Is Bend Big Enough?

According to recent census reports, Deschutes County is the 7th fastest-growing metro area in the country – adding 4,400 people in the last year. Unlike the rest of the country, Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone was quoted as saying, “We had a positive population growth even during the recession”. With the rapid increase of people moving to Central Oregon in combination with less than 1 percent of available rental housing inventory, one must question if we have the resources to sustain the influx. To answer this, the community as a whole may need to take a serious, thoughtful and immediate look at the expedited expansion of the urban growth boundary, a discussion that has already been ongoing for years.

Pearl District Office Now Open

After revealing plans to expand into Portland, Lake Oswego and Vancouver, Washington at the end of 2014, we are happy to report that Cascade Sotheby’s Realty’s first office in The Pearl District is now open! There is such a natural connection between these markets that we see tremendous benefit for our existing clients in both Central Oregon and Portland Metro and look forward to the opportunity to serve both areas. Please visit our new office at 1321 NW Hoyt Street, Portland, OR 97209.

Joe Reitzug Joins Cascade Sotheby’s in Portland

Cascade Sotheby’s is thrilled to announce Joe Reitzug as the new Vice President of Operations for our Portland and SW Washington offices. Once a wide receiver for the Oregon Ducks, Joe was most recently a Senior Vice President with John L. Scott Real Estate. However, after an introduction to Deb Tebbs, owner of Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, Reitzug was excited about Deb’s vision for her franchise’s expansion into the Portland and Vancouver markets. When a chance to be part of the dynamic growth opportunity presented itself, he couldn’t pass it up. We welcome Joe and his wealth of knowledge and experience to the Cascade Sotheby’s team and look forward to a prosperous and exciting future together! Read the entire article on the Portland Business Journal’s website.

REALTOR Mag Announces Finalists for 30 Under 30

REALTOR Mag recently announced its list of 50 finalists vying to be on the elite list of 30 Under 30’s class of 2015. Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty is incredibly proud to announce that our very own Jordan Grandlund is in the running. The few in this category have been chosen because of their strength & commitment to their profession throughout struggles & successes, while demonstrating the highest level of integrity. Please join us in voting for Jordan by clicking here.