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|Tuesday, May 01, 2007|
The biggest name on Wall Street bought into the Portland real estate market this year, but the deal didn’t have staying power. The Blackstone Group — whose March blockbuster IPO filing has finance junkies salivating — bought out Equity Office Partners in February for a stunning $39.2 billion. It was the largest private-equity buyout on record (we wonder how long that will hold up) and it suddenly made Blackstone the largest single owner of Portland-area office space with 4.1 million square feet of cubicle acreage.
With alarming speed Blackstone’s real-estate pros in New York slapped a $1 billion price tag on the 40 Portland-area properites — which includes pretty much all of Kruse Way in Lake Oswego, arguably the market’s hottest address — and found a buyer in San Francisco-based Shorenstein Properties. The sale closed in late March.
List researched by Mark Druskoff
Friday, June 13, 2014
BY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST BLOGGER
This article summarizes the key considerations a building owner must keep in mind when thinking about leasing to a medical marijuana dispensary.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
BY MONICA ENAND | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Nine tips for building habits among employees to respond when needed.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Oregon Business magazine won two silver awards for excellence in writing in the National American Society of Business Publication Editors Western region competition.
Monday, July 07, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
BY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER
Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.
Monday, July 14, 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER
Some people think Amazon’s winking eye logo is starting to look like a hoodwink.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment.
Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.
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