FOOD: Upstart’s subscription plans take off during pandemic
Taylor DeCosta calls the first dinner she cooked for her then-boyfriend, now-husband the million-dollar plate of enchiladas.
FINANCE: $207M for top 15 lenders in OC
Loans under the Small Business Administration to local borrowers soared 63% to $206.6 million on the Business Journal’s annual list of lenders.
Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award winner Steve Jones has elevated his company amid pandemic
Successful pandemic pivot helps Pinner achieve $180 million in sales during 2020
2021 revenue is predicted to be higher with a focus on post-pandemic projects
2021 booking are increasing along with unannounced projects coming later this year
Less Files, More Efficiency at Boardwalk
Working from home and digital assets helped in the move to newly built space
EDUCATION: Anticipates growth amid distance learning
Western State growth a good sign for the legal education market in Southern California
Tech, Life Sciences See Boost in Work
Even though COVID-19 closed courtrooms and forced employees to work from their homes, Orange County’s biggest law firms found a way to keep their workforce steady.
$501M for Top 26 Deals; Local Buyers Take Center Stage
Local brokers indicate buyers continue to want new homes that require little to no work, with outdated or older homes sitting on the market
Industrial Flourishes, Others Hit by COVID’s Impact
Orange County’s 2020 commercial market was a divided one. Some sectors suffered blows dealt by the pandemic while others flourished as a result of new and ongoing tenant and investor demand.
The office sector in 2021 “will be the most interesting to watch as employees start to return,” notes CBRE’s Kurt Strasmann.
Three recent blockbuster deals in the multifamily sector have been geared toward increasing OC’s inventory of affordable and workforce housing, another supply-constrained product type.
The retail and hospitality sector have struggled throughout the pandemic, as brick-and-mortar retail suffers from shelter-in-place mandates and travel restrictions keep hotel occupancy in the low double-digits.