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 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 …

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. …

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 …

Mar 26, 2020

Our Response to COVID-19

For 75 years, Melvin Mark has been an integrated part of the Portland community. Right now, we understand times are …

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 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 …

Jul 28, 2017

Becker/Mark Partnership Acquires Latest Portland Office Investment

A two-story brick office building has been purchased for $10.5 million by 11740 SW 68th Parkway LLC, an investment partnership …

Jun 2, 2017

Remembering Pete Mark, 1926—2017

Melvin “Pete” Mark, Jr., a leader in the Portland business and philanthropic community for over sixty years, peacefully passed away …

May 18, 2017

Is Going Green Still Important?

Near the end of last year, we earned a Four Green Globes for Existing Buildings rating from the Green Building …

Apr 20, 2017

The Broker Honor Roll, 2016

April signals the beginning of spring with warmer temps and spring flowers. It also brings our annual broker recognition dinner, …

Jan 12, 2017

Honored to be Most Admired

Wow! Today Portland Business Journal recognized the Melvin Mark Companies as the #1 Most Admired Company in Oregon in the …

Dec 13, 2016

Getting creative with our space

We’re taking the plunge and joining the ranks of open office users. Our walls are gone, offices removed and possibilities …

Nov 2, 2016

All clients are important clients

Many sales people brag about their connections in driving their business success. Connections are essential but a mega-data base and …

Oct 13, 2016

Embracing Change

Change can come like a speeding freight train or a slow-moving trolley—either way, the best course of action is to …

Sep 29, 2016

An Elder Statesman Retires

Incredible work ethic. Man with a good heart. Devoted and diligent. These are just some of the compliments showered on …

Jul 15, 2016

Summer is here and real estate is hot, hot, hot

We look forward every year to the spring meeting of the CORE Network, where we have a chance to share …

Jun 1, 2016

2&Taylor brews up 40 LBS Coffee

A new locally-owned coffee shop is set to join a wave of hotels and restaurants emerging in the Yamhill Historic …

May 5, 2016

Thanks, Mom!

Moms ask us to wear a coat when we’re not cold, eat our veggies when we don’t want to, and …

Apr 13, 2016

Meet the Head of Our Class, 2015

Every year we recognize outside commercial real estate brokers who collaborate with our team in leasing, selling or buying real …