Orange County Business Journal

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 Mark Mueller, Paul Hughes 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Greenlaw Gets Energy Boost with $120M in Buys

Irvine-based commercial real estate developer Greenlaw Partners, backed by two local high-net-worth investors, capped off an active year of acquisitions with office buys in Santa Ana and Irvine for nearly $120 million.

By Mark Mueller January 16, 2017 midnight share »

Office Rents Near Peak Levels After 8.5% Jump in ‘16

Year-end brokerage statistics show Orange County’s office market is approaching and in some cases exceeding the rental rate highs reached at the top of the last real estate cycle.

By Mark Mueller January 16, 2017 midnight share »

Shopoff Adds Office Next to Uptown Newport Site

Irvine-based Shopoff Realty Investments wrapped up an active year of investments by buying a midsized office in Newport Beach close to its massive Uptown Newport residential development that it’s preparing to begin construction on.

By Mark Mueller January 16, 2017 midnight share »
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RSI Communities Buys Beaumont Site

Newport Beach-based homebuilder RSI Communities said it has bought a 228-acre site in the Riverside County city of Beaumont, where it plans to build a 981-home development called Olivewood.

By Mark Mueller January 11, 2017 11:36 a.m. share »

Olen Strikes Record-Setting Lease for Chicago Tower

Olen Properties Corp. has signed its largest and most valuable lease ever while keeping its anchor tenant in place at a skyscraper the Newport Beach-based real estate company owns in Chicago.

By Mark Mueller January 9, 2017 midnight share »

Bascom Adds More Las Vegas Rentals With 2 Buys

Irvine-based apartment investor and operator Bascom Group has added two rental properties in Las Vegas to its already sizeable portfolio there.

By Mark Mueller January 9, 2017 midnight share »

Irvine Company Carves 4 Rentals Out for Rare Sales

The apartment portfolio of Newport Beach-based Irvine Company—the largest owner of rental properties in Orange County and in the state—is slightly smaller after the sale of two Southern California complexes, including one in Fountain Valley.

By Mark Mueller January 9, 2017 midnight share »

OC Master Planned Projects Add to National Stature

Orange County is one of the most supply-constrained markets in the U.S. for new home development, but you wouldn’t know that based on the surge of sales at the region’s four largest sources of new homes last year.

By Mark Mueller January 9, 2017 midnight share »

Panattoni Buys 7-Acre Parcel in Anaheim From City

The developer of the Anaheim Concourse industrial campus has closed on the purchase of another, smaller development site near the Platinum Triangle.

By Mark Mueller January 3, 2017 midnight share »

Law Firm Takes Top Floor of Century Centre in Irvine

Law firm Murtaugh Meyer Nelson & Treglia LLP is moving its practice up a few floors at the Century Centre office complex in Irvine.

By Mark Mueller January 2, 2017 midnight share »

Garden Communities Eyes 876 Rentals Next to JWA

San Diego-based Garden Communities of California has disclosed plans for its third big apartment development in Irvine, an 876-unit complex next to John Wayne Airport.

By Mark Mueller January 2, 2017 midnight share »

Real Estate: Ray Lawler

The Newport Beach office of Hines Interests LP had a blockbuster year, with a steady stream of notable property acquisitions, sales, leasing news, and redevelopment activity.

By Mark Mueller January 2, 2017 midnight share »

Local Investor Unveils Plans for QLogic Campus

A local investor has acquired the QLogic Corp. campus in Aliso Viejo and is planning to rebrand the site in preparation of the networking products maker vacating the three-building property this year.

By Mark Mueller January 2, 2017 midnight share »

Modified Mainstream at Source

Visitors to Buena Park’s soon-to-open retail center, The Source, next year should have the chance to check out a movie in a theater that incorporates interactive special effects, relax at a spa, play a round of virtual-reality golf, and sample fare from across the globe at a variety of restaurants unique to the area.

By Mark Mueller December 19, 2016 midnight share »

North OC Business Parks Get NorCal Owners

One of the largest business parks in Yorba Linda has been bought by an investor in San Francisco.

