Category Archives: CRE

Positioning your real estate portfolio to succeed in today’s healthcare environment

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How can we improve the health of our communities, while also reducing costs and maintaining high-quality care? And how will we pay for it? These are the most vexing questions facing healthcare executives nationally and in our local communities.

Typically, the real estate in a healthcare system’s footprint represents one of the largest sources of value—and capital investment—for the system. Drive through Orange County today and you’ll see more ambulatory facilities, urgent care centers, retail clinics,… Read More

OC residential density increases with further multifamily development

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Orange County snapshot

  • At the end of 2007, there were 66,138 multifamily units in Orange County from midsize and large complexes, compared to a current total of 105,725. During this same time period, the local nonfarm labor workforce has expanded by 50,800 employees to 1,585,600.
  • From 2016 to 2021, Orange County is projected to
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Own a tech firm in California? Locating it in OC will save a company millions

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Orange County snapshot

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  • This analysis takes into account 20,000 square feet of office space, 134 employees (based on 150 square feet per employee), and a five year lease with 3 percent annual rent increases.
  • Orange County’s tech industry is expanding due to the highly talented and educated workforce (including the large number of STEM
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OC economy diversifies over last 10 years; 2007 vs. 2017

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  • In 2007, the Orange County economy was heavily influenced by the Financial Activities sector, specifically, the mortgage industry. The total nonfarm employment base was 1,521,500.
  • Current economic growth is being led by a diverse set of industries, including healthcare, technology, life sciences, and business services. The total nonfarm employment base is
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How much have OC office rents grown since 2010?

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Orange County snapshot

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  • In addition to leading Orange County’s rent growth, the Airport Area surpassed 2007’s peak average asking monthly rental rate ($3.02 per square foot, full service gross) in Q4 2016 with a rent of $3.06 per square foot.
  • Although West County recorded the lowest rent growth since 2010, the submarket is not
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