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The 2019 National Cohousing Conference in Portland, Oregon was a huge success. For information about future conferences visit the CohoUS website and subscribe to the newsletter. You can view and download a souvenir PDF with photos and more info about the conference.
Sunday, June 2 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Marketing a New Senior Housing Project

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PDX Commons in Portland, OR conceived, designed, and successfully marketed a 27-home senior cohousing development in only four years. Hear from those who did it: how they sold out before the doors even opened. Lessons for future communities, senior or not.

Speakers
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Susan Fries

PDX Commons
Susan Fries is a co-founder and Membership Coordinator of PDX Commons, a 55+ cohousing community in Portland OR. She had previously thrived while living in an cooperative house in graduate school, so when it was time to downsize, cohousing was the perfect choice. Begun in 2013, with... Read More →
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Jim Swenson

PDX Commons
Jim Swenson had a career in communications: a journalist, filmmaker, media producer, writer, director, communications manager. Jim was responsible for developing communications and outreach campaigns for several government entities, non-profits and private sector enterprises.  Jim... Read More →



Sunday June 2, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
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