Loan Originations Wane Despite Demand for Apartments, Industrial –

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

CoStar Market Insights: Apartments Located Near Mass Transit Lease at Premium

Downtown Portland May Lose Four MAX Light Rail Stations TriMet, a mass transit operator in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area, is considering closing four MAX light rail stations in Downtown... View Article

EVENT- B&H University – Landlord Tenant Ordinance Changes

The SVN | Bluestone & Hockley corporate office at 9320 SW Barbur Blvd. Suite 300, Portland, Oregon will conduct a class taught by Attorney, Leah Sykes. In this presentation, Leah... View Article

The Revenue Stream- What does Section 199A Regulations Mean

The Revenue Stream What 199A Regulations Mean for Your Clients Tax-Saving Opportunities for Business Owners Are any of your business-owning clients curious about the new Section 199A deduction? Although the... View Article

Houseboat hotel proposed for Columbia riverfront – DJC Oregon

The quest for short-term lodging is taking the hospitality market in unlikely places – even floating atop the Columbia River. The Portland Bureau of Development Services recently received an early assistance request... View Article

Metro recommends UGB expansions – Daily Journal of Commerce

Metro believes four suburban Portland cities should be granted urban growth boundary expansions. The regional planning agency’s chief operating officer, Martha Bennett, recommends Beaverton, Hillsboro, King City and Wilsonville be... View Article

Exaction or Extortion? Limits on the Power to Take Property During Land Use Proceedings

The Oregon Court of Appeals recently recognized that local jurisdictions cannot use local code to circumvent constitutional protections against the taking of property without just compensation.   In Hill v. City of... View Article

Portland Developers Are Offering Renters Amazon Gift Cards to Move Into Their Luxury Apartments – Willamette Week

New construction has sent a flood of new apartments onto the market. A month’s free rent has become standard. Renters who can afford an apartment in one of the new... View Article

Challenges of mixing old and new buildings in Portland – DJC Oregon

Challenges of mixing old and new A project proposal for the Historic Alphabet District calls for an update to the existing Buck-Prager Building and construction of two new buildings. Historic... View Article