer who’s been part of as many complex transactions—including a corporate restructuring, initial public offering, acquisition push, and a string of big-dollar financing deals—as Colin Severn has during his seven-year tenure at William Lyon Homes.

By Mark Mueller February 6, 2017 midnight share »

New Brea Industrial Site Lands Car Parts Wholesaler

An importer and distributor of automotive parts with headquarters in the Bay Area is moving its Southern California regional distribution center from Torrance to a newly built facility in Brea.

By Mark Mueller February 6, 2017 midnight share »
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Stowell to Chair Housing Charity

HomeAid America, a Newport Beach-based building industry charity, said CalAtlantic Group Inc. executive chairman Scott Stowell will lead its Board of Directors as Chairman for the next two years.

By Mark Mueller January 30, 2017 10:45 a.m. share »

Sources Say Deal for Fairmont Close

An investment group that recently bought the Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport hotel on behalf of clients in China is close to making another big hotel purchase near the airport, according to hospitality industry sources.

By Paul Hughes, Mark Mueller January 30, 2017 midnight share »

Taylor-Dunn’s Anaheim Manufacturing Site Sold

S&A Management LLC, one of Orange County’s largest privately held property owners, has added another notable investment in Anaheim to its portfolio.

By Mark Mueller January 30, 2017 midnight share »

Irvine Company Eyes For-Sale Homes in Silicon Valley

Broadcom Ltd.’s current office campus at University Research Park in Irvine isn’t the only big Irvine Company-owned site in line for a revamp after being vacated by a semiconductor industry company.

By Mark Mueller January 30, 2017 midnight share »

Developers’ Residential Plans Getting Malled

The new owners of an office building next to MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana have proposed building a 247-unit apartment complex on excess land at their property.

By Mark Mueller January 30, 2017 midnight share »

Electrical Contractor In on Anaheim Spec

The development team planning a sizeable industrial and office facility near the Platinum Triangle has found a tenant for the speculative project just a little more than a month after buying the Anaheim site.

By Mark Mueller January 23, 2017 midnight share »

Rare For-Sale Housing Site in IBC Sells for $17.5M

One of the few infill residential development sites in the Irvine Business Complex that’s slated for for-sale homes has been sold to a Seattle-based builder.

By Mark Mueller January 23, 2017 midnight share »

Wen Adds LoanDepot HQ to Paper Trail

The Foothill Ranch office complex that holds the headquarters of mortgage lender LoanDepot Inc. is the latest notable area commercial property to be bought by a wealthy local investor.

By Mark Mueller January 23, 2017 midnight share »

Fashion Island Luxe Units Come With Record Rents

Irvine Company is taking the wraps off its latest rental community, a Newport Center complex with some of the highest rents of any large apartment project in Orange County.

By Mark Mueller January 23, 2017 midnight share »

Aliso Viejo Grows Up, Moves on to Next Act

Orange County’s newest city isn’t so new anymore, least of all its office market.

By Mark Mueller January 23, 2017 midnight share »
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Building Materials Firm Files for IPO

Foundation Building Materials Inc., a Tustin-based distributor of wallboard and suspended ceiling systems, among other items, has filed for an initial public offering.

By Mark Mueller January 17, 2017 9:45 a.m. share »

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