Eight New Properties Added to the Cascade Portfolio
It's official! Cascade Management is excited to welcome eight new properties to its Pacific Northwest portfolio. The properties, located throughout Washington, add nearly 1400 new units under management.
Members of the Cascade executive team, HR, Compliance, and Marketing departments held an introduction and training session just outside Seattle today to meet the newest staff members. CEO Dave Bachman posed with Maintenance Technician Yuriy Gorun of Greentree and Park Hill Apartment complexes to show off his new Cascade apparel.
Construction Continues at Brand New Iron Horse Lodge!
Another Cascade Management development is nearing completion as construction continues at Iron Horse Lodge in Prineville, OR. The affordable property will have 26 one- and two-bedroom apartments for 55+ year old tenants. A Grand Opening celebration is scheduled for May 2016.
Cascade Welcomes Its 500th Employee!
Amid Portland's booming housing market, Cascade Management is pleased to welcome its 500th employee! With 10 years of industry experience, Jill Michalek joins the company as Marketing Specialist, marking the milestone for Cascade. She will support Tiffany Roderick, Director of Marketing and Communications, and joins other Marketing team members Bonnie Horab, Summer Fucile, and Summer Moon in supporting the firm's lease ups, business development, and advertising efforts.
In business for over 40 years, Cascade Management now manages 253 housing communities and 9642 individual units throughout Oregon and Washington. The company remains committed to providing the best real estate and property management services in the Pacific Northwest with its network of portfolio managers, in-house compliance experts, and Marketing team members.
Advancing Momentum and New Ideas in 2016
Our CEO, David Bachman, and current President of Multifamily NW writes about the advancing momentum and new ideas in 2016 in this month's newsletter from Multifamily NW:
Kennewick Housing Authority Cuts Ribbon on New Property
On January 6th, 2016, members of the Kennewick Housing Authority cut the ceremonial ribbon and hosted an open house event at the brand new Nueva Vista Apartments in Kennewick, WA. The 32-unit affordable housing complex broke ground last January and move-ins are expected to start in the coming weeks. The property will also hold a playground, open outdoor space, and a community room where residents can receive support services.
On hand for the event were KHA Executive Director Lona Hammer, KHA Board Chair Tom Moak, Kennewick Mayor Pro-Tem/Councilmember Don Britain, and members of the community.
The Barcelona at Beaverton Application Intake Event
Update on The Barcelona at Beaverton Application Intake Event:
• Due to Beaverton City code regarding obstructing public right-of-way, no lining up on the sidewalk or on the property of The Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ prior to 10:00 am on Friday, August 21st will be permitted.
• Please bring your application and tenant screening criteria completely filled out.
• Please bring with your photo identification.
• Please bring your money order or check for the screening fee of $42.00. No cash or debit/credit card will be accepted.
Thank you so much for your cooperation.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 24, 2015
Director of Marketing and Communications
Cascade Management, Inc.
McCoy Village Request for Rental Modification Clarification
Cascade Management understands there are concerns that have been expressed by the residents of McCoy Village regarding the rent increase notices sent on July 23, 2015. Those notices were issued in error and have been rescinded. The intent of the previous notices is to determine how much Home Forward will allow to be paid for the unit. Any increase is intended to have minimal impact on the resident portion of the rent payment. We are in the process of clarifying this point with the residents by way of resident notices and a resident meeting.
Any further inquiries related to this matter should be directed to Cascade Management, Inc. at (503) 682-7788.
Cascade Management, Inc.
13221 SW 68tj Parkway, Suite 310
Portland, OR 97223
Varney Court Open House is scheduled
Varney Court Open House
July 1, 2015
The Mayor of Pasco Matt Watkins along with council member Saul Martinez are scheduled to speak.
Varney Court Apartments in splendid Pasco, WA
Housing for farm workers
Ribbon cutting ceremony
Local catered foods
318 Pearl Street Pasco, WA
Orchards at Orenco Set to Open in June
REACH CDC new development, Orchards at Orenco Station continues to get buzz regarding its innovative design in affordable housing. Not only is one of Hillsboro’s latest housing development allowing low income workers to remain close to jobs and transportation, it has the added bonus of lowering their energy bills as well. Making this affordable housing project even more affordable.
Find out more at: http://reachcdc.org/about-us/projects-in-the-pipeline/
Orchards at Orenco gets National Coverage
When REACH Community Development completes its newest workforce housing community in a few months, it will have also built the largest multifamily Passive House in North America.
Orchards at Orenco will be a landmark development for the nonprofit organization and the Passive House movement.
In 2013, REACH purchased a 6-acre site next to the MAX light-right station at Orenco Station in Hillsboro, Ore., near Portland. “Our vision was to build three multifamily buildings on the land,” says Laura Recko, director of fundraising and public relations. “We always had the vision that at least one of the buildings would be a Passive House project.”
The Oregonian Visits The Barcelona at Beaverton
Construction workers slogged through the wet winter on the Barcelona At Beaverton apartments, and a sunny March day found they'd made a lot of progress.
