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Jerry Matson


Executive Vice President

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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, 2015-2022 - Top producing industrial broker - Colliers Portland
  • 2012 - Youngest industrial broker in Oregon State history to earn SIOR designation.
  • 2011-2022 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


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

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Featured Research

Jan 11, 2023

Portland Industrial Market Report Q4 2022

Net absorption of Industrial space across the Portland market equaled 1.5 million square feet in the final quarter of 2022. Over the last 12 months, net absorption totaled 4 million square feet, a 25% increase over the prior 12 month period. As a result of the continued trend of positive net absorption, the total vacancy rate fell from 3.7% to 3.4% in Q4 2022.
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Oct 11, 2022

Portland Industrial Market Report Q3 2022

Demand for industrial space in the Portland market remains elevated through Q3 2022 with 766,000 square feet of net absorption occurring during the quarter.
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Jul 13, 2022

2022 Q2 Portland Industrial Market Report

Portland’s industrial market continues to grow as developers look to meet demand and larger projects begin to deliver. Through Q2, more than 1.6 million square feet of new construction has been delivered. These deliveries are primarily driven by Warehouse-Distribution product, which accounts for 95% of the square footage delivered year-to-date. The remaining development pipeline remains robust with 9.8 million square feet currently under construction, 3.2 million square feet of which is specualtive. It should be noted that 3.9 million square feet of the 6.7 million built-to-suit pipeline can be attributed to Amazon and Trammell Crow’s Project Basie in the Salem area. A first for both submarkets, the average direct asking rate on a triple net basis (NNN) for all product types in the Westside and Clark County submarkets has surpassed $1.00 per square foot. Both submarkets are also development hotspots with 3.4 million square feet under construction. Market-wide vacancy rates for all product types remain relatively unchanged from the prior quarter, but compared to the halfway point of 2021, vacancy has fallen by 100 basis points to 3.9%. Headlining the notable sales for the quarter was Melvin Mark Companies and junior venture partner Becker Capital Management’s sale of a six-property portfolio in Tualatin, which serves as the Pacific Food headquarters. This portfolio, which totaled 158,000 square feet, traded for $275 per square foot and was purchased by California-based The Brookhollow Group.
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