Orange County

  • Flipping is Down, But Profits Are Peaking

    IRVINE, CA—The Western markets of San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles and Seattle are among those posting the highest gross profits per home flip, according to a report from RealtyTrac.

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  • How Apt. Builds Will Impact the Sector

    ORANGE COUNTY, CA—With class-A apartment construction rising in the Orange County market, how will current operators of older product compete? GlobeSt.com speaks to industry experts for answers.

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  • Turning Tragedy Into Positive Action

    IRVINE, CA—In this UPDATE to an earlier story, GlobeSt.com speaks with the New Home Co.’s Joan Marcus-Colvin about her three initiatives as incoming president of BIA/OC and what led to them.

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  • Tenacity Brings Success for Faris Lee’s Luther

    IRVINE, CA—The broker, listed as one of Real Estate Forum’s ‘2014 Fifty Under 40,’ is a top performer with the firm who goes above and beyond to help clients achieve their goals, according to the company.

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  • Where Good Schools Meet Affordable Homes

    IRVINE, CA—RealtyTrac analyzes elementary-school test scores and home-price affordability in more than 7,500 zip codes to find those with the best of both worlds. Here, the results.

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  • Analyst Salary Jumps Spur Job Hopping

    NEWPORT BEACH, CA—Significant jumps in base salary for each year of experience are leading top- performing real estate financial analysts to move from company to company in order to get ahead, according to a recent survey by RETS Associates.

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  • Western Buyers Are Out in Force

    LOS ANGELES—Capital One Multifamily Finance reviews poll results from 200 experts at the RealShare Apartments conference last month on what sort of financing would be most important to their business and whether they would be buyers or sellers in 2015. Check out the results in this EXCLUSIVE column.

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  • When Will the Apt. Lights Begin to Dim?

    IRVINE, CA—In this UPDATE to a previous story, Rick Sharga tells GlobeSt.com why his firm sees nothing but bright lights ahead for the apartment market and when this might be likely to change.

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  • How Much Progress is Crowdfunding Making?

    ORANGE COUNTY, CA—Still in its early innings, crowdfunding is catching on fast as a form of fundraising for commercial real estate transactions. GlobeSt.com speaks EXCLUSIVELYL with executives in-the-know about how far it’s come.

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  • Hanley’s Wohl Set for Best Year Yet

    IRVINE, CA—One of Real Estate Forum’s ‘2014 Fifty Under 40,’ Eric Wohl closes 15 transactions valued at more than $124 million through the end of August and has closed more than $700 million in transactions over the last 12 years.

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  • Three Presidents Dish on Lee and OC

    ORANGE COUNTY, CA—Lee & Associates’ three Orange County-based presidents chat EXCLUSIVELY with GlobeSt.com about maintaining cohesiveness through growth and the changes they’ve seen in Orange County commercial real estate over the years.

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  • Marcus-Colvin Installed as BIA/OC President

    IRVINE, CA—The New Home Co. SVP of sales, marketing and design replaces past president Donna Kelly of Lennar and is installed along with the incoming executive committee and board.

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  • Scheduled Foreclosure Auctions Spike Again

    IRVINE, CA—The country sees the biggest monthly increase in foreclosure activity since March 2010 as scheduled auctions post a 24% rise during October, RealtyTrac reports.

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  • Why is OC Office Still Flat?

    ORANGE COUNTY, CA—Savills Studley’s Royce Sharf tells GlobeSt.com that he is surprised by the lack of traction in a market that is seemingly robust and well into its recovery in this EXCLUSIVE story.

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  • Bailey Achieves at Work and at Home

    NEWPORT BEACH, CA—CBRE Group’s Bethany Bailey is not only one of Real Estate Forum’s ‘2014 Fifty Under 40,’ but is a mother of two young children with one more on the way and at the top of her game professionally.

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  • Risk Premiums Decline Along with Cap Rates

    IRVINE, CA—The improving risk profile for CRE investments "has enabled overall cap rates to continue to decline despite higher interest rates,” says Peter Muoio at Auction.com Research.

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  • Exclusive Interview With Nearon’s Tony Perino

    NEWPORT BEACH, CA—GlobeSt.com sits down with RETS Associates’ Kent Elliott and Nearon Enterprises’ Tony Perino to discuss EXCLUSIVELY how to avoid losing the best candidates due to time delays in the hiring process.

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  • Reenders Moves to Direct Santa Ana Agency

    SANTA ANA, CA—Kelly Reenders, recognized as one of Real Estate Forum’s ‘2014 Fifty Under 40,’ relocates here to work in partnership with other City departments focused on development and quality-of-life activities.

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  • US Rule of Law Drives Foreign Investors

    NEWPORT BEACH, CA—UCI Center for Real Estate director Kerry Vandell tells GlobeSt.com our transparent system for fairness and lack of a black market in real estate transactions attract global investors to our market.

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  • Hotel Assets Stud Auction.com’s September

    IRVINE, CA—The online real estate marketplace closes 49 commercial assets totaling $121 million during the month, and hotel properties comprise $35 million of it, driven by a steady increase in travel, the firm reports.

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