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Portland’s building boom

Portland’s development boom has cranes in action across the city, and there’s more on the way. https://www.oregonlive.com/expo/news/erry-2018/10/1caf9103582880/portlands-building-boom-lloyd.html

Portland’s most beautiful apartment buildings

Step back to the early 1900s to see Portland’s tony “apartment houses” that offered trophy addresses and luxe amenities to a surge of discerning urban dwellers. Wander through this gallery of important and surviving apartment buildings that rose from the pre-Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition days until the Depression. https://www.oregonlive.com/expo/life-and-culture/erry-2018/08/4ff09045889499/portlands-most-beautiful-apart.html

Trion Properties Buys Another Portland-Area Apartment Complex for $10.5 Million

Weeks after West Hollywood, California-based multifamily investor Trion Properties purchased the Pacific Crest apartments in Tigard, Oregon, the firm bought another Portland-area apartment complex. This time, Trion bought the 84-unit Springbrook Gardens in Aloha, Oregon. The multifamily investor purchased the apartment complex from a private investor taking title as Springbrooks Ventures LLC. According to the firm’s website, […]

City Council to Vote on Creating a Massive Database for Portland Rentals

Portland currently has no way of tracking the number of rental units on the market. The city also lacks a comprehensive database of structural updates to rental properties, housing code compliance reports, or tenant complaints. Perhaps most importantly, the city has no organized system to track information on negligent landlords. https://www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/2018/07/25/21553064/city-council-to-vote-on-creating-a-massive-database-for-portland-rentals

They Told Me No, But … Complex 1031’s

Micro Apartments on the Rise!

A Seattle developer is planning two big micro-apartment developments along the North Williams Avenue corridor.   https://www.oregonlive.com/expo/news/erry-2018/07/d11890ed7d5009/microapartments-with-microrest.html

Building Affordable Housing In Portland Not So Affordable

This is an interesting article that explains the high costs that are attached with the creation of affordable housing projects within the Portland area.With several buildings in the city being considered for low income housing, this article helps break down the numbers behind the potential deals. Click the link below for more information. https://www.opb.org/news/article/portland-oregon-affordable-housing-costs/   […]

Buildings that Clear the Air

The Wall Street Journal recently posted an article we thought you may find interesting. An apartment building in Manhattan is the first of its kind to utilize titanium dioxide, a common ingredient in sunscreen, on its exterior. When applied the titanium dioxide reacts with sunlight to not only clean the structure itself, but also to […]

We’ve sued Seattle again!

This interesting article that states that Seattle is being sued over a new ordinance that bans landlords from running criminal background checks. Although this would benefit convicts by allowing them to reintegrate, the ordinance disregards landlords’ constitutional rights. Click the link below for more information.   https://pacificlegal.org/weve-sued-seattle-again/    

Portland’s Affordable Housing Includes 2,090 Units in Buildings That Would Crumble in a Big Earthquake

Four years ago, scientists reported that at any unforeseen time an earthquake could cause over 1,600 unreinforced buildings in Portland to crumble.  This article addresses Portland’s response, and how new safety requirements could cost the city a great deal of money.     http://www.wweek.com/news/city/2018/05/09/portlands-affordable-housing-includes-2090-units-in-buildings-that-would-crumble-in-a-big-earthquake/  

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