2020 Wall Calendar Now Available

2020 Wall Calendar Now Available

Brooks Resources Corporation’s annual calendar has graced the walls of Central Oregon businesses and homes for 4 decades. Featuring beautiful scenes from our region, this year is no exception. For 2020, the real estate development company has chosen to feature Discovery West, the site of a new west Bend neighborhood the company is developing in partnership with the team that developed NorthWest Crossing. The image, taken by local photographer, Mike Houska of Dog Leg Studios,… more >

Memorial Fund Established to Honor Late Summit High Robotics Coach

Memorial Fund Established to Honor Late Summit High Robotics Coach

Charlotte Van Valkenburg shows off the “Chaos Theory” robot earlier this year. Brooks Resources, along with the Education Foundation for Bend-La Pine Schools and the Van Valkenburg family announced today that a memorial fund has been established to honor Charlotte Van Valkenburg, who passed away in a September car accident. The Charlotte Van Valkenburg Memorial Robotics Fund will provide financial assistance to high school robotics teams/clubs/programs throughout Central Oregon. As the head coach of the Summit High School Robotics… more >

District 2 East Seeing Strong Start

District 2 East Seeing Strong Start

Construction and leasing activity has been strong and exceeded expectations at District 2 East (D2E) in NorthWest Crossing.  Construction has just wrapped up on the first building and we are excited to welcome our first tenant, Five Talent on the campus in December.  Construction on three of the remaining buildings is moving along smoothly and on time, with Plateau Forest Products anticipated to occupy their space in July,… more >

Community Spotlight – Family Access Network

Community Spotlight – Family Access Network

Family Access Network (FAN) is unique to central Oregon, located in all public schools in Deschutes County and in Prineville. Working through a dedicated FAN advocate, a child or parent is connected to essential services such as food, shelter, heating, health care, clothing and more. When a child is well-rested and well-fed, they are more likely to attend and stay in school, paving the way for future success. Learn more about a few of the kids and families FAN… more >

Employee Spotlight: Christi Haynes

Employee Spotlight: Christi Haynes

Employee Spotlight Christi Haynes, Owner Relations Manager As part of our 50th Anniversary we’ve asked each team member to share some information about themselves so we can learn a little bit more about each person at Brooks Resources. Let’s get to know a little more about Christi …   Q. What project are you working on right now? A. I’m working on Rules and Regulations as well as Architectural Standards and Guidelines for Discovery West.  … more >

Discovery West Update

Discovery West Update

The first meeting of the newly formed Discovery West Builders Guild, October 2019. Last month the new 19-member Discovery West Builders Guild and their broker partners gathered to meet each other, learn more about the development plans and timeline, and review Guild procedures and policies. The members of the Guild represent quality builder partners selected by the development team to build the vision of a vibrant and livable community. A Builders Guild lottery will take place next month for… more >

Community Spotlight – Bend Film

Community Spotlight – Bend Film

BendFilm hosts an annual independent film festival which runs October 10-13, 2019 offering four days of inspiring independent cinema, panels and parties. BendFilm also offers year-round film exhibitions and programs and is the new owner of the Tin Pan Theater. The Festival venues for 2019 are The Oxford, McMenamins – Old St. Francis, Regal Cinemas, The Volcanic Theater, Cascades Theatrical Company, and the historic Tower Theatre. BendFilm heads into this year’s festival celebrating their 16th Anniversary and capturing accolades… more >

Dinner among the Trees

Dinner among the Trees

Last week, we had the opportunity to host our Board, partners and significant others for a rustic dinner under a canopy of trees and a brilliant full moon in Discovery West. Since we are breaking ground in our newest neighborhood starting this week, it was the perfect opportunity to enjoy the pristine landscape before the hustle and bustle of construction began. With the hospitality and culinary brilliance of our host,… more >

District 2 Update

District 2 Update

District 2 East is a 5-building campus development in NorthWest Crossing, offering approximately 52,000 square feet of flexible office/production space. The development is a joint venture between Brooks Resources and Taylor Development LLC. The Bend office market remains strong and this campus will build off the success enjoyed by its sister campus located across the street, which provides a home to Hydro Flask, Kollective, Thump and other tenants. Construction on the first building started last fall and will be… more >

Community Spotlight: NWX Farmers Market

Community Spotlight: NWX Farmers Market

We have a special place in our heart for the NorthWest Crossing (NWX) Farmers Market. Founded 11 years ago by the NorthWest Crossing development team as a way to support local business, build community and bring people to the ‘hood, the market has blossomed from a tiny, one-block event to a vibrant destination for hundreds of families and over 120 vendors each week. The NWX Farmers Market happens each Saturday now through September 21 from 10am-2pm… more >

