Heritage Bank is expanding its commercial banking operation in Portland, Ore.

The Olympia-based bank announced a new six-person banking team in the City of Roses, led by banking industry veteran Emily Leach.

“We are excited to have this talented group of bankers join Heritage Bank,” said Heritage executive vice president and chief lending officer Bryan McDonald, “and we look forward to supporting their efforts to deliver an expanded set of high-quality banking services in the dynamic Portland market.”

Currently located at 1001 SW 5th Ave. in Portland, the team will move in the fall to the architecturally notable 1000 Broadway Building — the 24-floor office building affectionately nicknamed R2D2 for its distinctive dome.

To complement the move, Heritage plans to bring additional capacity to the team and is in the process of recruiting for a senior credit administrator, commercial bankers, and a number of other support roles.