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Alexander Cheng | Colliers | Portland

Alexander Cheng

Associate Vice President

License # 201210131

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Professional Summary

Alex is a member of the Multifamily Advisory Group and specializes in assisting clients with the acquisition and disposition of multifamily investment properties throughout the Northwest. His knowledge and understanding of the market helps identify opportunities for his clients to preserve capital and accumulate wealth. He has extensive experience with originating, underwriting, marketing, structuring and negotiating commercial investment sales for institutional, corporate and private owners of commercial real estate.


  • Property valuation
  • Market research and knowledge
  • Contract review & negotiations
  • Community & government relations
  • Knowledge of permitting & zoning
  • Project management
  • Media relations


Alex started his real estate career as an intern with a pension advisory firm, where he reviewed private placement memoranda for funds targeting capital raises in excess of a billion dollars. These fund strategies varied from acquiring existing student housing complexes in primary markets to developing mixed-use communities in secondary and tertiary markets. He learned to love the investment process but wanted to understand the nuances of putting together a successful real estate transaction, which led him to brokerage.


Alex is a Portland native and graduate of Portland State University with a B.S. double major in Finance and Real Estate Finance. Prior to joining the Colliers International Multifamily Advisory Group in 2014, he honed his skills as a market expert in a variety of roles at Capital Pacific, Colliers International and JLL.



Portland State University, School of Business
B.S. Finance & Real Estate Finance

Memberships & Involvements

Commercial Association of Brokers of Oregon and SW Washington, Multifamily NW, Manufactured Housing Communities of Oregon, Manufactured Housing Communities of Washington, Manufactured Housing Institute, Urban Land Institute



Investment Properties, Financial Analysis, Residential Development Sales, Land Sales

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Capital Markets

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Featured Research

Jan 23, 2023

Portland Metro Multifamily Market Report Q4 2022

Portland’s multifamily market delivered mixed signals in the final quarter of 2022 as investment accelerated to close the year, but renter demand began to wane. Portland’s trend of rent growth continued into Q4 with a year-on-year rent change of 11.5%, surpassing the prior quarter’s growth rate by 60 basis points.
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Oct 25, 2022

Portland Metro Multifamily Market Report Q3 2022

Following a historic run of rent and occupancy growth paired with all-time high sales volume, Portland’s multifamily market has begun to slow in the face of headwinds from the larger economy.
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Dec 14, 2021

Portland Multifamily Investment Sale Report - Fall 2021

Health of the multifamily market in Portland has rebounded significantly from where it was last year. The most immediate impact of the pandemic was decreasing occupancy downtown, reaching its lowest level in the middle of 2020, 88%. As of Q3 2021, occupancy downtown has increased 5%, reaching 93%. Occupancy has not been this high since the end of 2015, when Portland’s post-Great Recession building boom began to deliver hundreds of units to the market each quarter, systematically weighing down occupancy.
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