Portland's ranking at No. 16 is good news for a smaller metro area, and the report says, "Portland plays second fiddle to Seattle, growth controls keep the market in reasonable supply-demand balance and help foster a 24-hour, urban environment." The Oregonian's coverage can be foundhere.
The extensive report, prepared by The Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers, represents the survey responses of more than 900 industry experts in a variety of sectors. It predicts that 2010 will be a tough year for the commercial property market around the nation.