Ever since the Great Recession of 2008, investors have been patiently waiting for secondary markets to rebound while so many private-equity real estate funds have plummeted. Fast-forward to today and Portland is a rising star with a robust local economy. Consistent job gains and low mortgage rates lifted home sales for most of 2015, despite the fact that skyrocketing home values and limited inventories have temporarily stalled growth as we enter 2016.