Tanner Point Tanner Point, a new office in Portland’s Pearl District, goes beyond the typical office tower.

PORTLAND, OR—According to a recent CBRE study on tech talent, Portland is one of the nation’s biggest movers as it jumped five spots to number 16 in the list of top 50 tech talent markets, a result of the city’s recent tech expansion. The high-tech industry has accounted for about 20% of major leasing activity in the US since 2018, the most of any industry.

As competition to attract and retain top tech talent heats up, office buildings are creating a new model for owners to customize buildings in a bid for relevance with this growing talent pool, which now makes up 5% of Portland’s total labor force. Tanner Point, a new office in Portland’s Pearl District, is one of the city’s many buildings going beyond the typical office tower framework.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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