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December 6, 1989 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A homeowners' association has won a $22.4-million jury verdict against a construction firm owned by Irvine Co. Chairman Donald L. Bren to repair a series of construction defects at a 419-unit condominium project. The verdict, returned Monday in San Diego Superior Court, found that the foundations of condominiums built by the Bren Co. were not built to adequately resist high winds or earthquakes. The Bren Co. is a home construction firm owned by Bren and is not part of the Irvine Co.
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June 29, 2000 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's major developer announced Wednesday the availability of $20 million to preserve, restore and enhance access to more than 30,000 acres of land already donated or earmarked for donation as open public space. Under the plan by the Irvine Co.
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BUSINESS
September 12, 1987
Lou Malone has resigned as president of the Bren Co., a Newport Beach-based home-building company, to pursue "personal construction and investment opportunities," the company said Friday. Replacing Malone, 48, will be Michael L. Toohey, 52, currently vice president of development for Southwest Diversified, a real estate development company with holdings in Southern California and divisions in Tucson and Northern California. Malone worked for the Bren Co.
BUSINESS
December 6, 1989 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A homeowners' association has won a $22.4-million jury verdict against a construction firm owned by Irvine Co. Chairman Donald L. Bren to repair a series of construction defects at a 419-unit condominium project. The verdict, returned Monday in San Diego Superior Court, found that the foundations of condominiums built by the Bren Co. were not built to adequately resist high winds or earthquakes. The Bren Co. is a home construction firm owned by Bren and is not part of the Irvine Co.
REAL ESTATE
April 13, 1986
Twenty-six single-family homes are offered today in the grand opening of Upland Viewpoint, a residential community of 160 homes from the Bren Co. Prices for homes in the first phase range from $117,900 to $134,900. Home designs include one- and two-story plans with three or four bedrooms, two or 2 1/2 baths, with three floor plans ranging in size from 1,437 to 1,809 square feet. Features include fireplace, ceramic tile entry, vaulted ceilings, concrete tile roof and optional den in some plans.
REAL ESTATE
June 28, 1987 | DICK TURPIN, Times Real Estate Editor
The 24th annual "Best in the West" home-building and design competition was dominated once again by Southern California builders and architects who snared 19 grand awards, including two coveted "Home of the Year" prizes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2000 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's major developer announced Wednesday the availability of $20 million to preserve, restore and enhance access to more than 30,000 acres of land already donated or earmarked for donation as open public space. Under the plan by the Irvine Co.
REAL ESTATE
June 28, 1987
Grading is under way by the Bren Co. at Mirasol, a 166-condominium community in Rancho San Diego. Sales are scheduled to begin in September.
REAL ESTATE
June 2, 1985
Grading is under way at Park Rim, a Rancho Penasquitos single-family housing community by the Bren Co. Prices for the development along the Interstate 15 corridor in San Diego will begin under $125,000.
BUSINESS
September 12, 1987
Lou Malone has resigned as president of the Bren Co., a Newport Beach-based home-building company, to pursue "personal construction and investment opportunities," the company said Friday. Replacing Malone, 48, will be Michael L. Toohey, 52, currently vice president of development for Southwest Diversified, a real estate development company with holdings in Southern California and divisions in Tucson and Northern California. Malone worked for the Bren Co.
REAL ESTATE
April 13, 1986
Twenty-six single-family homes are offered today in the grand opening of Upland Viewpoint, a residential community of 160 homes from the Bren Co. Prices for homes in the first phase range from $117,900 to $134,900. Home designs include one- and two-story plans with three or four bedrooms, two or 2 1/2 baths, with three floor plans ranging in size from 1,437 to 1,809 square feet. Features include fireplace, ceramic tile entry, vaulted ceilings, concrete tile roof and optional den in some plans.
BUSINESS
February 13, 2011 | By Scott Kraft, Los Angeles Times
Among Donald Bren's fondest childhood memories are the weekends on Lido Isle, a man-made jewel on the Orange County coast. He'd trek down from the Westside with his best friend's family and spend long hours rowing in Newport Harbor. As Bren reminisced nearly seven decades later, he turned to the floor-to-ceiling view from his ninth-floor conference room, taking in Fashion Island, Newport Harbor, Lido Island and the shimmering blue Pacific. "Long story short," he said, smiling, "I didn't go very far. " Today, Bren is the sole shareholder of Irvine Co., one of the most successful real estate firms in U.S. history, owner of the Irvine Ranch and more than 600 premium office buildings, shopping centers, apartment communities and resort properties.
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