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

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Recent Stories

NB Bayview Marriott Sells for $78M

HOSPITALITY: Local buyer Clearview plans upgrades

The Newport Beach Marriott Bayview has been sold to a local investor, in the priciest hotel transaction seen in Orange County in nearly a year.

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OCBJ Insider

Burritos, Not Botox

Bill Ackman’s latest investment in an OC company is going much more smoothly than its predecessor.

NB Marriott Sells for $78M

Newport Beach Bayview Marriott was sold for $78 million, or about $307,000 per key for the 254-room property.

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WeWork Goes Big In Irvine Spectrum

COWORKING: Full-office lease at new development

WeWork Companies Inc. has struck a deal to lease all of a just-built office in the Irvine Spectrum, and will operate one of the largest coworking spots in the U.S. at the location.

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William Lyon Homes Buys Mortgage Banker

Newport Beach’s William Lyon Homes (NYSE: WLH) has bought South Pacific Financial Corp., a retail mortgage banking company based in Irvine.

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Blessings, and Jams

Glenn Stearns is an optimist—a fact made clear during an interview with our Peter J. Brennan—coming after his namesake mortgage lender filed for bankruptcy, an event that involves another notable OC finance firm, PIMCO (see his front-page story).

Electric Vehicle Concept Puts Containers on Wheels

Few Details Disclosed For Company With China Ties

A secretive new transportation-focused tech company with domestic operations based here is looking to make its mark in the electric vehicle market.

Adventus Ventures Raises $3 Million

VC Money For Allevion, Pressao

Irvine-based VC firm Adventus Ventures, which focuses on medical technology companies, last week said it completed a $3 million Series A round of equity financing, led by Korea’s OnFace SDC, a technology investor focused on Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and integrated systems.

Irvine Revolving Sushi Chain Kura Plans IPO

RESTAURANTS: $57.5M offering, eyes 200+ spots

Kura Sushi USA Inc., an Irvine-based sushi restaurant chain that opened its first location at the city’s Diamond Jamboree shopping center in 2009, has its eyes on being the first Orange County restaurant company to go public in nearly four years.

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OC Insider

Newport, Newport

This week’s Insider was written a thousand miles north of the Business Journal’s headquarters, at the other big Newport along the West Coast: Newport, Ore.

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