R.D. Olson

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R.D. Olson

Development of R.D.Olson. It is based in Irvine, California. R.D. Olson Development is occupied about the repositioning and development of commercial properties all over the country. A specialist in developing hospitality properties, the firm also develops retail, office, recreational and multifamily projects. The company is at present under construction with a two hundred and ten room, eight stories Marriott Courtyard in the middle of the Irvine Spectrum Center and it was scheduled to be open in the summer of 2014. The founded R.D. Olson Development – Bob Olson – in 1997 following nearly twenty years as founder and CEO of R.D. Olson Construction. You can see the portfolio of the firm of developments at website www.rdodevelopment.com.

Courtyard by Marriott by R.D. Olson Development copyConstruction of R.D. Olson. It is founded in 1797 by Bob Olson. Olson Construction is one of the top fifty wide-ranging contracting firms in California. R.D. Olson Construction is a leader builder of hotel properties for several national hoteliers, including, Hilton, Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Hyatt and Starwood.  This firm recently completed construction on the LEGOLAND hotel in Carlsbad, California, and it is the first of its kind in North America. R.D. Olson Construction is also a knowledgeable and experienced builder of retail, office, and restaurant, recreational and multifamily projects.

With more than six hundred properties in Canada, the United State, the Middle East, Europe, and Central America, Residence Inn by Marriott is a head in accommodation segment of the extended-stay. It is designed for long stays, the brand offers roomy suites with separate sleeping and living areas. Completely functional kitchens, 24-hour markets, grocery delivery and complimentary breakfast help guests preserve a healthy balance when they are on the road. There is Wi-Fi which is complimentary, and allows visitors to stay connected to the office or home, while fitness and health options and attractive lobby spaces offer comfortable places to relax and work.

 Bicycle-Casino-HotelResidence Inn contributes in – Marriott Rewards – the company’s award-winning common travel program that allows members to earn airline miles or hotel points for every dollar spent during every stay. If you want some more reservations or information, you should contact the Residence Inn Tustin Orange County directly at the number 714-258-9700, call the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131 or you can visit website www.resideceinn.com. The latest on the brand or to connect with other travelers, for travel tips Check on the Facebook and Twitter.

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott is designed for today’s traveler who is looking to be creative on the road, whether for leisure or business. Additionally to complimentary Wi-Fi and hot breakfast, Fairfield Inn and Suites offers considerately designed suites and rooms that provide separate working, living and sleeping areas. With nearly seven hundred properties throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico, Fairfield Inn and Suites hotels contribute in the award-winning Marriott Rewards common travel program. There are also some press releases about opening new Orange County hotels.Twi Exterior Overall copy

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Orange County contractor Mike Harrah

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in O.C. Hotels, O.C. Restaurants, Wood Fin Hotel Cypress | Comments Off

Orange County contractor Mike Harrah

Mike Harrah certainly stands out, if you take a look at the major real estate developers in Orange County.  Mike is in charge for the construction of some of Orange County’s for the most part stunning structures and the maintenance of some of her best architectural gems, although his appearance of 6’6 and weighs 276 lbs might not conjure up expectations of a real estate developer and CEO.  Lake Havasu City, actually his development of it, keeps on drawing tourists from around the world and the maintenance of the Events Center in Santa Ana and the Performing Arts, California reinforced Harrah’s role like a developer who is committed to the re-establishing the grandeur of Orange County’s capital city.

vMHIMGBy Building Industry magazine from 1980 to 1990, Mike is ranked  as one of the top twenty five B to B US contractors, and he is the President of Caribou Industries and controls 45 world class companies know for  executive aviation, premier real estate, hotel resorts, entertainment venues and five-star restaurants in California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii. Caribou Industries has maintained its commitment, since its founding in 1989, and the commitment is ‘ Ensuring the Future and preserving the past’, all the way through the development of inner city venues and properties.

About developing his style.  In the 1960s, when Mike finished his high school, what he did was that he bought a one-way ticket to Hawaii, and his plan was to spend the rest of his life as beach bum.  What he did there was that he was picking pineapples for 66-cents an hour, and after that he decided to roll up the towel and go back to his home. He went to study architectural engineering at Cal State Long Beach and worked framing homes in Anaheim Hills and Orange Park Acres. In 1971, Mike mad his first big break. Mike used his weekends and nights to build an 11,000 square foot home, and then he sold it for $925,000.

