Mike Nuss – Founder •

Mike has an unrivaled passion for Portland real estate. Having a background as a licensed appraiser for the last 18 years, Mike Nuss is a recognized expert in valuing, negotiating and expanding Portland properties.

He studied both real estate and economic trends throughout his career. Now, his familiarity with the Portland market gives him a strong and confident voice for his Monthly Market Update . As an investor appraiser and property manager, he looks at the industry uniquely comprehensive lens.

He enjoys golf, basketball, and spending time with his family.

Mike Nuss RareBird Real Estate

Tyler Combs – Founder •

Tyler Combs, Principal Broker RareBird Real Estate

Tyler geeks out on business management, deal structure and creative financing, and has raised millions of dollars of acquisition capital through an approach of integrity and honesty.
Originally from Portland, Tyler’s involvement in the community extends beyond his role with RareBird and as a licensed real estate broker. He has led youth soccer clinics in Oregon as well as Uganda and Kenya and also serves on the Union Gospel Mission Board of Directors.

Tyler is a principal broker at RareBird Real Estate.

Sonia Houston – Operations Manager •

Sonia is no stranger to the real estate industry. She has managed teams in escrow and commercial real estate to move transactions smoothly across the finish line. She is a customer service expert, and at RareBird, she is dedicated to ensuring every member has a truly amazing experience.

Sonia Houston

Lindsay Black –  Office Coordinator •

Lindsay grew up with family in property management and investing. She has a background in customer service and values making a lasting impression on clients. She is committed to RareBird’s office running smoothly and empowering the team to perform at their best.


Elisabeth Rice – Property Manager • Email

Elisabeth Rice is a dedicated property manager for the RareBird portfolio and has more than ten years experience in residential and commercial management. She shares the values of RareBird and focuses on listening to tenant’s issues and solving as quickly as possible. Originally from Alabama, Elisabeth came to Oregon to attend the University of Oregon, where she received her degree in Journalism and Communication. Her passions include her family, coaching soccer, teaching Sunday School and playing in a handbell choir.