Orange County

  • Auction.com Appoints Chief Legal Officer

    IRVINE, CA—Mindy Heppberger is appointed the firm’s EVP and chief legal officer to oversee legal, regulatory, intellectual-property and other matters in this week’s wrap-up of deals.

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  • Most Distressed in California, Florida

    IRVINE, CA—Markets with the highest share of distressed sales and short sales combined are Las Vegas; Stockton, CA; Modesto, CA; Lakeland, FL; and Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL, RealtyTrac reports in this UPDATE .

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  • Connecting Community Through Authenticity

    ORANGE COUNTY, CA—A clear, meaningful design concept is one of the most important factors contributing to the success of a new development, says Jeff Larsen, principal of MVE+ Partners in this EXCLUSIVE column.

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  • Hiring Steady Even for Retail CRE

    IRVINE, CA—The sector that seems to have the most question marks is still among the asset classes that are looking to hire, RETS Associates’ Kent Elliott tells GlobeSt.com in this UPDATE to an earlier story.

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  • Home Price Climb Slows in Most Markets

    IRVINE, CA—US home sales volume decreases from a year ago for the third straight month as price appreciation loses velocity in 65% of the nation’s housing markets in July, reports RealtyTrac.

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  • Restaurants, Services Vie For Same Space

    LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA—As growing retail sub-sectors expand, it’s not unusual to see multiple bidders for the same space in South Orange County, Colliers International’s Terrison Quinn tells GlobeSt.com in this UPDATE .

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  • CRE Hiring Surge Due to Confidence

    NEWPORT BEACH, CA—Firms are hiring, increasing job searches and placements and boosting compensation, indicating a renewed sense of confidence, RETS Associates’ Kent Elliott tells GlobeSt.com.

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  • 8%-Occupied Office Sails for $12M

    SANTA ANA, CA—901 Civic Center Dr. here sells to BW America Development LLC, a Chinese-based investment firm that will occupy one floor and lease out the remaining floors.

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  • New Site Underlines Foreign Buyer Influence

    SANTA ANA, CA—First American Title Insurance Co.’s new multilingual website and in-language video library for multicultural homebuyers points up the number of foreigners who are interested in US real estate.

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  • Is Retail Nearing a Structural Change?

    IRVINE, CA—The sector has been weak in terms of transaction volume and pricing, and vacancy rates are higher than expected, Auction.com’s Rick Sharga tells GlobeSt.com in this UPDATE to an earlier story.

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  • Small Users Driving Office Improvement

    ORANGE COUNTY, CA—After larger firms shrunk their footprints in Orange County office market, smaller office users are taking up the slack and contributing significantly to absorption here, Marcus & Millichap reports.

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  • Tenant Protection Spurs Disclosure Bill

    IRVINE, CA—Hughes Marino’s Jason Hughes tells GlobeSt.com before SB 1171 was passed into law, commercial tenants were being subject to unfair practices that left them vulnerable to some brokers in this UPDATE .

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  • New MF Director at Sares-Regis

    IRVINE, CA—Chirstopher Payne joins as partner from AvalonBay and will assume some leadership responsibilities from managing director Geoffrey Stack.

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  • Creativity Fuels Investment Sales in Western US

    IRVINE, CA—As the economy continues its progressive recovery, strong demand for product is driving significant increases in sale prices in Arizona, California and Nevada due to lack of supply, say sources in this EXCLUSIVE column.

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  • ‘Tech Coast’ Challenges Silicon Valley

    IRVINE, CA—The area running from Santa Barbara to San Diego contains the leading hotbeds of global technology, creativity and innovation, Savills Studley’s Royce Sharf tells GlobeSt.com in this UPDATE .

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  • The Market’s Back—After Growing Pains

    IRVINE, CA—Labor shortages and rising construction costs are some of the concerns panelists at RealShare Orange County have as we move further into the recovery.

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  • Owners Must Sell, Allow Gentrification

    IRVINE, CA—Long-time apartment-building owners need to be convinced to put their properties on the market in order to revitalize Orange County’s multifamily stock, say panelists at RealShare Orange County.

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  • Home Flipping Hits Two-Year Low

    IRVINE, CA—Flipping of US residential properties drops below 5% of all sales in the second quarter, and the average return was down from both Q1 and a year ago, RealtyTrac reports.

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  • Collaborative Office Space is Here to Stay

    IRVINE, CA—Panelists at RealShare Orange County here yesterday say there is a huge demand for creative-office space in Orange County; the challenge is to find it.

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  • Voit Hires Eric Hinkelman

    IRVINE, CA—Hinkelman comes from Cushman & Wakefield and will serve as executive managing director, with responsibility for much of SoCal.

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