About making his mark.  After Mike has sold his first project, he combined his work ethic with a developer’s vision and began making his mark on the western United States and the southern California landscape. He had begun with apartment complexes in Riverside. He has built restaurants, hotels, luxury condominium towers and shopping malls. Featured projects consist of Orange County Performing Arts Center, Santa Ana;  Lake Havasu – the London Bridge Resort, Arizona; The Pinnacle, Honolulu.

About transforming Santa Ana. The transformation of Santa Ana -Orange County’s largest city, has been one of Mike’s trademark investments. He has been able to rescue the city from urban blight by purchasing large portions of the urban landscape, and by renovating historic and vacant buildings then leasing them to state, local and federal government tenants, he has been directly linked to the fifty percent of the crime decrease seen as he began modernizing buildings. There was a new arts district boasts restaurants, entertainment venues and galleries and his proposed thirty seven story office tower
at One Broadway Plaza will be a pride and joy in the city’s renewal.  One Broadway Plaza will be the tallest building in Orange County and will feature gourmet restaurants, green building components, heliport and street-level retail.

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Contractor Projects: The hotel building rush is on in Orange County

Posted by on Mar 21, 2015 in O.C. Hotels, O.C. Restaurants, Wood Fin Hotel Cypress | Comments Off

Contractor Projects: The hotel building rush is on in Orange County

Bob Olson doesn’t have a precious stone ball about the timing of new hotels, yet he may have something surprisingly better – 35 years of hard-won involvement in the development and advancement business.

Since 1979, when he began Olson Construction, Olson has been through every subsidence, each development blast and each bust. After he partnered with Orange County Electrician, He figured out how to see the indications of recuperation when others was looking the other way.

In 2012, when the business was simply starting to increase once more, Olson finished four hotels, took after by seven in 2013. It was the start of an industry surge. Inside and out, 20 hotel undertakings are in the pipeline in Orange County and 40 in LA, as per STR, a hotel industry research firm. That is the most local hotels in progress subsequent to 2009.

Current projects on the drawing board include:

3004288_40_zThe new Grand Wilshire Hotel in OC. A blended utilization office, retail and hotel venture, the 74 story, 900 room improvement is being touted as the biggest building west of the Mississippi River. In Anaheim, 15 hotels are in different phases of arranging and development. A 122 suite Spring Hill Suites by Mariott opened in March. Olson is putting completing touches on the 8-story, 210 room Courtyard by Marriott in the Irvine Spectrum, because of open in June. Olson arrangements to kick things off in June on the 8-story, 250 room Pacific City Hotel in Huntington Beach. It ought to open in 2016. Olson was simply chosen to fabricate the Lido House Hotel, a boutique property on the site of the previous Newport Beach municipal focus that is in the early phases of arranging.

This sort of building craze commonly has denoted a crest before, with the business not long after in the wake of ending up with an excess of rooms. J. Freitag, a senior official at STR, referred to a quote by the late hotel contractor J. Hammons about the business’ inclination to excuse why there isn’t an oversupply: “The industry isn’t overbuilt, it’s underdemolished.” 030914_pacific_city01-940x500

Yet even with all the development in progress, hotel request across the country seems, by all accounts, to be in front of supply for the following year or two, Freitag said. STR information indicates new room supply is required to expand 1.2 % not long from now and 1.6 % in 2015. The supply normal in the course of recent years is 1.9 %. In the event that the American economy develops and GDP develops and unemployment decreases, room interest is going to keep on expanding, Freitag said.lido_house_hotel

Alan X. Ray, an Irvine hotel specialist and merchant, noticed the business fell a long ways behind interest in the course of recent years. He said there likewise are some inherent business limitations in Southern California, including absence of accessible land and financing, and additionally administrative obstacles. With inn qualities expanding – Atlas reported a 37.5 % increment in the aggregate dollar volume of Southern California deals a year ago – and the normal hotel property now 30 years of age, Ray said, there is additionally more enthusiasm for tearing down properties and revamping starting from the earliest stage, which will supplant existing rooms…

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General Contractor: New Hotel Planned for Coastal Orange County

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General Contractor: New Hotel Planned for Coastal Orange County

Pacific Hospitality Group and Olson Development as of late divulged their most recent hotel extend, the 250 room, Pacific Ocean confronting hotel that will be a piece of the Pacific City improvement in California. The 8-story lodging will be an upscale property that is preferably intended to exploit all that characterizes the open air Southern California shoreline motivated way of life. The lodging will be subsidiary with Pacific Hospitality Group Meritage Collection, and is planned to start development in June 2014 with Olson Construction as general contractor.

