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Brooks Resources 2022 Wall Calendar Now Available!

Brooks Resources 2022 Wall Calendar Now Available!

It’s an annual tradition! The Brooks Resources wall calendar has graced the walls of Central Oregon homes and businesses for decades, and its back. We issued a contest earlier this fall to collect photographs from which we selected a winner to feature on the calendar. The winning entry from photographer Christian Murillo features a unique view of our beloved Cascade Mountains, taken from atop Mt Bachelor.  The theme of… more >

Our newest project, Shevlin Crossing, set to make its debut in NorthWest Crossing

Our newest project, Shevlin Crossing, set to make its debut in NorthWest Crossing

We are pleased to announce that our newest project, a beautiful office development, is poised to make its debut in Bend, Oregon’s NorthWest Crossing! We are thrilled to present Shevlin Crossing where “history and progress meet.”  Our plans consist of two future buildings, versatilely created to meet a wide number of office space needs – currently available for pre-lease. At Brooks Resources, our history is firmly planted in the… more >

Bend Oregon Real Estate: Q&A with Brooks Resources’ Linda Schmitz

Bend Oregon Real Estate: Q&A with Brooks Resources’ Linda Schmitz

The Bend, Oregon residential real estate market has been fast and furious over the past few months, as our population continues to grow rapidly. It’s no surprise. Central Oregon has it all – from beautiful scenery to virtually unlimited recreational opportunities and from cultural amenities to professional resources. Coupled with rapid growth, outside pressures and issues have created some unique challenges in the space over the past few… more >

New project in the works for the Bend Central District

New project in the works for the Bend Central District

A few weeks ago, we interviewed our Director of Planning, Dale Van Valkenburg, about the Bend Central District (BCD) and some of its potential opportunities and challenges as Bend continues to grow. Brooks Resources has a new project in the design phase for the BCD that is pioneering in its vision – meeting some of the city’s new zoning for the area, including more residential uses. more >

Top 10 Things to Do In Central Oregon in the Springtime

Top 10 Things to Do In Central Oregon in the Springtime

Spring can be a tricky season here in Central Oregon as just when the flowers start to bloom and the weather warms, we can easily get hit with another snowstorm. However, the promise of longer days and sunnier skies is in the air. That gets us thinking about the very best Bend, Oregon springtime activities that you don’t want to miss out on.  Trails, trails, trails: It’s no secret that we have a multitude of… more >

Employee Spotlight: Mike Hollern

Employee Spotlight: Mike Hollern

If you live in Bend, then you probably know the name Mike Hollern. Our Chairman of the Board has been with Brooks Resources since its inception as a subsidiary of Brooks-Scanlon, Inc. in 1969. Over the years, he says he’s seen highs, lows and a lot of fun! He and his wife Sue are well-known for their work in the community, and are big supporters of the arts and other philanthropic causes in the region. We asked him… more >

Supporting Those Who Support Our Community: Deschutes Children’s Foundation

Supporting Those Who Support Our Community: Deschutes Children’s Foundation

There are so many different organizations working hard to support our community during these difficult times, and nearly all have been forced to cancel their planned fund-raising events. Deschutes Children’s Foundation is one of them, and they’ve come up with a creative alternative to their planned “Ripples” event. Instead, you can join them virtually for a new event, dubbed “Riddles.”  Riddles: Creative Community Problem Solving will be held on Wednesday, October 14th. This… more >

Central Oregon Builders Association Tour of Homes does it again

Central Oregon Builders Association Tour of Homes does it again

The annual Central Oregon Builders Association (COBA) Tour of Homes is the premier showcase of all the beautiful homes being created in our region. Despite many in-person events being canceled around the area – and the globe – COBA carried forward with its two-weekend long event on July 10-12 and this past weekend, July 17-19. There were a total of 39 homes on the tour for 2020.    While things may… more >

The Bend Foundation Grants $100,000 to Area Nonprofits

The Bend Foundation Grants $100,000 to Area Nonprofits

News Release  The Bend Foundation Donates $100,000 to Local Organizations Impacted by COVID-19 Central Oregon philanthropic organization, established by Brooks-Scanlon, Inc. and shareholders of Brooks-Scanlon and Brooks Resources, approves donations to allow nonprofit organizations to continue serving the community during crisis Bend, Oregon – 20 April 2020 – The Bend Foundation is donating immediate grants totaling $100,000 to key safety net and social service nonprofit organizations in Central Oregon. Last week, the Bend Foundation… 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 >

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 >

Awbrey Glen Hosts Fundraiser For Junior Golf Association

Bend, Oregon – Awbrey Glen Golf Club hosted its second annual pro-member fundraiser on Monday that raised nearly $4,000 for the Central Oregon Junior Golf Association (COJGA). During the event, 11 local PGA golf professionals played their own ball while 44 members of Awbrey Glen Golf Club played a scramble format. The tournament was followed by a reception at The Restaurant at Awbrey Glen. “I grew up playing in golf programs, and am pleased to support the future generation of… more >