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

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 –

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