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November 16, 1986
TOLD Corp., Newbury Park, one of the nation's top 60 industrial and commercial real estate developers, has formed the TOLD Development Co., resulting from a merger with Meridian Properties. The new operation will be headed by Ralph B. Robinson, president of the Minneapolis-based firm being amalgamated into the TOLD family of companies. The first major project for TOLD Development Co. will be the Crossroads Corporate Center, a $30-million industrial and office complex in Brookfield, Wis.
If these buildings last as long as those of the ancient Incas and Mayans, future archeologists might someday be plumbing the remnants of a series of huge, handsomely appointed structures scattered throughout Orange County. Mostly in the southern half of the county, these structures would be found situated like major temples in the midst of vast green parklands.
November 10, 1991 | Editor's note: The Orange County Board of Supervisors last week gave up claim to land near Trabuco Canyon that had been designated as open space but on which a developer had built 21 homes. These letters represent readers' reaction to the building of these homes on open space
It boggles the mind: An engineering company, a title company and a developer, plus county officials, are all unaware that houses were to be built on public land. To "help" the developer, the Board of Supervisors (gave) up this public land. Considering that Hunsaker made a similar error in Laguna Niguel, it would appear that their engineers are unusually inept or deliberately ignore verification. A title company whose title clearance was meaningless? As an Orange County taxpayer, I wonder if there is any connection between this apparent appropriation of public land by developers and the supervisors' decision to "give" this land to them and the articles a few days ago in The Times indicating that the supervisors' campaigns are largely funded by real estate developers.
January 4, 2000 | From A Times Staff Writer
Real estate magnate Sam Zell will headline the Real Estate 2000 conference on Jan. 21 in Century City. Zell, chairman of Chicago-based Equity Group Investments, will deliver the keynote speech at the daylong event. More than 40 real estate developers, brokers and finance specialists will participate in panel discussions. Featured speakers include former Gov. Pete Wilson, now managing director of Pacific Capital Group, William E. Concannon, president of Trammell Crow Co.
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