July 2018 – Economic Indicators for Portland Metro

Continuing good economic news this month- close to 29 thousand new jobs created in the last 12 months in the Portland region all with an unemployment rate below 4 percent!... View Article

Case Study: Multnomah Village -7870-7878 SW Capital Hwy. Portland, OR.

About the property… Located in the heart of charming Multnomah Village, the property offered easy access to I-5 and US 99W, as well as numerous retail and restaurant amenities. Surrounded... View Article

Portland will require all landlords to register their apartments by late 2020 – Oregonlive

The Portland City Council unanimously enacted new rules this week to require landlords to register the addresses of all rental units in the city each year. The idea, city officials... View Article

Portland City Council delays seismic retrofit requirements

Owners of unreinforced masonry buildings may be required to place placards on their properties warning tenants and visitors of seismic risk after the Portland City Council on Wednesday directed staff to come up with... View Article

QuickFacts July 2018 – Risk Management for Owners of Real Estate


Luxury Condos: Making A Comeback In PDX

Luxury condos, once regarded by developers as a dead end, are making a comeback. The latest example: the ambitious proposal from Portland developer Walt Bowen for a 35-story tower on... View Article

Sold: Moolack Shores Motel

Moolack Shores Motel is a charming oceanfront property with twelve themed guest rooms catered toward couples. With approximately 225 feet of beach frontage, expansive views of the Pacific Ocean, and... View Article

How Box Retail Is Adapting To The Amazon Effect – GlobeSt.com

Landlords are backfilling vacant big-box spaces with multiple discount retailers, while Amazon explores growth in brick and mortar to complement their digital presence, says Hanley Investment Group’s Bill Asher.  ... View Article

Portland 9th- U.S. metro for investing in commercial real estate – Business Tribune

The City of Roses has jumped to yet another Top 10 list of U.S. cities — this year, for investment opportunities in commercial real estate. Portland is the No. 9... View Article

State seeks to fill gap in community development financing – Oregon Business

Oregon’s state Treasury is looking to fund more community-driven infrastructure projects as appetite from investors in such financing grows.   Last week the Treasury sold its first ‘sustainability bonds’ – a $40... View Article

Small businesses ask city for help with landlords – Oregon Business

Amid rising commercial real estate costs, small businesses struggle to navigate disputes with landlords.   A group of small business owners met with Mayor Ted Wheeler earlier this month, asking... View Article

How Shuttering Retailers Are Helping The Industrial Market

Struggling retailers are vacating warehouse leases that supplied brick-and-mortar locations, and it is helping to bring supply back onto the market.   Any one that has followed the industrial market... View Article

Changes on the Way for the Industrial Investment Market

Many institutional investors are getting priced out of the best properties, but that might change in 2018.   It’s well-known that the extended rise of the US industrial market keeps attracting more... View Article

The Retail Real Estate Glut is Getting Worse

The fall of the Toys “R” Us chain, with more than 700 U.S. stores, shows how much retail real estate has changed in just the last decade. When KKR & Co., Bain Capital, and Vornado Realty... View Article

Why Landlords And Property Managers Can Benefit From The Coworking Boom

The coworking industry has seen unprecedented growth the past few years, enjoying rapid expansion across some of America’s most economically valuable cities and there are three specific and palpable reasons... View Article

EVENT – B&H University – Commercial Lease Clauses that Make You Money

The SVN | Bluestone & Hockley corporate office at 9320 SW Barbur Blvd. Suite 300, Portland, Oregon will conduct a class taught by our President and Executive Diretor Cliff Hockley,... View Article