September 7, 1986
Three winners have been announced for the annual "Office Building of the Year" contest sponsored by the Orange County chapter of the Building Owners & Managers Assn. South Coast Plaza Town Center Office Towers took the award for the over-500,000-square-foot category. Owned jointly by C. J. Segerstrom & Sons and Prudential Life Insurance Co., the adjacent Central Bank Tower and Great Western Savings Tower were designed by Albert C. Martin & Associates.
September 22, 1985
Talk is cheap when it comes to planning a city within a city, but the price is high when it comes to actually doing it, as the Newport Beach-based Koll Co. is finding out in Irvine near the John Wayne Airport. That is where the firm, a major West Coast-headquartered commercial and industrial property owner-manager and general contractor, has been building a mixed-use complex known as the Koll Center Irvine, and its price tag, when completed, is now estimated at a nice, round $1 billion.
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December 23, 1989
A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Newport Beach for Michael L. Lewis, a Koll Co. executive who died Tuesday at his Laguna Beach home after an illness. He was 39. Lewis was a senior vice president of development for the Newport Beach division of the Koll Co. responsible for operations in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
May 18, 1989 |
In a real estate developer's dream tract, the largest plot of land belongs to the U.S. Marines. Near the northeastern corner of an area defined by the Santa Ana, San Diego and Costa Mesa freeways and Culver Drive in Irvine, the U.S. Marine Corps Helicopter Air Station in Tustin occupies 1,558 acres of prime commercial/industrial acreage. It borders the rich concentration of private industries in Irvine Business Complex, which boasts 47 Fortune 500 companies and nearly 600 corporate headquarters.
January 24, 1987 |
Shuwa Investments Corp., a Japanese real estate company that paid $620 million for Arco Plaza in downtown Los Angeles last September, has purchased a nine-story office building for $40.6 million near Orange County's John Wayne Airport and is negotiating to buy almost $160 million more of the airport area's premier office and high-tech industrial properties.
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November 19, 2001 |
Newport Beach residents on Tuesday will participate in the first test of the Greenlight Initiative when they vote on Measure G, which would permit the expansion of the Koll Center near John Wayne Airport. The Greenlight Initiative, which voters approved in November 2000, requires a special election for projects that add more than 40,000 square feet of building space, 100 peak-hour car trips or 100 homes above what is allowed by the city's general plan.
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November 22, 2001 |
A day after Newport Beach voters soundly rejected a 10-story office tower proposal, business leaders and some urban planners expressed concern that the referendum signals a major shift away from development in the city. "I think this sends a clear message that Newport Beach is not open to further development," said Richard Luehrs, president of the Greater Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.
April 19, 1987 |
Orange County will soon join Dallas in the limelight of a television series. The success of the new series, however, will not be measured in Nielsen ratings but in the yen it can attract; the show is targeted for Japanese businessmen. The three-hour, three-part series portraying Orange County's business and investment potential is scheduled to air early this summer in Los Angeles on Channel 18's Japan News Magazine and later on two major networks in Japan.
September 15, 1985
A street-fair benefit for the Hotel for Homeless Women, to be built at the YWCA in Santa Ana, served also as the topping out of a 13-story Holiday Inn under construction in Koll Center, Irvine, through the efforts of the hotel chain, the McCarthy construction firm and Koll Columbia Venture, principals of the project.
June 7, 1987
Cochrane Chase, Livingston & Co. Inc. has agreed to occupy 73,000 square feet of office space in Orange County's Koll Center Irvine North in a 15-year lease worth more than $29 million. The advertising firm will move in next March.