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Shift Goes into Overdrive with Affordable, Market-Rate Options

Portland, OR-based Ethos Development LLC recently broke ground on Shift Apartments, a 73-unit five-story multifamily housing development in the Overlook neighborhood of North Portland, OR. The 43,000-square-foot transit-oriented project includes a variety of unit types for those earning 60 percent of area median income.

Shift also features 22 micro studios that provide market-rate affordability due to efficient design. The project includes a full suite of amenities including a gym, a community room and a roof deck. Sweeping city and mountain views will be available on upper floors. The building has transit access while also benefiting from quiet residential surroundings.

“We are excited to contribute to building housing in Portland at a time when so few units are in the pipeline,” notes Paul Del Vecchio, founding principal of Ethos Development.

Shift is one block away from Nomad, a 130-unit project completed by Ethos in December 2020.

Works Progress Architecture is the designer of both the Nomad and Shift projects. Portland-based O’Brien & Company will serve as the general contractor.


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Paul Del Vecchio

About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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