Portland-native Bryan Atkinson is a University of Oregon grad and became a Realtor in 2014. He prides himself on clear communication and serves his clients with kindness. Bryan excels in market analysis, so sellers list at the right price and buyers know exactly what to offer on properties. Calling his clients to let them know that their offer was accepted or that they received a great offer are his most satisfying moments as an agent. Bryan is an up-and-coming real estate investor and helps investors create long-term wealth.
Bryan writes the neighborhood blog parkroselife.com where he chronicles his work for neighborhood prosperity as a board member of Historic Parkrose and Argay Terrace Neighborhood Association. He plays percussion in a folk-rock band and is an avid Trail Blazers fan. He and his wife Melissa are parents to a toddler with an abundance of joy and energy!
Caleb is proud to call Portland home. While he’s lived on multiple different continents, spent most of his life in other countries and traveled much of the world, the Northwest has captivated his heart like no other place.
Caleb began his career in real estate as an investor in multifamily and mixed-use properties. His passion to help others find financial freedom through real estate eventually led him to get his real estate license. Whether you’re buying your first house or your fifth apartment building, Caleb is committed to bringing his full arsenal of skills to serve his clients and provide solutions to their real estate needs.
Caleb tries to ski, is moderately ok at hiking and fakes the surfer vibe. When he’s feeling generous he also occasionally flies his friends to breakfast in Bend in his 1970’s Cessna 172.
Colson began his Real Estate career in 2021 after spending 12 years as an entrepreneur running an Event Photography business in the San Francisco/Bay Area. After visiting family in Oregon, he and his wife were blown away at the feeling of community, connection, and warmth that Portland had to offer. Neighbors actually TALK to each other? Wow! Since moving to Portland in 2018, Colson has become fascinated and motivated by the idea of knowing your neighbor, building a community, and investing in the growth, connection, and friendship between people who live next door to one another. He believes Sunday suppers and porch hangs with the neighbors are what make a house feel like a home and a street feel like a community.
Colson graduated in 2004 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University. He enjoys cooking spicy food with his wife, chasing after his two energetic little boys, sweating to Peloton spin classes with the music turned up too loud, and sipping bourbon out of overly fancy glasses, especially to celebrate a Real Estate win for his clients, and new neighbors. Cheers to that!
Daniel brings 10 years of real estate experience to Rarebird. He started in sales in 2009 before moving to acquisitions a few years later where he sourced over one hundred properties for a large real estate investment firm in Southern California. In 2017, he made his move to Oregon in search of a better quality of life, and, in all honesty, he chased a girl who lived up here whom he later married. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business and has completed a certificate program in real estate finance, investments, and development. Daniel also holds real estate licenses in both California and Oregon.
In his spare time, he likes to play soccer, surf, snowboard, practice Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and fish. Daniel and his wife Racheal spend most of their time fixing up their old 1926 Irvington home that needs some TLC. Currently, the most exciting thing in his life is the recent installation of the kitchen sink, which means no more dishes in the bathtub.
Jami was born and raised in Missoula, MT, before moving to Portland for college in 2006. Other than a brief hiatus traveling around the lower 48, Jami has called PDX home ever since. He’s spent nearly a decade as a radiologist in industrial aerospace applications before pursuing his passion for real estate with his own portfolio of small multi-family and single-family investment properties. Jami loves collaborating with experienced investors and guiding first-time homebuyers to reach their goals together while revitalizing communities and neighborhoods in the process. He also thoroughly enjoys getting his hands dirty with renovation projects and the reward that comes with transforming a house into a home. In his spare time, you can find Jami on the river flyfishing, playing nearly any competitive sport, or getting creative in the kitchen putting his twist on culinary classics.
Jeff, a native of San Diego, relocated to Oregon in the ’90s in pursuit of a better quality of life after obtaining a degree in Urban Planning from San Diego State University. Jeff is dual-licensed as a Real Estate Broker and Certified Residential Appraiser. With over 20 years of experience in real estate valuation throughout Oregon and SW Washington, he is intimately familiar with each neighborhood and submarket throughout Portland, Vancouver, Salem, and Mt Hood. Jeff has many years of experience in residential renovation, income property management, land development, as well as collaboration with others to maximize real estate investment returns.
As a father of four Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. On his spare time, you will likely find Jeff in the outdoors hiking, skiing, surfing or playing soccer.
A native Oregonian and a natural people-person, Kristen’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to the world of real estate. Her experience owning two storefront businesses has informed her clients-first approach. Kristen prides herself on forging strong relationships with each of her clients and providing phenomenal service that fits their individual needs. Nothing makes her happier than serving as the best representative for her clients and helping them find their forever home or newest investment property.
A mother of two, Kristen loves to cook organically and bring everyone together in one place to share a feast. With her family, she travels all around Oregon exploring the great outdoors hiking, camping, and rafting.
Born on the West Coast, raised on the East Coast, and molded into a man in China, Lucas brings his learned experiences in business and life from all over the world to Portland, his home now for almost a decade.
With his passion for finding off-market properties and niche real estate investment opportunities, Lucas strives to help his clients not only find the perfect home but to understand the positive impact buying and selling real estate can have on their lives. His earnest approach to working with both buyers and sellers, with no question and no deal too large or small, is a breath of fresh air amongst the clickbaity, sales-pitchy, joker-broker agents that dominate the industry today.
Having built up an impressive investment property portfolio of his own in Portland, Lucas loves talking with his clients about the various neighborhoods in the city that make Portland so unique, and which areas best fit their needs and desires.
After work, you can catch Lucas on the soccer field, going on a run to check out a new neighborhood, practicing Chinese, or playing guitar and singing to his one fan – his cat Duey.
Maureen Healy is an east-coast transplant from Virginia and has been living in the beautiful Pacific NW since 2006. After more than 10 years as a magazine writer and editor in health, beauty, and fitness, Maureen pursued property management and real estate. She has been a Licensed Oregon Realtor since 2017 and has a passion for working with distressed property owners, investor clients and analyzing deals.
Her hobbies include walking, yoga, reading and incessantly looking at real estate listings on her phone into the wee hours of the night. Maureen and her family, James, Anwynn (age 12) and Finn (age 6) love to spend family time playing board games and hanging out with their Golden Retriever, Conner.
Robert Chown is a proud fifth-generation Portland native who is well-versed in all aspects of real estate, in particular, the real estate market in Portland, Oregon. His experience and passion come naturally since his lineage dates back to the beginnings of Portland. His great grandfather shaped historic neighborhoods such as Laurelhurst and Ladd’s Addition. Real estate is not just a passion with Robert, it is family. Yet as important as family is to Robert, so is his city. Robert’s intimate knowledge of every quadrant of Portland provides an insight that gives him the ability to assist his clients in selecting and marketing homes based on individual needs, livability, investment plans, and even something as mundane as where to get the best slice of pizza. Robert’s energy, professionalism, and tireless work ethic, along with his straight-talking demeanor, makes him a respected and valued leader in the industry. Robert’s collegiate real estate education is beyond the agent level required by state law and his relevant life experience is beyond his years. You will quickly find Robert to be responsive and efficient. His ability to negotiate aggressively and creatively on your behalf will always be to your advantage.
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 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 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 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.