Mark Mueller


Mark Mueller covers commercial and residential real estate for the Orange County Business Journal. His beat also includes title insurers and mortgage lenders, as well as government stories that relate to real estate. He can be reached at

Phone: 949-833-8373 Extension: 226

Recent Stories

Hines’ OC Head To Run Asia Office, HQ

Commercial real estate development and investment giant Hines plans to ramp up its work in Asia, and has tapped the head of the firm’s busy Orange County office to lead the charge.

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Blizzard Pivots to Content Development Jobs

GAMING: Irvine firm now tops in office space

A sizeable round of job cuts in Irvine is unlikely to have much impact on the local space needs of Blizzard Entertainment Inc., the online video game publisher whose collection of area properties now makes it Orange County’s largest office tenant.

WeWork for Industrial Space? Irvine Spot Tries Coworking

A prominent Irvine industrial building near John Wayne Airport that was caught up in an international caper featuring federal allegations of illegal commodities trading a few years ago has a new business plan: becoming Orange County’s first big coworking site for warehouse users.

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The New Oil

Data science and advanced analytics firm Alteryx Inc. appears to be just scratching the surface of its potential growth, no small feat considering the $4.5 billion valued company’s stock nearly tripled since the start of 2018.

Sapphire Chef Goes Global With New Biz

RESTAURANTS: Ghahreman’s Dellah on fast track for growth

Chef Azmin Ghahreman is widely considered one of Orange County’s top culinary figures.

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Legal Briefs

Reformation at the OC District Attorney’s office won’t take place overnight, according to newly minted DA Todd Spitzer.

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Canadian Dollars

Pensions are a hot topic in this week’s edition: note Canada’s No. 2 pension fund taking a 40% stake, and providing a $400 million war chest, to Steve Jones’ Allied Universal (see story, front page).

IRWD Kicks Off Work for Creative Office Project

REAL ESTATE: 70,000-SF building near Spectrum HQ

A wetter-than-normal start of the year didn’t stop the Irvine Ranch Water District from beginning a new creative office project on vacant land it owns next to its Sand Canyon Avenue headquarters.

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Palmer Luckey's Anduril Touts Border Technology, Refines Irvine HQ Plans

Anduril Industries, one of Orange County’s more closely watched startup firms, is ramping up its public profile, not to mention its defense and security-focused technology offerings, while shedding more light on its local growth plans.

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Real Estate Data Firm Bought

Irvine’s ATTOM Data Solutions has been acquired by Lovell Minnick Partners, a Philadelphia-based private equity firm, on undisclosed terms.

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