The Daily Journal of Commerce reporter, Beverly Corbell, recently wrote the following article on the move of the UO’s historic preservation program to Portland thanks to the $2.5 million endowment from the late Art DeMuro. The University of Oregon School of Architecture is moving its master’s program in historic preservation from Eugene to Portland. The […]
For Craig Kelly, president of Venerable Group Inc., selling the historic, three-building White Stag property to the University of Oregon Foundation for $42.6 million is bittersweet. For starters, the $37 million renovation of the property marked the last major project that Kelly completed with Art DeMuro, the founder of Venerable and a close friend of […]
The Portland Business Journal announced Washington High School was selected the Development of the Year at the recent Commercial Association of Brokers, “A Night of Excellence in Commercial Real Estate” held at the Portland Art Museum. Click here for the announcement with photos.
The Portland Business Journal named Venerable Properties one of their 2014 Innovation in Sustainability Award in the Green Building Category. The following is the article by Jon Bell, staff writer, that accompanied the announcement: For Craig Kelly, president of Venerable Properties, green building often has very little to do with building at all. “I see […]
First-class performance space being created during $18M redevelopment of Washington High School. The Daily Journal of Commerce reporter, Jeff McDonald, recently wrote the following article on the Washington High School’s upgrade of the auditorium: In February, Venerable Group President Craig Kelly had doubts about how Washington High School’s 500-seat auditorium could become a concert venue […]
The Oregonian recently published this story on the Washington High School redevelopment: For about 15 years Susan Lindsay has worried the old Washington High School building would burn down. The shuttered structure, built in 1924, hasn’t been used as a school since 1981. The co-chair of the Buckman Community Association has worked with the city […]
Portland Landmarks Commission voted to approve the landmark designation of Washington High School on January 14, 2013. This designation is the first step in Venerable’s ultimate goal of rehabilitating the 1923 brick building.