Economy on Pause Rumbles slowly to Life

Tinnakorn Lofts is a classic situation that small business faces.   With a successful business  in Downtown Vancouver , and housing prices steadily increasing for their staff,  our clients decided to purchase a small parcel of surplus land owned by the City of  Vancouver and create a mixed  use, multifamily property .  That was back in […]

Tenant Acquisition to Property Disposition

In the spring of 2016 the ownership group of the Historical Columbian Building at 102 East Evergreen, on the corner of Broadway and Evergreen, contacted me asking if I was interested in being their Leasing Broker. They had acquired this property in 2004 and had, over a period of 13 years; including through the great […]

LIFE AFTER THE WATERFRONT?

The Commercial Real Estate scene in Vancouver has clearly been dominated by the celebration and opening of the Waterfront Project in August of 2018.  First was the dedication of the Park, with it’s iconic mast and pier. Then came the opening of two fantastic restaurants, WildFin and Twigs. This was followed by a parade of […]

Podiatrists gain foothold at Pacific Crest

In 2008 Drs. Ellen Wenzel and Zarko   Kajgana  made a decision to locate their Podiatric practice here in Clark County.  Both had completed their training and residency, having matriculated from Scholl College of Podiatry at Rosalind Franklin University in 2007  and been Board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine. They set up […]

Community Foundation Kudos

We’ll lead this post with passing out some sincere and well deserved accolades to the South West Washington Community Foundation for planning and executing a great community wide event on Sept 18th – Give More 24!  Designed to create a much wider reach to community members who might not attend the many fundraising events we […]

Stop Leasing Own Your Business Property Workshop – October 1

Summer is definitely on the down hill slide. Kids are back to school, and it is time for us to present another session of Commercial Property 101 so that you can make 2014 the year you transitioned to owning your commercial property. This is a 90 minute workshop. You’ll get an overview of how over […]

Transition on interest rates?

Members of the Federal Reserve Board have a very active end of summer, with a conference in Jackson Hole and then their upcoming Quarterly policy meeting   September 16 and 17. The majority on the Fed thinks the economy needs more time to heal and that a rate hike sooner than necessary would damage growth. John Williams of […]

Top Projects tops off a great year

Wednesday July 23rd the Vancouver Business Journal held their 20th annual Top Projects recognition ceremony.  This years ceremony was well attended and you could feel the enthusiasm and optimism in the crowd for the improved business activity levels from the past several years. Held at the former Vancouver City Hall – located on Broadway and […]

Craft Brew Community Hops to a Steady Beat

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 process of building out his […]

Sharma Vision Comes to Life

A three year odessy is about to be completed, with a  ground breaking ceremony , scheduled in the middle of July. In early  2011 Dr.  Sanjeev Sharma owner of Premier Dental in Camas, set his sites on purchasing  a small parcel of vacant land in front of the Wal-Mart on 192nd and Mill Plain Blvd.  During […]