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

Mitsubishi Campus Sells for $57.5M

REAL ESTATE: Cypress site runs 22 acres, nearly 400K SF

The sprawling Cypress campus of Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. has been sold to an Irvine developer, as part of the automaker’s relocation to Tennessee.

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Bill Russell Gets HOF Ring in OC

SPORTS: Raj family home hosts ceremony

Often lost in the local and national debate over who’s the best basketball player ever, an argument between current Laker LeBron James and Michael Jordan, one hoops legend with a more impressive résumé is often overlooked.

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Sporting Pursuits

This week’s edition features the NBA’s Bill Russell and World Cup soccer star/entrepreneur Eddie Lewis on the front, and avid sailor/private equity exec Jim Madden on this page.

PCH Shopping Center Spree for Jabara

RETAIL: $150M invested by Mobilitie founder

Gary Jabara, one of Orange County’s top telecom executives, has bought a pair of prominent retail-focused properties along Coast Highway in Laguna Beach and Huntington Beach as part of a nearly $150 million push into commercial real estate over the past month.

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Record Pricing For Costa Mesa Rentals

REAL ESTATE: $113M tops for year in OC

The developers of Costa Mesa’s Baker Block apartment complex aimed to distinguish their 240-unit project from other multifamily projects through their use of art.

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Harbor Happenings

It’s been a busy month for Horatio Alger Award winners in Newport Beach.

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William Lyon Sold; $2.4 Billion Deal

HOMEBUILDERS: Combined company fifth-largest in US

Next year will mark the end of an era for William Lyon Homes, one of Orange County’s iconic homebuilders.

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2211 Michelson Sale: $116M for JWA Office

REAL ESTATE: 4-building campus could see development

The four-building Von Karman Towers office complex near John Wayne Airport has a unified ownership structure for the first time, after the newest and most prominent building at the campus, the 2211 Michelson tower, traded hands for close to $116 million.

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Cal Ripken of Innovation

“You have to get used to failure,” Edwards Lifesciences CEO Mike Mussallem said last week at OCTANe’s Medical Technology Innovation Forum in Newport Beach, during a keynote address where he extolled the need for medtech executives and others to take chances, and spend the money in R&D to find the next breakthroughs.

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Hearts, Minds and HQs

Robert Braithwaite’s been busy of late: check our front-page story on the new wellness push at Hoag Health Center Foothill Ranch, as well as this page’s story on the first Be Well OC location in Orange, where Hoag and other area hospitals are involved.

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