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Slabtown Submarket Spotlight


The evolution of Slabtown from an industrial yard to premier residential neighborhood, replete with restaurants, New Seasons, and creative offices, is a model for other neighborhoods on the perimeter of urban centers. Lululemon recently leased space in newly renovated “make,” staking a claim to one of Portland’s most active neighborhoods and assuring them access to highly educated talent and premier neighborhood amenities like 38 Jack, Besaws, Grassa, Breakside Brewery, and New Seasons.

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Jacob Pavlik

Research Manager


Jacob Pavlik joins the Colliers team after working in the Economic Development and Planning departments for the cities of Hillsboro, Oregon and Alexandria, Virginia, respectively.  At Colliers, he leads a team of researchers to  collect, analyze, and synthesize market data for Puget Sound and Portland. He loves the challenge of taking complex data and making it easily digestible for a wide audience. He assists brokers with research specific to their client's needs, including geovisualizatoin and micromarket analysis.

His authentic passion for commercial real estate is seen most clearly when Jacob explores his local urban ecosystem and travels to new cities around the world to see how they function and relate to each other. He likes to see the built environment adapt to the changing needs, desires, and behaviors of the people who populate it. These functions fit perfectly into Jacob's role as Research Manager, telling the story of how commercial real estate in the Pacific Northwest evolves over time.

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