Who We Are
Northwest Equities is a boutique Commercial Investment Brokerage company focused on creating successful real estate transactions for our clients in the arenas of investments, leasing, and owner/user properties. Founded in 1996, our company is known for its long term client relationships that span many years with multiple transactions.
Bill Younce, CCIM, founder and principal broker located in Portland, OR and Craig Johnson, CCIM, managing broker located in Vancouver, WA have combined over 55 years of experience in the commercial investment brokerage industry. Both Bill and Craig have earned the industry’s highest professional CCIM designation also known as the PHD of commercial real estate.
We welcome the opportunity to assist you in achieving your commercial real estate goals.
Update: March 28, 2016 The Gray Gables Estate, and an extraordinary Weddings and Special Events Center centrally located in the Portland area sold last fall. The confidential exclusive listing included the real estate and all trade fixtures used in the business. The new owner leased the property for approximately 18 months and then exercised their purchase option. Many lucrative investment...Read more »
Cynthia and I just returned from a week up in Alaska, mostly around Denali National Park. Encompassing 6,000,000 acres, roughly the size of Massachusetts, it is one of the largest nature parks on the planet. It includes most of the Alaska Range with Mt. McKinley(Mt.Denali to Alaskans) being the crown jewel. Unlike the National Parks in the “lower 48”, there...Read more »
The long standing value paradigm in this industry has always been “Location, Location, Location”. Perhaps that is beginning to change to “Q3”, a term coined by Stewart Title Chief Economist, Ted Jones in a recent presentation he made in Portland, Oregon here recently. Q3 is shorthand for the new Paradigm, “Location Quality, Property Quality, and Tenant Quality”. Case in point,...Read more »
Last week Bill Gross, who runs the world’s largest bond fund at Pacific Investment Management Co., sold all government related U.S. debt from PIMCO’s $237 billion Total Return Fund. You may be thinking, “Why is this tidbit of news important to us?” Good question. When someone who is as knowledgeable about the bond market as Mr. Gross decides to get...Read more »