News release

BPM signs two office tenants to Portland’s Block 216 building via JLL

Deals for tenant Davis Wright Tremaine and private equity firm Banneker Partners complement imminent opening of hotel, residential condominiums, retail, F&B partners

June 16, 2023

Jessica Wozniak

Agency Leasing and Markets PR
+1 312-288-3950

BPM Real Estate Group today announced that its new 35-story Block 216 mixed-use property has signed leases to two office tenants, signaling further momentum for the office, hotel, condominium, and retail project in Portland’s popular West End neighborhood. The office leasing is in addition to the previously announced lease up of all the ground floor retail space for food hall and Packouz Jewelers/Rolex.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, a leading national law firm with a century-long presence in Portland, has signed on as the anchor tenant, taking just over 19,100 square feet of the 7th floor, the top-most available for office tenants. San Francisco-based private equity firm Banneker Partners has leased 4,545 square feet of space on the fourth floor, overlooking 10th Avenue and the entry into the Pearl District. 

Davis Wright Tremaine was advised by the Portland office of JLL and by Century Pacific in Seattle. JLL is also the leasing agent for the office building. Banneker was represented by Kevin Joshi of Kidder Matthews.

With office space located on floors 3 through 7, Block 216 presents an innovative workplace with amenities and on-site options unlike other buildings. Floors 5 and 6 can be configured as contiguous space for companies seeking up to 67,256 square feet. The 4th floor is a multi-tenant floor for smaller footprint needs.

“BPM is delivering a unique, high-quality, vertical community to Portland that is gaining considerable interest from the business community including these marquee employers who want a best-in-class workplace for attracting and keeping great talent,” said Jake Lancaster, Senior Managing Director for JLL. “Block 216 is where dynamic businesses will plant roots to take advantage of the most activated mixed-use building in the city.”

According to Davis Tremaine’s Portland partner-in-charge, Bill Miner, “We are thrilled to bring our lawyers, staff, and clients the benefit of this dynamic new space to work, collaborate, and connect. Our new space is tailored to a hybrid workstyle, promoting better connectivity and team-building to help ensure our time in the office is high-value.”

Walter Bowen, BPM’s CEO and Chairman stated “I have been a developer in the city for more than 40 years. And while the past few years have been difficult, I know that Portland can return to the city that I, and so many locals and travelers, have loved for decades”.

The nearly complete Block 216, now the fourth-tallest building in Portland, will open the city’s first five-star hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, in August. The Ritz features 251 guest rooms and world-class dining, spa, pool, ballroom, meeting rooms and fitness facilities.

The for-sale Ritz-Carlton Residences, including 132 luxury homes on floors 21 through 35 Owners will enjoy unparalleled amenities, such as an exclusive 8th floor owner’s lounge, 19th floor infinity pool and fitness facility and secured underground parking with access to valet service.

Also opening Fall 2023, the ground-floor food hall, The Flock, will include a variety of culinary offerings such as Queen Mama’s Kitchen which started as a popular Hillsboro food truck, brewery-café Prime Tap House, Korean fare from Kim Jong Grillin, Artly Coffee and others.

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