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

REAL Capital Analytics Q2 2017 US Capital Trends

Suburban office activity swelled in Q2’17 as deal volume for CBD office assets faltered. There is no one reason for the growth in suburban activity: deal structures, markets in favor,... View Article

‘Amazon Effect’ has Bankers Re-Examining Their Loan Portfolios, Tightening Underwriting

In a change from addressing investor concerns about their construction and development and multifamily lending as they have in the past few quarters, bank executives and analysts refocused on a... View Article

Mid-Year Portland Apartment Update – Barry & Associates

After a record breaking 2016, sales activity has been disappointing at the mid-point of 2017. However, values have shown little signs of slowing and sales activity appears to be gaining... View Article

Echoes of a Boom: Billion dollar projects boost growth in industrial, commercial sectors – even as multi-family development is slowing

Nearly a decade after the Great Recession, the long and frustratingly slow recovery has morphed into a barrage of development that by some measures surpasses the mid-2000s housing bubble. The... View Article