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Bob Bochsler

(971) 803-9533 •

There is no problem too large or too complex for Bob Bochsler. Born and raised in Mt. Angel, Oregon, Bob studied at Oregon State University and went straight to work in the construction and engineering industry for seven years. Not only is he one of the hardest working real estate agents you’ll find, but he is also a licensed Professional Civil Engineer! Bob has built bridges (literally) and was able to spend one of those years helping to construct the new Tilikum Crossing.

Bob’s experience in the construction industry has forged his work ethic and his outside-the-box, solution-oriented mind-set. Bob takes pride in helping clients come up with the very best solution for their unique situation. Bob consistently exceeds expectations. Having owned rental property since 2013, Bob brings youth, energy, as well as experience to help take on real estate challenges of any shape or size.

Bob Thomas

(503) 828-4340 •

Bob Thomas is a real estate development and capital markets professional specializing in acquisitions, equity placement, and debt origination. Bob currently manages a variety of real estate-focused private equity funds and syndications. He also lends on real estate development projects in his role as Vice President with Merchant’s Mortgage and Trust Corp.

Before moving to Portland in early 2017, Bob worked in CBRE’s Bay Area Institutional Capital Markets group, where he was involved in the brokerage of $2.5 Billion of office and industrial properties. Bob began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, auditing the mergers and acquisitions of technology companies.

Bob is a licensed real estate salesperson in Oregon and California, a licensed Oregon Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS #: 1605730), a California CPA (inactive) and holds a BS and MS in Accounting from San Diego State University. When not brokering real estate deals, Bob can usually be found mountaineering deep in the Pacific Northwest wilderness.

Danielle Parmelee

(503) 956-4847 •

Danielle has been involved with real estate her whole life, and has been managing a 4-unit property in SE Portland for the past three years. Coming from a family with multiple rental properties in Molalla, she has been involved in many construction projects. This first-hand experience of what goes into fixing a home gives her a competitive edge to remodeling properties in a busy market.

Born and raised in Oregon, Danielle has an appreciation for the local communities and a passion for people. After attending school in Corvallis and Eugene, she stumbled upon her affinity for real estate in 2015. Since then she has managed the renovation of all four units on her property.

Her unique perspective provides a refreshing solution to some of the trickiest problems in real estate. She is outgoing and her opinion is upfront. In her free time, she likes to snowboard at Mt. Hood Meadows, surf at Short Sands beach, and spend quality time with her two dogs.

Dustin Miller

(503) 927-0181 •

Born and raised in Portland, Dustin is well-versed in the up-and-coming PDX neighborhoods. Dustin joins the RareBird team as a broker with over 10 years of experience in new home construction and remodeling. He has a deep understanding of what makes a quality home and has worked behind the scenes on interior concepts and designs for award winning Street of Dream homes. Dustin is dedicated to his clients and uses his strong negotiation skills to get them the best deals. His passion for real estate shines through his vibrant personality, and his honesty and integrity give his clients the confidence they need during the home buying process.

In his spare time, Dustin is a competitive marathon runner, surfs on the Oregon coast, snowboards on Mt. Hood, and volunteers at local charity organizations and events.

Jarrin Benson

503-505-1718 •

Jarrin’s Bio is Coming Soon…

Jean Rychlik

(971) 303-1860 •

Jean has worked in real estate since 1997, and has represented buyers and sellers of properties worth $60K to $3.5M. She is an experienced project manager, designer, and stager, with a B.S. in Marketing. As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Jean focuses on assisting seniors with the enormous task of downsizing.

In her free time she likes to travel, attend her son’s heavy metal performances, and spend time with friends and family.

John Sheldon

(503) 539-9094 •

John has always loved the world of real estate, and brings the team at RareBird a wealth of experience and firsthand knowledge. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz, he partnered with his entrepreneurial father for 14 years, closely observing how his dad would buy and sell businesses, but always keep the real estate. Whether it was commercial or residential, John learned that successful real estate investing takes insightful analysis, managing risks, and continuing education.

After moving to Portland and working in the high-tech industry, John began to invest in cash-flow properties as a way to build residual and retirement income. Now, as a broker, he uses his expansive knowledge of the Portland market and his experience as an investor to better serve his clients. John brings talent, a unique perspective, and a network of support to each real estate transaction.

Kristen Ellis

(971) 280-9844 •

Kristen’s Bio is Coming Soon…

Lucas Bennett

(503) 341-1441 •

Originally from the East Coast, Lucas spent most of his young adult life working and living in Shanghai, China where he studied the language and sharpened his business acumen. After moving to the Portland to be closer to family and friends, he began investing in Real Estate, focusing on value-add properties in developing neighborhoods.