Each room in the hotel will emphasize sea view from roomy galleries with curvilinear glass balustrades, a configuration component propelled by the seaside area, said B. Olson, CEO of Olson Development. This very hotel will have a contemporary plan that will fit consummately in the shoreline group of Orange County.

The property will be outlined by famous worldwide hotel engineer WATG with the visitor rooms composed by Monogram via Carlson, inside open spaces by Kay Lang, and the restaurant and bar by Costa Mesa Hatch Design.

PHG will deal with the property as a part of its Meritage Collection. PHG possesses and deals with an arrangement of lodging properties all through California, including Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, among others.18

This new hotel guarantees to be an extraordinary property upgrading our extending Meritage Collection – hotels placed in exceedingly alluring travel destinations offering novel visitor encounters, said K. Kramer, boss speculation officer of Pacific Hospitality Group.

The 218000-square-foot hotel will have a room blend that incorporates ruler rooms, twofold ruler rooms, and various one- and two-room suites. A clearing occasion’s garden disregarding the shining Pacific Ocean will be perfect for weddings, and uncommon and corporate occasions. The hotel will be intended to offer 16000 square feet of oceanfront meeting space, including 8500-square-foot dance hall. The property will be a destination area for business and recreation explorers, with the Huntington Beach Pier, the fundamental vacation spot for the assessed 16 million yearly guests to Huntington Beach, placed a short leave.

0002944“We will be pander to mid-week gathering meeting and meeting business, and especially Southern California dynamic way of life customers and recreation explorers on the weekends,” adds T. Busch, CEO of Pacific Hospitality Group. The hotel will emphasize an untouchable spa and wellness focus, broad pool territory, outside yard with water and blaze characteristics, sea front occasion grass, and a top restaurant and bar disregarding the Pacific Ocean.

The inn will be placed nearby to the new Pacific City retail focus; a 191000-square-foot retail and stimulation extend by DJM Capital Partners, with a normal finish date in the late spring of 2015.

About R.D. Olson Development

Situated in Irvine, California, Olson Development is occupied with the advancement and repositioning of business properties across the nation. An authority in creating accommodation properties, the firm additionally creates office, retail, multifamily, and recreational ventures. Robert Olson established Olson Development in 1997 after almost 20 years as originator and CEO of Olson Construction.

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New Orange County Hotels opens by Olson

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015 in O.C. Hotels, Wood Fin Hotel Cypress | Comments Off

New Orange County Hotels opens by Olson

Irvine, California – almost 1 year to the day from breaking ground, Olson Development has opened the doors on a pair of Orange County hotels in the sixty million dollars Tustin Pacific Center, a 197,000-square-foot, mixed-use hotel and trade development at Edinger Avenue and the fifty five Freeway in Tustin, California. The most recent project contains one hundred and forty nine group Residence Inn and a 146-room Fairfield Inn and Suites, both featuring inventive new designs that are one of the first of their kind in Southern California.

Residence-Inn-San-Diego-Downtown-GaslampThe new Fairfield Suites and Inn shows the latest Generation four design of Marriott’s, with inventive, lively public spaces and energetic, smart décor. There are guestrooms that offer comfortable, relaxed surroundings, contemporary bathrooms, plentiful work areas and conveniences such as a coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator.

The Residence Inn consist of Marriott’s newest innovations in design of a room, with modern, deluxe studio, two-bedroom and one-bedroom suites that offer guests spacious and stylish surroundings. The new Generation nine suites are designed with kitchens which are fully-equipped, efficient and flexible workspaces, luxurious bathrooms and sectional sofas. Guestrooms offer a healthy balance between rest and productivity and if you are extended your stay it is ideal.

