Collaborations That Pay Off

Collaborations That Pay Off

Collaboration is defined as “the action of working jointly with others or together to create or achieve something”. It’s an overused word that you’ll find used in many businesses, sports teams and artistic endeavors these days. But the spirit behind collaboration is one that, as a company, we’ve found extremely valuable in the business of real estate development. In fact, some of our most significant and lucrative accomplishments have come about because of partnerships and good working relationships with a… more >

2018 Annual Wall Calendar Released

2018 Annual Wall Calendar Released

Brooks Resources’ nearly 40-year tradition continues with the release of their 2018 wall calendar. This year’s calendar features a stunning starry sky over the Cascade Mountains, a photography by Nate Wyeth Photography. Annual wall calendars are free to community members and can be picked up at the corporate office, located at 409 NW Franklin Avenue in downtown Bend. The office is open Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm. Abilitree will be distributing calendars at key locations throughout Central Oregon… more >

Brooks Resources honored by the Oregon Recreation and Parks Association

Brooks Resources honored by the Oregon Recreation and Parks Association

Brooks Resources was recently honored by the Oregon Recreation and Parks Association. The 2017 Private Sector Partner Award recognizes an Oregon-based entity, corporation, or non-profit organization that has made a significant contribution to the park and recreation profession, either through an agency or the state association. “Brooks Resources has been a partner to park and recreation in Bend since the 1920s when Brooks Scanlon donated Shevlin Park to the City of Bend,” said Don Horton, Executive Director for Bend Park and… more >

New westside community in planning phases

New westside community in planning phases

In January of 2017, NWX2, LLC (Brooks Resources and other partners who developed NorthWest Crossing) purchased a 245-acre property located west of NorthWest Crossing and east of the Tree Farm. This property was included in the December 2016 Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) expansion. The company is currently in the master planning phase of this new community, named Discovery West. Discovery West will have 650 total residential units; single family homes, townhomes, cottages, and multi-family units including duplexes and triplexes. more >

City Club Announces Winner of Conversation Award

City Club Announces Winner of Conversation Award

The City Club of Central Oregon announced last week, at an evening reception for its members and guests, that the “Westside Transect” is the winner of its first ever “Conversation of the Year Award”.  The Award is given to the community conversation that best reflects City Club’s mission and values.  The winning conversation featured many individuals and organizations.  It is credited, at least in part, for accomplishing three things:  (1) it helped bring finality to Bend’s decade-long Urban Growth Boundary… more >

Brooks Resources Expands to Provide Development Services

Brooks Resources Expands to Provide Development Services

Brooks Resources will now offer development services for private clients. In addition to acquiring and developing its own land, the company will now offer services to help private land owners, municipalities and other stakeholders who have a vision for their land, but may not have the broad expertise or capacity needed to see the project through from start to finish. “Our team has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of land development,” says Kirk Schueler, President and… more >

Brooks Resources Honored by Project Wildfire

Brooks Resources Honored by Project Wildfire

Brooks Resources was honored to receive recognition by Project Wildfire last month for our efforts to educate our community and promote resilient landscapes in Central Oregon. Brooks Resources has been actively involved in the mitigation of disastrous wildfire danger in Central Oregon. Some of those efforts include: Creating a Firewise Committee in North Rim and receiving designation as a Firewise Community Commitment to NFPA standards and Firewise in The Tree Farm community Staff volunteer time serving on… more >

The Purchase of Remaining Miller Tree Farm Property

The Purchase of Remaining Miller Tree Farm Property

The developers of NorthWest Crossing announced today that they have purchased 245 acres from the Miller family. The property, which was included in the recent expansion of the Bend Urban Growth Boundary, is bordered by William E. Miller Elementary and NorthWest Crossing to the east and the newly developed Tree Farm neighborhood to the west. Longtime developers Brooks Resources and members of Tennant Developments comprise NWX2, LLC, the entity that purchased the land. According to Charley Miller, co-manager of Miller… more >

Tree Farm Construction Update

Tree Farm Construction Update

Big equipment has been pushing dirt around The Tree Farm for over a month now and it’s exciting to see the progress that’s been made in just a short time. A recent update on The Tree Farm website shows some of the progress so we hope you’ll check it out. We’re still anticipating construction to wrap up near the end of summer and a sales release event in fall 2016. Be sure to join… more >

Brooks Resources Awards Family Resource Center $10,000 Gift

Brooks Resources Awards Family Resource Center $10,000 Gift

This week, Brooks Resources gifted local non-profit, Family Resource Center of Central Oregon with $10,000 to go towards their mission of supporting Central Oregon families through parenting education. Brooks has been a long-time supporter of the Family Resource Center and is passionate about creating healthy communities for children and families. The organization, which was founded in 1988, focuses on providing parents in Deschutes County with child raising strategies that strengthen their children’s physical, mental and social development. This mission is… more >

