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 email@example.com.
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HOMEBUILDING: All- Stock Deal at Higher Price
The board of William Lyon Homes in mid-2019 rebuffed a sales inquiry from another publicly traded homebuilder prior to reaching a deal to sell itself to Taylor Morrison Home Corp.
TECHNOLOGY: Bay takes over key revenue unit
Paul Bay has taken over operations of Ingram Micro Inc.’s worldwide technology solutions business, which last year accounted for about 90% of the Irvine-based tech wholesale distributor’s revenue.
RETAIL: Investor, Board Member at $1B Firm
Augie Nieto’s essential work in combatting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), through his namesake Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS, would be more than enough for the fitness industry icon’s inclusion in our Business People of the Year edition just about any year.
The need to ramp up the pace of hiring in OC’s high-tech industries was a core theme during Chapman University’s 2020 Economic Forecast and is a focus of UCI Beall Applied Innovation’s new and expanded Cove facility at UCI Research Park—stories on both are featured on this week’s front page.
SPORTS: Famed agent has record-setting stretch
Last week’s free-agent bonanza made clear who the most valuable player in Major League Baseball is.
Doti vs. Gross, Pt. II
The Insider got a high-profile shout-out last week from President Emeritus Jim Doti at Chapman University’s annual economic forecast.
Brea King’s $500K Dinner
Dwight Manley’s long list of VIP friends ranges from Jesse Jackson and Jerry Brown to Dennis Rodman and Jim Jannard.
Luckey’s Good Fortune
With Insider contributions three weeks running, and a recent cameo as a Chapman University guest lecturer, Editor at Large Rick Reiff is clearly retired in name only. The Original Insider’s latest report notes the continued good fortune of OC’s best-known tech exec under the age of 30—or perhaps OC's most nationally known tech exec, period: