Mark Mueller

Editor

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 mueller@ocbj.com.

Email: mueller@ocbj.com
Phone: 949-833-8373 Extension: 226

Recent Stories

OCBJ INSIDER

Power Boards and Brokers

It pays to have David Pyott on your board.

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Fast Boats, Slow Floats

Palmer Luckey had an eventful 2019.

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William Lyon Homes Details Other Sales Interest

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.

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Ingram Shuffles Exec Team; Cloud Focus

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.

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Augie Nieto’s Return: Back to Life Fitness

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.

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Holiday Gifts

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.

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Boras’ MVP Week: $814M of Contracts

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.

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OCBJ INSIDER

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.

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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.

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OCBJ INSIDER

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:

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