Christina was born into the real estate industry. As a child she spent more time making friends with real estate professionals while helping her parents at their real estate office than she spent at home. At six years old, she remembers accompanying her father on real estate sales seminar presentations. Just after high school, she became a California residential real estate agent, and during her years at UCLA, was elected president of the property management division of her parents’ company. After a couple years working full-time with her dad, she went to law school and realized very quickly that she wanted to use her legal training to help clients build their businesses, not to litigate.
After graduating from Willamette University College of Law and passing the Oregon Bar Exam, Christina chose a career in making deals rather than billing hours. She actually received her bar results the day she signed on as a Norris & Stevens retail broker. She chose Norris & Stevens because it has developed a personality and role in Portland’s community that is very similar to the approach to real estate she learned growing up. Christina enjoys and values the kind of synergy and support among the brokers here.
Christina’s role at Norris & Stephens is discovering the perfect site for a hip new watering hole, helping businesses set up shop in a high traffic retail storefront, or navigating the complicated space requirements of a school or other unique enterprise. Christina finds a great deal of satisfaction providing her enthusiasm, dedication, and love for all things Portland.
Christina currently has her Oregon Broker’s license and is working on getting her Oregon Principal Broker’s license and renewal of her California Agent license. She is also a member of Commercial Association of Brokers, ICSC, and the Oregon State Bar.
When she’s not making deals she is enjoying all outdoor activities Portland has to offer with her family. She also is an avid supporter of Portland’s two awesome soccer teams: the Timbers and Thorns. She says, “When we root, we root for the Timbers (and Thorns)!”
Rebecca Liddell, MAI
Rebecca Liddell , MAI, wants CREW to know that Kidder Mathews has a Valuation Advisory Services department in Portland. She manages the three-person appraisal team that joined the company’s 30 appraisers in Washington in March 2010.
Rebecca grew up in Stayton, Oregon, and attended the University of Oregon, studying for a semester at Arizona State and abroad at the Universidad de Queretaro, Mexico. After a summer internship with an appraisal firm in Salem, she secured a position as a commercial real estate appraiser in sunny San Diego after she graduated from college. Now, Rebecca has come to enjoy the hard work, flexibility and complexity of doing appraisal work. She especially likes “compiling abstract information and turning it into a comprehensive, logical report.” Ten years after getting into the industry, she is a newly minted company shareholder at Kidder Mathews.
Rebecca’s appraisal services cover a wide range of property types, including apartments, churches, shopping centers, office and industrial properties, condominiums, parking garages, medical clinics, mortuaries, residential subdivisions, vacant land and numerous special-purpose and single-use properties. She has provided valuations of leasehold interests, condemnation compensation and consulting services.
One memorable assignment has been determining the retrospective values of temporary easements on 11 dredge disposal sites along the Columbia River corridor for the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Port of Portland. She is currently working on several interesting projects including a market rent analysis of the Port of Portland’s headquarters.
Rebecca authors Kidder Mathews’ quarterly real estate reports for the greater Portland markets. She enjoys spending time with her new husband, her family and her friends. Rebecca is a pilates enthusiast and enjoys cooking and travel.
Randall (Randy) Boese
Randall (Randy) Boese joined BB&A Environmental in 1990 and became a partner with Ron Bergeson. Prior to joining BB&A Environmental, Randy spent several years performing material testing and environmental consulting services for companies in the Eugene area. In 1996, Randy relocated and opened BB&A Environmental’s Portland office. Randy is married to his wife Kelly and they have three children. Randy has enjoyed coaching his children in little league baseball and basketball. Randy loves the Pacific Northwest and all of the recreational activities the area provides. Randy enjoys playing basketball and spinning (indoor cycling) to stay fit. But when it comes to the outdoors, salmon fishing has become his passion. Randy says “Once you have fought and landed a 30 pound Chinook salmon, you are hooked.” Randy also enjoys golf and over the past several years have taken staff on white water rafting trips down the Deschutes River.
Randy is a principal of BB&A Environmental and has over 24 years of professional experience involving comprehensive management of environmental projects, including assessment, remediation, compliance, technical review and oversight, and expert testimony. Projects managed by Randy have included characterization and investigation of hazardous substance releases to soil and groundwater, assessment of hydrogeology, contaminant transport modeling including risk assessment, operation and management of remediation systems, and groundwater monitoring. Randy is highly specialized in characterization of aquifer systems and the behavior of adsorbed and dissolved contaminants. Environmental compliance work has included preparation of Phase I and II ESAs, Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), National Pollution Elimination Discharge System (NPDES) permitting, asbestos surveys, hazardous waste audits, manifesting, and disposal. Randy has prepared numerous Corrective Action Plans which have outlined designs for ex-situ and in-situ soil and groundwater remediation systems. Functional ex-situ and in-situ remediation systems have employed bioremediation, groundwater extraction and treatment, chemical oxidation, soil vapor extraction (SVE), bioventing, and air-sparging technologies.
Jody was born and raised in Central Washington, with a stop at UNLV for college, but has called Oregon home since 1998. She joined Lawyers Title Commercial Group in March of 2011, but she has worked for Lawyers parent company since 2006.
Moving into the Title Insurance world was an easy transition coming from a Commercial and Private banking background, it was a natural evolution. Although, it has been a whirlwind in the real estate world since 2006 it has been a fabulous opportunity for her to experience the market at both its best and worst. Lawyers Title Insurance is a Fortune 500 company with offices all over the United States and an International Title Group to help clients get business done when and where they need it.
Jody indicated “I am so fortunate to work with a tremendous group of seasoned professionals; our office locally has closed commercial deals as small as $500 and up to almost a billon ($990,000,000). How lucky am I to have those people on my team!” When she is not working she loves to cook, entertain, play cards and chase her Chihuahua’s Chloe and Mia around.
Elaine relates, “Years ago when I lived in Sacramento, I was an active member of SWICRE, now known as CREW. Through membership, I improved my golf game and also met many great professional women, some of whom are still in my network. I now find myself re-involved with the organization many years later and I have quickly seen the warmth and support that CREW provides its members. I am happy to be involved again and look forward to getting to know more members.”
Elaine has worked in commercial architectural firms for 20 years and ran a successful interior design practice prior to joining Green Building Services, Inc. (GBS) in 2000. As a GBS Principal, she brings strong leadership to the firm's work on sustainable, high performance buildings. Her passion for energy efficiency and occupant welfare has translated into over 150 LEED certifications of existing buildings. She was honored in 2012 with an Orchid Award for Women of Influence in Portland and a BetterBricks Award in 2011 for energy efficiency advocacy.
Elaine is an avid cyclist, a hot yoga enthusiast, and proud mother of two. She advocates for sustainability as a model for how to live a greener life at work and at home.