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GlobeSt.: Summer Is Ideal for Multifamily Rent Growth
In a recently published article on GlobeSt., going green or staying green, paying close attention to competitors rents and adding outdoor amenities for tenants to gather and feel a sense of community...

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Gives HFO Some BIG, Sweet Thanks
Oh man! We were loving us some big donuts today when Kimberlee Hanken of Big Brothers/Big Sisters showed up to thank us with some BIG donuts for supporting Big Brothers/Big Sisters Columbia...

What Is the Top Transportation Project East Portlanders Want?
Sidewalks on busy streets. David Hampsten, an East Portland neighborhood advocate and committee member of Portland's Bicycle Advisory Committee helped manage and analyze a huge survey this past...

Costar's $90 Million Acquisition of Apartment Finder - Dailey News Article - Globest.com
Commerical real estate's giant gorrilla-like information and analytics provider, CoStar Group, was reported today that they will be purcashing Apartment Finder of part of its $90...

Axiometrics: Portland's Terrific Apartment Market
More information can be found at Axiometrics.  HFO Investment Real Estate. Multifamily brokerage sales serving investors and apartment owners through out Oregon and Washington. Visit us online...

Census: Portland/Vancouver Metro Has Nation's Lowest Apartment Vacancy Rate
The U.S. Census Bureau is reporting that the rental vacancy rate for the Portland/Vancouver /Beaverton area was 2.7 percent in the first quarter of 2015 and the lowest vacancy in the...

Just listed! 10 Units in Central Salem, Oregon $565,000
The Bramble Apartments is a well-maintained 10-unit asset located in central Salem. The property's rents are below market and investors have an opportunity to increase income by bringing rents to...

Microunit Update: Rent 200 SF in Downtown Portland for $925
Micro-units—rental apartments about the size of a hotel room—represent a small but growing niche of the real estate multi-housing market.  Read more. On our blog we wrote previously about...

U.S. Rent Growth at 44 Month High
Anyone who thought the strength that fundamental apartment market metrics demonstrated in 2014 would suddenly change with the new year thought wrong. Annual effective rent growth, for one, has...

Reminder: Come Out to Support Oregon Food Bank's Canstruction - Sponsored by HFO
Celebrating two decades as one of the world’s most imaginative food charities, the Canstruction® exhibition and competition invites Oregon’s top architecture, engineering, and construction firms to...

Rent Control: Seattle is fired up
According to a recently published article in the Puget Sound Business Journal, the people of Seattle were heard at City Hall. An overflow crowd of furious renters attended a town hall meeting to...

Multifamily NW Report: Portland Metro Average Vacancy 3.09%
MultifamilyNW released its Spring 2015 Apartment Report this morning. Current year-over-year vacancy and rents by area: [Click on the image to enlarge.] Notes: West Vancouver boasts the lowest...

Sold! 85-Unit Ivy Lake Court in Portland's Raleigh Hills
Ivy Lake Court is an 85-unit property in SW Portland. This exclusive Raleigh Hills property is conveniently located near major employment centers in Beaverton, Tigard and downtown Portland. Built in...

Will Portland's City Council Pass a New Energy Performance Reporting Policy Today?
Portland's City Council will hold a hearing at City Hall at 3:30 pm today to vote and determine if Portland will be the 12th city in the nation to mandate energy reporting by commercial...

Greg Frick: Eliminating 1031 Like Kind Exchanges Could Chill Real Estate Market
by Greg Frick, HFO Investment Real Estate Tax-deferred exchanges of certain property types have been a part of the Internal Revenue Code for more than 80 years. I’ve been in the commercial real...

HFO Receives Top Sales Firm Award From CoStar for 2014
by Spencer Marona, Managing Director Congratulations to the entire HFO team for being awarded the 2014 CoStar Power Broker Award: Top Sales Firm for the greater Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR/WA...

Washington County Ranks #1 in U.S. Fourth Economy Index
The latest release of the Fourth Economy Community Index (FEC Index, #FECIndex) has released the nation’s top ten mega-sized Fourth Economy Communities. These communities are recognized as the...

Just Listed! 12 Units in NE Portland near Lloyd Center and 40 Units in Hillsboro
Aspen Grove is located in Hillsboro near Intel's campus. All the flats in this five-building property are 2-bedroom corner units. Aspen Grove offers a rare opportunity and a strategic location in the...

Forecast: Solid Real Estate Growth Through 2017
This past week, the Urban Land Institute Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate released its latest semi-annual annual ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast, and it’s predicting solid growth for...

Commercial Real Estate: Multifamily Trends in 2015
Published two months ago, the founder of Bull Realty, Inc. out of Atlanta, GA, Michael Bull posted an informative article on trends multifamily owners and investors should expect to see in...

Reis Reports: Apartment Vacancies To Remain Low Despite Construction Boom
In a number of markets, there are cranes building apartments as far as the eye can see. Thankfully, because the market is currently so tight, it will take a number of years before the increase in...

What is Portland's Current Ranking for Apartment Rent Growth?
MPF research has completed first quarter data crunching for 2015 and reveals where Portland ranks among the nation's top cities for effective rent growth. Can you guess? If you can't watch this...

MFE: Why Millennials Are Beginning to Move Out of Cities
So much buzz has been generated about Millennials living in urban core cities. However, Ryan Severino, Senior Economist and Director of Research with Reis, a real estate research and analysis firm...

Apartment Rents: 1Q Rent Growth Soars - Axiometrics
According to Axiometrics, effective rent growth numbers for the first quarter of 2015 are the highest they have been in 3.5 years. Solid job growth and the continuing trend of wanting to rent vs. buy...

Where did Portland and Seattle Rents Rank Nationally in March?
For the second month in a row, rents in Portland were the 14th most expensive for major markets, according to the Zumper National Rent Report, March 2015. Seattle remained at number 10 for...


Case Studies

Logan Place - $4,300,000

Built: 1971 - 86 Units

Challenges:
The property had a checkered past with bad financials due to management turnover. The owners had started a partial reposition play on the asset. The challenge was finding a buyer who was strong enough to take on the repositioning. 

Solution:
HFO sourced multiple regional buyers using our extensive database of contacts and the property received multiple offers from highly qualified parties able to continue rehabilitation of the building. These potential buyers were strong enough to obtain a loan without the property's financials supporting it. 

Results:
Logan Place Apartments closed with a regional buyer able to work within the seller's time frame. 

HFO Investment Real Estate
1028 SE Water Avenue
Suite 270
Portland, Oregon 97205
Phone: 503.241.5541
Fax: 503.241.5548

Williams Alley - $1,800,000
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We really enjoyed working with HFO on the sale of our Salem property. We felt everything came together well and the follow-up was good. We always felt we knew what was happening. That was very important to us.

Eddie and Judy Wilson, Salem, OR