January 3, 2018
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Real estate firm Bixby Land Co. in Newport Beach has given $100,000 to the University of California-Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business to create an endowment fund at the Center for Real Estate.
Led Creative-Office Wave
In the mid-1990s, Bill Halford had just been hired by the office division of Newport Beach-based Irvine Co. and was still feeling his away around Orange County’s real estate market.
Bixby Land Co. chief executive William "Bill" Halford, one of Orange County’s better-known real estate executives, died Monday. He was 58.
Led recent wave of OC creative-office redevelopment that’s been hot in California, L.A. … long-term program to reposition Bixby to institutional-quality investments … $1B in deals since 2006 … 12 years with Irvine Co. … quick Irvine flips; Bixby bought Kawasaki building in 2015 … leased to Karma car co. 2016 … sold to automaker 2017 for $56M