Experts Predict Rents Will Continue to Rise into 2016

Rent skyrocketed last year as predicted by most experts. However, most analysts are surprised that rents have yet to slow down and looks like it will continue to rise well... View Article

Equity Residential Takes Chips Off the Table by Selling 23,000 Units of Their Perceived Risky Apartments Assets.

Sam Zell, President of one of the nation’s largest apartment investment groups announce the sale of 23,000 units in a $5.4 billion dollar deal. The sale represents 25% of Equity... View Article

Leaked Fed forecast documents show interest rate remaining low

According to The Washington Post, leaked Federal Reserve forecast documents indicate that the Fed has no plans to significantly raise interest rates in the near term. The fed funds rate... View Article

1st Quarter Study Confirms Commercial Real Estate Growth

Though the multifamily market has dominated the headlines of late, according to the Portland State University quarterly report released last month, commercial real estate growth in Portland continues its steady... View Article

Washington County building boom

According to a recent Oregonian article, applications for building permits in Washington County, Oregon are on pace to break records in 2015, in a large part due to the insatiable... View Article

Commercial construction costs projected to increase significantly

Download PDF Here As the Oregon economy keeps expanding (reflected in the current unemployment rate of 4.6-4.8% according to the Oregon Employment Department https://www.qualityinfo.org), businesses are looking to lease office, industrial... View Article

Real Estate Sales up 45% YOY

According to the Real Capital Analytics, Inc. first quarter report, prices are up, sales volume is up, lenders are lending, and investors are buying.  Offices and apartments both reached the... View Article

Portland’s Population Jumps Due to Domestic Migration

According to US Census Bureau estimates, Portland’s metro area has become the 15th fastest growing city among the country’s major metro areas. It’s not due to a baby boom, but... View Article

Single Tenant Net Lease Retail Cap Rates at Historic Low

According to the Boulder Group’s Q1 Net Lease Market Report, single tenant cap rates reached a new historic low of 6.40% in the first quarter of 2015. They declined by... View Article

Apartment rents have nowhere to go but up in 2015

Download PDF Here As tall tower cranes have become a fixture in the Portland skyline, many are wondering how many units will be added to the Portland metro area in... View Article

Portland’s Rising Rents Rank Our City as 15th Highest in the Nation

This is no small feat. The top 10 is dominated by San Francisco (#1 most expensive) and its sisters across the bay San Jose (#5) and Oakland (#6), along with... View Article

Advice on How to Avoid Common Leasing Mistakes Made by Young Companies

Business owners know the location where they base their operations is one of the most integral factors in their success. Yet growing companies can jeopardize their fledging business by ignoring... View Article

Portland Population Grows, Unemployment Claims Slows and Construction Jobs Muddle

According to the State of Oregon Employment Department, Portland’s unemployment rate dropped almost 1 percentage point from this time last year. Over the last 12 months the area has seen... View Article