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Holzgang Christiansen Tenant Rep Team

Client focused and unique solutions

The Portland-based commercial real estate advisory services team of Mike Holzgang and Brad Christiansen provide a full range of site selection, buyer and tenant representation, transaction management and related commercial real estate advisory services to private, public and non-profit entities in communities throughout the Northwest. 

Holzgang Christiansen Tenant Rep Team

Mike Holzgang and Brad Christiansen’s provision of client services is based upon more than 50 years of combined experience in the commercial real estate industry.

The team’s tenant-oriented commercial real estate practice is based upon comprehensive backgrounds in office leasing at such notable projects as the Pearl West, Fox Tower and the Kruse Woods Corporate Office Park, as well as educational backgrounds in management, finance and law.

The success of your project is assured due to the team’s breadth of experience; issues are understood from “both sides of the table.”


Capabilities and expertise

Mike and Brad are driven to provide creative solutions that align the transaction management process with appropriate real estate strategies to save your firm time, while minimizing risk and reducing overall occupancy cost. 

Since our commercial real estate team only advises tenants and owner-users – the occupants of commercial real estate – its members have no conflicts of loyalty or time which allows us to use a consultative approach toward the provision of advisory services.

Our capabilities and expertise span the areas of:

  • Pre-development consulting
  • Site selection
  • Transaction management
  • Tenant representation
  • Buyer representation
  • Acquisitions – both lease and purchase
  • Dispositions – both sublease and sale
  • Sale lease-back services

Integrated space planning and move-in services

The success of any commercial real estate undertaking is judged by what happens after completion of the transaction. Yet, its success or failure is often determined at the initial preliminary planning and budgeting phase of the assignment.

Whether your firm’s commercial real estate project is focused upon inter-departmental adjacencies and the acquisition of new furnishings or the design and development of a build-to-suit office structure, we use our 30-year architectural and project management alliances to co-work assignments on a day-to-day basis to assist with strategic planning and budgeting.

We consistently avoid unnecessary surprises through our carefully orchestrated, yet flexible, approach toward provision of service. The planning and move-in services that may be applicable to your firm include:

  • Needs analysis/programming
  • Space planning and design management
  • Workplace standards management
  • Furniture planning and acquisition
  • Technology coordination
  • Construction management

"They helped me with amendments to the lease or any questions and helped me to identify any issues. They take a ton of work load off of me as it relates to the negotiations and make sure the lease application is appropriate." - Cheryl Harmon | SRG Partnership


The following is a representative list of clients whom the Holzgang Christiansen Tenant Rep Team have been pleased to serve by providing tenant or buyer representation and related commercial real estate advisory services:

  • Brown and Caldwell Engineers
  • CareOregon
  • CBS Interactive
  • City of Portland
  • City of Tualatin
  • Delap CPA
  • Downstream
  • Element Power
  • FamilyCare
  • Glumac International
  • GreenWood Resources
  • IHS Global
  • Kronos Software
  • Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance - NEEA
  • Northwest Evaluation Association
  • OnPoint Community Credit Union
  • Tri-Met
  • VergePointe
  • Viasystems/Merix
  • Weyerhauser
  • Women's Health Association
  • Xilinix

Featured research

Jan 6, 2023

2022 Q4 Portland Metro Office Market Report

The greater Portland office market experienced negative net absorption for the 12th consecutive quarter in Q4 2022, with quarterly negative net absorption of 483,000 square feet.
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Jul 8, 2022

2022 Q2 Portland Metro Office Market Report

Marking the halfway point of 2022, Q2 brought about deepened challenges to Portland’s office market. Impacted by a growing list of headwinds, 523,000 square feet of space was given back to the market through negative net absorption, bringing the year-to-date net absorption total to -701,000. The conclusion of the quarter marks 10 consecutive quarters of market-wide negative net absorption. Since Q1 2020, over 4.5 million square feet of occupancy has been lost, increasing the vacancy from 10.5% to 17.5% over the same period. For perspective, Portland’s net negative absorption since the start of COVID-19 is equivalent to the US Bancorp Tower fully vacating nearly four times over. Prior to the pandemic’s start, the market historically recorded 186,000 square feet of positive net absorption per quarter on average over a sixteen-year period. Sporting a causal relationship with net absorption, vacancy in the Greater Portland market has also reached a new 20-year high, with a vacancy rate of 17.5%. The vacancy rate is highest in the Central Business District (CBD), where just under 25% of the space is vacant.
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Apr 11, 2022

2022 Q1 Portland Metro Office Market Report

The start of the new year brought minor change to Portland office market fundamentals. Most notable is the confluence of rents in the CBD and Portland’s suburbs with the delta between asking rents in the two market sectors being $0.66 for Class A product and only $0.22 across all building classes. Market-wide vacancy saw a 2.3% uptick year-over-year, from 14.6% in Q1 2021 to 16.9% this quarter.
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Jul 9, 2021

Q2 2021 Portland Metro Office Report

Portland’s office market was buoyed by positive leasing activity news this quarter: nine leases over 25,000 sq. ft. were signed, including several renewals of major tenants in Class A towers downtown. Tenants new to Portland include Apple and Lululemon, locating in Sunset Corridor/Hillsboro and NW Close-in, respectively. With Oregon schools opening for in-person instruction this fall, there will be more reasons for people to return to working from their physical offices, spurring economic activity downtown. Overall vacancy in the CBD has surpassed 20.0% this quarter after increasing 5.6% in 4 quarters, increasing from 15.4% one year ago to 21.0% now. Rents on new construction will remain firm but concessions will continue to chip away at net effective rents until there is more demand than supply.
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