GBD makes its mark on the current Portland Office market
June 25, 2015
A new report by the Oregonian lists Portland’s top six existing office buildings that are garnering “Class A-Plus” rents. The list includes Fox Tower, First & Main, Moda Tower, the US Bancorp Tower, and two buildings in the Brewery Blocks. Of the six buildings on the list, GBD was involved in four.
GBD designed the Brewery Blocks as part of a five-block urban mixed-use redevelopment that was fully completed in 2006. GBD’s offices are also located in the Brewery Blocks in the historic Brewhouse building.
GBD designed First & Main, a 19-story, 360,000 sq. foot building completed in May 2010 on Portland’s downtown waterfront.
And just last year, GBD completed a significant makeover of US Bancorp Tower’s public areas, including the plaza, lobby, and atrium.
As the article states:
“Companies are looking for unique space in amenity-rich offices and neighborhoods as a way to attract new talent . . . businesses are increasingly looking for unique workplaces that can promote a sense of culture within a company”