Brooklyn Tweed, purveyors of high-quality, unique yarn materials and knitwear design, left their home base in New Jersey and moved west to Portland seeking new headquarters space. Company owners knew nothing about Portland’s real estate market and turned to Melvin Mark Brokerage Company to help navigate the process. Faced with a tight time frame, company owners needed a unique type of product but within the realistic budget of a growing startup. In spite of a few ups and downs, the company is now happily housed in 4,500 square feet in northeast Portland. To learn more, read the full case study.
World of Speed
When the World of Speed founders needed a home to house their motorsports museum collection, they turned to Melvin Mark brokers Tim Parker and Pat Schreck for help. Not only did they need enough real estate to showcase their amazing collection of more than 100 cars, they needed space suitable for youth educational activities, and a high-profile location to attract visitors. Tim and Pat helped the museum purchase the 80,000 square foot former location of Town and Country Jeep Dodge in Wilsonville, which has excellent visibility to I-5 and easy access for museum-goers. After two years of construction, the museum celebrated its grand opening in April 2015 and is already drawing attention from all parts of the state.
Cascade Window & Door
The 95,000 square foot former Empire Glass warehouse facility in Tualatin was acquired by an LLC in 2006. Thanks to the location’s convenient access to I-5 and 99W, and the popularity of the Tualatin marketplace, the property has had 100% occupancy. The warehouse facility currently serves as the home of Cascade Windows, a leading manufacturer of vinyl windows and sliding glass doors for the western United States.
Hayden Island Commerce Center
For businesses looking for quick access north and south on I-5, all roads lead to the Hayden Island Commerce Center. The building features more than 225,000 square feet of Class A industrial space with grade level doors, fluorescent task lighting, radiant gas heaters and clearance heights of 20’ to 24’ make it ideal for distribution. Sprinkler systems and three-phase power on-site complete the amenities. Hayden Island Commerce Center is quickly and easily accessible from all parts of the metropolitan area.
In addition to its quick and easy access to all parts of the metro area, Hayden Island Commerce Center defies the stereotype of industrial warehouse space. That’s because Melvin Mark applies the same high standards to the management and leasing of their Hayden Island Commerce Center as they do to their Class A office properties. It’s a difference tenants notice and appreciate.