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Chris Johnson


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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).


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


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)


Service Lines

Capital Markets, Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation

Property Type


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Featured Research

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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Jul 9, 2021

Q2 2021 Portland Skyline Review

This review takes a look at Portland’s most iconic towers. Premier criteria are as follows: 1) greater than 20 floors; 2) average annual asking rents above $40 PSF FSG; 3) RBA greater than 300,000 SF; 4) majority of RBA is office; 5) major renovation in the last 10 years; and 6) iconic to skyline. Each property must meet four of the six criteria.
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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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