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An agent with Compass Commercial Real Estate Services in Bend says expansion plans for OSU Cascades will most likely transform Bend's westside  Howard Friedman was a guest on 1110 KBND's Your Town on Monday.
 
He says the school will be needing several new large buildings for classes and dormatories for students.  He also says investors may want to consider buying a small rental home in the area, especaily parents of future OSU Cascades students.
 
Excerp from your town segment: "also a lot of the rentals on the westside are a good investment now for people who want to hold on or for parents who have a student coming in for 4 years - and they might be able to pick up a little house that they could live in- so there are a lot of good things on the horizon with osu-cascades expanding - in terms of employment- a lot of those folks will be coming into to our local industry"
 
Last week, state officials gave OSU Cascades the green light to expand to a four year university. Friedman has been with Compass Commercial Real Estate for about 13 years.  Before that, he operated a couple of Bend businesses.
 
If you'd like to hear the entire interview with Friedman its available on our website under Podcasts for Your Town.
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