The founder and CEO of R.D. Olson Development – Bob Olson – said that he thinks that they have the best brands in the market. He claims that both of hotels assure the greatest in guest experience with a remarkably balanced and well-thought approach to the varied needs of today’s leisure and business travelers. Also, the Residence Inn offers an outstanding extended stay accommodation choice, and Fairfield Inn and Suites is a high quality, competitive hotel in its own right. That are the words of the CEO and the founder R.D. Olson Development – Bob Olson.Fairfield Inn & Suites Hershey Chocolate Avenue2

The hotels present a full complement of services, together with outdoor gathering areas with fire pits, spas and swimming pools, a sport court, spacious exercise rooms, breakfast areas, convenience markets, business centers, guest laundry services and meeting space that could accommodate groups of up to two hundred people.

A sixteen,190-square-foot retail center is located at the main entry to the project and will include FedEx Office, Starbucks, Flame Broiler and Subway. One retail bay stays available for rent, as is a freestanding restaurant pad.

council_Bob_Olson_Sara_HallIn 2011 with plans to deliver the first new hotels to the Tustin area, Olson purchased the 8.38-acre parcel from the City of Tustin, in more than fifteen years. Competed ahead of schedule, the hotels are poised to serve leisure guests, business travelers and groups.

Al Murray – Tustin Mayor – said that these new hotels offer the residents and businesses in Tustin with a best accommodation option and would serve the community very well for decades to come. He also said that it has been a pleasure to work with R.D. Olson who has performed at every level on that project, in ornamental services infrastructure for the City of Tustin.

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Mike Harrah – Mr. Big

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Mike Harrah – Mr. Big

Mike Harrah’s first step. A lot of the properties he first bought were rat infested and crumbling, when he first began redeveloping buildings in Santa Ana, California. What he did, when developers were escaping to new construction in Irvine, Mike was the one who rolled up his sleeves in order to find way to quickly re-establish and rent his buildings. When Mike found his first government resident, he begun to purchase excluded mid-rise buildings, and renovate them in order to fill them up with tenants.

twist-basler-houseAbout city transformation. When building began to fill and brighten, Santa Ana – ‘Emerald city’ of his childhood started to come back. With broken windows replaced and squatters removed, crime levels fell and are currently at fifty percent, what they were before Mike started the process of redevelopment. The thing was that ornate city corners have been transformed into performance theaters, state  and county offices, the Orange County High School of the Arts (the new home of OCSHA), while historic architecture has been maintained as old banks.

Downtown Santa Ana is now home to world class restaurants, art galleries and entertainment venues, all of that – thanks to Mike’s reconstruction efforts. By bringing steady rental tenants and business to the area, Mike has been able to protect downtown vibe and the historic architecture of Santa Ana while making sure that the area will be hospitable and vibrant for generations to come.

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In the Orange County Business Journal, in 2009 Mike’s profile had some highlights of some Mike’s latest accomplishments. To be exact, he owns close to eighty buildings, about four million square feet in Santa Ana’s downtown. Mike has played a key role in rejuvenating Santa Ana throughout restoring buildings, art galleries, attracting restaurants and others. In 2005, his One Broadway Plaza project won voter approval and is required by city to have fifty percent of the footage rented before beginning construction. He also finished the Pinnacle Hawaii condo building which was multi-million dollar worth and of course, that was sold out. In the previous decade, Mike has renewed a lot of central Santa Ana and he has been called the savior of the city for re-establishing old buildings. n8u4jp-b88139503z.120140716193327000g2s3mk9m.10In 2003, Mike was named the Year’ Preservationist, privileged by the Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society. Caribou Industries – his company – does an estimated thirty million dollars in annual income and Mike’s office, overlooks the One Broadway Plaza site (together with a stuffed bear in the corner). Compared to the rest of the local real estate elite, Mike is notoriously distinguishable. Why? Well, standing 6’6 and sporting a known ZZ Top beard, Mike looks the part of his other hobbies – jazz drumming and helicopter piloting, but after a major helicopter accident, he managed to direct the construction of the Orange County School of the Arts building from a hospital bed. Mike Harrah as also listed in the special reports of 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. Also he was known as Mr. Big in the biggest city of County.

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