Portland real estate offices vandalized with graffiti threats

Threats included "die" and "get out"

National /
Jan.January 05, 2019 03:00 PM

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When employees at two Portland brokerages returned from the holidays on Wednesday, they found their offices’ windows, walls and doors covered in graffiti.

The threatening language included “die” and “get out,” as well as the misspelled “gentyfiers”, according to local news reports. News footage also showed the word “happy” scrawled on one window.

The offices, which belonged to local brokerages Urban Nest Realty and Living Room Realty, are located about two miles apart in the Oregon city.

“There is a lot of conversation about gentrification in Portland, which is a good thing,” said Urban Nest co-owner Rachel Freed in an email to Inman. “Sadly someone had to resort to doing something destructive to try and get heard. We welcome a conversation but not the destruction to our property.”

According to Zillow’s most recent data, the median rent is Portland is $1,890, compared to the national median rent of $1,455. The median home value in the city is just over $423,000 and the online marketplace forecasts a 2 percent increase over 2019.

An Urban Nest Employee told local station Fox 12 that the surveillance cameras were off over the holiday weekend.

“We paid for removal and tried to file a police report but were told that since there was no actual damage (to the building) the police wouldn’t accept a formal complaint,” Freed said. [Inman, Fox 12] — Kevin Sun


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