Inn Marin

The Inn Marin is a charming family owned and operated hotel, conveniently located in Novato, California –  just minutes from Sonoma Raceway and Wine Country, and only 40 minutes north... View Article

CCIM Legislative Connection 4Q17

Comparing the House and Senate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act On November 2, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee released their comprehensive tax reform proposal, Tax Cuts and Jobs... View Article

Winterization Checklist 2017

  Every fall we start preparing the properties we manage for the winter season. Our objective is ultimately to be prepared, in order to prevent a future crisis from happening... View Article

How to be part of the great real estate investing disruption that’s underway

In real estate, there are two kinds of buyers. The first group is made up of investors, or people who buy properties with the intention of either leasing them out... View Article

Portland, Ore., Leads The Best Places For Business And Careers 2017

Portland tops Forbes’ annual list of the Best Places for Business and Careers, up four spots from last year.     Despite a population of 2.4 million, the Portland, Ore., metro... View Article

Four Takeaways from the First National Women in Real Estate Symposium

Here are four takeaways from the event that address the role of women in the industry and ways to make it more diverse. Real estate is often characterized as a male-dominated... View Article

Portland Economic Indicators – Sept 2017

Continuing good news for the Portland economy. The unemployment rate is at a historically low 4.1% as the region added 35,300 jobs in the last 12 months. The US Census... View Article

How commercial real estate professionals can revitalize a failed site

Every market has a site that seems to be perpetually vacant despite the quality of the location or curb appeal. These sites can remain vacant for years at a time... View Article

For Amazon’s Second HQ’s Search, Bigger May Be Better

Biggest US Cities Appear to Have Edge in Amazon Sweepstakes, Midsize Market’s Strong Suit Will Be Affordability While there has been no shortage of market conjecture in recent weeks on... View Article

EVENT – B&H University – Remapping Portland: How the City’s plans affect your plans

The SVN | Bluestone & Hockley corporate office at 9320 SW Barbur Blvd. Suite 300, Portland, Oregon will host Brian Mares, LEED AP, and Peter Grim, AIA, of Scott |... View Article

QuickFacts: Is Using the CPI Increase in Commercial Leases Archaic?

By: Cliff Hockley, President Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services, Executive Director, SVN |Bluestone and Hockley   CPI lease clauses have long been a practice of Landlords, and were originally... View Article

ABVI St. Helens

The Americas Best Value Inn is a 52 guestroom limited service motel located on Highway 30 in St. Helens approximately 40 minutes north of Portland, OR and 45 minutes northwest... View Article

Some Apartment Markets Are Facing Challenges

Apartment rents are not growing as quickly as they had been, according to research firm RealPage Inc. In a few overbuilt downtowns, apartment rents are starting to fall. But experts... View Article

Multifamily Developers Try to Solve the Parking Challenge

If developers build too much parking, the empty spaces may be difficult to repurpose for any other use. Multifamily developers are fighting for the right to build fewer parking spaces at... View Article

WeWork Signs Deal in Seattle to Build Third Co-Living Space

New York-based WeWork has signed a deal with Martin Selig Real Estate to build a 36-floor mixed-use development in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. (Bloomberg)—WeWork Cos., the world’s largest provider of shared... View Article

2017 Legislative Session in Fewer than 1,000 Words

Amazingly, 2,827 bills were introduced in the 79th assembly of the Oregon legislature, more than 1,000 passed, but just eight will be used by the public and the press to... View Article