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Jamaal Brown | Colliers | Portland

Jamaal Brown

Associate Vice President

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Professional Summary

Jamaal Brown, an associate in Colliers International’s Portland, assists both tenants and landlords in the sale and leasing of commercial office properties. From 2015 to 2017 year to date, Jamaal has completed more than 61 transactions totaling in excess of 200,000 square feet.

Jamaal is a hard-working, dedicated real estate professional who is responsive to clients’ needs. He takes a process oriented and quantitative approach to each project, using high-level analytics to advocate on behalf of his clients to deliver the best real estate solutions.

For tenant representation, Jamaal provides turn-key services including: office location analysis, business and operational needs assessment, strategic planning, office space planning as well lease negotiation. His tenant representative client list includes Anchor Insurance & Surety, Business Valuation Resources, Dot Dot Dash, Edgelink, Foursquare, Manifesto, One Energy Renewables, Ubiquiti Networks, and WEO Media.

Living in the Portland Metropolitan area, Jamaal is familiar with the market and with the range of available products necessary to fulfill his client’s real estate requirements. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, running downtown, eating at local restaurants, traveling and spending time with family, friends and clients.


Prior to joining Colliers International Portland, Jamaal owned his own company Liquid Productions and assisted businesses with branding marketing strategy, venue and event promotion as well as social media.


Concordia University

Bachelor's Degree, Business

Memberships & Involvements

Maurice Lucas Foundation – Board Member

Oct. 2010-Oct. 2017


Anchor Insurance & Surety

Business Valuation Resources

Conco Concrete

Digital Mark Group

Dot Dot Dash


Five Stars Loyalty


One Energy Renewables

State Farm

Ubiquiti Networks

WEO Media


Service Lines

Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation

Property Type


Featured Research

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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