Katie Murar

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Recent Stories

Laguna Beach Smithcliffs Estate in Mega-Deal

Furniture, Art Part Of $37.5M Trade

About four months after hitting the market, a newly reconstructed 10,000-square-foot home in the exclusive Laguna Beach Smithcliffs community has traded for $37.5 million.

Don’t Believe Cooling Market Rumors, Reports Say

OC Still an ‘Extremely Hot Seller’s Market’

Last month, 13 homes sold above the $10 million mark for a total sales volume of $189.5 million

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Limited Inventory Pushes Pricing Up at The Strand

Only 5 Homes for Sale At Dana Point Community

The Strand at Headlands continues to face diminishing inventory of luxury homes for sale, with prices rising as a result

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CenterPoint Pays $114M For Santa Ana Industrial Hub

Adds to Collection Of Large Distribution Sites

Land prices hit historic highs for industrial redevelopment opportunities in Orange County as availability hits new lows

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Soul Community Planet Closes on 1st OC Hotel

$24M for Laguna Riviera; 2nd Area Deal in Works

Purchase brings SCP portfolio to six assets, with another acquisition in the works nearby in Laguna Beach

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Lyon’s Legacy Lives on Via Workforce Academy

Orangewood program a ‘win-win’ for OC

Orangewood Foundation is rolling out a new program that pairs disadvantaged young adults in apprenticeship opportunities with local construction firms and other companies

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Santa Ana’s Two MacArthur Tower Trades for $98M

18% premium for Santa Ana office last sold in 2019

Deal marks a sign of confidence for the local high-rise office market, as it represents an 18% premium for the seller

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Waterford Pays $206M for 2 Orange Rental Complexes

Adds to essential housing push

Waterford involved in eight large apartment complex acquisitions totaling 2,022 units and more than $1.2 billion in Southern California since the end of 2020

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Auto Parts Maker Inks 105K-SF Brea Lease

Expands, Relocates Tustin HQ to North County

AMP Research inked a 104,915-square-foot industrial deal that nearly doubles the company’s OC footprint with 10-year lease

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The Pull of The Press: Medical Office Sees Bump in Value

Former Cooking School Converted After ’19 Sale

Meridian’s move to convert vacant building near one of OC’s biggest office developments into a medical office property has paid off

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