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Urban Works
Portland, Oregon
Local. Urban. Retail. Portland
Interests: real estate, restaurants, development, portland, neighborhoods, retail, planning & policy, mixed-use projects & commercial brokerage
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After months of planning Besaw’s has moved into their new home in the Slabtown Marketplace on the corner of NW 21st and Raleigh, a home Urban Works helped them identify, just a couple blocks from St. Jack and a stone’s... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Urban Works Blog
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We recently said good bye to Veritable Quandary when we moved our Urban Works office from SW 1st Ave, in the white brick building right next door. And now we will say good bye again as they close their doors... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Urban Works Blog
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Just when you thought the Central East Side couldn't get any cooler... Wayfinder Beer! As reported by Michael Russel at The Oregonian the new brewery and restaurant is scheduled to open this spring at 304 S.E. Second Ave (half a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at Urban Works Blog
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Urban Asset Advisors secured a $41.6 Million loan to commence construction on Couch 9, the 136 unit mixed-use project in the Pearl District near the Brewery Blocks. Urban Works Real Estate is working on securing dining and shopping options for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at Urban Works Blog
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Here at Urban Works we get to work with some of the finest culinary talent in the city. Eater Portland has released the latest installment of Eater 38 featuring some restaurants who's leasing transactions Urban Works has been involved in.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at Urban Works Blog
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As Portland continues to evolve into a major metropolis with an ever increasing population growth, the long quiet central business districts such as Old Town, Ankeny Alley, Goose Hollow, and PSU are showing signs of a retail revival lead primarily... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2015 at Urban Works Blog
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On Friday December 4th we said goodbye to our office in Downtown Portland, where we called home for the past 8 years. We now inhabit the Cargo Building at 75 SE Yamhill alongside Brix Law, Beam Development and above the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at Urban Works Blog
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Breakside Brewery is opening their 3rd location this summer and we can't wait! Urban Works brought the 5,000 square foot warehouse opportunity in Slabtown which features exposed trusses, sawtooth skylights and an expansive outdoor patio to Breakside Brewery. Slabtown Marketplace... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2015 at Urban Works Blog
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(Cabezon Restaurant at 5200 NW Sacramento, Portland) Duvall Estates LLC purchased the 5200 NE Sacramento building in Portland. Kia Hartley of Urban Works represented the seller Alchemy Enterprises, LLC and Charlotte Larson of Urban Works represented the buyer. Bahramie &... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at Urban Works Blog
Pricewaterhouse Coopers has ranked Portland, OR among the top 10 cities to watch. The rankings in this year's "Emerging Trends in Real Estate" favors cities with better growth opportunities. The survey revealed a new number-one market: Dallas/Fort Worth, which climbed... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at Urban Works Blog
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Urban Works has signed Ristretto Roasters as the first tenant at 1320 Broadway, the former Oregonian Building currently being transformed into the largest block of Class A creative office space in the city. This will be the Portland coffee shop's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2015 at Urban Works Blog
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We're pleased to announce that Urban Works has placed Green Zebra Grocery in it's 4th location in the heart of Portland State University's downtown campus. The 4,200 SF space is located in the street level of a PSU parking garage.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2015 at Urban Works Blog
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Besaw's cafe, an iconic legend in the Portland food scene finds a new home in Northwest Portland. Cana, Cheffy, and the rest of the team will be bringing back our favorites…wild salmon scramble, oatmeal pancakes, house made granola and those... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at Urban Works Blog
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Urban Works Real Estate is pleased to have assisted Green Zebra Grocery, Portland's healthy and convenient neighborhood grocer, in identifying the location for their latest store. "Green Zebra Grocery will serve as the anchor tenant for Hassalo on Eighth, a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at Urban Works Blog
Oregonlive interviewed Craig Sweitzer of Urban Works, Peter Koehler of Geen Zebra and food industry analyst Phil Lempert for their take on the shift in grocery store spaces and urban population shopping habits. "Smaller stores have more options in urban... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at Urban Works Blog
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New Seasons' long awaited NW Portland store opened on Wednesday August 5th 2015. The store did not disappoint. The 32,000 SF store housed in a former Con-Way Parts warehouse is a stunning collaboration of exposed beams, roll-up garage doors and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Urban Works Blog
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Retail spotlight: Food, health care drive Portland retail growth. The retail leasing market is picking up steam this year as business fundamentals around the Portland area continue to provide fertile ground. Thanks in large part to the population and job... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at Urban Works Blog
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Set to open in September 2015 TreeHouse, an apartment development with retail on the ground floor is seeking LEED certification. Drawing inspiration from its natural surroundings the building connects to the existing trails and pedestrian networks of Marquam Hill. Urban... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Urban Works Blog
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Photo: Stephanie Yao Long - The Oregonian The Oregonian has named Renata as the restaurant of the year! Congratulations Nick & Sandra Arnerich. In Michael Russell we trust! Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Urban Works Blog
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Wow Really...?! I had to re-read this quote several times in GoLocalPDX to see if Jim John at CE John Company really believes that their prior tenant, Besaw's (Cana Flung) has destroyed an icon and then equate that to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at Urban Works Blog
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After suffering for nearly a year through the city's byzantine permitting and zoning process...Portland's next great Italian restaurant, Renata is now open and available for reservations at OpenTable. Located at the corner of SE Main & 7th in what is... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at Urban Works Blog
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Congratulations to Jessi Duley and the entire Burncycle squad on the opening of their second whole-body indoor cycling studio in Lake Oswego. Burrncycle 2 is located in the brand new Kruse Village shopping center just off of I-5. Burncycle opened... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Urban Works Blog
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David Howitt of Meriwether Group wrote a great article in the Portland Business Journal regarding developer C.E. John's dispute with Cana Flug and her beloved Besaw's restaurant. Well said Mr. Howitt! Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Urban Works Blog
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Soon you'll be able to enjoy a libation and bite alongside the river at NW Front Avenue and 17th Street. Howl and Growl Filling Station will open a pub/café serving beer, wine, kombucha, coffee, tea and light provisions on the... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Urban Works Blog
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Locally owned Sloan Boutique will open its third location in the heart of the Mississippi District at LEED Gold Tupelo Alley this spring. The shop sells stylish apparel, shoes and accessories for women of all ages and has two successful... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Urban Works Blog