Settlement Reached in Tree Farm LUBA Appeal

Settlement Reached in Tree Farm LUBA Appeal

Developers of the new community reach agreement with Central Oregon LandWatch and project is scheduled to move forward The Tree Farm LLC announced that an agreement has been reached with Central Oregon LandWatch (COLW) resulting in the withdrawal of the appeal scheduled to be heard by the state Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA). In September, The Deschutes County Board of Commissioners granted a favorable land use decision, which was then appealed to LUBA by Central Oregon… more >

Kirk Schueler Returns to Brooks Resources as President and CEO

Kirk Schueler Returns to Brooks Resources as President and CEO

Brooks Resources Corporation has hired Kirk Schueler as president and CEO for the company. A long-time employee of the company from 1993-2010, Schueler is returning to the real estate firm to provide leadership and work with the board and management team members to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. He will formally assume his new role on May 1, 2016, after he fulfills his current consulting obligations and role at his current employer. Mike Hollern, chairman of Brooks… more >

View of Mt Jefferson and Black Butte on 2015 Brooks Resources Calendar

View of Mt Jefferson and Black Butte on 2015 Brooks Resources Calendar

Bend, Oregon real estate company’s free 2015 calendar features scenic mountain view by local photographer Mike Houska Brooks Resources Corporation’s annual wall calendar has graced the walls of Central Oregon businesses and homes for nearly three decades. Featuring beautiful scenes from our region, this year is no different. For 2015, the horizontal format calendar features an expansive, panoramic view of Mt Jefferson and Black Butte – two iconic landmarks in Central Oregon. Mike Houska of Dogleg… more >

New Tree Farm Website Launches

New Tree Farm Website Launches

The Tree Farm is a proposed new development located just west of Bend's city limits. This stunning new development will feature 50 2-acre homesites clustered together, with the remaining land dedicated as open space. more >

Brooks Resources Corporation Honored in Americans for the Arts Ceremony

Brooks Resources Corporation Honored in Americans for the Arts Ceremony

Brooks Resources Corporation received an award from Americans for the Arts: “The BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America for 2014.” The award recognizes only 10 companies in the United States. more >

Mike Hollern Honored with Glenn L. Jackson Leadership Award

Mike Hollern Honored with Glenn L. Jackson Leadership Award

Willamette University's Atkinson Graduate School of Management selected Mike Hollern as its annual Glenn L. Jackson Leadership Award recipient. more >

Brooks Resources Promotes Two Long-Time Employees

Brooks Resources Promotes Two Long-Time Employees

Brooks Resources Corporation today announced that Jade Mayer has been promoted to vice president and Valerie Yost has been promoted to director of marketing. Jade Mayer joined Brooks Resources in 1999 as corporate controller and was promoted to chief financial officer in 2003. He will continue to serve as CFO along with his new role as vice president. Mayer will now also be responsible for overseeing daily operations, carrying out the strategic plan and assigning responsibilities to company staff. more >

Cascade Mountains Featured in the 2014 Brooks Resources Annual Wall Calendar

Cascade Mountains Featured in the 2014 Brooks Resources Annual Wall Calendar

Bend, Oregon real estate company’s free 2014 calendar features scenic mountain view from North Rim by Mike Houska Brooks Resources Corporation’s annual wall calendar has graced the walls of Central Oregon businesses and homes for nearly three decades. Featuring beautiful scenes from our region, this year is no different. For 2014, a mountain view beyond the rich colors and texture of the high desert landscape is featured. Taken from the Brooks Resources’ community of North… more >

Fifth Generation Family Board Member Joins Brooks Resources Board

Fifth Generation Family Board Member Joins Brooks Resources Board

Brooks Resources Corporation today announced that Colin S. Brooks has joined its board of directors, representing the fifth generation of his family serving on the boards of either Brooks Resources or its former parent company Brooks-Scanlon, Inc.  Colin is based in Minneapolis and works for another family company, Sawmill Private Management, Inc., where he manages investments and assists with the financial affairs of the Brooks family and other family clients. “My hope as a board member is to lend some… more >

Brooks Resources Employees Vie For Charity Donations; Family Access Network Receives $5,000

New twist on giving program has employees competing to get their charity the most votes to win a significant gift Brooks Resources Corporation put a new twist on its giving program this year: employees actually competed against each other to get their charity of choice the most votes. Wednesday evening, several employees of the company gathered to hear presentations from six of their colleagues on why his or her charity deserved a $5,000 donation. When the votes came in, the… more >