OCBJ SPECIAL REPORTS

Banking Q&A

Bankers’ Crystal Ball

Local business leaders are beginning to express concerns—note the quarterly measures of optimism by Orange County think tanks, for instance—on the strength of the local economy.

The Banker Who Turned Cop

How Irvine Battles Financial Crimes

McDavid Mutuc spent nine years at Bank of America gaining a wide knowledge of banking operations including financial crimes.

Bank of America Overtakes Wells Fargo As OC’s Biggest

Banks Deposits Grow Just 2.1%

Bank of America Corp. is back, taking the top ranking for the first time in seven years on the Business Journal’s list of the 40 biggest banks doing business in Orange County.

Outpatients Push Healthy 7% Hospital Revenue Hike

UCI, Kaiser, Hoag: $3B, 37% of List’s Net Revenue

Orange County hospitals grew net patient revenue 7% year-over-year to $8.5 billion, largely due to the continuing move toward more outpatient visits.

Health Technology Applications Blaze Treatment Trails

Hospitals Leading on AI, Data, Machine Learning

AI. Machine learning. Hospitals and healthcare.

Healthcare Q&A

Healthcare continues to move beyond the four walls—and multiple floors— of a hospital. Reasons for the “outpatient migration” to ambulatory care sites, other nontraditional locales and even into the home flow from personalization in care, cost savings, socioeconomic factors and lifestyle changes, all keyed to the goal of determining optimum treatment.

Women Entrepreneurs Take Center Stage

INNOVATION: $1.1B in deals, job growth, more in store

Don’t tell Kristine Smith that Orange County’s a tough market for entrepreneurs to get their visions realized, projects funded, and companies launched.

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Ex-Telogis Exec Debuts App-Based Concierge Service

Targets Include Tech Cos. Seeking Worker Perks

A former Telogis Inc. executive aims to free up time for office workers and other employees by providing pickup and concierge services during the day via smart phone app.

An Education in Entrepreneurship

Teaching People Well Goes Higher Tech

After 10 years of providing in-home tutoring for middle and high school students locally—and “the driving, the scheduling, the whole having-a-parent-at-home” this entails—Adam Sadri said an old-school tutoring mentality was ready to graduate.

Builders Top 5,000 Sales Again; Prices Near $1M

Close to $5 billion was spent on new Orange County homes in 2018—builders’ second-best sales year in the last 15.

Luxe Home Sales Lower, Sellers Sit on Sidelines

Beach Cities Inventory Up Amid Flux To Begin 2019

“They” say the higher end of a market is immune to financial fluctuation.

Apartment Construction Remains Brisk

26,500 New Rental Units Since 2010

OC’s new home market saw a 10% drop in sales volume last year (see story, page 1), but the region’s multifamily future remains bright.

Fullerton Industrial Project Nearly Sold Out

REAL ESTATE: Prologis pays $124M for 3 buildings

Developer Western Realco is close to selling all of Beckman Business Center, the largest new industrial project in Orange County in four years, after completing a multibuilding deal with the country’s largest owner of warehouse and distribution properties.

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Picture Perfect

Real Estate Owners, Developers Tap Top-Tier Artists

The Boardwalk—a 545,000-square-foot, glass-encased office complex along Jamboree Road—has a luxe hotel vibe from its lobby décor to the concierge-type services for tenants such as Pathway Capital Management, Holthouse, Carlin & Van Trigt LLP and Propel Media Inc.

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Platinum Triangle’s Next Act

Investment Flurry Around OC’s 2 Biggest Stadiums

Anaheim elected officials envision the city’s Platinum Triangle as an area set to become Orange County’s new downtown in the not-too-distant future.