Executive Vice President
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
As an industrial specialist in Colliers’ Portland office, Brian’s brokerage practice consists of sales and leasing of industrial product throughout the Portland Metropolitan Area, with a focus on the Columbia Corridor and Southwest Washington areas. In his career he has had the opportunity to represent institutional landlords and clients on some of the largest deals in Portland history. His work ethic and knowledge have led to significant advances, including promotion to Vice President and earning membership in SIOR in 2021.
Brian’s market knowledge owes largely to his prolific activity within the industrial marketplace. Brian frequently calls on clients to better understand their needs and physically tours the marketplace to find the best solutions to those needs. This intense focus has led to the completion of hard-to-find transactions for local growing businesses (ZC Cabinets, Red Dog Fabrication) and unique solutions for institutional clientele (Microsoft parking, Rentokil business consolidation in Vancouver, WA).
Tom Knecht comes to Colliers from Capacity Commercial Group, where he worked with a top producing industrial team for the last 6 years. At Capacity, Tom focused solely on industrial properties where he represented users and owners in the Portland metro area. Tom has experience working with both local and institutional clients, primarily in the north and northeast submarkets of Portland. Two notable speculative developments Tom worked on while at Capacity were Vista Logistics Park (Specht/NYL) & Logisticenter 185 (Dermody). Tom represented three local landlords who transacted on over 165,000 SF of space in 2021 alone. On the tenant side, Tom has sourced over 200,000 square feet of leasing deals including deals with logistics-based companies XPO Logistics & KAG West. On the user sale side, Tom has transacted on over $10 million worth of assets for his clients. Tom is a member of Urban Land Institute and sits on the board for the Commercial Association of Brokers. Prior to working in the industry, Tom attended Linfield University in McMinnville, where he studied Business Management and played on the football team. Tom enjoys golfing, skiing, hiking, and spending time with his wife, Annie, and their two dogs.
Client Services Lead
Since joining the Portland brokerage office in 2010, my ongoing goal has been to elevate and enhance the business of my brokerage team and our office community at large. I rely on a versatile skillset, a common sense approach to solving problems, and an eye for detail to deliver high-quality service in a wide variety of roles. My aptitudes include transaction administration, data management and analysis, technology and IT support, general marketing and research applications, clerical functions, and more.