Orange County Business Journal

Burnham Adds Office to Lido Marina Village Assets

Deal With DJM Follows Olen Office, Land Deal

Two real estate owners behind much of the redevelopment now under way in the Lido Marina Village area of Newport Beach have traded one of the bigger office buildings there.

Is 'Timeless' Timely in Newport Center?

Developers of Luxe Condos Proposed for Car Wash Site Have Jump on Entitlements

The owners of the Newport Beach Car Wash are looking to make their mark on Newport Center’s residential market with an upscale housing project that aims to become what they call “a work of public art.”

Top Property Managers Grow OC Accounts for 4th Year

5M SF of Buildings Added Over Past Two Years

Orange County’s largest commercial property managers’ local portfolios grew modestly over the past year as they made larger gains outside the area.

Chinese Buyers Want More Than Big Houses

Developers, Backers Buy Into Commercial Market

Beijing-based Anbang Insurance Group Co.’s bid to buy two of Orange County’s premier resort properties—Montage Laguna Beach and The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel—as part of a larger national portfolio deal marks a new high-water mark in Chinese companies’ recent investment push into the area’s commercial real estate sector.

Lincoln Adds Small Offices to Mix of Tustin Campus

Lincoln Adds Small Offices to Mix of Tustin Campus

A batch of small for-lease buildings are being added to the mix at the Tustin Legacy development, Orange County’s first ground-up creative-office campus.

Apparel Co. TravisMathew to Quiksilver’s Old HQ

REAL ESTATE: Expands into Surf City creative-office space

Apparel maker TravisMathew LLC is moving its headquarters to a larger facility in Huntington Beach that previously served as the home of Quiksilver Inc.

San Clemente’s Largest Office Sells to LA Investor

$14.2M Sales Price Is Discount on 2007 Trade

The largest office building in San Clemente has been sold to a Los Angeles-based value-add investor.

CT Realty Gets 25 Acres in Aliso Viejo

REAL ESTATE: Estimated $33.6M price; 500,000-SF, medical emphasis

The U.S. Postal Service has completed the sale of one of the last big parcels of developable commercial land in Aliso Viejo, which is now slated for a mixed-use property emphasizing medical uses that will total more than 500,000 square feet.

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William Lyon Homes Makes Management Changes

William Lyon Homes has announced a series of executive management changes to the Newport Beach-based homebuilder, including a new role for the company’s namesake and founder, General William Lyon, as well as a new stand-alone chief executive.

Volt Campus in Orange to Hines JV for $36 Million

REAL ESTATE: 15-year leaseback planned for office

The Irvine office of real estate developer and investor Hines Interests LP has made its first purchase in the city of Orange, picking up the office campus of Volt Information Sciences Inc.

Greenlaw Plans Rentals, Hotel Near Outlets Mall

REAL ESTATE: For-sale project in IBC also on developer’s agenda

Real estate investor and developer Greenlaw Partners is pushing ahead with plans to build more than 900 apartments and for-sale homes and a hotel in separate projects on land it owns in Orange and Irvine.

LBA Sheds More Light on 9-Acre Mixed-Use Project

REAL ESTATE: 423,000 SF of space across from Park Place

LBA Realty Inc. has disclosed more details, plus early-stage renderings, of the mixed-use campus it’s targeting for a 9.4-acre site at the intersection of Jamboree Road and Michelson Drive in Irvine.

Church Site in Orange Sold for Luxe Home Project

New Home Co. Uses Land Banker for Marywood Buy

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange has completed the sale of its former administrative headquarters in Orange, which is slated to be turned into a residential development by Aliso Viejo-based New Home Co.

Title Insurance Work Picked Up Steam Last Year

43% Increase on Gains In Home, Commercial Work

Orange County’s largest title insurers’ business picked up last year, and they’re preparing for another active year in transaction volume and potential industry consolidation.

520 Newport Center Gets Topper With Tarsadia Lease

REAL ESTATE: Buzz over deal hums around $8.50 PSF mark

A Newport Beach-based investment firm with ties to the area’s hospitality industry has signed a deal to lease the top floor of Irvine Company’s 520 Newport Center Drive office tower in what looks to be Orange County’s priciest-ever office lease.

OC’s Top Deals Double in 2015 to Cumulative $3.6B

Creative-Office Trend Up, Distressed Deals Down

Local investors turned their attention to large fixer-upper properties across Orange County last year as insurance companies looking to invest here largely placed their money in more stabilized assets in a banner year of dealmaking.

