October 2020

October 2020

October Surprise! I sincerely hope that you, your families, and your tenants safely made it through last month’s wildfire crisis and are continuing to safely navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. I understand the exhaustion that many of you feel and look forward to sharing...
September 2020

September 2020

I do not have a “back-to-school” message this month, as it appears that a majority of Oregon students won’t be going back in the traditional sense. So, I will call this my “back-to-legislative-session” message instead. To begin – thank you! Thank you to all the...
July 2020

July 2020

Summer has finally arrived! The days are warm, the skies are blue, and all Oregon counties are in some stage of reopening. All is well with the world. Well, not quite. As I write this, the Oregon Legislature is meeting in a Special Session to pass legislation...
May 2020

May 2020

These days I feel a bit like the man in the story who falls out of an airplane. Fortunately, he had a parachute. Unfortunately, it failed to open. Fortunately, there was a pile of hay to land on. Unfortunately, there was a huge rock in the pile of hay. Fortunately, he...
March 2020

March 2020

An old English proverb about the weather tells us “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” From my viewpoint as a landlord, it looks like March will be arriving like a lion with respect to the political and legal storms here in Oregon, and especially in...