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September Program
Thursday, Sep. 8th @ 11:45 am
CREW Connection - Members Only
Thursday, Sep. 15th @ 4:30 pm
October Program
Thursday, Oct. 13th @ 11:45 am
November Program
Thursday, Nov. 10th @ 11:45 am
December Program
Thursday, Dec. 8th @ 11:45 am

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September Lunch Program

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July Recap - Third and Taylor Development

At the July CREW Luncheon, Members and guests of CREW Portland were privileged to get an inside look at the upcoming development of the city block at SW Third and Taylor. Michael Great of Ankrom Moisan, and Jack Onder of Onder Development Company, shared their process for the project, from conceptualization and design development, to finding building tenants.

 

The project will include a 20-story, 245-room boutique hotel, with a striking street presence that both blends well with neighboring buildings, as well as makes a visual statement that will attract visitors and serve as a memory point for city-goers. Through diagrams and never before seen digital renderings, Mr. Great showcased the design process and current state of the design for the hotel, as well as the neighboring 10-story office building that will exhibit a large, sloped green roof, visible to hotel guests. The office building will feature large office floorplates, an auditorium, ground-level retail space, a roof-top deck, and stunning views of the city. Before even breaking ground, the tenant spaces are already highly sought-after in Portland’s rapidly growing real estate market.

Member Profile - Andrea Finch

Andrea Finch is an Office Furniture Consultant at Rose City Office Furnishings. After earning her bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture from the University of Oregon, she worked in residential, as well as commercial design, before delving into office furniture design, specification, and sales - and she hasn’t looked back since!

At Rose City Office Furnishings, Andrea partners with property managers, interior designers and small businesses to simplify their furniture planning, specifying, purchasing, and installation process. She provides comprehensive furniture consultation, space planning and design services, sales, project management, and furniture installation services - tailored to each client's specific needs and budget. She absolutely loves her job, because it incorporates her affinity for designing beautiful, functional spaces with her fondness for working with people to find solutions to their unique problems. She also enjoys reading about all the research that goes into office productivity and wellness, and having the opportunity to actually implement it.

Andrea joined CREW Portland in 2014, and has served on the Marketing Committee ever since. She is set to take over the position of Marketing Committee Chair, next year. In addition to CREW, she is also a board member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Oregon Chapter, where she currently serves as Student Membership Chair.

In her spare time, Andrea relishes time spent hiking, camping, and barbequing with her husband, Dan, and their circle of friends. She also enjoys trying out various fitness classes at her local gym, experimenting in the kitchen, learning to sew, crafting with friends, working on various projects in her yard and home, and checking vacation spots off her bucket list.

Member Profile - Desiree Flanary

Desiree Flanary is a Vice President with the HVS Portland office and U.S. Hotel Appraisals. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Colorado and has front-line hotel experience in both housekeeping and food and beverage departments. This hotel operations experience allows her to provide a level of insight and expertise critical to her hotel appraisals and consulting assignments.


As Vice President at HVS, Desiree’s two primary roles are business development, and appraisal and consulting work. She works with clients on analyzing market and property data to create market and feasibility studies, as well as appraisals for existing and proposed hotel developments. She finds the hotel industry fascinating and enjoys digging into a market and a property to determine a variety of data points, from real estate value to what type of hotel product is needed in a market. She is a designated member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI), and currently has 7 state certified general appraisal licenses.


Desiree joined CREW of Northern Nevada, back in 2009, and transferred to CREW Portland when she moved back to the northwest in 2013. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors as the Sponsorship Liaison. In addition to CREW, Desiree also participates annually in the MS Society Deception Pass Bike Ride in Skagit Valley, Washington, and volunteers at the Oregon Food Bank in her spare time.


Desiree is an active outdoors person, who enjoys hiking, paddle boarding and road biking with her husband, John. She participates annually in an Olympic Triathlon, as well as various fun runs. When she is not traveling for work, she loves to cook for friends and family, work in her garden, and travel globally with friends and family.