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Save Energy, Save Lives, See Stars- Lights Out Portland!

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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!


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: Jeremy Ward

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

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Jeremy Ward is the Chief Engineer at TMT  Development. Our intern Jay Park recently sat down with Jeremy to ask him a few questions about his role at TMT.


How long have you worked with TMT? Almost 10 years.

Where did you go to school? I went to Parkrose High School and graduated from Portland Community College.

How long did it take to finish school? I’m still in school. I’ve been in many different programs and apprenticeships.

Why did you come to TMT? I desired benefits and stability/structure from a job. I wanted a home. Once my first child was born, I didn’t want to travel anymore and wanted to establish a home base at TMT.

What are your everyday duties? I make sure the building is operating properly – A/C is working and all the first impressions of the building are running smoothly. My ultimate job is to make tenants happy.

What is your favorite task? I like working with people and troubleshooting. I also like tough challenges and enjoy fixing things when no one else can.

What is your least favorite task? The work load can be stressful and can be demanding, as it is such a big building and there are so many tenants.

What are you most excited about in regards to Park Avenue West? To be the engineer for the newest high rise in Portland. It’s like a cool new toy to play with.

What is the most common problem in the Fox Tower? Mostly heating and cooling, air flow in general.

What type of qualities do you need to succeed in this job? You need to be a people person and driven. It helps if you’re self-sufficient, have an eye for detail, and are flexible and team-oriented.

What is your ideal day? Everything is completed and everyone’s smiling.

If you could change one thing about the building, what would it be? Revolving doors would be installed because it would make the building lobby warmer in the winter time.

What is the easiest part of your job? Dealing with the tenants and interacting with people.

What is the most difficult? Sometimes stress comes with this job and can be overwhelming. You constantly have to prioritize tasks and projects.

What is the best feature in this building? I love the architecture and shape of Fox Tower.

What have you learned the most through this job? Patience.

What advice would you give to a new engineer? Go with the flow and be open to new practices.

What was the biggest mistake you made while on the job?  Temporarily considering another job offer.

What was the most gratifying thing you did while on the job? A car was on fire in the parking garage and I put it out before the fire department arrived!



Business Briefing FM 101 KXL

Vanessa Sturgeon stopped by The Business Briefing with Brian Bushlach for a discussion about the Portland real estate market. In addition to giving 101 KXL listeners a progress update on Park Avenue West,  Brian and Vanessa talk about why it’s a “landlord’s market” in Portland right now, with vacancies at a historic low. Vanessa also discusses why she signed her name to the Portland Business Alliance letter to Mayor Hales over his refusal to bring the Pembina Pipeline project’s environmental amendment in front of the city council for a vote. Click below to listen to the show.

Avenues of Art: Self-Guided Walking Tour

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.


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Panel sponsors for Avenues of Art:

New Avenues INK

Wieden + Kennedy

Annie Meyer Gallery

Whole Foods – Pearl

The Good Mod

The Upper Lip

Union Bank Tower

Umpqua Bank

Ringside Fish House


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Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShop – Yamhill

1000 Broadway Building

Shorenstein Real Estate Service – Congress Center

Oregon Historical Society

City Hall – Atrium

Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShop – PSU

Tenant Appreciation Day at Fox Tower

Our bi-annual Tenant Appreciation event took place on June 4th in the Fox Tower lobby. As a way of saying thank you to our tenants, Ringside Fish House served an assortment of delicious appetizers and beverages while  Celtic harpist Elizabeth Nicholson provided the musical entertainment. The event also served as an opportunity for the TMT team to greet the tenants and show our appreciation.

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TMT Development Awarded 2015 National Commercial Real Estate Award for Excellence

TMT Development was recently awarded the Real Estate Customer Service Award for the 5th year in a row for Fox Tower!  Presented by CEL & Associates, this award is only given to companies with a high customer satisfaction score determined through confidential customer service surveys. Tenant satisfaction is always our #1 priority at TMT, and we thank our tenants for this prestigious honor.

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Business Briefing FM 101 KXL

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.

Welcome to our new retail tenants now open at Fox Tower

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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.

Tenant appreciation events at Fox Tower and Studio Building

TMT Development is committed to the satisfaction of our tenants. Their satisfaction is what drives us everyday. We always like to stop and say thank you to our tenants in person and get a chance to express how much we value them. In that spirit we teamed up with Pacific Perks and Elephants Delicatessen for our Winter Tenant Appreciation Events at Fox Tower and the Studio Building. Pacific Perks brought the smoothies and coffee, Elephants brought the pastries. These events give our tenants a chance to interface with TMT staff that they might not see on a regular basis, and gives TMT staff a chance to chat with the tenants, receive feedback, and say thank you.