For more than three decades, Joe has provided guidance and counsel on acquisitions, sales, and project development. His expertise includes deal negotiation, documentation, and project financing. He has assisted numerous clients in securing land use approvals, and has negotiated and drafted architect services agreements and construction contracts for large commercial projects.
Featured Representative Matters
Cross-Dock Terminal Acquisition
Public-Private Development Agreement
Sale of Pearl District Block
Purchase of Cenveo Corporation Property
Loan to Portland Wetlabs Partners
Purchase of Vancouver, Washington Office Building
Sale of Former YMCA Facility
Refinancing of Industrial Properties
Lloyd Center Mall Sale
Portland Custom House Acquisition
Mississippi Avenue Lofts
Peterson Caterpillar Property Acquisition
Sale of Wilsonville Distribution Center
SunTech Corporate Park/Tanasbourne Corporate Park
Canal Crossing Shopping Center, Kennewick, Washington
Tonkon Torp Stays the Course in the Mississippi Avenue Lofts Project
The process to acquire, complete and sell the Mississippi Avenue Lofts involved a broad range of legal transactions from Tonkon Torp, including a funding round, multi-party loan and purchasing agreements, litigation and a final sale. Find the details and more featured cases here.
Tonkon Torp Facilitates $188 Million Sale of Lloyd Center Mall
Tonkon Torp real estate lawyer Joe Voboril represented the owners of Lloyd Center Mall in their recent $188 million sale of the regional shopping complex.
Compelling Arguments About River Plan Produce Positive Results for Business
Thanks to the work of Tonkon Torp lawyers and others, industrial businesses affected by the City of Portland's River Plan/North Reach saw their concerns validated by a January 21 ruling of the state Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA). LUBA sent the River Plan, which would significantly restrict development in the "industrial sanctuary" along a 12-mile stretch of the Willamette River, back to the Portland City Council for additional work.
Helping IKEA Break Ground in Portland
When home furnishings giant IKEA needed to secure land and obtain necessary approvals for a new location in the Portland Metropolitan area, they turned to Tonkon Torp for help. Tonkon's real estate attorneys successfully navigated our client through the complex two-year process.
World Headquarters for Banfield, the Pet Hospital®
As one of the world's largest veterinary hospital chains, Banfield Pet Hospital relies on the trusted counsel of Tonkon Torp. When Banfield was looking to build a new world headquarters, it once again turned to Tonkon Torp to handle all the legal matters.
The Portland Art Museum: Framing a Masterpiece
The Portland Art Museum's $34 million renovation of the North Building, a 141,000 square foot landmark built as a Masonic temple in 1925, has added new modern and contemporary art galleries, two large ballrooms, as well as meeting rooms and administrative offices for the Museum. Tonkon Torp assisted the Museum with permitting, approvals, architect and construction contracts.
Costco Expands With Wilsonville Location
When Costco Wholesale Corporation was looking to expand its Portland Metro area operations, it turned to Tonkon Torp for help in securing enough appropriately zoned land to site a 145,000 square foot membership warehouse. The solution: Costco's first integrated shopping center location in the Portland area.
Community Involvement & Activities
Portland Art Museum
1992–2006, 2010–Present, Board Member
2010–Present, Chair of Operations Committee
1993–2005, Vice Chair of the Board
1996–2006, Chair of Building Oversight Committee
Schnitzer CARE Foundation
Portland Public Schools
1987–1991, Board Member
Portland Neighborhood Revitalization Management
Portland City Planning Commission
1980–1981, Vice Chair
Portland Area Metropolitan Boundary
Multnomah Bar Association