When it's complete, this fall, the four-story affordable housing complex on Southwest Lombard Avenue and Southwest First Street will hold 47 units, according toCommunity Partners for Affordable Housing.
Adjacent to the apartments will be a five-story retail-commercial project that will include typical market-rate housing, according to Community Partners.
The land for both projects is owned by the City of Beaverton which will, essentially, lease it long term to the developers.
-- Wendy Owen
The Barcelona at Beaverton is going up, up, up!
We are so excited to see the progress on Barcelona at Beaverton! Check out the Cascade Management Property tab at The Barcelona at Beaverton to find out more informaiton and to be placed on the Interested Part List.
It's This Easy To Help Kids Keep Warm In The Winter
Did you know you can donate a new coat to one of our families in need with just a few clicks? Order from our Amazon.com wishlist and your donation will be shipped directly to us! Just enter shipping address:
10055 E. Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97216
More details here http://impactnw.org/warmhearts/.
Homeless People Share Things That Will Surprise You
For a simple but profound project, Rethink Homelessness invited several of Orlando’s homeless residents to tell the rest of us one fact from their lives that, if we walked past them, we would never expect. As you can imagine, the results are poignantly humanizing…
See more of these surprises from Orlando's homeless population at http://twentytwowords.com/homeless-people-each-share-one-thing-about-themselves-that-will-surprise-you/
NHA and the IKEA Life Improvement Challenge
You can help NHA refurbish our Annie Ross House family shelter by voting for Northwest Housing Alternatives in the IKEA Life Improvement Challenge!
Vote once a day until 3/2 by following the link:
NHA's Annie Ross House can shelter to up to 25 people at a time. Because of the high traffic, things get damaged, appliances take a beating, and storage is always an issue.
Please help us take advantage of this amazing opportunity by voting once a day and by inviting you friends, family, and co-workers to vote as well. Thank you!
For the second year in a row, Oregon is America's No.1 moving destination
We are so excited to live in a state where everyone else wants to join us. This only means that there is going to be a even larger need for Housing #HousingMarket #AffordableHousing #Oregon #PacificNorthWest #Fusion
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NHA's Executive Director, Martha McLennan, will be chatting online with readers from The Oregonian
NHA's Executive Director, Martha McLennan, will be chatting online with readers from The Oregonian in about an hour at 10:30am.
Martha will taking questions about poverty and homelessness in the suburbs. NHA operates the only family shelter in Clackamas County and helps helps close to 200 households avoid or transition from homelessness every year.
How do you turn socks into homes?
Oregonians are donating 20,000 pairs of socks to remind state legislators about the 20,000 kids and tens-of-thousands of others who experienced homelessness last year. $20 million for emergency rental assistance that will help end and prevent homeslessness is on the line. Sock donations will be piled high on the capitol steps on March 11, the Housing Alliance's Housing Opportunity Day. Afterwards they will be donated to nonprofits across the state. Oregon families are tough, resilient and driven. But everyone needs a home to be successful.
Hilsboro gets a Big Boost in Affordable Housing
An $18M boost for affordable housing in Portland, Hillsboro
We are very excited to be a part of this process with REACH Community Development!
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Do You Know What a Passive House is?
Do you know what a Passive House is? Discover how our friends at Walsh Construction Co. and REACH CDC are integrating this awesome GREEN Building facet into one of the new projects we get to team up with them on in Hillsboro.
Learn More at:
Are Tiny Houses the Way to go for Portland's Homeless Population?
Home Petite Home
In the Pacific Northwest, people with nowhere else to go are forming micro-communities with communal kitchens and toilets but teeny, individual sleeping units. Could tiny homes, once the provenance of design blogs, help curb homelessness nationwide?
Hard Hat Tours Starting at New Hilsboro Property
You’re invited to a free, one-hour Hard Hat Tour of the Orchards at Orenco hosted by REACH. Orchards at Orenco represents REACH’s latest commitment to sustainability and affordable living - creating communities open to people of all income levels, offering access to transportation options while remaining close to jobs and community amenities.
But Orchards at Orenco is unique for another reason. It is the largest multi-family building in the United States being built to Passive House energy standards, widely used throughout Europe aimed at reducing tenant utility costs. Orchards is also located in the thriving Orenco neighborhood in Hillsboro, one of Oregon’s fastest growing communities.
Read more about Orchards and Passive House here.
We’re offering “behind the scenes” tours before the building opens to the public. It’s your chance to see this distinctive development unique to the Pacific Northwest.
These will be the only two tours we offer to the public until the Grand Opening in summer 2015 so don’t miss your chance. SPACE IS LIMITED. Click below to register. We’ll see you there.
The site is located at 6520 NE Cherry Drive, Hillsboro, OR. Tours take place from 4:00 – 5:00 pm on the dates listed below (please choose ONE). We will start/end on time. Tours are on a construction site. Please adhere to the following:
- Dress appropriately - closed toed shoes, long pants, and weather appropriate. Hard hats and reflective vests provided. You will be asked to leave the site if your clothing is inappropriate.
