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

Loan Originations Wane Despite Demand for Apartments, Industrial – GlobeSt.com

Lenders are acting much differently at this stage of the cycle than they were in the last cycle, when loan terms became ever-more aggressive until the market collapsed. Concerns about... View Article

Needs vs. Expectations: What Today’s Renters Want – MHN

In partnership with Kingsley Associates, NMHC unveiled the results of its Renter Preferences Report, shedding light on the factors that are most important to today’s multifamily residents.   At National... View Article

Quick Fact – November 2018 – Are Apartment rent going to drop, as newly constructed apartments enter the Portland market?

By: Clifford A. Hockley, President Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services, Executive Director, SVN | Bluestone and Hockley Most residential Landlords in the Portland, Oregon marketplace are more concerned about... View Article

Landlords Should Keep in Mind When Their Properties Serve as Delivery Pick-Up Points – National Real Estate Investor

We live in an exciting time of change in the consumer retail market. As technology continues to advance and as consumers get more comfortable with making the majority of their... View Article

Apartment Construction Begins to Slow Down – NREI

Apartment developers took out fewer building permits in September, stymied by rising interest rates and construction costs.   Apartment building developers may finally take a breather in their rush to build... View Article

Portland rents drop in steepest decline across US – Portland Tribune

Portland has added some 15,000 new apartments since 2015, but most are designed for luxury. PORTLAND, Ore.  — It’s good news for renters — though perhaps a bittersweet moment for the... View Article

Tech Companies Account for One-Fifth of US Office Leasing Activity – CoStar

Industry Spreads Across the Country in Search of Talent. While all eyes have been on Amazon’s astronomical growth and it’s imminent decision on where to locate a second headquarters, the rest... View Article

Three Charitable Giving Solutions to Consider for Year End

Three Charitable Giving Solutions to Consider for Year End Strategies Your Clients Can Use Right Now It may seem too early to talk about year-end planning. But the 2017 Tax... View Article