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 …

Feb 19, 2016

Brooklyn Tweed Knits Together New HQ

Brooklyn Tweed, purveyors of high-quality, unique yarn materials and knitwear design, left their home base in New Jersey and looked …

Dec 1, 2015

Commercial Real Estate Capital: A Look Ahead

Recently, a colleague located on the East Coast made the observation that commercial lending may be “drying up.” He asked …

Oct 29, 2015

Timing the Industrial Market

The big news in the Portland commercial real estate market recently was a significant industrial lease announcement at the PDX …

Jul 15, 2015

Demand Meets Supply in Westside Markets

What’s happening in Washington County commercial real estate, and when will the vacancy rate begin to decline? These questions and …