The Audubon Society of Portland has organized Lights Out Portland for September 30, 2016 to save energy, save lives and see stars. Studies show in the United States, up to 1 billion birds die every year from colliding into a building window. Most birds migrate at night and rely on natural light from the sky, but city lights can interfere and deceive their path. By reducing our lighting, we can minimize risk and provide a safe route.
Portland will be joining 21 other cities to turn off unnecessary light to our buildings. To do our part, TMT has asked tenants of Park Avenue West and Fox Tower to pull down their blinds at dusk on the 30th. Our building engineers will be turning off our roof & non-emergency lights as well.
Please join us on September 30th and shut it down for Lights Out Portland!
Bright orange bikes are scattered all over Portland- 1,000 to be exact. They are designed and operated by Nike to create a solution for locals and tourists to ride around the city conveniently. We are fortunate to have a bike station located right in Director Park. If you need a break from work, are on your lunch break or just ready to take a ride on the esplanade, look no further than BIKETOWN.
The 5th annual Brews for New Avenues fundraising event was on August 26th. They featured a live and silent auction for the rarest bears in this region and the most popular beers on tap for participants to enjoy. In 2015, they had over 700 attendees and raised $58,000! This year, tickets sold out and raised $150,000!
100% of the proceeds from Brews goes directly to New Avenues for Youth, a non-profit organization that provides programs & services to prevent youth homelessness in our Portland community.
Vanessa Sturgeon stopped by The Business Briefing with Brian Bushlach for a discussion about Park Avenue West. Vanessa talked about the upcoming pre-leasing of the apartment units, beginning on October 1st. Listeners got an update on the new Stoel Rives office space that will take up the top 9 floors of the building, before Brian and Vanessa discussed why the area adjacent to Park Avenue West, Fox Tower, and Director Park is becoming the new hub of downtown Portland. Click below to listen to the show.
The Avenues of Art event auction is coming up on June 25th in Director Park. Below is a map of a self-guided walking tour through Downtown Portland that will give you the opportunity to preview the panels that will be up for auction. All proceeds from the auction go to support New Avenues for Youth, a local non-profit that helps empower youth to exit street life. The stars indicate where you can stop off and see some of this amazing artwork on display.
Avenues of Art returns this year with the Billions and Billions of People auction in Director Park on June 25th from 5:00 -8:00 pm. Up for auction at the event are the colorful, hand-painted panels that made up the Billions and Billions of People public art installation that once surrounded the Park Avenue West construction site.
Commissioned by President & CEO of TMT Development, Vanessa Sturgeon in 2011 to help beautify the site, these panels were painted by local artists and homeless youth served by New Avenues for Youth. Sturgeon currently sits on the Board of Directors for New Avenues for Youth, a non-profit that her grandfather, Tom Moyer, helped found. The organization helps to empower homeless youth to exit street life. TMT Development is proud to have provided real life, paid job training for this project and continues to support the mission of New Avenues for Youth.
The event is open to the public and all proceeds go to support New Avenues for Youth. To purchase VIP tickets for the event, click here.
Vanessa Sturgeon stopped by The Business Briefing w/ Brian Bushlach this weekend for an in-depth discussion about the Portland commercial real estate market. In addition to giving 101 KXL listeners a progress update on the Park Avenue West project, Brian and Vanessa also discussed the new Umpqua Bank neighborhood store that recently opened at Fox Tower.
We’d like to welcome two new retail tenants to Fox Tower. Umpqua Bank opened it’s newest retail store on March 9th. This location includes some exciting features such as an in-bank library, two conference rooms, and complimentary coffee and tea, all available to the public. The branch hours are Mon – Thu: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Our second new retail tenant is Pieology Pizza. Opening on March 20th, Pieology is a fast-casual pizza restaurant that lets the customer design their own pizza. Once the customer chooses the toppings, the pizza is out of the oven and with to the customer in less than five minutes. Store hours at the Fox Tower location are Mon – Thu: 11:00am – 9:30pm, Fri – Sat: 11:00am – 10:30pm, and Sun: 11:00 am – 9:00pm.
TMT President & CEO Vanessa Sturgeon stopped by The Business Briefing w/ Brian Bushlach this past weekend to discuss Park Avenue West Tower and the state of the commercial real estate market in Portland. Click below for audio.