“There are lots of dual income households with kids or (those who are) thinking about kids,” said Jason de Vries, managing principal with Cushman Wakefield. “Generations entering the workforce which are used to having what they want available at the touch of their fingertips. As a result, will concierge services and other services which enable the workforce or consumers to get what they want while valuing their time increase?”
Cushman, he added, just represented a child care facility that moved into Field Office.
“Employees here can have kids in the same building they work, making drop-off and pick-up easy and even enable them to have lunch, or a walk on a break possible,” he said.
When pressed for specific sites, some brokers came up with spots so under-the-radar they don’t really have an identifer. Broker Don Hanna, for instance, said he’s fielding plenty of interest for buildings in the 6700 block of Southeast Milwaukie Avenue, the 8500 block of North Lombard Street and the 7900 block of Southeast Stark Street.
Regardless of tags, the city’s property offerings remain very coveted. Click through on the picture above to learn which properties, above the others, are getting the most attention from Portland businesses.