WE ARE MOTIVESPACE

Uniting People and Places with Purpose

Mission & Vision

MotiveSpace is the only nonprofit property developer in the nation whose mission to create affordable and vibrant commercial spaces. Based in Portland, Oregon, MotiveSpace provides nonprofits, neighbors and community-based organizations with design, building, planning and development services. MotiveSpace believes that property development and real estate can be powerful tools to support mission-driven causes, and to unite people, place, and purpose.

BARN NONPROFIT CENTER

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Projects

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COLLEGE HOUSING NW

Concept, Budget and Partner Development * Portfolio Review & Strategic Expansion Planning * Pro forma Development * Facilities Inspection

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PIXEL ARTS COWORKING

Pre-development Planning * Budget & Partnership Development * Program Expansion Planning

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PORTLAND COMMUNITY MEDIA

Pro forma Development * Space Planning & Architectural Design * Inspections & Review * Strategic Expansion Planning

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Space Planning & Architectural Design

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ADELANTE MUJERES

Space Planning & Architectural Design

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MOTHER EARTH SCHOOL

Concept, Budget & Partnership Development * Space Planning & Facilities Inspection * Pro forma and budget development * Campaign Consultation

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MUSLIM EDUCATIONAL TRUST

Pro forma development * Campaign planning * Campus Planning

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METRO FAMILY SERVICES

Architectural Design * Construction * Project Management * Inspections

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SPRINGBOARD INNOVATION 

Concept, Budget & Partnership Development * Pro forma Development * Campaign Consultation

About Us

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Board Chair Alan Brickley

Alan has over 40 years of experience as a real estate attorney in the Portland Metropolitan area. He received his JD from Northeastern College of Law…

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Executive Director Sara Garrett

Sara is an architect and developer with a background in a variety of diverse projects. Sara received her undergraduate degree in Environmental Physics…

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Director CB Wright

CB’s nonprofit interests grew from a career in hospitality and contract furnishings’ marketing and sales. CB was co-founder of the nonprofit Philanthropy by Design…

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Project Admin Bill Crawford

Bill supports MotiveSpace programs and clients, helping to connect the many people and partners fueling the organization’s diverse project teams…

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Director Vega Tom

Vega has worked in small business and non-profit finance, accounting and human resources for twelve years. Making her start as a construction…

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Director Stephen Brooks

Stephen Brooks, JD, LL.M.  Mr. Brooks has over 25 years’ experience providing structured finance, operations, management and strategic consulting…

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Director Jim Newcomer

Dr. Newcomer holds a Doctorate in Political Science from Stanford University, as well as Masters’ degrees in Organizational Development…

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Director Michael Menzies

Michael Menzies is a certified financial and investment advisor with Waddell & Reed, Inc. Michael specializes in risk mitigation and long term financial…

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