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Fox Tower Goes Green for Earth Week

In honor of Earth Day, TMT Development provided electronic recycling through E-Waste Matters for our Fox Tower tenants and two days celebrating our tenants green efforts through our green vendors on Thursday and Friday.   This is one of our favorite weeks of the year and a time to acknowledge what we are all doing every day to make this earth a better place.

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We provided over 10 varieties of tomato plants to show our appreciation for the participation of our tenants. Everyone was excited to get to choose their personal preference. We had Chocolate Cherry, Brandywine, Roma, Early Girl and Oregon Spring Tomatoes. 12 tenants in our building won amazing gift cards to Ringside Fish House, Brunch Box, Pastini, Nordstrom, Nike, TriMet, Dragontree Spa and Case Study Coffee to our tenants who visited our local vendors who practice sustainability every day.

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Thank you to the following vendors for making Earth Week at Fox Tower such a success:

Soup Cycle,  Earth Share Oregon,  Rebuilding Center,  Portland Pedal Power,  Eco Baby GearEnergy TrustBark OutGreen Furniture SolutionsCartridge World, and E-Waste Matters

Employee spotlight: Rebecca Cowan

Get to know the TMT Team in our new feature, Employee Spotlight!

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Rebecca Cowan is an Accounting Assistant here at TMT Development. Our intern Jay Park recently sat down with Rebecca to ask her a few questions about her job.

1. How long have you worked with TMT? Fifteen years this month!

2. Where did you graduate from? Marylhurst Univeristy

3. What brought you to TMT? I started working here as a temp and then I became a full-time employee.

4. What are your everyday duties? Paying bills, depositing checks, and keeping track of records and reports.

5. What is your favorite task? Depositing big checks :)

6. What is your least favorite task? I dislike confronting vendors when they have made a mistake.

7. What are you most excited about in regards to Park Avenue West? The exterior of the tower is very unique for downtown, so the building gets a lot of natural light. I also like that the area around the building is always bustling.

8. What is the most common problem in the Fox Tower? Temperature issues. It’s either too cold or too hot.

9. What type of qualities do you need to succeed in this job? You definitely need strong organizational skills

10. What does your ideal day look like? When everything on my list gets done efficiently and accurately. Also, I enjoy having a variety of projects rather than one task.

11. What is the best feature in this building? Definitely the views.

12. What have you learned the most through this job? Accounting principles.

13. What advice would you give to a new accountant? Stay organized and figure out how to work well with a variety of personalities.

14. What was the biggest mistake you made while on the job? Losing a stack of checks on my desk when I was fairly new to the job.

15. What was the most gratifying thing you did while on the job? When I was working as a property manager, I assisted with the beginning stages of developing Park Avenue West by contacting vendors for bids and reaching out to the city for the clarification of city policies/regulations.


Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity

TMT is committed to being active in our local community and one of the organizations we support annually is  Habitat for Humanity. The TMT team helped by putting the finishing touches on a few homes at Trillium Court in Southwest Portland. It was great opportunity to get out of the office, strap on our tool belts, and work with other community members to build homes for some deserving families.


DMV Grand Opening at Delta Park Center


The new North Portland DMV Field Office is now open at Delta Park Center. Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 30th, the new field office officially opened for business. Relocated from their former office on Interstate Avenue, the new DMV Field Office provides a larger lobby waiting area, additional counter spaces to increase capacity to serve customers, and parking spaces to accommodate guests.

The new DMV office is located at 1186 N. Hayden Meadows Drive.

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Women of Color Empowerment Conference Brings Leaders to the Table

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The 2nd annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference was held yesterday in Portland. Co-hosted by the Portland Business Alliance and the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce, the event brought together some of Portland’s top women leaders to discuss how they conduct business with integrity and ethical sensitivity. Following a keynote from Higher Education Coordinating Commission Chief of Staff Cheryl Myers, TMT President & CEO Vanessa Sturgeon joined Kay Toran of Volunteers of America Oregon and Janet LaBar of Greater Portland, Inc,, to discuss concrete strategies to empower women in business.

Vanessa Sturgeon honors Tom Moyer

Tom Moyer honored at DJC 2015 Newsmakers Luncheon

The Daily Journal of Commerce 2015 Newsmakers Luncheon was held yesterday at the Sentinel Hotel.  TMT President & CEO Vanessa Sturgeon was on hand to accept a posthumous 2015 Newsmakers award on behalf of her grandfather, TMT founder Tom Moyer. Park Avenue West, Moyer’s final project, was recognized as having significant impact during the coming year.  Also receiving Newsmakers awards yesterday were Delta Park Center tenants Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME), and Park Avenue West  General Contractor Hoffman Construction, a longtime TMT partner. Additional 2015 Newsmakers awards winners yesterday: Colas Construction Deborah Kafoury Jill Sherman Viewpoint Construction Software Bing Sheldon Roberta Hunte Omega Morgan Naito Development Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP The Confluence Project Vigor Industrial City of Portland Bureau of Development Services Ed Wortman and Sharon Wood Wortman Andersen Construction BOMA Oregon Crowdstreet SRG Partnership Works Partnership Architecture

Congratulations to all the Newsmakers!

Feast Portland donates big money to end hunger in 2014


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Feast Portland is a big draw to our city, especially Downtown. Chefs from all over the country gather here in September for the Pacific Northwest’s premier food festival that attracts over 10,000 people. One of Feast Portland’s key missions is to reduce hunger in Oregon and all over the country by donating net proceeds to worthy charities. It was recently announced that $62,143 was donated in 2014 to  the charitable partners Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon!

TMT Development is a proud sponsor of Feast Portland and shares its commitment to ending hunger in Oregon.

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TMT gives gifts this holiday season – Adopt-a-Family

TMT was excited to participate in the Adopt-A-Family program again this holiday season. Through generous donations from our employees, we were able to provide holiday gifts for a young mother and her three children. Giving back to the community is at the heart of what we do here at TMT, and we were honored to help bring joy to this family during the holidays!

Vanessa Sturgeon, President & CEO of TMT

Unite for The Knight: TMT announces employee matching program

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TMT Development is happy to announce our support of the Knight Cancer Challenge through the Unite for the Knight campaign by matching employee donations 2 to 1.

Unite for the Knight is a coalition of business and labor that has come together to help the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute raise the $500 million dollars that Phil and Penny Knight have pledged to match. The $1 billion, two year challenge will help fund new research facilities to end cancer as we know it.