Communities are the key to good real estate development

Portland Business Journal I February 13, 2015

Developers in Portland often walk a delicate line between what they have in mind for their projects and what neighbors have in mind, too. Patrick Kessi, founder of PHK Development, has been through the process a few times himself now. Kessi is the developer behind Lake Oswego’s Wizer Block, a controversial development that drew three nights of standing-room only testimony before the city council and that is currently before the state Land Use Board of Appeals. He also developed the Thurman Street Lofts and the 937 Condominiums in Portland’s Pearl District and just revealed plans for a seven-story apartment building in Sullivan’s Gulch.

Kessi’s latest completed project is the Marvel 29 in St. Johns. In a guest column for the Business Journal, Kessi shares some thoughts on his approach to working with community members to bring his projects to fruition.

Read guest column here