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Source: Portland Business Journal Real Estate
Hope your week's going well as you slam head-on into the midway point, Portland. Hopefully, today's Five Things can brace that blow a bit. Stuck in the middle Lake Oswego Schools Superintendent Heather Beck calls middle school "the bridge" between the formative elementary school years and the life-shaping high school years. Like most things [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017 2:38:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Portland Business Journal Real Estate
Multnomah County looks to be ready to unload an albatross of a project, at a massive cost. The Portland Tribune reports that the county has issued a "memorandum of understanding" to sell the Wapato jail site, in North Portland. The price: $10 million. The buyer: Pacific Development Partners LLC, a California [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017 2:03:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Portland Business Journal Real Estate
Portland’s Circle Media has secured its first institutional investment. The company landed a $10 million round led by venture capital firm Relay Ventures. Circle offers hardware and software that allows parents to monitor and manage children’s Internet use. Circle has already gained traction in the market and is generating revenue. Earlier this [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017 1:12:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Portland Business Journal Real Estate
The Port of Portland Commission on Tuesday selected Curtis Robinhold, the port's deputy executive director, as the replacement for longtime leader Bill Wyatt, who is retiring on June 30 after 16 years in the position. Though the port waded through 150 candidates as part of a national search, the commission's unanimous [...]
Tue, May 23, 2017 9:39:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Portland Business Journal Real Estate
The next big piece in what could become the state's solution to a $1.4 billion budget hole is on the table. On Tuesday, lawmakers started discussing LC 3549. The bill would eliminate Oregon's corporate income tax, starting in the 2018 tax year, and replace it with a business tax on sales, [...]
Tue, May 23, 2017 9:28:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Portland Business Journal Real Estate
Jive Software’s soon-to-be new owner sent a letter that intended to reassure employees. However, the missive also notes that changes are coming. The letter, now part of the company’s federal regulatory filings, came after an executive from Austin-based Aurea Software toured different Jive offices last week, including the downtown Portland location. In the [...]
Tue, May 23, 2017 9:05:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Portland Business Journal Real Estate
Charging of a different sort is coming to Electric Avenue. Ever since the electric-vehicle charging stations opened at Portland State University in 2011, electric vehicles have been able to fuel up on free electricity. But beginning June 12, use of the outlets — relocated in 2015 to Portland General Electric’s World Trade [...]
Tue, May 23, 2017 8:56:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Portland Business Journal Real Estate
Shortly after expanding with the acquisition of Seattle mortgage banking firm Draper Hergert Shaw, Inc., Portland's Norris, Beggs & Simpson Cos. has added a new top executive to its real estate consulting arm. In a release, NBS announced that it has hired David C. Elkins, a 25-year veteran of the commercial [...]
Tue, May 23, 2017 8:07:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Portland Business Journal Real Estate
Whereas all grade levels of the K-12 education system are important, there's something special about the middle school years. That's because, as Lake Oswego Schools Superintendent Heather Beck points out, middle schools provide a "developmentally important bridge" between elementary school and high school. "Pre-adolescent students are coming into their own, focusing more [...]
Tue, May 23, 2017 7:55:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Portland Business Journal Real Estate
The Trump administration is proposing privatizing transmission assets owned by the Bonneville Power Administration, an idea that has popped up periodically since the Reagan administration but gone nowhere. The proposal to sell off BPA's transmissions assets — about three-quarters of the high-voltage grid in the Northwest — is included among “major [...]
Tue, May 23, 2017 7:44:00 PM, Continue reading at the source