Office Market Report: 2019

Overview Portland’s strong economy is spurring demand for the metro’s office market. Though deliveries have slowed in 2019, new supply reached a cycle peak the prior year, with 1.8 million... View Article

Industrial Market Report: 2019

Overview The fundamental drivers in this growing regional industrial market remain strong, despite recent performance moderation. While vacancies are significantly below the historical average, a large influx of speculative deliveries... View Article

Marking a Decade High, Over 6,000 New Apartments Were Completed in 2019!

Portland Apartment Units Under Construction Over Time While news of freshly issued certificates of occupancy is still trickling in, it’s already clear that more market-rate apartments were completed across Portland,... View Article

Lease or own a building for your business?

By: Clifford A. Hockley, President Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services, Executive Director, SVN | Bluestone and Hockley About twenty years ago, we had a dream of owning our own... View Article

SVN Bluestone & Hockley 2019 Recap and Successes

At SVN Bluestone & Hockley, our Senior Advisors assist clients in the purchase or lease of commercial real estate, including hospitality, retail, apartment, office and industrial properties. With over a... View Article

Americans bought more stuff online this holiday season; e-commerce sales jump 18%

If you did some holiday shopping this year, there’s a good chance you made purchases online. Americans spent more online in the weeks leading up to Christmas this year, despite a shorter holiday... View Article

Investing in Multi-family commercial real estate? Learn how the market performed in 2019!

2019 Multi-family Market Report Overview Portland metro is in the midst of a massive apartment construction wave, but the continued influx of well-educated young professionals mitigates concerns about supply-side pressures.... View Article

Hope for the Homeless Foundation

It was a Saturday night, like any Saturday night in Portland, Oregon. The roads were clear, and it was 50 degrees out. We were invited to a special meeting of... View Article

Occupiers Opting to Buy Real Estate to Avoid Rent Increases

With average asking office rents across the country up nearly 20% over the past five years, many occupiers are seeking alternatives to leasing space. One option to circumvent paying high... View Article

13 places in the US where it’s probably not worth investing in real estate for the next decade

Many people say buying a home is an investment, but it doesn’t always work out well. Consumer-trends expert Beatrice de Jong of Opendoor says many factors influence the rise or fall of a neighborhood’s... View Article

Fannie, Freddie New Lending Caps Turned the “Spigot Back On”

Experts on the finance panel at GlobeSt Apartments said the new Fannie/Freddie caps revived certainty in the agencies. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced new lending caps last month. Starting... View Article

18-Hour Cities

18-Hour Cities Are Having A Moment — Here’s How They Can Seize The Opportunity Until very recently, the national commercial real estate conversation was focused primarily on “the big six”... View Article

Home builders haven’t been this optimistic since early 2018

Low-interest rates boost confidence among residential builders in October Sales of new and existing homes have perked up due to tumbling mortgage rates. Homebuilders are the most optimistic since early... View Article

U.S. Retail Construction Levels Remain Well Below Pre-Recession Levels

Few new retail centers are under construction. Those that are involve either neighborhood shopping centers or mixed-use projects. With the continued barrage of retail bankruptcies, stores closures, repositionings and rightsizings of store... View Article

Are Industrial Developers Heading Toward Overbuilding?

A recent paper from NAIOP predicts lower absorption over the next two years, but it’s unclear if industrial developers are taking heed. Industrial users are expected to absorb about half... View Article

Caution Could Stave Off Next Recession

Investors are predicting and preparing for the next recession. The increase in caution and conservatism could actually reduce the impact of a downturn if and when it hits. The severity... View Article