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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 >

Development’s Role in Fire-Safe Communities 

Development’s Role in Fire-Safe Communities 

One of the biggest benefits to living in Central Oregon is its proximity to nature. Walk outside and see a forest, head to the middle of town to enjoy the river, or drive several miles and reach a mountain or a lake. It’s one of the main reasons for the population boom Central Oregon has been experiencing the last couple of decades. Bend, as many cities in Central Oregon are, is surrounded by the Wildland Urban Interface,… more >

New COVID-related office protocols and policies

New COVID-related office protocols and policies

In order to help reduce the ongoing spread of COVID-19, and comply with new statewide mandates for public indoor settings, Brooks Resources has implemented new office protocols for staff and visitors. Private businesses are considered public places.  Employees:  To keep everyone safe, our employees will be wearing masks in the common areas of the building (outside of their offices) regardless of vaccination status, and also wearing masks when more than one person is in the same… more >

Community Spotlight: BendFilm

Community Spotlight: BendFilm

Brooks Resources has been a long-time supporter of BendFilm, ever since the organization was founded back in 2004. Beyond its annual independent festival, which takes over downtown Bend and beyond for a few days each October, BendFilm is an active and vibrant part of the cultural fabric of Central Oregon. We believe that a culturally rich community is a healthy one, which is one of the reasons that Brooks Resources and the Bend… more >

Join us in welcoming Erica Hollern Kelly to our Board

Join us in welcoming Erica Hollern Kelly to our Board

We are pleased to announce that Erica Hollern Kelly has joined our board of directors at Brooks Resources Corporation. See the complete news release below.  Brooks Resources Adds Erica Hollern Kelly to its Board of Directors New board member for the Bend, Oregon real estate development company is first woman to be elected to the board of directors  23 June 2021 – Bend, Oregon – Brooks Resources Corporation today announced that Erica Hollern… more >

Bend Central District – Q&A with Brooks Resources’ Dale Van Valkenburg

Bend Central District – Q&A with Brooks Resources’ Dale Van Valkenburg

Bend, Oregon is growing – and fast. This means that we need careful planning, forward-looking infrastructure and optimization of land use to accommodate our changing landscape and population. One area that has been “central” to these discussions about the city’s future is the Bend Central District (BCD). The BCD runs roughly from NE Penn and 2nd street south to the 3rd street underpass, on the west side of Highway 97. It is truly in the heart of… more >

Welcome Chrissy Christoferson to the Brooks Resources Team

Welcome Chrissy Christoferson to the Brooks Resources Team

Join us in welcoming Chrissy Christoferson to our team at Brooks Resources! She will be heading up our new property management division, Heartwood Commercial Management. Below is the full press release. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Brooks Resources hires Chrissy Christoferson to head newly formed property management division Heartwood Commercial Management is newest venture for the established Bend, Oregon real estate development company Bend, Oregon – 04 March 2021 – Brooks… more >

Brooks Resources’ Kirk Schueler on Bend, Oregon in 2021

Brooks Resources’ Kirk Schueler on Bend, Oregon in 2021

We sat down with Brooks Resources president & CEO Kirk Schueler to talk about what’s going on in Bend, Oregon from a growth, infrastructure, business and housing perspective. With nearly 30 years in the region, his view is that these critical issues, while disrupted a bit by COVID-19, will eventually balance out as they always have done.  How is the growth we are experiencing now different than before?There have historically been periods… more >

Serving Central Oregon: Bethlehem Inn

Serving Central Oregon: Bethlehem Inn

Nonprofit organizations in our community are working overtime during this time of crisis, and we are proud to support many different causes in Central Oregon including The Bethlehem Inn. Homelessness is on the rise locally and nationwide, and many of these people are particularly vulnerable when it comes to health concerns surrounding the pandemic. The Bethlehem Inn, which provides shelter and meals for this population, is taking care when it comes to COVID-19 safety. The Bethlehem… more >

Employee Spotlight: Romy Mortensen

Employee Spotlight: Romy Mortensen

We are kicking off the New Year with an employee interview featuring Romy Mortensen, Brooks Resources Corporation Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Romy has held many roles with the company over the past 30 (!) years, starting as an administrative assistant to the General Manager at our former resort property, Mount Bachelor Village Resort.  She took a short hiatus, around 1993 to work with an advertising agency (and Brooks Resources was its client at the time). … more >

