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

Thinking Through Covid Related Lease Renewals for Your Commercial Properties

By Cliff Hockley, President of Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services Executive Director, SVN | Bluestone and Hockley It’s been seven months since COVID-19 invaded our lives and consciousness. All... View Article

How to Build Real Estate Reserves in a COVID–19 Environment

By Cliff Hockley, President of Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services Executive Director, SVN | Bluestone and Hockley Who expected a COVID -19 virus and planned for it? Who expected... View Article

6 Amenities That Will Attract New Renters During Covid-19

We’ve all had to adapt to changes caused by COVID-19 fears and stay-at-home orders. And some things might not go back to the way they were for a very long... View Article

CDC Orders Eviction Moratorium for Most Through Year’s End

The Trump administration announced an order on September 1, 2020 to bar evictions for most renters for the rest of the year as the nation grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.... View Article

10 Tips for Negotiating a Loan Restructuring

The effects of COVID-19 continue to unfold on a daily basis.  For commercial real estate owners, the long term implications of this pandemic cannot yet be fully assessed, especially since... View Article

What Deals Can Be Made During Covid?

By Cliff Hockley, President of Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services Executive Director, SVN | Bluestone and Hockley We are all wondering if brokers and investors can find deals during... View Article

The Rush to Refinance Multifamily Properties Continues

As has been the case for much of the recent crisis, borrowers are continuing to try to capitalize on favorable rates to refinance apartment properties—that is, when they can find lenders willing... View Article

How Real Estate Appraisals are Being Affected by Covid-19

By Cliff Hockley, President of Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services Executive Director, SVN | Bluestone and Hockley Appraisal Adjustments – Covid-19 – Full presentation Appraisals and Covid-19 Presentation- June... View Article

Home buyer demand remains high and mortgage applications skyrocket

Local Real Estate Market Activity When our city and state were met with shutdowns and stay-at-home orders, there was a lot of uncertainty about how the real estate market would... View Article

Demand for Personal Space Skyrocketing, Multifamily Developers Must Get Creative

The COVID-19 pandemic has shined an intense spotlight on the design of our cities, and has subsequently emphasized areas in which design is lacking. When citizens are unable to congregate... View Article

Oregon’s Unemployment Impacts Residential Rent Collections

One of the most visible and devastating impacts of COVID-19, in Oregon, have been the mass layoffs. In Oregon, about 450,000 initial claims for traditional unemployment insurance were received in... View Article

Offices Aren’t Going Anywhere

The future of office demand is a hot topic around the country as COVID-19 required companies to engage in the largest work-from-home experiment in history. After a three-month mandatory hiatus,... View Article

This Newfound Interest in the Suburbs Is Not So New

As the pandemic rages on both companies and their employees are looking to the suburbs for salvation, the theory being that the wider spaces in these city outskirts will make social distancing... View Article

Families Key in Future Rental Housing Market

As millennials age towards having children, while the generation continues to delay home buying, family-friendly rental units will become more important in the future, according to a new study on family... View Article

Covid’s Short-Term, Long-Term Impact on Office

With most buildings empty or near-empty from coast to coast, office investors put a brave face on the future of the sector—“it’s still alive,” “not going anywhere,” “as soon as... View Article