Katie Murar

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.3% to 2,985.23 during midday trading.

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Bixby Land Buys Outside State

857,000 SF of Industrial In Georgia, Texas

Newport Beach-based Bixby Land Co. is bulking up its industrial portfolio outside of California.

KBS Plans Second Singapore Listing

3.4M SF of US Offices Back REIT

Newport Beach-based KBS Realty Partners expects to place an 11-property collection of offices into a new real estate investment trust whose shares will be traded on Singapore’s stock exchange.

$97M Surf City Sale Includes Office Tower, Retail

REAL ESTATE: Ocean Plaza first in OC for Onni

Huntington Beach’s Ocean Plaza office and retail center has traded hands for $97.3 million, the second-largest commercial property sale of the year in Surf City.

William Lyon Homes Launches Financial Services Arm

HOMEBUILDING: Former Stearns CEO in charge

Newport Beach-based William Lyon Homes (NYSE: WLH) has launched a title insurance, settlement and mortgage agency in part through the acquisition of Irvine’s South Pacific Financial Corp.

Irvine Creative Office Development Proposed

REAL ESTATE: Gemdale’s first local project; 272,000 SF

A Pasadena-based real estate investor with financial backing from China has proposed building a pair of creative offices along Barranca Parkway in Irvine, across the street from the Tustin Legacy development.

SchoolsFirst Gets OK for New Tustin HQ

Land Sale Complete; Will Hold 750 Workers

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, the largest credit union in California, has been given the go-ahead to build a new corporate headquarters facility in Tustin, and expects a big hiring push as a result.

SchoolsFirst Moves Ahead on New HQ

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union got the city of Tustin’s nod to build its new corporate headquarters.

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Bixby Buys Beyond Cali

Newport Beach-based Bixby Land Co. bought nearly 900,000 square feet of industrial space in Atlanta and Dallas on undisclosed terms.

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Hotel Development Up 89%

Current hotel development in Orange County is nearly double what it was last year, according to a new report.

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