Disney Proposes Parking, Transport Adds at Resort

AMUSEMENT: Upgrades anticipate Star Wars Land

Walt Disney Co. is planning major upgrades to its parking and transportation facilities at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim in preparation for the opening of its soon-to-start Star Wars Land expansion project.

Masimo’s New Irvine Space Leads to Musical Chairs

Boot Barn HQ, Printronix Office Also Part of Move

An expansion of Masimo Corp.’s local facilities appears to have set off a chain reaction of corporate relocations in the Irvine Spectrum area involving Boot Barn Holdings Inc. and Printronix Inc.

Landsea Pays $186M For Silicon Valley Infill Site

REAL ESTATE: Recent arrival to OC plans 450 townhomes on 25 acres

Landsea Holdings Corp., OC’s newest homebuilder, has made its largest purchase to date for an infill housing development in Silicon Valley.

Birtcher Anderson Back as Buyer with Portfolio Deal

Gets 18-Building Package in NorCal for $64M

San Juan Capistrano-based real estate investor Birtcher Anderson Realty has made its largest purchase in several years, picking up a portfolio of light industrial and flex buildings in Northern California.

Law Campus on Sales Block

14 Acres May Be Next in Line for Development in Costa Mesa

Whittier Law School is exploring a sale of its expansive campus in Costa Mesa.

Newport Center Condo Tower Plan Bound for Scrutiny

Project Could Trigger Slow-Growth Restrictions, Draw Objections Over Height

Related California appears to face an uphill battle to build Orange County’s tallest residential tower in Newport Center.

Big Move For Big-Data Firm

TECHNOLOGY: VC-backed Alteryx to Park Place, plans 100 hires

Analytics software maker Alteryx Inc. has signed a deal to move its headquarters to an office at the Park Place campus in Irvine, a shift that will accommodate the venture capital-backed technology company’s plan to double its local workforce.

Plaza Tower Adds Services Firms, Designer to Mix

New Porsche Group HQ Joins Morgan Lewis, BDO

Plaza Tower in Costa Mesa, the best-known building in the office market near South Coast Plaza, has gotten a trio of new and expanding tenants that are taking more than 60,000 square feet of space combined.

Lennar’s Central Park West Gets Ownership Tweak

Bolsters Majority Stake As More Homes Are in Works

The Central Park West development in Irvine, where a heavy amount of groundwork is under way in preparation for another slate of homebuilding, has gotten a tweak in its ownership structure.

Builders Go Big, Nab Large Land Sites Across OC

Largest Deals of Past Year To Hold 2,500+ Homes

If there’s a housing downturn on the immediate horizon in Orange County, someone forgot to tell the homebuilding industry and its land buyers.

New-Home Sales Slide in ’15 Amid Declining Supply

New Community Count Now Picking Up Across OC

New-home sales in Orange County took a step back last year as two of the region’s three largest master-planned developments brought no new offerings on line until late in the year.

PRES Snaps Up 12-Story Office Next to MainPlace

REAL ESTATE: Sees additional potential for 4.5-acre site

Irvine-based real estate investment and management firm PRES Cos. has added another Central County office to its local portfolio.

Mobile Home Sites Keep OC’s Infill Developers Busy

Over $150M in New Deals As Open Land Disappears

Mobile home parks have become an increasing source of opportunity for local homebuilders seeking infill development locations across Orange County as available land quickly disappears.

Broadcom’s Campus Moves Forward on Piecemeal Basis

Not Everything in Works In First Phase of Campus

Recent job cuts at Broadcom Corp.’s local operations following its sale to Avago Technologies Ltd. appear to fall in line with the construction seen so far at the chipmaker’s new office campus being built at Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine.

Irvine Company Takes Amenities Up a Notch

REAL ESTATE: Fitness, health centers, outdoor upgrades

Irvine Company, Orange County’s dominant landlord, is preparing to launch a package of fitness, wellness and outdoor amenities for a large portion of its office portfolio.

$100M Makeover in Costa Mesa

Developer Plans Creative-Office Space at Former LA Times Plant

The former Los Angeles Times printing plant in Costa Mesa is slated to be turned into Orange County’s largest creative-office redevelopment project to date.

Lennar, Toll Bros. Head for Hills at Great Park

REAL ESTATE: Joint venture for 840 upscale houses on 272 acres

Toll Brothers Inc. and Lennar Corp. have entered into a blockbuster deal to build more than 800 homes at a future phase of development at Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine.