- Guests will be asked to sign a Hold Harmless Agreement from Walsh Construction. Tours will start at the Walsh construction trailer, located on the corner of NE Cherry Dr. and NE 231st. The trailer is located in a gravel parking lot, and is signed with “Walsh Construction.”
- You may park on the construction trailer parking lot. If taking public transit, Orchards at Orenco is located on the MAX Blue line which stops about a block from the site.
- We will be climbing stairs. The location is a construction site. As such, wheelchair accessibility will not be available until June 2015.
- SPACE IS LIMITED. We encourage you to sign up early.
For further information, contact Laura Recko, Director of Fundraising & Public Relations with any questions.
PLEASE NOTE: Tours are intended to provide information and education about Orchards at Orenco. They are not intended for people interested in renting REACH housing. For those interested in renting, please check our website for availability and to review our application process. You may also sign up on our email interest list by emailing Orenco Station 1 or by leaving a message at (503) 403-1803. We anticipate model units available for show in early summer June 2015 to prospective tenants.
NOW LEASING at Gilman Court
Gilman Court is a new development set to complete construction in April 2015. Gilman Court features six stories with 60 units of affordable housing for people who are ages 55 and older.
Designed for Safe and Healthy Aging - Gilman Court has been designed to help residents live long and healthy lives. Aging-in-place features include handrails in the hallways, indoor and outdoor community gathering areas. Fully accessible and ADA adaptable apartments are available.
Sustainable Living - Gilman Court will be a LEED Gold certified building, with enhanced water conservation features, community gardens and healthy indoor air quality.
Ride Connection On-Site - Access to free transportation services through our on-site partner Ride Connection that offers transportation education, shuttles and door-to-door transportation services.
Gilman Court is centrally located in Portland’s Gateway neighborhood on the corner of NE Glisan and 99th Avenue in Portland, Oregon. The neighborhood offers excellent transit options, nearby grocery stores, shopping, pharmacies, medical facilities and much more. Gilman Court will have a large community room/TV room, a computer lab, an exercise room and a private outdoor courtyard for building residents. This is a Tax Credit building. Learn more about Tax Credits units. Breathe easy. Smoking is not allowed in any REACH property.
Rated “somewhat walkable”, with a Walk Score of 69.
The Gilman Court waitlist will be opening at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 14th, 2015. Applications will be accepted until 2:00 PM that day. A total of 150 applications will be initially accepted first come, first served, for the waiting list. Download the Gilman Court Waitlist Application Packet
Applicants will need to bring photo ID and the applicant screening fee of $40.00 for each Adult household member. Please bring a check or money order, made out to Gilman Court. We’re sorry but we will NOT able to accept cash. The beginning of the waiting line will be at the entrance to the Glisan Commons Apartments, 555 NE 100th Avenue, and run North on the sidewalk around the building. Due to the limited parking in the neighborhood, we encourage you to arrive by public transportation.
To be put on our Waiting List, you must apply in person. If you are unable to apply in person and need an accommodation by having another person wait in line for you, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 13th, 2015. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our leasing office at: 971.277.7196 or visit our web site at http://www.reachcdc.org
We look forward to meeting you!
Jennie Kime was promoted to Director of Compliance
Jennie Kime has been in the property management industry since 1995 and has experience in many affordable housing programs such as HUD, Rural Development, LIHTC and HOME. In July of 2011, she was hired as the Lead Compliance Specialist for Cascade Management. Two years later, in September of 2013, Jennie was promoted to Director of Compliance and now oversees eight compliance specialists and is our go-to person for compliance questions! Congratulations, Jennie! We are thrilled to have your expertise in affordable housing.
Welcome Stephanne Beauchamp to the Cascade Team
Cascade Management is thrilled to welcome Stephanne Beauchamp to the Cascade team, who began with Cascade in October of 2013. Her previous position was with Paychex Inc. as an HR consultant for small to medium size businesses. She has been in the HR field for 11 years and brings a comprehensive knowledge base of various industries to Cascade, which has afforded her a wide variety of experiences and scenarios in the HR field. Stephanne has an extensive background in federal and multi-state laws from her consulting experience in all 50 states. She has had her PHR certification since 2012 and is a current member of SHRM and PHRMA.
Amanda Williams joins the property management team
Cascade would like to welcome our newest Portfolio Manager, Amanda Williams! She started with Cascade this February and comes to us from C&R Real Estate Services. She brings with her 12 years of experience in property management in both market rate and affordable housing. Additionally, she has been on the Multifamily NW Forms Committee since 2009. We are excited to welcome her on board to our property management team.
Kim Schellman is part of the Marketing Department
Kim Schellman, who has been with Cascade for over two years, was recently promoted in April of this year from Marketing Assistant to Marketing Specialist. Kim started out working in the Compliance Department and after eight months she switched over to the Marketing Department where she’s been integral in the planning of the All Staff Meeting, coordinating daily advertising of properties and follows up on property occupancy and as well as Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plans.