By Mark Mueller December 19, 2016 midnight share »

2017 Preview: REAL ESTATE

Is the clock ticking on Orange County’s real estate market?

By Mark Mueller December 19, 2016 midnight share »

State Fund Office in Santa Ana Sold to Investor

A Chicago-based real estate investor that buys commercial properties leased to government agencies has bought the State Fund office in Santa Ana, bringing its 2016 Orange County acquisitions tally past the $120 million mark.

By Mark Mueller December 19, 2016 midnight share »

PIMCO Plans More Property Buys with New Fund

Pacific Investment Management Co. has raised more than $800 million in recent weeks for a new fund that will invest largely in real estate-oriented assets.

By Mark Mueller December 12, 2016 midnight share »

OC’s Collection of Food Halls Making Their Mark

A new retail brokerage report has given credence to Orange County’s growing status as a foodie haven, particularly when it comes to hip food halls.

By Mark Mueller December 12, 2016 midnight share »

Hines in Line to Buy New Broadcom Campus

The local office of real estate investment and development firm Hines Interests LP (see related story, page 4) has emerged as the likely buyer of the massive office campus being built for Broadcom Ltd. in Irvine.

By Mark Mueller December 12, 2016 midnight share »

QLogic to Sell HQ In Aliso Viejo, Lease in Spectrum

The new Silicon Valley-based owner of QLogic Corp. is moving the networking products maker’s local operations from Aliso Viejo to an office building under construction in the Irvine Spectrum.

By Mark Mueller December 5, 2016 midnight share »

62% Price Bump in $41.2M Sale of Tustin Apartments

The 165-unit Vio Apartments complex in Tustin has sold for the third time in five years in what looks to be a big markup in price from its last two sales.

By Mark Mueller December 5, 2016 midnight share »

$73.4M for Office Campus in Cypress

The largest office campus in Cypress has sold to a big New York-based investor.

By Mark Mueller December 5, 2016 midnight share »

Toshiba Closes Irvine Sale, Eyes New Space

The U.S. operations of Japan-based Toshiba Corp. should maintain a sizeable presence in Irvine following the sale of the company’s main local campus in the city, real estate sources say.

By Mark Mueller December 5, 2016 midnight share »

The Source Preps for Opening at Beach and Orangethorpe

Lynwood-based developer M&D Properties is gearing up for the opening of The Source, its big mixed-use development in Buena Park.

By Mark Mueller November 28, 2016 midnight share »

Bixby Land Swings Back to Industrial

Bixby Land Co., one of the area’s most active developers of creative-office space, is putting more of its money into Orange County’s industrial market.

By Mark Mueller November 28, 2016 midnight share »

‘Flight’ Plan Set for Creative Campus

Orange County’s first ground-up creative-office campus looks likely to break ground in mid-2017 under terms of an agreement between the city of Tustin and the developer of the project, which is called Flight.

By Mark Mueller November 21, 2016 midnight share »

Sperry Commercial Adds Former Irvine Mayor to Mix

Sperry Commercial Global Affiliates LLC, an Irvine-based commercial real estate brokerage that started operations this summer, has hired the former mayor of its hometown to beef up its presence in Asia.

By Mark Mueller November 21, 2016 midnight share »

Village at Orange Fetches $84.5M

An investor from San Diego has bought the Village at Orange shopping center in one of the largest reported retail deals in Orange County this year.

By Mark Mueller November 21, 2016 midnight share »

Recently Built Placentia Apartments Sell for $44M

Union Place, the first big apartment complex to be built in Placentia in over a decade, has sold.

By Mark Mueller November 21, 2016 midnight share »

South Coast Metro Office Sells to SD Investor

One of the high-end office buildings in the Hutton Centre mixed-use campus in Santa Ana has been sold to an investor from San Diego.

By Mark Mueller November 21, 2016 midnight share »

Invesco’s Aliso Viejo Offices in Line for Battery Boost

Dallas-based institutional investor Invesco Real Estate is using its office holdings in Aliso Viejo for the initial rollout of a cutting-edge energy storage project that it plans to expand to other parts of its sizable real estate portfolio in the U.S. over the coming years.

By Mark Mueller November 14, 2016 midnight share »

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