Small in size but big results, Todd and Cascade Commercial has become a proven, intelligent and rewarding choice for landlords, tenants, developers, sellers and buyers of commercial real estate in Portland, Oregon.
Todd started with a large national firm Grubb & Ellis Commercial Brokerage and then started his own firm, Cascade Commercial Real Estate in 1998. Seeking to avoid the larger impersonal transactional nature of larger firms, the goal has always been to provide more personalized service through a relentless understanding of the commercial real estate goals of the client and then using superior market knowledge and focused pursuit of viable and vetted property alternatives and then methodically moving through the lease or sale process always with the clients best interests in mind to achieve the best possible result. It always about the client and realizing everyone can win a transaction.
Todd has been involved in a myriad of successful commercial property transactions on behalf of wide range of clients: individuals, multi-generational families, large national as well as smaller local/regional companies, Portland based as well as national developers, public agencies and non-profit organizations. Whether it is accomplishing a long term ground lease on 47 acres for a $25 million regional distribution hub for Federal Express…representing the Portland Housing Bureau to acquire sites for hundreds of affordable housing units…representing a multi-generational family ownership in the sale of a large industrial site for $20 million and 1031 exchange into income producing properties to avoid substantial taxes…facilitating the sale of three city blocks on behalf of the Salvation Army to multiple buyers at 20% over appraisal… to representing fast growing local food icon Salt & Straw to find a new 30,000 sf headquarters and production facility, Todd brings a high degree of market knowledge, contacts, creativity, negotiation skills, nimbleness and follow-through. From complex to simple; small to large; commercial or industrial land to concrete tilt warehouses; ground up new construction to creative older building renovations; leases to sales; acquisitions to dispositions; leased investments to owner-user facilities; expansions to downsizing, Todd’s experience and understanding of his client’s needs and changing market dynamics means he has expertly handled a wide range of real estate requirements, objectives and challenges. With an excellent understanding of current market dynamics, local governmental requirements and land use issues, financing structures, property values and rents, environmental challenges and development and investment trends, Todd has a unique and superior grasp of the wide range of factors and challenges that are important to executing the decisions and tasks to complete successful commercial real estate sales and lease transactions.
While successfully handling a broad range of requirements, Todd and Cascade Commercial only takes on assignments where his skills, experience and proficiency are valued and are pertinent and can best align with the expectations and goals of his clients given market conditions.
Todd client’s have ranged from larger national companies and organizations like Waste Management, Land O Lakes, Weyerhaeuser, and Fred Meyer/Kroger to strong regional companies like Portland General Electric and Baxter Auto Parts as well as smaller iconic brands and companies like Salt & Straw and Laughing Planet Cafes. He has accomplished multiple successful acquisitions and dispositions for multiple public agencies like the Portland Housing Bureau and Multnomah County and several non-profits such as Transitions Projects, Bridge Affordable Housing and the Salvation Army. He has worked with multiple development and investment firms such as Trammell Crow, Capstone Partners, Weston Investment and Harsch Investment. And probably most importantly he has represented multiple local individual and family ownerships of commercial properties to help them develop and execute successful real estate strategies and transactions to maximize their assets and cash flow.
Todd and Cascade is ready to discuss with you how he can best bring his knowledge, resources and understanding of the Portland commercial real estate market to accomplish your goals.