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Urban Works
Local. Urban. Retail.
Interests: real estate, restaurants, development, portland, neighborhoods, retail, planning & policy, mixed-use projects & commercial brokerage
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The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge, now under construction, is the first multi-modal bridge in the U.S. to carry light rail and streetcar trains, buses, bikes and pedestrians, but NO private vehicles. The bridge includes two 14-foot-wide multi-use paths—one on the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Portland Urban
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According to a recent report done by U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 exhibited a slight decline in entrepreneurial activity (0.28) in comparison to 2012 (.30). While this doesn't seem too concerning, it does equate to roughly 476,000 new business owners a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Portland Urban
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The 12,000 SF of warehouse space adjacent to Stark's Vacuum on NE Grand and Davis will be renovated into multiple storefronts with roll up doors, creative warehouse finish - and the rare amenity of offstreet parking! Look for construction to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Portland Urban
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The 10,000 SF adaptive reuse project at SE 7th and Yamhill will feature lofty exposed ceilings, garage-style roll up doors, exterior signage, and individual ADA restrooms. Built in the 1920's, the building shares many common characteristics of the now burgeoning... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Portland Urban
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The newly renovated, LEED Gold awarded Block 300 building is now 75% leased, with the addition of one of Portland fastest growing software business, Puppet Labs. Additional spaces still available, including 3,293 sf of prime turn-key restaurant space. Visit our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Portland Urban
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For those of you looking to sample Portland's next great Italian restaurant (think Ava Genes), look no further than Renata's pop-up dinner series named "Project Grace" every Friday night at Trinket Restaurant. The rustic Italian menu, rotates every week, with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Portland Urban
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Not on the list? Get in the know. Sign up for Urban Works monthly eNewsletter that includes: Highlighted Projects Featured Listings Company News And more! Urban Works Real Estate eNewsletter Signup Email Address * First Name Last Name Click HERE... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Portland Urban
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The Prescott, a new mixed use building at N Skidmore and Interstate, is open for business and renting out apartments at a fast pace. The retail square footage features up to 6 spaces. A neighborhood wine bar will open this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Portland Urban
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Portland's favorite sustainable urban+outdoor apparel company, Nau (pronounced "now") is looking to open a flagship store and Urban Works is excited to be a part of it. At Nau, the goal is to use design to redefine business so that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Portland Urban
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It's official! Weatherly Creamery Building, LLC has inked a deal to purchase a 10,000 square foot site, located at the corner of SE 7th and Main. Reported earlier by Eat Beat the site will feature an urban creamery headed by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at Portland Urban
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In a big setback for the recently aquired Lloyd Center Mall...Nordstrom will be closing their 149,000 square foot store in January 2015, as reported by Elliot Njus at The Oregonian. Hopefully, Cypress Equities will be able to find a suitable... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at Portland Urban
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Urban Works Real Estate's Dan Bozich, Lindsay Van Bramer, and Adam Khawaja staying fit with superstar instructor Will Moroski at Portland's new BurnCylePDX indoor cycling studio. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Portland Urban
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It official! Urban Restaurant Group's Mark Byrum (owner), and Kevin Kennedy (Corporate Chef) have welcomed Executive Chef Daniel Mondok, and General Manager Greg Gonzales to their newest concept Swank & Swine at Downtown's Paramount Hotel. Swank & Swine will be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at Portland Urban
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To be in the know and up to date on everything Urban Works, sign up for our monthly eNewsletter launching in February. Urban Works Real Estate eNewsletter Signup Email Address * First Name Last Name Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at Portland Urban
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Coming in at a whopping 74 inches… Urban Works Real Estate is proud to announce its newest bundle of joy, Vice President - Brian Greeley. Brian brings with him, over 13 years of experience and has negotiated countless commercial real... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at Portland Urban
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The hardest working restaurant moguls (Little Big Burger, Boxer Sushi, Boxer Ramen,Yakuza) are at it again! Micah and Katie Camden have signed leases and begun construction on two new SE Portland storefronts on Divsion & Hawthorne. As reported in Portland... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Portland Urban
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The local sustainable furniture retailer, Green Furniture Solutions has found a home in Portland's burgeoning "West End." The 7,000 SF, former London Influence space, fronts SW 10th and features high ceilings, expansive storefront glass and an open floor plan, which... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at Portland Urban
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Security properties has officially purchased 2.08 acres located at 4134 N. Vancouver. Urban Works is proud to have represented Security Properties in this transaction. We look forward to working with Security Properties on the continued evolution of the N. Williams/N.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at Portland Urban
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Micah and Katie Camden make life at SE 20th & Hawthorne so much tastier, capturing the prime retail corner within the Project. Little Big Burger is scheduled to open their 7th location December 22nd. The entrance of LBB (Little Burger... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2013 at Portland Urban
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As reported in Eater, Late Night host and future king of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon was in town recently and made a trip to Cart Row for a famous Big-Ass Sandwich. Apparently, Mr. Fallon used Instagram to chronicle the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at Portland Urban
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The Belmont, at 3773 SE Belmont St, is the latest, high quality project by the developers who delivered NuMiss on N Missisissippi Ave. The Belmont features apartments over retail with off-street parking. This thoughtful project has two retail spaces for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Portland Urban
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This is definitely one of the most creative and unique spaces we've had the pleasure of leasing. Originally donned "The Portland Car, " this 1949 Pullman Railcar was used often by the Seattle, Portland and Spokane rail companies to tote... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2013 at Portland Urban
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Craig Kelly, president of Venerable Group, Inc is set to begin a substantial urban redevelopment at SE 14th Ave. and Stark beginning this month. The long vacant high school, will be converted into 55,000 square feet of creative offices and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at Portland Urban
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In a recent report put out by Cushman & Wakefield, Portland ranks 49th in the world for investment involving commercial real estate. This stat was largely inflated by the $2.2 billion in sales in the past four quarters, which is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at Portland Urban
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It is official...the first Green Zebra is open to the public in the Kenton neighborhood @ North Lombard St. & Peninsular Ave. This is not your parent's convenience store...Green Zebra is the perfect solution for either a quick snack, beverage... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at Portland Urban