A smash hit in the Central Eastside

A smash hit in the Central Eastside

"An 86-year-old commercial building in the Central Eastside Industrial District is being demolished to create space for a new mixed-use development. The building… will be replaced by a six-story building with ground-floor commercial space and five stories of open creative office space. Andersen Construction is serving as the general contractor for the Hacker-designed project, which is being developed by a partnership between Beam Development and Urban Development + Partners." Read more.

Prosper Portland picks longtime Portland developer for ODOT Blocks

Prosper Portland picks longtime Portland developer for ODOT Blocks

“Prosper Portland has picked a well-known local to partner with on its ambitious ODOT Blocks project. The agency chose Beam Development's proposal for the 2.19-acre site in the Central Eastside out of six proposals submitted earlier this year. Beam's team also includes Hacker Architects, Colas Construction and Mackenzie.”

Why a Portland manufacturer is paying more to be in the Central Eastside

Why a Portland manufacturer is paying more to be in the Central Eastside

"Jason Bolt moved his replacement sunglasses lens company, Revant, from Eugene to Portland in 2013, placing the office portion of the business in the Ford Building of the Central Eastside Industrial District and its manufacturing operations in a space a few blocks away. Over the past two years, though, he's been looking for space big enough to consolidate both elements of his business under one roof." Read more.

Groundbreaking Artists Space Milepost 5 Changes Hands

Groundbreaking Artists Space Milepost 5 Changes Hands

"Portland’s groundbreaking live/work space for artists, Milepost 5, has provided affordable space for hundreds of artists over the years. Its offbeat history offers a mix of lessons about mashing up art and commerce. The company that brought it to life is about to sell the complex to a company that specializes in redeveloping affordable housing." Read more.

Central Eastside evolves into one of Portland's hottest — and priciest — office scenes

Central Eastside evolves into one of Portland's hottest — and priciest — office scenes

"Like many Portland tech startups before it, Uncorked Studios found itself a few years ago occupying some space in the RiverTec Building in the Pearl District. But as the digital product agency began to grow, it needed to find a new home. Working with JLL and Beam Development, Uncorked ended up moving across the river into 1,500 square feet of the Eastbank Commerce Center in the Central Eastside Industrial District. According to Marcelino Alvarez, founder and CEO at Uncorked, the jump across the Willamette was prompted in part by the budding relationship with Beam, partly by the Central Eastside’s character and partly by the cheaper rents." Read more.

Cool Spaces: Uncorked Studios' Central Eastside home checks all the creative office boxes

Cool Spaces: Uncorked Studios' Central Eastside home checks all the creative office boxes

"It's got a staircase that pays homage to Wieden+Kennedy, and every day there are a handful of canines snoozing underfoot or loping around the office. There's a rooftop deck with killer views of downtown Portland, a gourmet kitchen for employees and a kegerator that pumps out not beer, but unique flavors of sparkling water. So in more ways than one, Uncorked Studios' new office in the new 811 Stark building has all the ingredients that make for a cool, creative space."  Read more.

Staggered volumes help make Portland’s Slate building an energy-efficient marvel

Staggered volumes help make Portland’s Slate building an energy-efficient marvel

"Portland, Oregon’s new mixed-use development, known as Slate, consists of a shifting stack of volumes that reflect the vibrancy and complexity of the neighborhood. The development, designed by Works Progress Architecture for co-developers Urban Development Partners and Beam Development, earned LEED Gold certification as an energy-efficient complex that takes the curtain-wall system to the next level." Read more.

Central Eastside continues its transformation with another creative office building

Central Eastside continues its transformation with another creative office building

"Beam Development and Urban Development + Partners are teaming up to bring a six-story, cross-laminated timber creative office building to the corner of Southeast MLK and Southeast Stark Street. The building, designed by Portland architecture firm Hacker, will be the latest in a string of office projects that are transforming the neighborhood away from its industrial roots and toward its creative office future." Read more.

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...