Katie Murar

Staff Reporter

Email: murar@ocbj.com
Phone: 949-833-8373

Recent Stories

OC Surpasses 2 Million Vaccinations

Vaccines up 18% over last week

Tease photo

Vaccines Open Up to All Adults

State expects all residents to be vaccinated by June 15

Tease photo

OC Remains in Orange Tier for Fourth Week

Case rate flat from last week

Tease photo

OC COVID-19 Cases Among Lowest Levels in Past Year

Newport Beach seeing new cases increase

Tease photo

OC to Test ‘Vaccine Passport’ System

Pilot program to debut this month

Tease photo

Midday Stock Roundup

Chipotle gets boost from stock upgrade

Tease photo

Irvine Co. Goes Low-Rise With New Innovation Office Park

DEVELOPMENT: Project encourages return to office

The state's largest office owner launches first phase of its latest campus Innovation Office Park in Irvine Spectrum area

Tease photo

Normalcy Looms for Property Managers After Year of Tumult

Construction Continues; Focus on Safety, Sanitization

Employees are slowly returning to work but office space flexibility is to be expected

Tease photo

CoStar Inks Full-Building Lease at Spectrum Terrace

REAL ESTATE: Triples OC base, 115K SF

Despite acquisition setback, CoStar doubles down on operations in Orange County

Tease photo

OC’s Luxe Listings Coming With Higher Asking Prices

Eight Homes Above $30M on the Market

A shortage of luxury homes in Orange County continues to help drive high asking prices.

Tease photo

DJM Eyes Adding Rentals to Bella Terra Mix

Surf City Mall to Swap Out Burlington Coat Factory

Plans to refresh and replace outdated retail options are in place to introduce new apartment project

Tease photo

CRE’s COVID Impact: Retail Boom, Office in Flux

$30B in Local Deals In 2020, Down 6.3%

Essential retail, e-commerce became clear winners during the pandemic

Tease photo

New Home Expands Further Outside State

Phoenix Plans Come After Denver Buy

Average selling costs has lowered as the company looks to deliver affordable communities

Tease photo

OC Vaccine Pace Continues to Climb

More than 600,000 residents fully vaccinated

Tease photo

California Eases Yellow Tier Requirements

State discusses adding new fifth tier

Tease photo

California Plans to Fully Reopen by June 15

Gov. Gavin Newsom announces plan to reopen economy

Tease photo

Disney Tickets On Sale Next Week

Reservations required ahead of April 30 reopening

Tease photo

Residents Age 16+ Eligible for Vaccine in Harder-Hit Neighborhoods

Vaccines expand in four OC ZIP codes

Tease photo

Midday Stock Roundup

Clean Energy down; loanDepot up

Tease photo

Disney’s Development Dreams

Future Resort Expansion Joins Anaheim Mega-Projects by Samuelis, Moreno

A third major development proposal has been added to Anaheim’s real estate pipeline, in the form of a potential theme park expansion for Disneyland Resort.

Tease photo

Samueli Family Buys Again in Anaheim

$18M for Phoenix Club; Just North of Honda Center

ocVIBE construction begins 2023 while the list of acquisitions grows

Tease photo

Soul Community Planet Closes on Hilo Hotel

More Buys Expected With $210M Fund

More acquisitions are planned for 2021 after the Hilo Hotel purchase

Tease photo

Vaccines Up 18% in Past Week

More than 500,000 residents fully vaccinated

Tease photo

Vaccines Open Up to Residents Age 50+

OC continues vaccine rollout

Tease photo

Next Goal for OC: Yellow Tier

What it takes to get into least restrictive tier

Tease photo

OC to Enter Orange Tier This Week

Region meets metrics for second consecutive week

Tease photo

OC Fairgrounds to Become Fifth Mass Vaccine Site

Site to open this week, ahead of vaccine expansion

Tease photo

Industrious Grabs Ex-WeWork Spot in Newport Beach

COWORKING: 53K-SF location at 100 Bayview

Management model credited for Industriouus' expansion during the pandemic

Tease photo

Buchanan Street Partners Buys in Fountain Valley

Retail Acquisition For Newport Beach Investor

Acquisition is just one of many as Buchanan plans on deploying up to $500 million over the next 5 years

Tease photo

Sunstone Hotel Investors Tweaks Board, Exec Team

Stock Rebounds; Near Pre-Pandemic Price

Sunstone slimmed-down assets in recent years, looking for long-term opportunities

Tease photo

Harbor Associates Goes Big in Aliso Viejo

REAL ESTATE: $92M buy tops for OC offices this year

New acquisition strategy shifts away from high-rise projects to prioritize suburban areas

Tease photo

Record Ritz Cove Homesite Sale

$14.3M Deal For Land in Dana Point

Activity in The Strand community higher than average in the wake of the pandemic

Tease photo

OC Vaccines Slip in Past Week

Still twice the amount from two weeks ago

Tease photo

Midday Stock Roundup

Vizio up 15% after IPO

Tease photo

California to Open Up Vaccines for All Adults

Starting April 15, residents age 16+ eligible

Tease photo

Disneyland Begins Planning Effort for Theme Park Expansion

Plans, called DisneylandForward, could add theme parks, hotels and other elements

Tease photo

What Orange Tier Means for OC

Region could enter orange tier as soon as March 30

Tease photo

OC Case Rate Drops to Orange Tier Metrics

Case rate of 3.5 per 100,000 residents down from 4 last week

Tease photo

COVID-19 Cases Down 15% in Past Week

Cases drop as vaccine pace quickens

Tease photo

Midday Stock Roundup

OC medical devices lead gains

Tease photo

Tech Industry Moves Add To Sublease Availability

Happy Money, Kareo Look to Shed Space

Sublet space in Orange County increasing each month as more companies create more sublease availability

Tease photo

Birtcher Anderson Combines With Davis

Real Estate: Targeting industrial, closing on deals

Deal was two years in the making, newly combined business expected to make physical acquisitions across the country

Tease photo

Thousand Oaks Encore For Sares Regis

2-Building Development; 1st Phase Sold for $106M

Newport Beach’s Sares Regis Group is looking to strike gold again in Ventura County.

Tease photo

Dana Point Harbor Plan Moves Ahead

DEVELOPMENT: $330M project nears construction

Five-year development plan will see updates to the harbor, facilities and rearrange areas of public access.

Tease photo

OC Vaccine Pace Jumps

Three times more doses administered this week

Tease photo

OC Expands Vaccines

County opens up vaccinations to those with medical conditions

Tease photo

Disneyland Sets Reopening Date

Anaheim resort, including hotels, to start opening next month

Tease photo

OC Close to Meeting Orange Tier Requirements

Shortly after entering red tier, case rate continues to drop

Tease photo

Orange County Enters Red Tier Ahead of Schedule

Movie theaters, restaurants allowed to reopen indoors

Tease photo

Midday Stock Roundup

Clean Energy Fuels continues to outperform industry

Tease photo

Prev