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Summer 2018


Portland State University. School of Business Administration. Center for Real Estate, Sustainability -- Economic aspects, City planning -- Oregon -- Hillsboro


At CAVU Partners, our name explains our approach: the ceiling and visibility are unlimited. We see past the clouds to limitless potential.

CAVU Partners recognizes the Hillsboro Airport has a rich history in local aviation, and we want to celebrate that history. Our design strategy will incorporate aviation-inspired themes throughout the site. Our adaptive reuse of existing buildings will bring new while ensuring HIO’s historical roots will never be forgotten. Our mix of uses transforms the site into an inviting location for business-es, airport patrons, and the community.

HIO Landing’s concept introduces logical, flexible development parcels with an enhanced street grid. Our design allows for slower traffic speeds that are pedestrian scaled. Our flexible circulation network provides on-street parking and open spaces that link the airport to the MAX station, creating a seamless link from train to plane.

CAVU’s phasing strategy, approach to adding value incrementally, and highly flexible buildings provide the a range of development program options and financial opportunities. A flexible site with flexible buildings can adapt to different and evolving market conditions over time. HIO Landing’s tenants celebrate the best of Hillsboro’s economy, and the development both works and plays.

CAVU realistically addresses the Port of Portland’s financial, social, and development objectives, and our design delivers creative solutions and opportunities at each level. The HIO airport was established in 1928 and re-established 90 years later as HIO Landing in 2018.


Each winter and summer, a team of students from Portland State University’s Master of Real Estate Development program are tasked with creating a development program for an existing site in the Portland or Seattle region. These teams produce a development concept through ingenuity, research, and consultation with experts in the real estate industry. NAIOP has generously sponsored our team and provided a venue for us to present our plan to the public.

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