2021 Brooks Resources Annual Wall Calendar Now Available

2021 Brooks Resources Annual Wall Calendar Now Available

Our annual wall calendar is now available for touchless pickup at our main office in downtown Bend at 409 N.W. Franklin! Come on down to the entrance vestibule Monday through Friday 1 – 3 p.m. to get your free copy. (Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to distribute copies in person as is the tradition). This year’s calendar features a view of South Sister over the spectacular Sparks Lake, captured by local photographer Christian Heeb. Each year,… more >

Employee Spotlight: Jade Mayer

Employee Spotlight: Jade Mayer

Our staff, many of whom have been with us for decades, are really what makes up the heartbeat of Brooks Resources. It’s fun to share more about them each month with our Employee Spotlight column. Our most recent interviewee is our vice president and CFO, Jade Mayer. Below he answers some of our most pressing questions!  Q: How long have you been with Brooks Resources? A: I started with Brooks Resources Corporation… more >

Employee: Spotlight: Carol Haworth

Employee: Spotlight: Carol Haworth

Each month, we ask one of our team members 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 Carol, our Owner Relations Manager! Q. What project are you working on right now? A. There are a few, but mainly Tree Farm and IronHorse in Prineville. Other developments I work on when they come up are: Century Washington Center,… more >

Employee Spotlight: Sheila Perry

Employee Spotlight: Sheila Perry

Our July Employee Spotlight is an interview with Sheila Perry, who has been an Accounting Associate with Brooks Resources since April of 2006. She also serves as the unofficial IT resource for the company, acting as the “go to” person for technology related questions and problems. Sheila also says she has a long “other duties as assigned” list that she happily handles for the team. Q: What’s a typical ‘day in the life’ in your role? A: When… more >

Supporting those who support our community: Latino Community Association

Supporting those who support our community: Latino Community Association

Many nonprofit organizations in our Central Oregon community were forced to forego major scheduled fundraising events as the global pandemic unfolded. With restrictions still place statewide, even events that were originally rescheduled have had to be put off even further, or cancelled completely. This is the case with an event we were proud to sponsor: the Latino Community Association’s annual Gala de Oro.  Originally planned for April of this year, and… more >

Employee Spotlight: Valerie Yost

Employee Spotlight: Valerie Yost

At Brooks Resources, we pride ourselves on the commitment, dedication and longevity of our staff members, so we will be highlighting individuals from our team regularly here on our blog. This month, we sat down with Director of Marketing, Valerie Yost, who has been with the company for 15 years.  Q: What’s a typical ‘day in the life’ in your role? There’s no real ‘typical’ day for me. My role is fairly broad… more >

Happy retirement to our vice president of real estate development, David Ford

Happy retirement to our vice president of real estate development, David Ford

Last week, we held an impromptu outdoor retirement gathering to wish David Ford well in his retirement. Even with physical distancing in place, and most us of working from home, we wanted to celebrate David’s career and send him off in style. Many of you know David from his many years of work as general manager of the award-winning NorthWest Crossing neighborhood on Bend, Oregon’s westside.  David was instrumental in shaping NorthWest Crossing (NWX). more >

Supporting those who Support Our Community: Deschutes River Conservancy

Supporting those who Support Our Community: Deschutes River Conservancy

Before major gatherings were put on hold due to the global pandemic, many nonprofits in our community had major fundraising events planned. One of those impacted organizations was the Deschutes River Conservancy, which had its annual Riverfeast scheduled for late last month. Brooks Resources had signed on as the title sponsor of this important event, which supports the group’s mission of preserving and ensuring the health of the lifeline of Central Oregon:… more >

Employee Spotlight: Barb Hess

Employee Spotlight: Barb Hess

We are happy to report that our Employee Spotlight blog posts are back! We'll be interviewing members of our team each month to give you a little peek behind the scenes at the Brooks Resources offices. This month's featured employee is Barb Hess, our Director of Human Resources and Charitable Contributions Administrator. She's been with the company an impressive 38 years! See below for our Q&A with her. more >