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Industrial Development Increases in Sunset Corridor

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Tied with San Francisco, but considerably more affordable, Portland registered an Overall Office Vacancy Rate of 11.2%, the lowest level since the peak of activity in 2008.

Tied with SanFran for lowest office vacancy

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Oregon ranked #2 for inbound residential migration, just behind Washington D.C.  One might consider D.C. a bit of a salad spinner given the primary employment is government and that rotates frequently.  New Portland residents are moving from:

1. California

2. Texas

3. Arizona

4. Illinois

5. New York

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Dachis Group (formerly XPLANE and StepChange) made a move into downtown Portland from the Pearl District in early Spring (March/April), effectively doubling their office space. Merging two companies under one roof was no easy task, so it was key that everyone felt the new office space supported the culture of the firm in Portland. 

After an extensive search, a location was identified in the Commonwealth Building on SW Sixth Avenue. It is on the ground floor and has its own entrance and a mezzanine level. Previously occupied by an architecture firm, the space features exposed concrete ceilings, huge windows and an old safe. The look ties nicely to the creative vibe Dachis desires.  The location places them in close proximity to mass transit, food carts, and all the energy of the downtown core.

A major build out included 7-8 small conference/collaborative workrooms and 2 large conference/presentation rooms.  An extensive kitchen with adjoining lounge to accommodate ping pong and shuffleboard was added to create a relaxing and fun hang out area for everyone. The mezzanine level is a winding curve shape affixed atop several large concrete pillars and provides some interesting opportunities for peeking down onto common areas.  A fading frosted glass technique was used on the windows to prevent pedestrian traffic from seeing in while still allowing natural light into the space. Building amenities include a fitness center, showers, lockers and secured bike storage for those who commute on two wheels.

All in all, one very cool space for thinking creatively.

Client: Dachis Group

Building: Commonwealth Building

Address: 421 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR

Size: 18,097 RSF

dachis open workstations

view of fading frosted windows

mezzanine dev workstations

lounge area

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TechDex (apps|provider|hardware|var)

Central Business District

EcoZoom – U-Store West | 2820 NW Nela St | 2,389 RSF

Elemental Technologies – Broadway Commons | 225 SW Broadway | 16,730 RSF


Technocom – Canyon Creek | 7929 Burns Way – Wilsonville | 10,360 RSF

Mainstreet Software – Nimbus Corp Ctr | 9600 SW Nimbus Ave | 3,635 RSF

IBM – Amberglen Corp Ctr | 1385 NW Amberglen Pkwy | 24,807 RSF

Clear Channel – Triangle Pointe | 1333 SW 68th Pkwy | 25,859 RSF

USF Reddaway – SouthCenter – Bldg H |7720 SW Mohawk St | 24,113 RSF

Applied Materials – AmberGlen Business Ctr | 20575 NW Von Neumann Dr | 20,637 RSF


Vendscreen – Cascade Station | 9600 NE Cascades Pkwy | 5,637 RSF


Advantel – VancouverCenter | 700 Washington St | 3,230 RSF renewal

NXP Semiconductors – Park Tower Biz Ctr | 201 NE Park Plaza Dr | 1,240 RSF renewal

Jenkon – Park Tower Biz Ctr | 203 SE Park Plaza Dr | 10,257 RSF

MediaDex (traditional|digital|research)

Central Business District

ThinkType – Lombard Building | 224 SW First Ave | 2,500 RSF

MP Event Productions – Pythian Bldg | 918 SW Yamhill | 10,000 RSF

GeneralBizDex (consulting|finance|insurance|legal|other)

Central Business District

Schulte Anderson Downes Aronson Bittner – Paulson Bldg | 811 SW Naito Pkwy | 8,568 RSF renewal

S.R. Smith LLC – Andrus Building | 227 NW Third Ave | 3,043 RSF


Concannon Lumber – Pacific Plaza | 2950 SE Stark St | 3,124 RSF

Land Use Consulting – Whitaker Way Industrial Pk | 13115 NE David Circle | 3,576 RSF


Thenell Law Group – Pacific Parkway Ctr | 12909 SW 68th Pkwy | 3,400 RSF

Robyn’s Nest Property Mgmt – Murrayhill Marketplace | 14780 SW Osprey Dr | 2,499 RSF

Academy Mortgage – Three Centerpointe | 3 Centerpointe Dr | 2,201 RSF

Life Safety Corp – Sunset Hwy Biz Pk | 23710 NW Clara Lane | 2,953 RSF

Diversified Consultants – SouthCenter | 7575 SW Mohawk St | 12,927 RSF

Voyager Enterprises – Cornell Center | 16155 NW Cornell Rd | 1,794 RSF


Susan Gregg Insurance – The Timbers | 9120 NE Vancouver Mall Loop | 1,275 RSF

Precision Lumber – Park Tower Biz Ctr | 201 NE Park Plaza Dr | 1,786 RSF

Grant Gehrmann Law – Park Tower Biz Ctr | 203 SE Park Plaza Dr | 1,585 RSF

HealthDex (hospital/provider|managed care|equipment)


Legacy Health – Cornell Medical Plaza | 1960 NW 167th | 13,618 RSF

Forbes Optical – Willamette Marketplace | 2020 W Eighth | 1,871 RSF

Pacific NW Renal Svs – Sunset Oaks Ctr | 5333 W Baseline Rd | 7,234 RSF

Central Business District

Oregon Eye Specialists – Willamette Park Plaza | 6420 SW Macadam Ave | 3,673 RSF

GovDex (government)


Pacific States Marine Fisheries – River Park Center | 205 SE Spokane St | 15,407 RSF renewal


Property: First Tech Credit Union

Address: 3555 SW 153rd Drive, Beaverton, OR

Size: 50,000 RSF

Price: $11,640,000

Buyer: FT Equities

Sellers: 1438 I Street LLC and PKM Properties II LLC



Property: Macleay Apartments

Address: 1931 NW 29th Avenue, Portland, OR

Size: 14 units

Price: $1,800,000

Buyer: Atherton LLC

Seller: Gafco Properties LLC



Property: Sara Ann Apartments

Address: 2255 NW Johnson Street, Portland, OR

Size: 16 units

Price: $1,450,000

Buyer: Sara Ann LLC

Seller: Gafco Properties LLC



Property: Charlotte Rose Apartments

Address: 2235 NW Johnson Street, Portland, OR

Size: 16 units

Price: $1,400,000

Buyer: Charlott Rose LLC

Seller: Gafco Properties LLC

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