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Craft Brew Community Hops to a Steady Beat

By |2014-06-24T22:38:51+00:00June 24th, 2014|Clark County, Clients, Commercial Property, Leasing, Ownership, The Economy|

While attending the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours tonight at Cellars 55 - which is a very cool venue ( especially where they store the wine) I met Mike Difabio.  Mike is the owner of Fortside Brewing Company a start up local craft brewer and he is in the [...]

Watumull finds a new home in Clark County

By |2014-05-30T07:31:26+00:00May 30th, 2014|Clark County, Commercial Property, Leasing, Ownership|

A firm based in Hawaii,  Watumull Properties Corp is the purchaser of the Orchards Center at 10401 NE Fourth Plain Blvd.  One very clear trend in commercial real estate within Clark County, and across the country during the past year  is that investors and management firms like Watumull are actively [...]

The Gateway is percolating and buzzing

By |2014-05-10T21:48:38+00:00May 10th, 2014|Clark County, Commercial Property, Leasing, Ownership, The Economy|

On going roadwork along 15th street and upper Main immediately after you enter Vancouver from I-5  is causing regular traffic slowdowns, but doesn’t seem to be hurting business. I went and had some a morning beverage at Compass Coffee last week. Spoke with owner Bryan Wray as there have been [...]

Short supply for the small guy

By |2014-02-12T22:24:00+00:00February 12th, 2014|Clark County, Commercial Property, Leasing|

One of the challenges for Clark County moving forward will be to have a supply of smaller lite industrial buildings where start-ups and entreprenuers can nurture companies.  The dynamics of our land use policies, create expense levels that discourage development of new business or industrial parks that could house these companies.  The CREDC [...]

Industrial Forecasted To Heat up 2013 ?

By |2013-02-17T05:46:43+00:00February 17th, 2013|Clark County, Commercial Property, Leasing, Ownership, The Economy|

Here is a summary of a press release from the National Association of Inustrial and Office Parks that has  their outlook  for 2013. According to the NAIOP Industrial Space Demand Forecast they expect the U.S. industrial market is to experience   significant growth throughout 2013 and 2014, with annual net absorption forecast to reach [...]

2012 – Where did the jobs come from ? Where to for 2013?

By |2013-01-06T20:44:40+00:00January 6th, 2013|Clark County, Commercial Property, Leasing, The Economy|

We've now had almost three steady years of employment growth in the country.  Part of the reason the "Great Recession" became so severe was that the housing bubble had allocated  so many capital resources into an industry- Mortgage lending - that provided no corresponding productive capacity  back into the ecomomy.  [...]

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