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|Wednesday, October 01, 2008|
Despite their far-flung locations, outlet malls are thriving in a down retail market.
BY JASON SHUFFLER
It’s nearly 10 a.m. on a late-summer workday and the vast parking lots of the outlet mall in Woodburn are filling up quickly. The line of shoppers and employees at the mall’s coffee shop continues to grow until, finally, the array of stores open their doors and people file in.
By midday the hum of shopping activity is getting louder, the traffic of people thicker. Kids play on a fort made just for them, while in the food area seniors eat burritos and women push strollers loaded with bags from OshKosh B’Gosh.
Developers see dollar signs and plan to go after them, planning 35 new centers nationwide by 2010. An additional 18 of the existing malls plan to expand their sites, according to VRN. At Woodburn, while shoppers stroll through walkways with stuffed bags from the Gap and Adidas, the sound of hammering is heard as construction crews erect an additional building to house seven more merchants, including J. Crew and Kenneth Cole, when it opens in early 2009.
While scarcer financing has halted the expansion plans for some industries, outlet developers secured money because they’re doing so well, says Chris Sherland, an analyst with the global valuation real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield. “They are a proven concept now,” he says.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR
More than 250 people turned out today for Oregon Business magazine’s seventh annual celebration of the 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
BY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER
There are winners and losers with a strengthening U.S. dollar.
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER
Mike Morrow and Mike Delos-Reyes first came up with the idea of an ocean power device 23 years ago, when they were students at Oregon State University. They realized a long-held vision last summer, when their startup, M3 Wave, successfully launched the first ocean power device that works underwater.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR
Earlier this week we posted an article from our May issue: It’s a Man's Man’s Man’s World. The story covered the gender divide in tech from the perspective of male workers. Twitter didn’t like it.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
inDinero, a business that manages back-office accounting for startups and smaller companies, recently announced it would relocate its headquarters from San Francisco to Portland. We talked to CEO Jessica Mah about what drew her to Portland and how she plans to disrupt the traditional CPA model.
Friday, April 24, 2015
BY CHRIS HIGGINS
As digital security breaches skyrocket, a cybersleuth everyman takes center stage.
Monday, April 27, 2015
BY KIM MOORE
A conversation with Martha Richards, executive director of the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation.
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Sussman Shank LLP served as lead counsel for both the sale of 9 assisted living, memory care, and independent living campuses in Washington, Oregon, and California to a publicly-traded REIT, and the acquisition of 11 single-tenant net lease properties. This transaction was unique because it included both the sale of licensed senior housing facilities and a complicated 1031 tax deferred exchange transaction.
The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) will be presenting its third annual Entrepreneurial Summit on Friday, June 5 at Castaway in Portland, Oregon.
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