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Menlo Equities Returns to Lake Forest Office Market

REAL ESTATE: $38.8M; tops for OC since AprilMenlo Equities LLC has added another property to its already sizable holdings in Lake Forest and Foothill Ranch, after snapping up a three-building office complex for $38.8 million.

City of Hope Completes Irvine Land, Office Buy

$108M deal tops in 2020; hub coming

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The New Office Layout, For New Office Reality

Changes to Workplace Culture Expected, say Design Execs

A clean, well-distanced space

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Alteryx CEO Presses Ahead During Crisis

TECHNOLOGY: A ‘wake-up’ call to embrace data analytics

Stoecker: tech to the fore; move on-track

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Rivian Charges Up Irvine Presence

Nearly 250K SF Locally; $3B in Funding for Electric Truck Company

Consolidating some SoCal ops

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Cool Appliances, Hot Business at Howard’s

RETAIL: Freezer sales up; CEO preps for post-pandemic growth

Consumers stockpiling food. Big competitors such as Best Buy and Home Depot limiting hours or service offerings. Older appliances getting overworked from stuck-at-home families.

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‘Don’t Give in to Fear Mongering’

Brokers Urge Clients To Wait on Deals

A broker typically works hard to help homebuyers and sellers close a deal.

April Deals Down 50% in OC

Two homes recently traded hands above $8 million in Orange County.

OC’s Office Market Swings in Tenants’ Favor

Still a ‘Flight to Quality,’ Brokerage Savills Says

Orange County’s office market may switch to a tenant’s market sooner rather than later, as brokers and tenants prepare for a looming increase in vacancies as a result of a smaller workforce and continued stay-at-home orders.

Montage, Ritz-Carlton Sale Scrapped

Delayed Portfolio Deal Canceled

The blockbuster sale of two Orange County’s poshest resorts has been nixed, following months of delays and discord from both the buyer and seller.

Montage, Ritz-Carlton Sale Nixed

Contract breach cited in canceling already delayed deal

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Impac Gets New CFO

Licon a four-year vet

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Hospitality Work Continues for R.D. Olson

Nearly 16 Projects; Faces Own ‘Toilet Paper Problem’

One of Orange County’s more prominent general contractors that specializes in hospitality says work continues at its ongoing local projects despite coronavirus implications on construction and hotels.

Aliso Viejo Offices at Summit Trade for $86M

Last Multitenant Buildings at Campus

The two newest multitenant buildings at the Summit office campus in Aliso Viejo have traded hands for $86 million, tops for a South County office sale this year.

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COVID-19 and Construction

Residential Developers, Builders Maintain Safety, Keep Timelines

Master-plans; emphasis on the planning

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