Self-Storage Investors Start Looking at Smaller Markets to Capture Higher Yields – NREI

Investors who buy self-storage properties are being more careful about which assets to bet on, but they continue to be willing to pay top dollar for these properties.

No Relief for Retail Landlords as Store Closures Ramp Up Once Again – National Real Estate Investor

From the Gap to Family Dollar, retailers are announcing hundreds of store closures, with no end in sight.

Viewpoint: Why Opportunity Zones are not a tax giveaway to wealthy developers – Portland Business Journal

You have recently seen many articles or may have taken classes on Qualified Opportunity Zones. There is much discussion about whether the program will truly spur economic development or whether it is simply more tax breaks for wealthy developers. Much of the information we have read is confusing and sometimes inaccurate.

Job Growth and Millennials Driving Multifamily Demand – GlobeSt.com

There has been a shift in demand for rental housing due to demographic and other changes in our society.

Thriving ‘Self-Care’ Sector Fuels Demand for Strip Center Space – National Real Estate Investor

Millennials are driving fitness, beauty and wellness concepts, many of which operate on membership models and drive regular shopper traffic.

Case Study: Kachina Lodge Resort & Meeting Center, Taos, NM

Kachina Lodge Resort Hotel & Meeting Center located at: 413 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571 ABOUT THE PROPERTY Kachina Lodge, an iconic Taos landmark, is a 118 guest-room... View Article

Portland Apartments Sector Primed for More Expansion in 2019 – CoStar

It’s clear from almost every metric that the Portland multifamily sector’s performance in 2018 outstripped that of the prior year in virtually every respect: rent growth increased, sales volume was up more than 30 percent and the number of new units added to the market during the year is way, way up.

Why Developers Are Warming Up to Co-Living – GlobeSt.com

As Los Angeles—and, really, greater Southern California—moves toward density, developers have been challenged to find affordable ways to house the growing population. Co-living has quickly moved to the top of... View Article

EVENT – B&H University : URM Building Ordinance Changes

The SVN | Bluestone & Hockley corporate office at 9320 SW Barbur Blvd. Suite 300, Portland, Oregon will conduct a class taught by Managing Principal of KPFF, Blake Patsy. In... View Article

Potential one-two punch of recession and shifting demographics could reduce total US vehicle demand to about 11.5 million by 2025 – Bain & Company

While auto leadership teams prepare for technological disruption, few are focused on the possible double punch of a recession and shifting demographics that is likely to slash automotive sales before new technologies take off. That scenario could leave many companies weakened and some unable to survive the transition.

Top 8 Commercial Real Estate Predictions for 2019 – GlobeSt.com

Top 8 CRE Predictions for 2019 If you are looking for predictions for 2019 for the commercial real estate market, you aren’t alone. From industrial markets continuing to sizzle to... View Article

How to Prepare for the New Office Space Trends – GlobeSt.com

How to Prepare for the New Office Space Trends. -The average worker spends 40% of the day at their desk. Eighty percent of work is defined as “collaborative.” Forty-three percent of respondents in a survey indicates that less than 5% of their worksite include enclosed offices. More than 80% of workers spend their time engaged in collaborative work.

Four UGB expansions approved in Portland-metro area – DJC Oregon

The Metro Council voted unanimously Thursday to approve four urban growth boundary expansions and open up 2,181 acres of land for future development. The expansions will take place in the cities of Wilsonville,... View Article

Initiative Behind Portland’s Bid for MLB Team Reaches Deal with City’s Port for 45-Acre Ballpark Site – CoStar

The Portland Diamond Project noted in an announcement this past week that it reached an agreement in principle with the Port of Portland to develop a ballpark on a 45-acre site, dubbed Terminal 2. While the terms of the agreement were not disclosed in the announcement, local media outlets have reported that the property deal will be structured as a long-term lease.

2019 Real Estate Report: How Does the Multifamily Market Look? – Kiplinger

If you're considering investing in a multifamily venture, or if you're already in the market, there are challenges and opportunities to watch for in the coming year. From rent trends to supply and cost factors, here's what to expect in 2019.

Multifamily’s New Math – GlobeSt.com

The apartment asset class is having a numbers problem with deals and development getting harder to pencil in. Still, the fundamentals are strong enough to withstand these issues. What will... View Article