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.
May 12, 1991 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1991 |
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 |
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.
July 7, 1995 |
A sweeping federal investigation of municipal corruption has snared its first big target, a lobbyist long suspected of being a bagman for developers and politicians. Jeffrey T. Roberts, 43, a consultant on building projects in Fresno County, pleaded guilty last week to helping a city councilman extort a $10,000 campaign contribution from a developer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2000
Is it ironic that one of Ventura County's most prolific real-estate developers is endowing a chair at Cal State Channel Islands for the study of land-use planning? Not at all. Ventura County is the perfect laboratory for that--and developers are as eager as anyone to find fair, workable solutions. Last week Oxnard developer Martin V. "Bud" Smith became the second area resident within six months to contribute $5 million for building the county's first four-year public university.