Tag Archives: Vancouver Business Journal

Local office market heating up

The commercial office real estate market in Southwest Washington continues to improve, according to local real estate professionals contacted by the Journal. The overall vacancy rate for top-tier class A and B office properties has dropped to 16 percent or less, from a high point of about 21 percent a few years ago, according to…
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Hotels are heating up

By Greg L. Goforth Article published in the Vancouver Business Journal 09/27/13 On a national basis, the hotel industry has been showing significantly increased activity in 2013. Research from several of the largest real estate investment services firms has shown a 29 percent increase in transaction volume and a 55 percent increase in sales value…
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City’s pre-lease program paying dividends

Submit an application and wait. Play phone-tag. Alter and adjust your plans. Resubmit your application and wait some more. It’s an all too familiar act for business owners who have bought or leased a pre-existing building in the past. With more of an emphasis on economic development, the city of Vancouver wants the business community…
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Lighting the candle of development

Drive north along I-5 and just beyond Exit 7, you enter a stretch of highway where cranes and concrete dominate the skyline. You’re seeing the fourth stage of the 17-year, $133 million Salmon Creek Interchange Project, which is the primary spark to ignite a fuse that literally changes the face of Clark County. The population…
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