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Kelemen Goes Big With Atrium Buy

REAL ESTATE: $106M deal; creative-office perks plannedThe Atrium building in Irvine, one of the most unique office properties in the area around John Wayne Airport, has a new owner—and plans for a major renovation.

Chipotle Adds Legal, Development Execs

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) in Newport Beach named Roger Theodoredis chief legal officer and Tabassum Zalotrawala chief development officer.

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Chapman Sees Slowing Economy

The economies of Orange County, California and the U.S. should continue their expansions next year, albeit at slower rates, according to Chapman University’s annual economic forecast.

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Grippo’s New Berth: Bellwether, Dana Point

Bellwether Financial Group in Newport Beach named Ralph Grippo a principal, the company said.

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Uniti Bought for $63.9 Million

Uniti Financial Corp., the largest Korean-American based bank in Orange County, is being bought by Walnut Creek’s BayCom Corp. (Nasdaq: BCML), the holding company for United Business Bank, for $63.9 million.

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Buena Park Group in Hotel Deal

Harbor Hotels LLC, an Arizona family investment group affiliated with Cornerstone Hotel Group LLC in Buena Park, bought the Courtyard by Marriott near Long Beach Exchange, a shopping and entertainment development, from Delaware-registered Mach II Chartres Long Beach.

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Next Pendry: Utah, Near Montage

Pendry Hotels plans to build a ski resort in the Canyons Village area of Park City, Utah, about five miles from Montage Deer Valley, a resort run by Pendry sister company Montage Hotels & Resorts.

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Select Interior 3Q Sales Up 35%

Select Interior Concepts Inc., an Anaheim-based building products and services company, reported third quarter sales increased 35% to $127.6 million from the same period a year earlier.

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Angels Opt Out of Lease

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim today opted out of their lease at Angel Stadium, where they have played home games since 1966.

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NB Hotel Operator to Add Three

Twenty Four Seven Hotels in Newport Beach will run three inland area hotels for Cerritos-based Soquel Rincon TPS LLC.

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Sears Closing South Coast Plaza Location

Sears Holdings Corp. plans to shutter its location at Costa Mesa’s South Coast Plaza as part of its just-announced Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.

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Chargers’ Spanos Dies

Los Angeles Chargers majority owner Alexander Gus Spanos died Tuesday morning. He was 95.

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Obit: Com RE Exec Lutton

Mike Lutton, a fixture in the local commercial real estate industry for 30 years, has died; he was 62.

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Foundation Sells Business Unit

Tustin-based Foundation Building Materials Inc. (NYSE: FBM), a distributor of building products, said Thursday it will sell its mechanical insulation business to Dunes Point Capital LP of Rye, N.Y., for $122.5 million.

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Willdan Gets $17M Schools Projects

Willdan Group Inc. (Nasdaq: WLDN) got $17 million in contracts with Colorado school districts.

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$400M Montage Project to Montana

Montage Hotels & Resorts will manage Montage Big Sky in Montana when it opens in 2021. The resort getaway project broke ground Friday in a partnership of Montage parent Montage International in Irvine and CrossHarbor Capital Partners LLC in Boston.

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