Michelle Diamond, Broker
Real Estate Investment Group
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT GROUP
Real Estate Investment Group was founded in 1978 by brothers George N. Diamond and Michael N. Diamond in the
historic old Portland Police Stables that their father owned off Barbur Boulevard – just south of downtown Portland.
32 years later, out of the same two story structure, the two brothers have established a boutique real estate brokerage
firm with a long track record of successful projects and total sales and leases valued at over several billion dollars. In
2005, Nicholas Diamond, George’s son, joined his father and uncle at Real Estate Investment Group. Although a
small firm, with only six full time brokers, Real Estate Investment Group makes big waves. REIG closed over $150
million dollars in sales since 2008 and successfully leased over 100,000sf. The father-son team of George Diamond
and Nicholas Diamond specialize in working with a wide array of real estate professionals including retail and
apartment developers and investors, Special Asset Managers for numerous banks and the FDIC and a variety of both
national and local tenants. While many commercial brokers focus on on industry aspect the Diamond Team has
experience and knowledge in the entire retail and apartment development process including land acquisition,
development and lease up, and finally disposition and investment. Over the last two years the Diamond Team has
been involved in some of the largest transactions in Portland including the approximately 65 million dollar sale of the
Cyan Apartments, 35 million dollar sale of Orenco Garden Apartments, disposition of all of the REO Assets acquired
by the FDIC during the Bank of Clark County take over, Leasing agents for two of the largest planned retail
developments in the Portland area and many more. By having tacit knowledge of each stage of the development
process, as well as being investors and developers of our own investment properties we focus on the details that
maximize our clients’ value.
Michelle Diamond, Principal Broker, Licensed in Oregon
Michelle Diamond graduated with a Political Science degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder and with a
Masters degree in Intercultural Conflict Resolution from Portland State. After graduation Michelle traveled around
the Middle East and then returned home to work as the lead Sales and Marketing Broker for Waterfront Pearl, a $100
million dollar condominium project in the upscale Pearl District in Portland, Oregon. During her time at Waterfront
Pearl, Michelle worked closely with the developers, marketing team, lenders, architects, brokerage community and
future homeowners to assure a smooth, thoughtful and fair transaction. Michelle worked in great detail to help
negotiate, broker and close each purchase.
After leaving Waterfront Pearl in the fall of 2008, Michelle decided to take some time off to travel and ended up liv-
ing in Dubai, where she networked with the worlds leading marketing analysts, politicians and real estate investors.
Michelle’s “winter away” ended up extending though the year and led her to cities such as Beijing China, Muscat
Oman, Cairo Egypt, Bethlehem Palestine, Tel Aviv Israel and San Francisco. Upon returning to Portland, Michelle
had an opportunity to join the Diamond Team at Real Estate Investment Group in the Retail Department. Michelle
took the opportunity and has been active in sourcing the retail market, marketing and tenant and landlord
representation. During this time Michelle has been a key liaison between the developers and retailers, active in LOI
generation, and has been an instrumental part in negotiating leases with local and regional tenants. Michelle’s
background in mediation and negotiation has played an integral role in developing, communicating, building
relationships and structuring deals between tenants and landlords. Michelle’s strong communication skills have
played an instrumental role when coordinating successful retail transactions. Michelle is positioned to take to a
greater role in the Diamond Retail Development Team as the company grows its division and expands its Landlord
Representation Department in 2011.
Memberships: Board Member of Portland’s International Council of Shopping Centers Next Generation,
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Commercial Association of Realtors (CARS),
References available upon request.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT GROUP
2839 SW Second Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97201 Ph. 503-222-1655 Fax 503-274-6510 www.reig.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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