Portland Developers Donate Space For Temporary Homeless Shelter

Portland Developers Donate Space For Temporary Homeless Shelter

The Shleifer building’s co-owners, Beam Development and Urban Development + Partners, are offering up space as a shelter before they begin work restoring the building for use as a hotel later this year.It’s the third time Multnomah County and the City of Portland have partnered with local developers to turn unused commercial properties into temporary shelters for the homeless. Read More

Burnside bridgehead grows up

Burnside bridgehead grows up

"For eight years, the Portland Development Commission patiently cobbled together four blocks at the eastern end of the Burnside Bridge. City leaders thought the area could serve as a gateway to downtown from East Portland, and so the PDC in 1998 began acquiring properties there. Revitalization of the area had a long way to go. The Convention Plaza building was a second-rate office property, and the surrounding area had little going on..." Read More

Photos: Slate mixed-use opens at Burnside bridgehead

"A new ten-story mixed-use project has opened at the bustling Burnside bridgehead. Co-developers Beam Development and Urban Development + Partners last week held a grand opening celebration for Slate, which combines residential, office, and retail space in an distinctively-designed building at the corner of Northeast Couch Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard." ...Read More

Central Eastside's newest coworking space opens its brand new doors

Central Eastside's newest coworking space opens its brand new doors

"CENTRL Office opened its doors on the new space this week, welcoming a few early tenants that Hughes characterized as beta tenants as the coworking space gets up and running. CENTRL has 22,000 square feet of space across two floors of the building, which also includes about 75 residential units, ground-floor retail and on-site parking. The building itself, developed by Beam Development and Urban Development + Partners, is just wrapping up construction." Read More...

The next Burnside Bridgehead tower promises 18 ultra-modern stories

The next Burnside Bridgehead tower promises 18 ultra-modern stories

"Beam Development and Urban Development + Partners have teamed up for an 18- to 20-story apartment building as phase II of Block 75, which is located at the corner of Northeast Davis and Third. The building will sit next to phase I of the block, a 10-story mixed-use building from Beam and UDP called Slate." Read More...

Fast-growing digital agency stakes its claim in Central Eastside

Fast-growing digital agency stakes its claim in Central Eastside

In six years, digital product agency Uncorked Studios has gone from residing in an accelerator to part-owner of a four-story building going up in the Central Eastside. “When we signed to take over half the third floor (in the current space), we joked that next time we would do a building together,” Marcelino Alverez said. “Sure enough, about three months after we expanded, they [Beam Development] said they might have a building.” Read More...

Photos: Work Progresses On Burnside Bridgehead Project

Photos: Work Progresses On Burnside Bridgehead Project

"The Block 75 mixed-use project at the Burnside Bridgehead, a joint development between Urban Development + Partners and Beam Development, continues to take shape. The ten-story mixed-use building  will feature ground-floor retail, creative office space on floors 2-4, and six stories of apartments on the upper floors. The concrete and steel frame building was topped out last month, and crews are busy installing the curtainwall on the building's..." Read more

Developers Knock On Wood with New High Rises

Developers Knock On Wood with New High Rises

"Developer Brad Malsin of Beam Development said this week he’s eyeballing a mixed-use wood building of up to 20 stories for the second phase of development of Block 75 at the Burnside Bridgehead. That on top of a timber frame building at 811 S.E. Stark that will offer close to 40,000 square feet of creative office over retail space." Read More...

Will Portland's Next Skyline Addition Be A 20-story Wooden Tower?

Will Portland's Next Skyline Addition Be A 20-story Wooden Tower?

"Brad Malsin, owner of Beam Development, said his firm is considering a cross-laminated timber (CLT) building for Phase 2 of Block 75 at the Burnside Bridgehead." "We'd love to shoot for close to 20 stories," he said. "We're debating some kind of mixed-use and we'll try to do some new angle on creative office."...Read More

Shleifer Furniture to shutter after 80 years, will clear way for Central Eastside hotel

Shleifer Furniture to shutter after 80 years, will clear way for Central Eastside hotel

“I’ve done my best to make sure the building, and our business, was a cornerstone of many of the things going on around here,” Shleifer said. “(Beam Development is) very active in, and supportive of, this area. They understand buildings of this generation, and they’ll do a fantastic job with historic renovations.” Read More...

The Burnside Bridgehead Takes Off At Last

The Burnside Bridgehead Takes Off At Last

"Beam Development took the wraps off its $17 million redevelopment of the former Convention Plaza, 120 N.E. Third Ave. Thursday night, signaling at long last that Portland’s dream of a vital economic zone at the east end of the Burnside Bridge is finally becoming reality." Read More...

Burnside Bridgehead On Verge Of First Project

Burnside Bridgehead On Verge Of First Project

"The Convention Plaza Building, at 123 N.E. Third Ave., is the subject of a Disposition and Development Agreement between the Portland Development Commission and Beam Development. The building would be the first project to move forward in the five-block redevelopment area in Portland’s central eastside." Read More...