Jun 21, 2021

On Returning to the Workplace

With the success of the COVID-19 vaccines, restrictions waning, and the return of downtown activity, we are beyond grateful to …

Mar 18, 2021

The Future of the Portland Construction Industry

Commercial real estate and construction are two industries that often directly affect one another. Recently, the Oregon-Columbia chapter of the …

Feb 22, 2021

Portland CRE Discussion: What’s Happening Now & in the Future

Recently, Portland accounting firm Perkins & Co hosted a virtual discussion about the state of the local commercial real estate …

Jan 21, 2021

#1 Most Admired Real Estate Company for 5th Consecutive Year & #7 Across All Industries

At the end of 2020 we were honored to be on the Portland Business Journal’s Most Admired Companies list. Each …

Dec 16, 2020

A Hybrid Workplace May Be the New Normal

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge and change our lives, its effects have shown us that individuals are flexible …

Dec 11, 2020

Portland Community Launches Rose City Downtown Collective

“The Downtown Collective is dedicated to supporting our local downtown businesses, owned and operated by our local Portland community. We …

Dec 4, 2020

Turning Downtown Portland Into a Colorful Polka Dot Canvas

This summer, Pioneer Courthouse Square was transformed into Polka Dot Courthouse Square – a socially distanced public space unlike any …

Nov 23, 2020

6 Tips for Safe Holiday Shopping

This holiday season we are committed to showing our support for our community and other small businesses that are weathering …

Oct 20, 2020

Central Plaza Garage to Undergo Design Updates

When Melvin Mark built the Central Plaza Garage in 1965, it was the first public parking garage in downtown Portland. …

Oct 12, 2020

The Future of the Workplace

As we continue to adapt to a new work-life balance during the global pandemic, many of our clients, friends, and …

Sep 10, 2020

Union Bank Building Receives Wired Platinum Certification

Melvin Mark is committed to providing the best possible experience to our tenants, and we’re pleased to announce that the …

Aug 24, 2020

Being a Broker in 2020: An Interview with Paul Andrews

The year 2020 has brought radical change to our city and many industries have drastically adapted the ways they do …

Jul 20, 2020

Retailers Currently Open in Downtown Portland

We’re happy to announce that the following retailers are currently open for business in downtown Portland. Updated 7/14/2020. 40 LBS …

Jul 14, 2020

Black Lives Matter

Our company is founded on a deep love for and commitment to Portland. This guides our business and priorities as …

Mar 26, 2020

Our Response to COVID-19

For 75 years, Melvin Mark has been an integrated part of the Portland community. We understand things have changed due …

Mar 3, 2020

Neighborhood Spotlight: Central Eastside

Portland’s east side was first founded on a land claim by James B. Stephens in 1845. Back then, the area …

Feb 25, 2020

25 Commercial Real Estate Terms You Should Know

The world of commercial real estate is as intriguing as it is complex. When it comes to buying, selling, leasing, …

Feb 12, 2020

The Commercial Real Estate Boom of Downtown Portland

Historical Growth The city of Portland was founded in 1851 and has changed dramatically over the last nearly 170 years. …

Dec 20, 2019

Neighborhood Spotlight: Downtown North

The city of Portland is amid its biggest development boom since the 1980s, and one area that’s seeing significant change …

Nov 8, 2019

Neighborhood Spotlight: Downtown Central

The city of Portland is amid its biggest development boom since the 1980s, and one area that’s seeing significant change …

Sep 5, 2019

Neighborhood Spotlight: Downtown South

The city of Portland is amid its biggest development boom since the 1980s, and one area that’s seeing significant change …

Jun 18, 2019

Neighborhood Spotlight: Goose Hollow

Portland’s oldest neighborhood is on track to receive some impressive new updates. Over the next several years, locals will be …

Dec 6, 2018

Reflections on a changing city

I started working at Melvin Mark Properties in 1978 and began to build my career in commercial real estate. Melvin …

Oct 29, 2018

Becker/Mark Partnership Closes Sale on Original Real Estate Investment

What began as the initial investment in an enterprising strategy hatched during the last recession, came to fruition this week …

May 4, 2018

Case Study: Clackamas Corporate Center

In spring 2018, AANW Holdings, the parent company to the largest Airstream dealer group in the nation—Airstream Adventures Northwest, with …

Apr 20, 2018

Expressions of Gratitude

The French writer Voltaire said, “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us …