February 2020

February 2020

The last weekend of January I attended a leadership training course put on by the American Chemical Society, of which I am a long-time member. All the trainees were volunteers who serve the society in various capacities. One of the sessions I attended was “Engaging...
January 2020

January 2020

  Welcome 2020! I will say that 2019 is a year I’m happy to see in my rear-view mirror. As I begin my second year as president of Rental Housing Alliance Oregon, I am optimistic about several things: First, RHA is growing with increased membership, additional...
December 2019

December 2019

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break last week! I also hope you were able to take advantage of the great weather we had in November to carry out year-end maintenance projects in preparation for the coming cold weather. It isn’t yet too late to schedule gutter...
November 2019

November 2019

Last month I used this column to raise my voice a bit more than usual with respect to the regulatory environment in which we, as landlords, find ourselves. There are few places in the country where it is more challenging to comply with the myriad regulations of...
October 2019

October 2019

Dramatic Changes When we lived in Tennessee, the arrival of fall was accompanied by a much more dramatic change in thelandscape than we experience here in Oregon. The transition of the deciduous forests from a carpet ofgreen to the warm orange, deep reds, and...