Author Archives: Samantha Rhea

Community Event: December 14th Spark Training

Join BetterBricks to learn about the building renewal strategy and how to use the Spark Tool to assess if your building is ready for a deep energy retrofit. This in-person training will focus on how to leverage Spark’s integrated technical and financial reports to communicate the business case for building renewal projects. The training will include an overview of the building renewal strategy, a live demonstration of the Spark Tool, and a look at the customized integrated measure packages the Tool can create. This Spark training provides 1 Continuing Education … Read More

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2018 Emerging Trends in Real Estate Event Recap (Portland, OR)

By Chad Encinas, Holland Partner Group. Early in the morning on Thursday, November 16, hundreds of real estate professionals from throughout the Portland Metropolitan gathered at the ballroom of the The Nines Hotel to hear insights from ULI’s annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate report. Price Waterhouse Cooper’s annual report captures the responses from over 500 real estate professionals in topics ranging from investment opportunities, market sector trends, capital markets and development. The theme for 2018’s report is “Navigating at Altitude”, and was presented by ULI Global CEO Patrick Phillips. … Read More

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Partner Event: First Real Estate Social Hour

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Community Event: Build Small Live Large Summit

Portland’s small housing movement is taking storm. Join policymakers and industry leaders to learn what’s new and what’s next in small housing over a three-day weekend: Friday through Sunday, November 3-5, 2017. Register Here for a weekend full of discussions, tours, and workshops on accessory dwelling units. Interested in being a sponsor? Learn more here.  

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Community Event: NAIOP Bus Tour

Register now for the NAIOP Bus Tour! The tour of new commercial developments in Portland takes place on September 14th from 1:00PM – 5:00PM. Register online today: https://naioporegon.starchapter.com/meet-reg1.php?id=100

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Community Event: BOMA Energy Efficiency Program 2.0 (BEEP)

Join BOMA Seattle and BetterBricks for an updated version of the well-known, efficiency training course developed by BOMA and some of the largest commercial real estate owners and managers in the industry. These courses give you the information, strategies, and resources to help reduce energy use and cost, so that you can succeed in today’s market.  In addition to two BEEP courses, attendees will learn about opportunities to capitalize on technical support and financial incentives to help comply with the City of Seattle’s new Building Tune-Up Requirement—funding that will sunset … Read More

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Community Event: Spark Tool Webinar

Join BetterBricks and the Green Building Interest Group for an exclusive webinar on Spark, a powerful tool to outperform your competition. Spark is an interactive online tool that creates a tailored building renewal strategy, provides a clear project plan, and estimates return on investment. A building renewal strategy can save 35% or more of a building’s energy use and costs, increase tenant comfort and rents, and reposition a building in the market to make it more competitive. Watch this short video to learn how Spark can reposition a building: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFyiW8Uwlic … Read More

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Spotlight on Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City

Japan’s Kashiwa-No-Ha Smart City By Iris Pepa July 17, 2017 Kashiwa City, with a land area of 115 square kilometers (44 sq mi) and a population of just over 400,000, is in Chiba Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo in Japan’s Kanto region. Though it is home to companies in food processing and other industries, as well as a professional soccer team, it is now best known as the home of Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City. Currently being developed on a 273-hectare (675 ac) plot of land in northwestern Chiba Prefecture, Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City … Read More

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Event Recap – Resilience Reality Check: Risk, Returns and the Future

Resilience: the ability to recover or adjust easily from misfortune or change. In the context of real estate, what does resilience actually mean? That was the topic of discussion of ULI’s March 19th 2017 event that took place at the Eastside Exchange Ballroom, “Resiliency Now! Resilience Reality Check: Risk, Returns and the Future of Portland Real Estate”. The presenter of the day’s event was Dr. Richard Barkham, Chief Economist for CBRE.  Before joining CBRE, he was Group Research Director for the Grosvenor Group and led the team that created Grosvenor’s … Read More

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