september, 2019

12sep11:30 am1:00 pmLunch Program | September (Sold Out)

Event Details

This event is sold out. No walk-ups.

What is Portland’s IQ?
Building a center of gravity for innovation, collaboration, and education.

The Takeaways:

  • Learn about Portland’s Innovation Quadrant (IQ) development plan.
  • Hear about the challenges and successes of projects in the IQ.
  • Discussion on how the IQ creates engagement and opportunities for commercial real estate professionals to participate in shaping the innovation economy in Portland.
  • Tour the new Glass Lab, a vintage industrial building that was transformed into a community-oriented creative hub for the next generation of creators and innovators.

Keynote Speaker: Troels Adrian, Prosper Portland

Troels Adrian leads Prosper Portland’s Business and Industry Team, which supports the City of Portland’s key industry clusters through equitable growth programs, strategic initiatives and international trade efforts. Troels has 15 years’ experience in economic and community development in three different states. Immediately prior to joining Prosper Portland in 2017, he led supply chain cluster strategy, recruitment and expansion for the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Troels has also held local economic development roles in Metro Atlanta and New York City. A native of Denmark, Troels has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen. He has two graduate degrees: a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from Georgia Tech, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Baruch College.

Following the luncheon presentation, you can tour the Glass Lab building and hear stories from the project team, including:
John Olivier, Senior Vice President Acquisitions and Development, SKB
Erik Frame, Project Manager, Lorentz Bruun Construction
Cheyenne Chapman, Prospective Purchaser Agreement Program Coordinator, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Jennifer Whaler, Environmental Scientist, Farallon Consulting

The Specifics:

Come join CREW to learn about Portland’s growing Innovation Quadrant (IQ) at the new Glass Lab in the Central Eastside Industrial District. Glass Lab is a vintage industrial building turned multi-tenant commercial space for startups and small craft businesses that will act as a creative hub for the next generation of creators and innovators.

During this off-site luncheon event, you’ll learn about the IQ, which is part of the city’s 2035 comprehensive plan and was designed to create a center of gravity for innovation. During the tour, you’ll hear stories from those who helped design and execute the Glass Lab renovation project to support the IQ, including acquisition, permitting, construction, and environmental challenges and successes.

The Glass Lab is a newly renovated creative space in the heart of the Central Eastside Industrial neighborhood leasing retail, creative office space and incubator spaces/pop-ups with advanced, desktop, and craft manufacturing. Formerly a glass factory, this vintage industrial building has been transformed into a community-oriented innovation hub for the next generation of creators, makers, and innovators. Check out their website at and on Facebook and Instagram @glasslabpdx.

Parking: Parking options will be emailed out in the confirmation the day prior to the event.


(Thursday) 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


The Glass Lab

350 SE Mill St.

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