Orange County

  • Expanding a Firm’s Property-Sector Reach

    IRVINE, CA—Passco Cos.’ Bob Peterson tells GlobeSt.com EXCLUSIVELY how his new position will allow the firm to augment its reach into various property sectors now that the economy is getting back on track.

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  • Capital Likes OC as Markets Grow Pricier

    FOOTHILL RANCH, CA—CBRE’s Kevin Shannon tells GlobeSt.com EXCLUSIVELY that there are ‘lots of green lights’ for lending in the Orange County office arena, and lenders are beginning to loosen their underwriting standards.

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  • Flip Share Dropped in 2014

    IRVINE, CA—Although the share of flips of single family homes grew in Q4, they represented just 5% of all home sales throught the year, the lowest share since 2011, according to a year-end report from RealtyTrac.

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  • Beating the Competition in Land Buys

    IRVINE, CA—Time is of the essence when it comes to winning land bids, so access to the proper data and advice in real time is crucial, Market InSite’s Bob McFarland tells GlobeSt.com in this EXCLUSIVE interview.

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  • How Flippers Are Increasing Value-Add

    LADERA RANCH, CA—Brad Rust and Joe Gigliello of Pivotal Capital Group tell GlobeSt.com EXCLUSIVELY there will be more heavy rehab transactions as investors try to create more value to generate attractive property margins.

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  • Suburban Planning Embraces Urban Feel

    LAKE FOREST, CA—The urbanization of the suburbs, meaning pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods where people live, play and work, is making its way into master-planned communities, Meta Housing Corp.’s Shaun Bradley tells GlobeSt.com EXCLUSIVELY .

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  • Shorebreak’s New Owner Revamps Management

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA—After acquiring the Shorebreak Hotel here, DiamondRock Hospitality Co. brings in Kimpton to manage the property, looking for enhanced operating results for its $58.5-million purchase.

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  • Financing Arranged for Recently-Constructed Class A Residential

    IRVINE, CA—HFF Arranged the loans for Lyon Communities for a total of more than $166 million.

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  • Auction.com Sees Rebound in Home Sales

    IRVINE, CA—The firm is projecting a 6.6% year-over-year increase this month even as the national market faces “extraordinarily limited inventory” among other headwinds, says EVP Rick Sharga.

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  • How Power Centers Have Been Redefined

    COSTA MESA, CA—No longer dominated by traditional big-box retailers, today’s power centers offer the needs-based stores and services to which consumers are drawn, Donahue Schriber’s Pat Donahue tells GlobeSt.com in this UPDATE .

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  • New Infill Community Coming to Town

    YORBA LINDA, CA—Brandywine Homes breaks ground this month on Provence, a 3.24-acre community with 28 single-family homes to be built on a site that formerly held older single-family homes.

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  • Class A Office Trio Traded

    FOOTHILL RANCH, CA—Campus South County, a three-building office campus on Towne Center Drive, was acquired by an affiliate of Menlo Equities.

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  • New Space Transforms How Firm Operates

    IRVINE, CA—Engineering firm tk1sc’s headquarters here will serve as a key client-acquisition tool and as a learning space for the local real estate community, Heidi Hendy tells GlobeSt.com in this EXCLUSIVE story.

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  • Spectrum Building Now Fully Leased

    IRVINE, CA—Pinnacle Exhibits LLC signs a $5-million, seven-year lease at 9 Holland here with CT Holland Industrial LLC, an affiliate of CT Realty, in this week’s wrap-up of deals.

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  • Hines-Oaktree JV Acquires 4000 MacArthur

    NEWPORT BEACH, CA—The two ten-story buildings, totaling 375,000 rentable square feet, are 91% leased.

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  • Institutional and All-Cash Home Buying Waned in 2014

    IRVINE, CA—Institutional investors have purchased half a million homes in four years; 8% of cash buyers in last two years financed home after purchase.

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  • Class A Retail Portfolio Offered

    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA—The three retail centers, located in affluent Ranch Santa Margarita, and their net operating income is expected to grow by 27% over the next decade.

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  • Peterson Joins Passco as VP Investments

    IRVINE, CA—The industry expert and veteran will be responsible for identifying, negotiating to acquire, underwriting and completing due diligence for the company’s retail, office and industrial acquisitions, GlobeSt.com learns EXCLUSIVELY .

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  • Buyers Shy Away From Low-Down Loans

    IRVINE, CA—The share of low-down-payment loans was 25% in 2014, down from 37% in 2006 before the housing price bubble burst, and the share has dropped every year since 2009, reports RealtyTrac.

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  • Going: Freddie Mac Program “Competitive With Depositories"

    IRVINE, CA—Multifamily transactions that don’t require a lot of structure are best when figuring Freddie Mac into the equation, ReadyCap Commercial’s Jim Going tells GlobeSt.com in this EXCLUSIVE story.

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