This is What the Upcoming Tenant’s Market Will Look Like

Think there is a tenant’s market right now? Stay tuned. As the nation begins to climb out of the depths of the COVID-19 crisis, landlords will “battle” over office tenants,... View Article

Oregon Economic and Housing Outlook

By Cliff Hockley, President of Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services Executive Director, SVN | Bluestone and Hockley Lest anyone be confused, COVID 19 is driving our current regional and... View Article

Disappearing Bank Branches

Bank branches across the US  continue to bleed out as the COVID-19 pandemic rolls on, and experts caution that the impact on the CRE industry could be profound this year.... View Article

Cost Segregation Studies Generate a Lot of Cash for Real Estate Investors

By Cliff Hockley, President of Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services Executive Director, SVN | Bluestone and Hockley Cost segregation studies are a very effective way to shelter investment property.... View Article

At 70%, Renewals Dominate Office Leasing

Lease renewals accounted for 70% of office leasing activity in the US in 2020, a significant uptick from 2019 levels. A JLL report released this week reveals that most companies... View Article

SVN Economic Update: National Trends

Interest Rates The yield on a 10-year US Treasury Bill rose to 1.13% as of January 8th, 2021— the highest level since March 18th, 2020. The yield curve, a measure... View Article

The Latest Prediction for Office…

Downtown Values Will Decline by 15% Demand is likely to increase in secondary markets as workers remain dispersed. Downtown high rises will decline in value by 10 to 15% as... View Article

Is Your Client’s Estate Plan Incapacity Proof?

For most people, it is perfectly natural to think about estate planning only in terms of planning for death. While it is certainly important for clients to make a plan... View Article

Portland Metro faced with challenges as it starts to recover

By Cliff Hockley, President of Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services Executive Director, SVN | Bluestone and Hockley A review of the issues facing us in 2021 With the re-election... View Article

Force Majeure Language Proliferates in Leases

Since the pandemic began, nearly one-third of commercial leases in the US negotiated since March include the pandemic as a force majeure event, according to a survey by LexisNexis. Robert... View Article

The Four Phases of Recovery We Can Expect Next Year

Everyone expects a rocky ride for the US economy for the first half of 2021 as the vaccine is distributed and policymakers weigh steps to boost the economy. But, at... View Article

2021 Portland Tax Changes

Shortly after the November 3, 2020 elections, SVN | Bluestone and Hockley, Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services, Moss Adams (certified public accountants) and CKR Law Group (specializing in tax... View Article

Office Jobs Are Recovering Faster Than Usual For a Recession

The recovery of office-using jobs in the third quarter suggests a bright future for physical offices Don’t count office out yet. While the office sector has clearly struggled through the... View Article

Drop and Swap Fundamentals for Partnerships and LLC’s

By Cliff Hockley, President of Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services Executive Director, SVN | Bluestone and Hockley Net operating income (NOI) is the driver of value in real estate investing. ... View Article

October Economic Update

In this Economic Update you’ll find the latest data on affordable housing, REITs, Apartment Rentals and Apartment Investment Market Index (AIMI), Single-Family rentals, and trends within the Self-Storage, Office, Industrial,... View Article

Oregon’s Unemployment Drops to 7.7% in August

Devastating wildfires have ravaged workplaces, homes, communities, and more than 1 million acres of land across Oregon over the past several days. The personal and economic disruption caused by these... View Article