A letter from the owners
Pride of ownership. Pride in our city.
Our family has been fortunate enough to call Portland home for four generations. We have always viewed our investments in Portland real estate as exactly that, an investment aimed at bettering a city that we care deeply about. As Portland has gained prominence as one of the nation’s strongest real estate markets, we are excited about the city’s trajectory and the abundant opportunities that lie ahead. No opportunity are we more excited about than the one presented in the “Ankeny Blocks”. Ideally located in the middle of downtown Portland, the Ankeny Blocks serve as the city’s perfect platform for transformative large-scale development.
We believe that urban densification is here to stay: people, particularly young creative individuals, prefer to live and work downtown. Portlanders are no exception – they would much rather spend their time enjoying the city’s nationally renowned culinary, scenic, and outdoor offerings than battling traffic during their daily commutes! However, opportunities for large scale downtown development are few and far between. Developing a mixed-use, urban campus presents the painstaking challenge of assembling properties piecemeal. The Ankeny Blocks provide the unique opportunity to build millions of square feet upon 11 proximate land sites. In a city defined by its creativity, we view this as the ultimate creative opportunity: a chance to build a city-defining, multi-site project in the heart of Portland.
We are proud of our city. We take great pride in its past and given Portland’s continued influx of dynamic, educated people, we are confident in its bright future. We look forward to discussing your proposed vision and deal structure for the Ankeny Blocks. A city on the rise awaits your grand plans.