Brooks Resources Receives Earth Advantage Hall of Fame Award

Brooks Resources Receives Earth Advantage Hall of Fame Award

We are honored to be recognized by Earth Advantage for our 20+ year history of building sustainable homes in key neighborhoods in Bend! Accepting the award is Brooks Resources Director of Marketing, Valerie Yost, and Discovery West builder and former Real Estate Director, Rick Hayes. Brooks Resources Corporation was honored to receive the Earth Advantage Hall of Fame Award this week. The awards honor developers who built the… more >

Brooks Resources Announces Release of 2024 Annual Wall Calendar Celebrating Central Oregon’s Scenic Beauty for More Than 40 Years

Brooks Resources Announces Release of 2024 Annual Wall Calendar Celebrating Central Oregon’s Scenic Beauty for More Than 40 Years

Brooks Resources is delighted to announce the release of its much-anticipated annual wall calendar for 2024. This cherished tradition, spanning over four decades, has become a visual journey through the stunning landscapes that define Central Oregon. The calendar is offered free to the community while supplies last. For over 40 years, the Brooks Resources calendar has showcased a different Central Oregon landscape, serving as a visual testament to the diverse and breathtaking scenery that characterizes the… more >

Jingle Christmas Extravaganza at The Giving Plate

Jingle Christmas Extravaganza at The Giving Plate

At The Giving Plate, a crucial Bend service organization, the spirit of Christmas is set to jingle with an array of heartwarming events that promise to spread joy and create lasting memories for families in need.  Through the Jingle Store, Jingle Christmas Makeovers, and Santa’s Plate, we invite you to join The Giving Plate in making this Christmas truly special for everyone. Jingle Store Event: December 15th & 16th, 2023 Location:… more >

Empowering Communities with the Latino Community Association during Hispanic Heritage Month

Empowering Communities with the Latino Community Association during Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated from September 15th to October 15th, is a time to celebrate Hispanic and Latino Americans’ rich culture, history, and contributions to our society. This period encompasses the independence anniversaries of several Latin American countries, including Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. At Brooks Resources, we celebrate diversity and promote inclusivity within our Central Oregon community. This month, we are excited to shine a spotlight… more >

Join the Celebration: BendFilm’s 20-Year Milestone

Join the Celebration: BendFilm’s 20-Year Milestone

We are excited to shine a spotlight on BendFilm as it celebrates two decades of independent cinema excellence. This upcoming October, the 20th Annual Bend Film Festival promises to transform Bend into a bustling film industry hub, presenting the outstanding creations of talented independent filmmakers from all around Central Oregon. In 2003, Brooks Resources Corporation planted the seeds of what would evolve into one of the region’s most cherished events. Our… more >

New Brooks Resources – Taylor Development Partnership

New Brooks Resources – Taylor Development Partnership

We are so pleased to announce a new partnership between our firm, Brooks Resources, and Taylor Development. The new company, Taylor Brooks, will focus on top quality real estate development projects in Central Oregon, including healthcare, office and flex industrial space. The full press release follows below.   PRESS RELEASE Brooks Resources Corporation And Taylor Development Announce Partnership “Taylor Brooks” is a new partnership between Taylor Development and Central Oregon developer Brooks Resources 5 May, 2023… more >

Community Spotlight: Deschutes River Conservancy

Community Spotlight: Deschutes River Conservancy

Earth Day is approaching and we are highlighting a local organization that makes a difference in our environment and community. Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC) is “dedicated to restoring streamflow and improving water quality in the Deschutes River Basin.” The organization was founded in 1966 based on a deep understanding that a healthy inclusive community coincides with a healthy environment.  Did you know that nearly 90% of the streamflow from the Deschutes… more >

Community Spotlight: SMART Reading

Community Spotlight: SMART Reading

It’s National Reading Month, so it’s the perfect time to highlight a local nonprofit that provides children with the tools and resources that empower them to read. SMART Reading was developed in 1991, led by Governor Neil Goldschmdit, to address children’s reading levels. It formally launched in 1992 with the goal to “positively impact literacy outcomes by providing early reading support, access to books and community engagement in an equitable and inclusive environment for everyone involved.” In the… more >

Community Spotlight: BEAT Children’s Theatre

Community Spotlight: BEAT Children’s Theatre

BEAT Children’s Theatre is empowering youth by fostering creativity, collaboration and self confidence while enriching the Central Oregon community. BEAT was founded by Mary Kilpatrick and Howard Schor and has been serving the Central Oregon community since 2006 with classes, mainstage performances and audiences. BEAT enriches and transforms the lives of young people through performing arts by offering fun and instructive programs with a safe and supportive environment and we are proud to support this program. … more >

Community Spotlight: Central Oregon Gives

Community Spotlight: Central Oregon Gives

Central Oregon Gives is the region’s center for nonprofit giving at the end of each year. It’s a digital giving platform for donors to learn about their communities’ nonprofits and donate to the nonprofit of their choosing and with each donation, the donor receives a gift. Last year, 80 nonprofits were selected to participate in the end-of-year giving and they topped $1 million in donations.  We love seeing our community come together for… more >

Community Sponsorship: The Season of Nonviolence

Community Sponsorship: The Season of Nonviolence

Brooks Resources is proud to sponsor the upcoming Central Oregon Community College Season of Nonviolence, with various events and activities being held January – March 2023. Created to bring together community partners to educate and empower communities on how to use nonviolent methods to create a more peaceful world, the event series includes lectures, book discussion groups and facilitated community conversations. It is the 15th year Central Oregon Community College has hosted the… more >

Brooks Resources 2023 Annual Wall Calendar Now Available!