After receiving his Oregon Real Estate Broker’s license, Lucas joined the RareBird team in 2015. With his passion for business and a hands-on approach, Lucas has begun to build a strong portfolio of investment properties, and an even stronger network of investors and friends in the PNW.

When not out hunting for the next deal, Lucas enjoys soccer, practicing his Mandarin, playing guitar, and spending time with his family.

Miho Hatanaka

(503) 765-7129 •

Originally from Japan, Miho prides herself on bringing integrity, perseverance, and a commitment to personal responsibility to every real estate transaction. She loves meeting new people and listening to their stories – learning about different ideas and opinions.

Miho recently moved to the Pacific Northwest from the East Coast and found that the people in Portland shared similar values including her love of food and nature.

She grew up watching fixer-upper TV shows and visiting Home Depot with her father. She loved building and crafting alongside her father, working on weekend home improvement projects. Miho has brought her creative spirit and enthusiasm for homes to the world of real estate.

Miho enjoys nurturing and connecting with her community by actively participating in community events, activities, and volunteering. Additionally, as a foodie, she loves trying out new foods and restaurants around Portland.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time out in nature, sailing, reading and traveling. Miho is passionate about health and nutrition; she believes good health is an essential asset for all human beings.

Nevin Yu

503-929-1298 •

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Nevin watched the Hong Kong real estate market boom into one of the most valuable in the world. After moving to the U.S. to attend University of Oregon, Nevin saw a similar potential in Portland and decided to dive into the real estate world here! He is passionate about buying and renovating properties into long-term holds as a way to create wealth. Nevin began his career flipping houses, and has transitioned into building apartment complexes and other new construction.

In his spare time, Nevin loves traveling and cooking. He also enjoys working on his home, playing video games, as well as tennis and golf.

Ron Smicker

(971) 533-4678 •

Ron’s Bio is Coming Soon…

Sang Vu

(409)-983-0340 •

Sang Vu RealBird Real Estate Broker

Sang Vu began his real estate career years before becoming a licensed agent with RareBird, as a world traveler and a real estate investor. Born and raised in Vietnam, Sang took the world by storm by studying abroad in Australia for 7 years, then in the U.S., in the Oil & Gas and Nuclear industries. Fluent in Vietnamese, Sang enjoys putting his personal investment experience to work for his real estate clients. Sang earned a degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Adelaide in South Australia. In his free time, he serves his community as a church usher.

Say Teoh

(971) 263-1760 •

Say Teoh - Rarebird Real Estate

Say grew up in Singapore, and came to the US for college at University of Texas, Austin. After graduate school, Say landed in Portland and worked for Intel as a yield analyst. After 10 years working for Intel at various sites such as Dalian, China, and Phoenix, Arizona, Say decided to hang up his engineering hat and pursue his real passion in real estate. Say enjoys buying houses in distress and fixing them up, improving the neighborhood one home at a time. Say is fluent in Chinese and has helped multiple Chinese speaking clients in purchasing their dream home or investment properties. In his spare time, Say enjoys spending time with his friends and family.



Slaten Bickford

(971) 251-0216 •

Slaten RareBird Real Estate

Slaten joined the RareBird team with over 5 years of real estate investing experience, and more than 15 years experience in property rehabilitation due to natural disasters. Slaten helped communities along the Gulf Coast after the hurricanes of the mid-2000s, then in post-Katrina New Orleans, and in Haiti after the earthquake of 2010. Since 2011, Slaten has used his skills to invest in real estate, starting with fixing and flipping houses (you can see his handy work here), and more recently expanding to multi-family and small commercial investing.

Slaten graduated from Columbia University in New York City in 1999, and has also worked in finance in NYC, a dot com in SF, and briefly taught English in the Canary Islands. You can often find him running the trails of Forest Park, cycling the West Hills, playing ice hockey, and teaching his kids how to ski.

Tyler Combs

(503) 545-4177 •

Tyler has been involved in Real Estate since 2009, and became a Real Estate agent in 2013. With an analytical approach to real estate steeped in a philosophical goal to improve the quality of housing throughout the metropolitan Portland area, he has succeeded in mastering the puzzle of redevelopment 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. He enjoys writing, design, tech, snowboarding, and spending time with his wife and two daughters. He studied English communications and psychology at Corban College.

RareBird Staff