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Jon Rubey

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Professional Summary

Jon is an experienced industrial broker known and trusted throughout the northwest since 2006 in advising national, regional, and local business and property owners in the sales, leasing, strategic planning, build to suit process, and site analysis of commercial properties.

His experience and expertise include: Creative problem-solving, Strategic negotiation, Clear concise communication, Dedicated approach & proactive results

He has helped numerous local and regional companies grow and expand into multiple locations throughout Oregon, including Crow Holdings – who turned to Jon and his team for assistance with the leasing and disposition of their 400,000 SF industrial project in Tualatin.

Jon is also one of the founding members of the Manufacturing Affinity Group (magnw.org) for Oregon and SW Washington and was on the board of Fair Flies, a cutting edge ethically sourced fly fishing company.

He lives in Lake Oswego with his wife and two boys. When he is not on the field coaching his sons, he can be found fly fishing the surrounding waters in the pacfic northwest. 

Accomplishments

  • Generated more than $130,500,000 in transaction value in the past 5-years.
  • Named the top broker for client satisfaction for Colliers Portland for three consecutive years
  • Ranked as a top performer for the Portland office in sales transaction volume for non-institutional and owner user buildings since 2016.
  • Jon is also an Entertainment and Creative Re-use Specialist with vast experience in assisting sports and family entertainment groups.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design and Marketing, Pacific Lutheran University

Colliers International "Knowledge Partner" Designation

Memberships & Involvements

Manufacturing Affinity Group - Co-Leader

Fair Flies- Past Board of Directors

Lake Oswego Young Life

Pacific Lutheran University Football Hall of Fame

Clients

  • Habitat for Humanity: Restore (multiple locations) 
  • Interior Technology (multiple locations)
  • Evans Components (multiple locations)
  • Western Oregon Conference Association of Seventh-Day Adventists
  • Kinco International
  • Sky High Sports Portland
  • Next Adventure
  • Cartwright Companies
  • Crow Holdings
  • Investment Development Management (multiple locations)
  • Fite Development Co.
  • The Circuit Bouldering Gyms
  • Boydstun Equipment Manufacturing
  • Stockbridge Capital
  • Crimson Trace
  • Skate World (multiple locations)
  • Ironman 4x4 (multiple locations) - 67,778 SF
  • American Furniture Retnals, Inc. - 38,244 SF
  • AllStar Magnetics - 16,467 SF
  • Commercial Air FIltration - 20,700 SF

Testimonials

“I have never experienced a broker with such patience, perseverance and positivity in seeing a property close.” -Lori Medak, Commercial Manager, Fidelity National Title

“If it weren’t for Jon, over the term of our lease, we would unknowingly be paying $4,800 more per month in rent – capital that we’re now able to invest in our operations.  He proved to me the value of using a broker...” - Scott Hughes, Evans Components, Inc.

“[It was Jon’s] working with the buyer, negotiating and bringing in ideas that got him [the buyer] to finally take action…In today’s world [Jon] proved that you can do business in this kind of a down market and still maintain a high level of integrity."  -Don Ballantyne, Property Owner

"Jon Rubey and Colliers International did a great job of protecting our interests as well as the interests of our tenant in a building that I own. He structured an agreement that gave me some protection during the slow time in the marketing cycle and at the same time gave our tenant the flexibility they were looking for in searching for a purchase of their own." - Todd Hess

“Jon Rubey has been a wonderful part of our team for years.  I say part of our team because the work he does for us is integral to our growth, and he treats our needs as an organization as if they were his own.  He has a wonderful sense of seeing these needs, expressing them professionally and honestly to our constituents and our potential business partners, and closing the deal when all feels right.” - Joe Connell, VP of Retail Operations | Habitat for Humanity

Services

Skills

Planning, Consultancy Services, Demographic Mapping, Distribution Centres, Recreational Properties, Warehouses, Lease Advisory, Mixed-Use Properties

Service Lines

Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation, Property Marketing

Property Type

Industrial, Land

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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