Brooks Resources 2023 Annual Wall Calendar Now Available!

Our annual wall calendar tradition continues in 2023 – featuring an iconic image of Central Oregon. Last year was the first time we held a photo contest for the featured image, and its success encouraged us to issue another contest for the 2023 edition. This year’s winner is Bend’s Jim St. John who photographed Reynolds Pond featuring an enchanting sunrise reflected on the water. This year’s photo contest theme was “Hope on the Horizon”, chosen to represent the… more >

Community Spotlight: MountainStar Family Relief Nursery 

Community Spotlight: MountainStar Family Relief Nursery 

Snow has recently fallen to the ground in Central Oregon, and the holidays are just around the corner. Now is a great time to get involved in the community and help those around us to have a special holiday season. MountainStar Family Relief Nursery began providing services to families in the community of Bend in 2001 and now serves the tri-county Central Oregon area including Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties. We are proud to support this organization… more >

Community Spotlight: Hunger Prevention Coalition 

Community Spotlight: Hunger Prevention Coalition 

As the holidays approach, it’s a good time to raise awareness and address hunger in our community. In 2022, an enormous 42% of people in Deschutes County alone reported food insecurity. One organization that is making a difference is The Hunger Prevention Coalition of Central Oregon, a nonprofit agency that raises and distributes funds for nutritious food to outlets and distribution points throughout Central Oregon. We are proud… more >

Hard Hat Happy Hour at Shevlin Crossing

Hard Hat Happy Hour at Shevlin Crossing

We recently hosted a few of our colleagues and community partners at the new Shevlin Crossing building for a special “Hard Hat Happy Hour” to show progress on the building and talk a little bit about the unique approach we’re taking to construct the building. Also in attendance was a representative from our very first tenant, RBC Wealth Management – U.S., one of the country’s leading financial services companies and part of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). This Class-A… more >

Photo Contest is Back! Submit now for our 2023 Wall Calendar

Photo Contest is Back! Submit now for our 2023 Wall Calendar

We are pleased to bring back our Wall Calendar Photo Contest for the second year in a row! This year’s theme is “hope on the horizon.” See our news release below for details on how to enter the contest. We look forward to seeing your submissions. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Brooks Resources Issues Call for Photos for its 2023 Wall Calendar Bend, Oregon real estate developer opens up a photo contest for its iconic annual wall calendar … more >

What I learned as a Brooks Resources intern this summer

What I learned as a Brooks Resources intern this summer

– By Hannah Clawson Hannah Clawson, Summer Intern This summer, I worked as a marketing intern at Brooks Resources Corporation, a real estate development company in my hometown of Bend, Oregon. Going into this position, I didn’t know much about what real estate development entailed and thus what my job would consist of. Luckily for me, I met some great mentors along the way, and was able to work hard this summer… more >

Just Announced: Shevlin Crossing Signs First Tenant

Just Announced: Shevlin Crossing Signs First Tenant

Shevlin Crossing is underway in the neighborhood of NorthWest Crossing! See below for an exciting progress update and the announcement of our first tenant, RBC Wealth Management – U.S. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PRESS RELEASE Shevlin Crossing Takes Shape in NorthWest Crossing, Announces First Tenant Agreement First building slated for completion in early spring 2023; RBC Wealth Management – U.S. will make the new Bend, Oregon Class A office space its home… more >

Community Spotlight: Kôr Community Land Trust

Community Spotlight: Kôr Community Land Trust

As one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, Bend certainly feels the pressure of growth from many different angles. Kôr Community Land Trust addresses one of these, helping to ensure that the Central Oregon workforce has access to healthy, affordable homes for generations to come. We are proud to support this nonprofit organization and their work in building sustainable, affordable homeownership communities. The primary audience for Kôr is working families and individuals such as nurses, teachers,… more >

Top three things to do before summer is over in Bend, Oregon

Top three things to do before summer is over in Bend, Oregon

If you’re looking for a solid “bucket list” for your Bend, Oregon 2022 summer fun, head to our Top 10 blog post from last year. From hitting the mountain for fun in the sun, to the ubiquitous pastime of floating the Deschutes River, there are a whole host of must-do recommendations from our local team. This year, we’ve added some more general recommendations to the list.  There’s never a shortage of things to… more >