Employee Spotlight: Rick Hayes

Employee Spotlight: Rick Hayes

Employee Spotlight Rick Hayes, Project Manager As part of our 50th Anniversary this year, we’ve asked each team member to share some information about themselves so we can learn a little bit more about each person at Brooks Resources. Rick is our newest employee so this is a great excuse to  get to know him a little better…   Q.What project are you working on right now? A. My primary focus is the District 2 East project, a… more >

Employee Spotlight: Marcelene Trujillo

Employee Spotlight: Marcelene Trujillo

Employee Spotlight Marcelene Trujillo, Reception/Office Assistant As part of our 50th Anniversary this year, we’ve asked each team member to share some information about themselves so we can learn more about our Brooks team. Let’s get to know a little more about Marcelene…   Q. What project are you working on right now? A. Administrative support for our Owner Relations Managers on our numerous communities as well as supporting the Marketing Director on website updates, anniversary events,… more >

Community Spotlight: Family Resource Center

Community Spotlight: Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center provides parents with child–raising strategies that strengthen their children‘s physical, mental and social development. It is the only agency in Central Oregon that offers evidence-based parenting education classes to parents of children of all ages.    The Family Resource Center offers classes that help parents and caregivers learn skills that are proven to enhance cognitive, social and emotional development and improve school readiness… more >

Employee Spotlight: Meghan Hall

Employee Spotlight: Meghan Hall

Employee Spotlight Meghan Hall, Controller As part of our 50th Anniversary this year, we’ve asked each team member to share some information about themselves so we can learn more about our Brooks team. Let’s get to know a little more about Meghan…   Q.What project are you working on right now? A. Working in the accounting department, we have our hands in everything.   Q. What’s an average day for you at the office? A. Staring at… more >

Doing Our Part to Prepare for and Live with Wildland Fire

Doing Our Part to Prepare for and Live with Wildland Fire

I recently attended a workshop designed to discuss the preparedness of Central Oregon for a wildland fire disaster.  The big question for the workshop was, “Can Central Oregon become another Paradise?”, referring to the tragedy in Paradise, CA last year from the Camp Fire.  Before I attended the workshop, I thought that Bend would never see a tragedy like Paradise, due to our different topography and surrounding landscape.  I was wrong.  The fire professionals who volunteered their time… more >

Community Spotlight: HDFFA

Community Spotlight: HDFFA

High Desert Food & Farm Alliance (HDFFA) supports a thriving food and farm network in Central Oregon and has several programs and projects, two of which we wanted to highlight in our community spotlight this month. HDFFA is expanding farm fresh food through a mobile food pantry—a refrigerated truck called Fresh to You—starting this summer. HDFFA and NeighborImpact linked their financial resources to buy a refrigerated food truck that will offer food pantry items, ready-to-make meal kits and fresh… more >

Employee Spotlight: Kirk Schueler

Employee Spotlight: Kirk Schueler

Employee Spotlight Kirk Schueler, President & CEO As part of our 50th Anniversary this year, we’ve asked each team member to share some information about themselves so we can learn a little bit more about each person at Brooks Resources. Here’s a closer look at Kirk today. Q. What project are you working on right now? A. Securing entitlements for Discover West. Q. What’s an average day for you at the office? A. Arrive at… more >

Celebrating fifty years…

Celebrating fifty years…

One weekend in April we took the opportunity to celebrate our milestone 50th anniversary with the community and our family and friends. It was truly a memorable weekend full of reminiscing, laughs and catching up with friends, old and new. As we look back upon the last five decades and how much Bend has evolved, we feel truly blessed to continue to be an engaged participant in our community. Thank you to everyone who took the time to celebrate… more >

What to Expect from The Bend Housing Market This Year

What to Expect from The Bend Housing Market This Year

While a new year typically signals new beginnings, fresh starts and endless opportunity, for those of us in the real estate industry, we choose to look back and see what history might say about the year ahead. And while no crystal ball exists, I find it helpful to review numbers from the past 4 quarters and year-end data compared to the previous year, and to look at economic trends to plan for 2019. Overall, 2018 was a good year for… more >

Annual Brooks Resources Wall Calendar Kicks off 50th Anniversary Celebration

Annual Brooks Resources Wall Calendar Kicks off 50th Anniversary Celebration

Brooks Resources Corporation’s annual wall calendar has graced the walls of Central Oregon businesses and homes for nearly four decades. Featuring beautiful scenes from our region, this year is no different. For 2019, the horizontal format calendar features an expansive view of the three Sisters mountains. Local photographer Mike Houska of DogLeg Studios took the photo from beloved resort Black Butte Ranch, developed by the company nearly five decades ago. “This year’s calendar is… more >