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Jerry Matson | Colliers | Portland

Jerry Matson


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Professional Summary

Jerry specializes in representing corporations in locating and negotiating the sale and lease of industrial buildings in the major Portland submarkets and in industries such as 3rd party logistics (Expeditors, Mergenthaler, Mercer, USA Warehousing), Food & Beverage, Paper & Packaging, Oil & Gas (Tarr Oil/Leathers Fuel/Wilson Oil), Outdoor Gear & Sports Apparel (Keen/Nike/Dr. Martens) and R&D (Microsoft, IDEXX, Coherent) to name a few. A true self-starter, Jerry exceeded the expectations of his peers early in his career by completing three of the eight largest industrial lease transactions in the State of Oregon in 2007 and hasn't slowed since, having become the youngest Industrial broker to earn an SIOR designation in State history and completing the two largest leases in Oregon history in 2017.

Jerry has since earned the honor of "Top Producing Industrial Broker” at Colliers Portland four of the last five years and been awarded the Industrial Broke of the year for Oregon & SW Washington in 2016 & 2018  (runner up in 15' & 17') . Jerry has consummated over 850M in transaction in his short career and a recently received the Colliers International Everest Award for being in the top 10% of U.S. in production. 


  • 2018 Industrial Broker of the Year (Oregon &  SW Washington)
  • 2016 Industrial Broker of the year (Oregon & SW Washington).
  • 2015 & 2017 Industiral Broker of the year Runner-up (Oregon & SW Washington).
  • 2013, 2016-2018 Everest Club, top 10% of all brokers in production across U.S, Canada and Latin America.
  • 2008, 2012-2013, 2015-2016 - Top producing industrial broker - Colliers Portland
  • 2012 - Youngest industrial broker in Oregon State history to earn SIOR designation.
  • 2011-2017 Co-Star Power Broker
  • 2007 - Commercial Commercial Association of Realtors (CAR) rookie of the year nominee and recipient of the highest producing industrial broker in the State of Oregon for all brokers having less than three full years of experience.
  • 2004 - Simultaneous to senior season in football, completed M.B.A
  • 2004 - All Pac-Ten Linebacker for the University of Oregon Ducks for athletics and academics. Served as co-captain both Jr. & Sr. year.
  • 2004 - Voted by teammates as “Most Inspirational Athlete” for the University of Oregon football team
  • 2002 - Awarded a full athletic football scholarship after “walking on” to the University of Oregon Ducks football team having not been recruited out of high school.


Master of Business Administration, Finance/Management, University of Oregon

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, University of Oregon; Minor in Economics

Colliers International "Knowledge Partner" Designation

Memberships & Involvements

SIOR- OR/SW Washington Vice President 2018

SIOR- OR/SW Washington President 2019




 "Truly Thank You very much. You've produced and made a world of difference for me and my company. Can't thank you enough."

 -CJ DeMore | Classic Home Furniture


"What I like about you is your determination to alway find a solution. Deal making happens better than way."

-Terry Cook  (Cook Development, Sumnark Seed)


"I think you just pulled off the fastest sublease in Bunzl history"

-Reffering SIOR, Mark Sonnenberg of LaSala- Sonnenberg Commercial



"By the way... Good job today, you're too young to be this good"

-Paul Masters | NW Casting Services


Jerry Matson "...was excellent in follow-up, provided us with details when asked, knowledgeable in the area and knew what we wanted."

- Laura Vanevic | Velocitel

Jerry Matson "...did a detailed, thorough job and had a lot of enthusiasm."

- Brice Hafner | CH Realty V/Tualatin, LLC


Service Lines

Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation

Property Type



Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group

My Team

Featured Research

Apr 11, 2022

2022 Q1 Portland Industrial Market Report

During the first quarter of 2022, the Portland Industrial market saw only 365,200 square feet of net absorption, despite a need for more industrial assets. This need continues to be driven by Warehouse-Distribution product as supply chain challenges reveal a need to keep more safety stock closer to consumer.
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Feb 8, 2022

2021 Q4 Portland Industrial Market Report

With 1.9 million square feet of net absorption, the Portland market reflected a continued need for industrial assets, particularly in Warehouse-Distribution product, which accounts for more than 80% of net absorption. With supply chain challenges revealing the need to keep more safety stock closer to consumers, Portland will continue to show strong fundamentals in Warehouse-Distribution product. While Warehouse-Distribution was strong, in the Sunset Corridor/Hillsboro the nearly completed Hitachi Center of Excellence at 3600 NW Huffman fetched $57.5 million (294 per square foot), when developer Trammell Crow sold it to Principal RE Investors. While the valuations look favorable for Portland’s industrial real estate market, a lack of available land near the population centers will continue to limit growth. Increasingly, developers need to look further north, in SW Washington and further south, in Marion/Polk Counties to find suitable land for development.
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Oct 13, 2021

2021 Q3 Portland Industrial Market Report

Portland’s lack of available industrial land continues to push market activity to the fringe of the metropolitan area. The lone delivery this quarter is a 90,000 square foot owner-user warehouse in Canby, Oregon, which is 30 minutes south and east, but still strategically close to the ever-important I-5 Corridor. With 2020’s above average new supply (more than 3.5 million square feet of new industrial space) being occupied, vacancy is beginning to turn from a high of 5.1% in the first two quarters of this year back down toward 4.0%. With limited expected deliveries this year and next, vacancy is likely to remain in this range for the foreseeable future. The largest sale by transaction value this quarter was $16.2 million, a fully leased 100,000 square foot distribution center that was sold off-market for institutional capital in the traditionally tertiary Orchards submarket. As industrial product remains a highly desirable asset for investment, buyers will have stiff competition and sticker shock as prices continue to trend upwards.
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