Stories for December 2002
Monday, December 30
In our annual forecast issue, we take a look at what to expect in the coming year.
John Wayne Airport is putting the finishing touches on its automated baggage screening system.
Monday, December 16
Lease Rates on Downswing in Airport Area; It's a tenants market for office space in the greater John Wayne Airport area
Private equity investor The Compass Group International LLC could be near its first Southern California investment since opening an Irvine office earlier this year, principal Elias Sabo said.
Wahoo's Fish Taco has paid nearly $5 million for a Santa Ana building and relocated its headquarters.
Stephen Fillet has rejoined Newport Beach-based investment bank Roth Capital Partners LLC after a year stint at CIBC World Markets.
After a strong 2002, housing and healthcare stocks could lag in the coming months, while some beaten-down technology companies may end up besting the broader market, according to data on short selling compiled by Los Angeles-based The Seidler Cos.
Costa Mesa's Pacific Amphitheater, closed since 1995 due to noise concerns from nearby neighbors, will reopen as a limited-use venue during the Orange County Fair next year.
The Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point last week broke ground on a new 14,000-square-foot spa expected to open in July 2003.
The privately held senior care provider, AccentCare Inc, nearly doubled its size and solidified its East Coast expansion plans after nabbing Brooklyn-based Alliance for Health Inc. last week.
Orange County is on track to bring in $1 billion worth of real estate investment this year, industry sources say.
Monday, December 9
Garden Grove security products maker InfoGraphic Systems Corp. just became part of General Electric Co.
Is U.S. Trust Corp. betting on a stock rebound? The N.Y.-based investment management company has leased more office space in Costa Mesa, a sign that it could boost its Orange County wealth management and trust operations when Wall Street shows sustained g
Garden Grove Taking Bids on Vacant Lot for Homes, Shops; Big Year for Moran & Co.'s King
Value Retailers Lead OC Market; Orange County continues to buck the national retail real estate recession.
Insider trades at Orange County companies fell this year as directors and officers curtailed selling stocks in the down market.
Monday, December 2
Greenlight Financial Services Inc. has ridden the housing boom and low interest rates to fast growth since opening its doors last fall.
Irvine-based SolarFlare Communications Inc. is closing in on a second round of venture funding believed to be about $13 million.