Mike Nuss – Founder •

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

He has 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 through a 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 he 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 enjoys live music, gardening, swimming, and camping.

Sonia Houston

Eric Guess – Business Development •

Eric is happiest when he’s solving problems! Whether it’s a question about a lease, setting up a home theater system, or even network connectivity issues, he is the go-to guy. After attending UC Davis, Eric worked in commercial property management across the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Portland to get more sunshine.

Eric’s interests have truly taken him to the edges of the world, including spending 6 months in Antarctica! In his spare time he likes to work on old cars, visit the newest craft brewery in town, and enjoy a cup of black coffee with a book on the patio.

 Haley Finnegan – Marketing Coordinator •

With her background in the art world, Haley brings a keen eye for design and panache for creativity to RareBird. Her favorite things include the Oxford comma, Pantone colors, Avenir, and using InDesign. A proud perfectionist, Haley loves helping RareBird share their story and put their best foot forward!

When not at the office, she can be found on her yoga mat, drinking craft beer, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two very fat cats.

 Andrew Shipley- Maintenance Technician •

Andrew is your all-around reliable, down to earth maintenance guy. His natural desire to improve his environment led him to begin fixing up properties where he lived before becoming a professional maintenance technician. Andrew brings to RareBird Property Management a commitment to teamwork and collective success making sure all our residents feel at home.

In his free time, Andrew likes to homebrew, cycle, and hike. A Timbers fan, he tries to get to as many games as he can!