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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.

Mar 26, 2018

The City of Portland apparently plans to move forward with an ordinance requiring seismic upgrades to hundreds of Portland apartment buildings without funding assistance in place. The group Save Portland Buildings argues such a plan will result in the reduction of affordable housing stock through demolition due to...


Mar 19, 2018

This week: The Portland City Council weighs whether to support a 10-year tax abatement to improve the results of its inclusionary housing program; Portland ties in 9th place with Boston and Nashville in a list of the best markets in the country for commercial property investments and -- if somehow you missed it -- there...


Mar 13, 2018

This week: the City of Portland expands rental relocation assistance fees to owners of even one rental unit, and makes the fees permanent; Washington State's legislature passes a law prohibiting landlords from discriminating against tenants with section 8 vouchers; the Portland City Council rejects 300 apartments in the...


Mar 5, 2018

Last week: The Portland City Council heard hours of testimony, mostly from renters, on a proposal to make Portland's renter relocation fee permanent while expanding it to all landlords of one unit or more. The City will also consider whether to begin a landlord registration system as discussion is expected to...