Jon Lansner is The Orange County Register’s business columnist and real estate blogger. Since 1986, Jon has covered the Orange County, Calif., economy — and its real estate scene — as a reporter, editor and columnist for The Register. The Lansner on Real Estate blog (http://ocregister.com/lansner) was launched in March 2006 and has consistently been The Register's most-read blog. Jon is a New York City native, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and was the 2005-2006 president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Lansner on Real Estate blog (http://ocregister.com/lansner) won a “Best In Business” award from SABEW for 2007 work.