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

City of Hope Completes Irvine Land, Office Buy

$108M deal tops in 2020; hub coming

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Stimulus Spending

$218B in stimulus; Vizio sells 250K TVs

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OC 50

Headline Makers. Difference Makers.

It’s not a normal year for business. It’s not your normal OC 50.

Inari Medical’s IPO Launches

DEVICES: Shares surge on first day; $1.9B valuation

Irvine-based Inari Medical Inc., a commercial-stage medical device company whose products treat patients suffering from blood clots and other diseases affecting veins, says the impacts of COVID-19 have disrupted its local operations, but it didn’t scuttle its plans to go public.

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Menlo Equities Returns to Lake Forest Office Market

REAL ESTATE: $38.8M; tops for OC since April

Menlo Equities LLC has added another property to its already sizable holdings in Lake Forest and Foothill Ranch, after snapping up a three-building office complex for $38.8 million.

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Pension & Alcohol Shortages

Pension fund blues ... and red

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Hoag Under Contract to Buy Its Irvine Hospital

REAL ESTATE: $226M; moves to end affiliation

Seller is Irvine-based landlord Healthpeak

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Patents and Paychecks

Ellis Island beckons

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Mussallem’s World

Mike Mussallem says the coronavirus is everywhere, and he should know.

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OC Eyecare Ties For COVID-19 Tests

HEALTHCARE: Avellino aims for 5,000 tests per day

A new COVID-19 testing network launched by the Orange County Health Care Agency has its roots in the area’s eyecare industry.

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