CT Realty’s Office Investment Plan Leads to Orange

Centrum South Follows Nearby $44M CHOC Deal

CT Realty Investors, one of Orange County’s biggest industrial investors and developers in recent years, has added another local office building to its portfolio.

Buchanan Street Sees Opportunity in Diamond Bar

Gateway Center Follows Deals in Dallas, Scottsdale

Newport Beach-based Buchanan Street Partners has made its largest reported local purchase in more than a year for an office complex a few miles outside Orange County in Diamond Bar.

Panattoni’s Local Boss Departs for Own Venture

REAL ESTATE: Follows strong run with industrial developer

The head of Panattoni Development Co.’s investment and development activities in Orange County and the Inland Empire has left the Newport Beach-based real estate company to start his own venture.

Creative-Office Trend to Great Park

REAL ESTATE: Anchors FivePoint’s revised plan for 73-acre site

The developer of Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine has earmarked a 73-acre portion of the former El Toro Marine Base for a commercial project featuring creative-office buildings, among others.

Brighton Adds Crowne Plaza

REAL ESTATE: Same developer with eyes on Upper Newport Bay

The 224-room Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County has traded hands a few years after being converted from a boutique property.

Year of Reckoning for Costa Mesa Developers

General Plan, Slow-Growth Measures Headline Agenda

2016 is shaping up to be a year of heavy suspense for a nearly 3-mile swath in Costa Mesa just north of the San Diego (I-405) Freeway in terms of potential residential and commercial development.

MBK’s Multifaceted Approach

Addition of Apartments, Senior Housing Helped Homebuilder Get Back on Track

Kent Crandall joined MBK Real Estate LLC in 2006, when the Irvine-based company was largely focused on building for-sale homes.

‘Creative’ Offices Go Big With Latest Wave of Projects

Multistory Office Sites Get Developer Attention

Area office owners are super-sizing the latest crop of creative-office redevelopment projects on tap in Orange County.

400 Spectrum Tower on Track After Nearby Leases

WeWork, Curse Inc. Join Mazda in 21-Story Office

The Irvine Co.’s plans for a sister tower for its 200 Spectrum office building appear to be on the fast track after a flurry of leasing activity for the developer’s speculative office tower, which is nearing completion.

Platinum Triangle Pendulum Swings Back

For-Sale Project Follows Nearly 10 Years of Rental Developments

A Newport Beach-based homebuilder is planning the first dedicated for-sale housing project in Anaheim’s Platinum Triangle district in nearly a decade.

Developer Would Raze Los Al City Hall for Retail

REAL ESTATE: Lincoln owns 10-acre parcel next door

Lincoln Properties Co. is in talks to buy the Los Alamitos City Hall and municipal center, a 3.1-acre site on Katella Avenue where the developer plans to build a shopping center.

Koreatown South: LA Investor Buys Into Buena Park Downtown

REAL ESTATE: Adds 535,000 SF of retail in wake of sale of LA mall

A Los Angeles-based investor with ties to that city’s Korean-American community has bought a majority stake in Buena Park’s largest mall.

Hines Adds to Local Portfolio With Former Fisker HQ

REAL ESTATE: Plans makeover to stand out in Anaheim Canyon

Hines Interests LP has bought the former headquarters of Fisker Automotive and Technologies Group LLC in Anaheim, adding another office to its already sizeable base of buildings in North Orange County.

Rare Run on PCH

‘Entirely New Type of Investor’ for Commercial Properties Along NB Stretch

It’s rarely a bad time to sell a waterfront commercial property in Newport Beach, home to some of the most desirable—and expensive—real estate in California.

Apartment Developer Adds Colton Co. Offices to IBC Mix

REAL ESTATE: Site could get 800+ units under Garden Communities

San Diego-based Garden Communities of California has bought a multibuilding portion of the Colton Plaza office campus next to John Wayne Airport where the company plans to build a big multifamily project.

Hines Gets $65M for Pair of Fully Leased Offices

REAL ESTATE: Moshayedis pony up $34M for IBC property

Real estate owner and developer Hines Interests LP has sold a pair of properties it owned near John Wayne Airport for nearly $65 million.

Irvine Ranch Retains Top Spot for Local Home Sales

Sales Up 17%; FivePoint Project Ranks No. 16 in US

The Irvine Ranch retained its ranking as the second best-selling master-planned community in the country last year, according to a new report by Irvine-based John Burns Real Estate Consulting.

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