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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 >

Real Estate Conference Attendees Bring National Knowledge Back to Bend, Oregon

Local real estate development professionals from Brooks Resources Corporation attend national conferences on new urbanism Real estate professionals from Brooks Resources Corporation, one of the developers behind NorthWest Crossing, have attended several national conferences focused on planning and new urbanism. Knowledge gained from national and international experts at the conferences can be applied in Central Oregon to garner healthful, sustainable growth. “It’s always important to look outside your own community for ideas and methods that have… more >

Brooks Resources’ Dale Van Valkenburg Appointed to Local Committees

Bend, Oregon real estate company’s director of development joins several regional advisory committees   Bend, Oregon—Dale Van Valkenburg, who is the director of development at local real estate company Brooks Resources Corporation, has joined several local committees that are working on some vital infrastructure issues in the region. Van Valkenburg has coordinated and managed real estate development projects for Brooks Resources since 2006. “By participating in committees like these, I hope that I can make a difference in helping… more >

Brooks Resources Annual Wall Calendar Takes an Artistic Turn

Bend, Oregon real estate company’s free 2012 calendar features region’s public artwork For more than 25 years, beautiful Central Oregon nature scenes have graced the walls of businesses and residences in the form of the Brooks Resources annual wall calendar. In 2012, the much-anticipated calendar takes a slightly different approach with a tableau of public art from around the region, installed over the last few decades by non-profit group, Art in Public Places. Art… more >

Romy Mortensen Joins Board for Art in Public Places

Brooks Resources vice president to advise nonprofit arts organization in marketing and outreach Bend, Oregon – Art in Public Places, which has been placing art in the Bend, Oregon community since 1973, recently announced the addition of Romy Mortensen as a member of its board of directors. Mortensen will be working with the rest of the board to fulfill the organization’s mission of enhancing the cultural environment and quality of life for the citizens of Bend and… more >

Brooks Resources Corporation in Bend, Oregon Hires New Controller

Bend, Oregon real estate company hires certified public accountant Carrie Cohen Bend, Oregon— Brooks Resources Corporation today announced that Carrie Cohen has been hired as controller for the company. In this position, Cohen will be responsible for recording and reporting the financial results of operations, measuring performance and developing and monitoring control systems. Cohen has more than 10 years experience in corporate accounting. “Carrie’s proven track record of financial leadership, and her commitment to accuracy makes her the perfect… more >

Brooks Resources Releases 2010 Calendar

Brooks Resources Corporation today announced that its 2010 wall calendar is now available to the public. The calendar, which has been a Central Oregon community tradition for more than 40 years, features a photo by Loren Irving of the Deschutes River at Ryan Ranch just upstream of Dillon Falls in the Deschutes National Forest. Irving has been researching and locating the encampments of John C. Fremont during his 1843 topographic expedition in Oregon. Within the last year, he discovered… more >

Brooks Resources’ President confirmed to State Board of Higher Education

Governor Kulongoski’s State Board of Higher Education appointment of Bend real estate developer Kirk Schueler was confirmed last week by the Oregon State Senate. Succeeding Board member Howard Sohn of Roseburg, who served from 2004 to 2008, Schueler’s 4-year (plus a partial year) term on the Board began on February 25, 2009 and runs through June 30, 2013. Paul Kelly, president of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education, said, “Kirk Schueler brings a broad set of experience and skills… more >

Brooks Resources Announces Release of 2009 Calendar

Brooks Resources Corporation today announced that its annual wall calendar is now available to the public. The 2009 calendar, which the community looks forward to each year, features a view of the Cascade Mountains at sunset from the NorthWest Crossing neighborhood center on Bend’s west side and a timeline of Brooks Resources’ projects in Central Oregon over the last 40 years. “We are looking forward to celebrating 40 years of doing business in Central Oregon in 2009,” said Romy Mortensen,… more >