15 striking Vacasa rental options in the Pacific Northwest (Photos)

15 striking Vacasa rental options in the Pacific Northwest (Photos)

Our cover story this week features a look at a mammoth fundraise by one of Portland’s most-compelling companies. The PBJ’s Malia Spencer tells what went on behind the scenes as Vacasa worked with a set of new investors that eventually delivered a big ($103.5 million) payoff. Vacasa, one of Oregon’s fastest-growing companies, is a vacation rental management firm. It works with property owners to market their homes to short-term renters. In so doing, it handles everything from booking to cleaning…

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15 striking Vacasa rental options in the Pacific Northwest (Photos)

Apple won’t follow Amazon’s bidding war approach to choosing new campus

Apple won’t follow Amazon’s bidding war approach to choosing new campus

Apple Inc. wants to create a new corporate campus that will house thousands of employees, but it won’t follow Amazon.com’s highly public approach to finding a city to host its second outpost, stated a report out Thursday afternoon in Reuters. According to the news agency, Apple won’t hold a bidding process for its new campus. The company on Wednesday announced its plans as part of its efforts to contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy over the next five years. The company said it will create…

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Apple won’t follow Amazon’s bidding war approach to choosing new campus

Portland’s land shortage brings ground lease projects to the fore

Portland’s land shortage brings ground lease projects to the fore

As available land diminishes, developers are finding success with projects on property they don’t own

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Portland’s land shortage brings ground lease projects to the fore

Keys to the HQ2 fight: Amazon follows fast-and-hard negotiating playbook with finalists

Keys to the HQ2 fight: Amazon follows fast-and-hard negotiating playbook with finalists

Looking at Amazon’s list of 20 metros through its strategic lens whittles the finalists down further.

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Keys to the HQ2 fight: Amazon follows fast-and-hard negotiating playbook with finalists

All about Amazon: City leaders from San Jose to Boston weigh next steps following HQ2 announcement

All about Amazon: City leaders from San Jose to Boston weigh next steps following HQ2 announcement

The nation came to something close to a standstill Thursday in the minutes following Amazon.com’s announcement that some 20 cities made the first cut in its search for a new North American headquarters. But have no doubt: The race is officially on. San Jose is not one of the shortlisted cities. In fact, it seems very few U.S. cities stood a chance from the get go. Of the 20 cities highlighted in Amazon’s shortlist, 16 are east of the Mississippi River, and seven of those locations are clustered…

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