CFM Strategic Communications is occupying new office space in Portland and Washington, DC. The new Portland office space better reflects the firm’s increasingly mobile work patterns. The move in Washington, DC puts CFM staffers closer to the Capitol.
CFM’s new Portland address is 1001 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1100, which is just one block north of the firm’s previous office space and still located in the heart of downtown Portland. The office has access to large and small conference rooms and a coffee bar that doubles as a work area.
CFM’s DC address is 820 First Street NE, Suite 710, located in the CNN Building where Wolf Blitzer, John King and CNN’s DC media crew work. Near Union Station, the new office is a short 10-minute walk to the Capitol. CFM shares the space, which includes a comfortable conference room, with Washington 2 Advocates.
The new Portland office trades individual suites for a mix of work options. “We find staff members are spending less time in our office and more time with clients in their offices,” says CFM President Gary Conkling. “We converted our downtown Portland office into a hub where staffers can work or meet when they need to, not because they have to.”
The new DC office space allows CFM staffers to get to Capitol Hill more quickly. “It’s a plus being closer to where we do the bulk of our work,” says CFM Partner Joel Rubin who leads the firm’s federal affairs practice. “If a senator or his senior staff calls, we can be there in 10 minutes.”
CFM phone numbers for both office locations remain unchanged.