Advertise, Promote, Attend, Create – Work with Connect.
A full service marketing and PR agency.
Meet the team behind the machine and taste a little of the secret sauce.

California CRE News In Your Inbox.

Sign up for Connect emails to stay informed with CRE stories that are 150 words or less.

Sub Markets

Property Sectors


California  + Orange County  + Apartments  | 
Bella Terra Gets Approval for 300 New Apartments

Bella Terra Gets Approval for 300 New Apartments

The Bella Terra mixed-use development in Huntington Beach, CA has earned the city’s approval to add 300 apartments to the project by 2026. According to the Orange County Register, owners PGIM and DJM Capital will knock down the Burlington Coat Factory store and build a multi-level structure with residential units and ground-level retail space.

The shopping center, once known as the Huntington Beach Mall, was redeveloped in 2019 and has been transforming into a residential and entertainment destination. Plans for the new structure call for a four to six story, U-shaped format with 25,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space.

The 300 new residences will complement the 467 apartments already part of Bella Terra’s master plan, some of which will be affordable. The owners’ next steps include finishing up design and engineering plans, and then getting permits. The new apartments should be ready for move-in by early 2026.

Image courtesy of DJM Capital


Inside The Story

Bella TerraDJM CapitalPGIM

About Mark Nieto

Mark comes to ConnectCRE with an extensive background as a business and news reporter in San Francisco radio, as well as 35 years as a traffic reporter on several stations including KGO, KNBR, KCBS and KFRC. As a business reporter, Mark covered the tech world in Silicon Valley where he became familiar with real estate transactions in the hot Bay Area marketplace. He attended San Jose State University with a BA in Radio and TV Broadcasting and currently resides in the Lake Tahoe area where he gets to frequently enjoy all of his favorite activities: Golfing, Fishing, Hiking and Skiing.

  • ◦Development
  • ◦Policy/Gov't