Mall Outlook Darkens as Online Sales Surge – CoStar

The report shows that for the first time, nonstore retail sales, which include e-commerce sales, totaled more than those for the department stores that anchor most traditional Class B and Class C malls.

E-Commerce, Changing Demographics Boost Storage, Warehouse Demand – Oregon Business

It is well-known how Amazon has transformed the retail sector as millions of Americans turn to the e-commerce website to buy products at the click of a button. Less known... View Article

Portland Rents Increased Significantly Over the Past Month -RHJ

Portland rents have increased 0.4% over the past month, but are down slightly by 0.3% in comparison to the same time last year, according to a new April report from Apartment List.

Beyond the Bookstore: A Look at the Rise of Campus Retail – National Real Estate Investor

The face of campus retail is changing. For decades, universities were known for their dearth of retail beyond a college bookstore. But now, retailers both large and small are seizing the opportunity to expand their operations beyond traditional shopping centers and onto university campuses where they can capture the attention of a niche audience: students.

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.