Christopher Lee is President and CEO of CEL & Associates, Inc., one of the nation’s leading real estate consulting and advisory firms. Mr. Lee’s firm, founded in 1994, has provided strategic, management, compensation, performance improvement, organizational governance, growth strategies and investment services to over 500 real estate firms.
Mr. Lee is recognized as a “Real Estate Futurist,” a Strategist to real estate companies nationwide for over 30 years. He is a frequent contributor to national journals and a keynote speaker at real estate conferences. Mr. Lee correctly predicted the last two real estate cycles with insights providing valuable guideposts to clients and industry leaders nationwide. His insights on the New Normal for the real estate industry post-COVID, are becoming a cornerstone for those firms seeking a competitive advantage. In 2012, Mr. Lee authored a book entitled Transformational Leadership in the New Age of Real Estate; and in 2007 he wrote From Good To Great To Outstanding, A Real Estate Leader’s Guide To Optimal Performance. Mr. Lee is active in the Urban Land Institute, a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and participates in many other real estate organizations including IREM, NMHC, BOMA, NAA and NAIOP. Mr. Lee’s national newsletter, Strategic Advantage, is now received by approximately 14,000 senior leaders within real estate companies.
As the Director of Leasing for Harsch’s Pacific Northwest retail portfolio, Mark Piscitelli manages the leasing efforts for over 1.6 million square feet of retail space. Mark has over 17 years of experience in real estate sales transactions, leasing projects and tenant representation. Mark grew up in the greater Seattle region, is a Western Washington University Alumni and has been a proud Oregonian since 2001.
Harsch Investment Properties’ Retail Division is comprised of well-established, prime west coast shopping center destinations, strategically located with a diverse mix of national retailers and specialty tenants.
In the Pacific Northwest, Harsch Investment Properties’ retail holdings encompass a dozen urban and suburban specialty, neighborhood and community shopping centers throughout Oregon and Washington and include several popular locations in Downtown Portland, tucked into highly prized core urban shopping districts.
Joe is an original member of Colliers International’s Urban Landlord Partners, a unique network of commercial real estate professionals specializing in serving institutional and private landlords on the West Coast. In this role, Joe represents Portland landlords in leasing their class A, B, and historic office properties in the city’s urban core.
With more than twenty years of business-to-business experience in Portland, Joe has built an extensive network of business contacts and a specialized knowledge of commercial real estate market dynamics. As both a business owner and a major account representative, Joe has engineered complex transactions and value-added opportunities.
Jesse C. Miller of Greystar is a national award-winning executive with nearly 15 years of property management experience. As director of real estate, Mr. Miller provides oversight within both the residential and commercial sectors alongside the Portland, Oregon leadership team. He has achieved his MBA, CAPS, ARM®, NALP, CAM, ACoM, SHCM, and NAAEI. Due to his industry leadership contributions, Mr. Miller was also named NAAEI's 2020 ACE Industry Practitioner of the Year, IREM’s National 2019 ARM of the Year, and NAA’s 2018 Credential Holder of the Year.
For over 20 years, Paige Morgan has established herself as a business leader and expert in managing complex dispositions, equity placement and recapitalization of office, industrial and mixed-use properties throughout the Pacific Northwest. Throughout her career, Paige has consistently been one of the market’s top performing brokers, receiving multiple industry achievement awards from NAIOP, SIOR, CAB and CoStar. She joined CBRE’s Capital Markets platform as Senior Vice President in January 2019, bringing with her more than $5 billion in transaction history. Prior to CBRE, Paige led JLL’s institutional platform as Managing Director. She holds an MBA from the University of Washington and a BA from Brown University.
With more than 14 years of experience in industrial leasing and sales, Cara specializes in industrial properties, including manufacturing and distribution facilities in the Portland Metro area. Cara also represents buyers and sellers of both industrial properties, as well as infill development sites with transactions totaling over $518 million.
Cara has completed over 9 million square feet of transactions, including a 360,000 square foot lease for Danner LaCrosse, a 500,000 square foot listing for Trammell Crow, as well as a 240,000 SF lease on behalf of Clarion Partners. Cara also represented Prosper Portland (formerly the Portland Development Commission) on multiple land dispositions as well as Prologis on over 600,000 SF of distribution facilities. Cara has been named as a Power Broker by Costar, Inc., was awarded the prestigious 40 under 40 award and was named as a DJC Women of Vision Honoree. She is actively involved in the community, and is a member of several business organizations, including the Commercial Association of Brokers (where she is past president). Cara also served as the first Portland market delegate for the CBRE Women’s Network.
Madeline is a Senior Research Analyst at Yardi Matrix and is responsible for analyzing and interpreting information found in our database and conveying to our clients in the form of presentations, webinars, and premium reports. Madeline also composes editorial pieces for Yardi Matrix, Commercial Property Executive and Multi-housing News. She utilizes the Matrix database, among other secondary research, to delve into analysis of current market conditions happening in the multifamily, office and self-storage asset classes across the country. Prior to joining Yardi, Madeline served as an Associate Appraiser for HealthTrust, specializing in appraisals of senior living communities across the United States. She holds a bachelor’s degree in real estate and finance from Florida State University.