Pearl West office tower speeds towards groundbreaking

Pearl West office tower speeds towards groundbreaking

The developers behind the nine-story Pearl District building have completed Portland's design review and permitting process.

Work is expected to begin July 17 on Pearl West, which would make it the first new-construction, central-city office building since the recession to break ground — and without an anchor tenant in place.

Why the rush? The team behind the project, led by developer Walter Bowen's BPM Real Estate, wants to take advantage of one of the hottest markets for office space in the country at a time when there's little competition in the offing.

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