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.
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.
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 grew up on a wheat farm in North Dakota, on acreage his great-grandparents had homesteaded. While learning the business of farming, he was always more interested in the business of owning and leasing the land. From the first time his father took him to a farm estate sale where thousands of acres of land were auctioned, he was hooked on the business of real estate. His broad range of entrepreneurial experience – from producing records to operating a world-class event production company – provide him with a unique set of skills when serving the needs of his clients. Clients appreciate his clear communication and sharp insight when brokering deals. Jarrin is passionate about Portland and the Pacific Northwest and takes every chance he gets to explore and experience his favorite corner of the U.S.
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.
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.
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.
Krystin Spellman is a native Oregonian, growing up in Eugene and making her way to Portland in 2001. After nearly 20-years in the corporate banking world, she was ready to change gears and transition into real estate. Her keen financial acumen and warm personality make her an excellent advocate for both buyers and sellers alike.
Krystin has teamed up with Jarrin Benson here at Rarebird Real Estate, working together to provide incredible service for their clients. Whether it be helping them find their dream home, or providing strategic guidance through the purchase of multi-family income properties, Krystin speaks the language of real estate.
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.