720 NW Warrenton | $1,745,000

Posted on November 6, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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1800 SW Elizabeth | Portland Heights Jewel

Timeless Classic describes this Old Portland view home. Thoughtfully positioned in the heart of Portland Heights overlooking the city, this home has been remodeled to retain its original integrity. Amenities include period moldings, wood floors, eat-in kitchen, high ceilings and a gracious front porch. This residence combines the elegance of the past with the convenience of today. Close to shops, parks, the city, OHSU and NW Portland.
Posted on October 25, 2017 at 6:06 pm
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SW Portland Modern Estate | 6316 SW Thomas Street

Posted on October 23, 2017 at 11:33 pm
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Urban Lifestyle | The Cambridge Condominium

Posted on October 23, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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The Eliot #1705 | 1221 SW 10th Avenue

Posted on October 18, 2017 at 10:20 pm
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The Seasons are Changing…

Posted on September 19, 2017 at 8:11 pm
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Design Spotlight: Wallpaper

Fearful of commitment? My listing features bold wallpaper in the main floor powder room. It is a stylish design choice to enhance spaces both small and large. For more information on this residence click here.

Posted on September 13, 2017 at 5:02 pm
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Does a Building’s Age Affect It’s Rent?

Just as a spate of new housing units comes to market in New York City — the newborn sheen and amenities accompanied by premium rents — a study by the website RentHop offers a look at the relationship between a building’s age and the rents charged.

Among newer buildings, it found, rents decreased as a building’s age increased. The drop was particularly obvious in Battery Park City, where the median-age building was constructed in 1998.

Citywide, however, the median age of buildings is about 90 years, and in most older neighborhoods there was a more complicated relationship between the age of a building and the rent.

Location, not surprisingly, often mattered more. And buildings with historic merit were also sometimes more expensive than newer buildings nearby, as were older buildings with elevators.

Focusing on one-bedroom apartments in Manhattan, in buildings with elevators, RentHop produced a list of neighborhoods in which the greatest age-related discounts can be found.

Posted on August 23, 2017 at 5:14 pm
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2970 NW Circle A | $1,999,000


Posted on August 15, 2017 at 5:12 pm
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Nearly 30 Years in the Making, Convention Center Hotel Finally Breaks Ground

Officials from the city of Portland, including Mayor Ted Wheeler, as well as Metro, Mortenson, Hyatt, the Schlesinger Companies and the Metropolitan Exposition and Recreation Commission and turned the ceremonial first shovels of dirt for the forthcoming Oregon Convention Center Hotel at a celebration Friday morning.

By Jon Bell, Portland Business Journal

Barry Schlesinger summed up the Oregon Convention Center Hotel project simply and succinctly at a ground-breaking ceremony this morning.

“Today’s been a long time coming,” he said.

Schlesinger, a partner and owner of the real estate-focused Schlesinger Companies, was referencing not only the nearly 30 years that it’s taken to make a convention center hotel a reality, but also to his family’s 11-year involvement in the project. His firm owns the land where the hotel will be built and is selling it to Mortenson, the construction and development company that will build the hotel.

“It took all of us working together to carry this project through the toughest real estate market I have ever seen,” Schlesinger said.

Schlesinger was one of the leaders and officials who took the stage at the groundbreaking ceremony this morning at the site, which sits just north of the Oregon Convention Center. Joining him were Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, Tom Hughes of Metro, Dan Mehls of Mortenson, Karis Stoudamire-Phillips of the Metropolitan Exposition and Recreation Commission, Tom Lander of Mortenson and Kimo Bertram of Hyatt.

Each thanked long lists of people who have worked for years to bring the Oregon Convention Center Hotel to fruition. The idea for one has percolated since the Convention Center itself was built in 1989, but finances, politics and even some legal challenges kept the project from advancing.

But everything started to finally line up over the past year or two, and now, the 600-room, $240 million Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center is on its way.

“We’re standing on the shoulders of many, many people and organizations … whose leadership and persistence and dedication brought us to this important moment, ” Wheeler said.

Though today’s groundbreaking was largely ceremonial, building permits have been issued and work is expected to get underway in earnest in the coming weeks.

The project is expected to create more than 2,000 construction jobs and an additional 950 hotel and hospitality jobs.

According to an analysis posted on Metro’s website, the new hotel is expected to attract between five and 10 new mid-sized conventions each year. It could also boost annual hotel business by 70,000 to 110,000 new room nights, kick up convention-related tourism spending to $600 million a year and generate more than $10.3 million in new state and local tax revenues.

Funding for the hotel will include $60 million in bonds backed by lodging tax revenue, $4 million from Metro, $10 million from lottery funds and $165 million from Hyatt and Mortenson.

It is expected to be complete by the end of 2019.

Posted on August 15, 2017 at 4:55 pm
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