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Chris Johnson

SIOR

Executive Vice President

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About

Professional Summary

Portland native Chris Johnson is a leader in the leasing and disposition of office, mixed-use and industrial properties in the Portland metropolitan area. Chris is well-established as one of Portland’s premier brokers.  He has been involved with the lease-up of some of Portland’s most iconic Class A projects such as First & Main, Harrison Square, The Crossing at First, Moda Tower (formerly ODS Tower), Parkside Center (now Jacobs Center) and Make.  

He has completed some of the area’s most notable investment deals, such as the $292 million sale of the Brewery Blocks, the $54 million sale of 38 Davis, the $65 million sale of the Wieden + Kennedy Building, and the $33 million sale of ESCO’s Main Campus, and numerous tenant representation assignments with prominent firms including Moda Health, Wieden + Kennedy, Schnitzer Steel, University of Oregon, Portland General Electric, and Care RX. 

Chris has been a member of Colliers International’s “Everest Club” in 2016, 2017 and 2018.  The Everest Club recognizes the top 10% of all Colliers professionals in brokerage, valuation and corporate solutions in the U.S. based on revenue production.  Chris was named the #1 producing investment sales broker in 2018 (which included both leasing and sales numbers).

Accomplishments

Awards Chris has received include:

  • #1 Colliers Broker in Portland (2017, 2018), #2 Colliers Broker in Portland (2019)

  • Colliers International Everest Club (2016, 2017, 2018)

  • Commercial Association of Brokers - Oregon/SW Washington Investment Broker of the Year (2005, 2007-2009, 2012)

  • Office Broker of the Year (2004, 2010)

  • Bill Naito Award (2005, 2007)

Community Involvement:

  • The Multnomah Athletic Club and Waverley Country Club
  • Former University of Oregon Alumni Board
  • Former University of Oregon City Counsel
  • Former Boys and Girls Aid Board

Education

University of Oregon
Bachelor’s Degree

Memberships & Involvements

Southwest Professional Association, Portland Metropolitan Association of Building Owners and Managers (BOMA), National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Commercial Association of Brokers - Oregon/SW Washington (CAB), Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)

Services

Service Lines

Capital Markets, Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation

Property Type

Office

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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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Featured News

Jun 29, 2022

Former Portland Concordia University Campus Sold to University of Oregon

Nineteen acre campus will be new home to University of Oregon’s Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health
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Aug 2, 2019

Colliers International’s Capital Markets Group Advises Frankfurt-based Deka Immobilien on $47.5 Million Acquisition of Portland Office Property

Leading global commercial real estate services and investment advisory firm Colliers International has reported that its growing U.S. Capital Markets group has negotiated the $47.5 million acquisition by Deka Immobilien (Deka) of an 11-story creative office building in Portland’s Central Business District.
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