Client Success Story - Cedar & Moss

Cedar & Moss is a woman-owned design and handmade manufacturing company of fine modern lighting and hardware. Cedar & Moss began in November 2013 in Portland featuring both midcentury classics and minimalist designs.

Cedar & Moss was started as a humble solo venture in a garage which they quickly outgrew. They purchased a 4,000 SF commercial office property serving as both the design studio and manufacturing space, featuring a unique midcentury modern architectural design. This provided both the aesthetic and inspiration appeal to the brand and the employees.

Cedar & Moss quickly outgrew their space while also realizing their manufacturing and shipping process needed a more traditional footprint. The optimal space would be a 15,000 square foot industrial building that offered as much in inspiration as it offered in functionality. Lack of industrial buildings for sale provided a challenge, let alone their need for natural creativity, light and a location that offered amenities more commonly found in retail commercial zones.

Using a broker-to-broker marketing system, Macadam Forbes received notification of a new listing meeting all of Cedar & Moss’s requirements.  The 20,584 square foot building boasts 24’ clear ceilings providing the functional room for their manufacturing process and flow plus efficiency loading for shipping. Due to the building being a one-time built-to-suit, it offered unique design features that are not seen with most distribution buildings, such as a wall of windows running the full height of the building providing an atrium feel and sleek architectural lines in its two-story office space.

In addition, the building was purchased with a small tenant renting the south 5,000 square feet portion. As the immediate need was for 15,000 square feet, the existing tenant will provide additional income and enable Cedar & Moss the opportunity for future growth within their building.

Cedar & Moss also retained Macadam Forbes to lease their original building for which Macadam Forbes successfully found a quality tenant.