The first 2018 winner of the Beautification Award is Ocean Equity Real Estate & Investments, LLC! This award was presented to owner Brodie Becksted by the Newport Chamber of Commerce on January 19 and it is well-deserved!

In November of 2016, Brodie purchased the 6000 square foot building, a 1928 concrete block structure that was originally a service station and known as "The Gateway to Newport." He and a myriad of contractors spent the next 5 months gutting and completely transforming the exterior and interior. The run-down old building received a major renovation and was now totally unrecognizable, with modern finishes and nautical touches. By April, he had moved all the brokers in and they were ready for business.

It's been smooth sailing since then, and with plenty of space for more brokers, Ocean Equity has become the largest Lincoln County brokerage south of Lincoln City in just a few months.

Brodie has plans in the spring to add sidewalks and more landscaping around the building. He has truly made a commitment to improving this community one building at a time.

Come see the transformation at 1107 SW Coast Hwy in Newport!