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HFO Multifamily Marketwatch

HFO's team of researchers and experts in the apartment market for Oregon and SW Washington review the latest news of interest to area multifamily owners and investors.

Nov 21, 2017

This week: A major Portland homebuilder announced he will no longer build in the city due to excessive permitting times; Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler calls on the business community to help with homelessness; businesses complain city bureaucrats won't work with them.


Nov 14, 2017

This week: Metro regional government releases a report concluding that Portland lacks adequate affordable housing; Bend considers ways to assist renters and affordable housing advocates speak out about the loss of specialized bonds that could eliminate construction of hundreds of thousands of affordable housing units.


Nov 6, 2017

This week: Rents in Portland have fallen slightly, mostly for high-end units close to downtown; Bend renters are finding more options as several new multifamily housing communities open; a new study of rent control in San Francisco by a trio of Sanford economists documents how the policy has failed. Those stories...