Our Team is Your Investment Strategy

Matt Williams

Matt Williams

PRINCIPAL BROKER, RMP

Matt Williams was initially licensed as an Oregon Real Estate Broker in 2001 after moving to Portland in 1996. He began his education in real estate by representing buyers and sellers in the Portland-Metro area and dealt primarily with homeowners selling the property they owned in an effort to buy their next property. He developed a team specializing in increasing the NET proceeds for property owners attempting to represent themselves in their home sale (FSBO's). His goal was, and remains, to save his clients more money than they spend on commissions. His skill set in negotiation and communication is his primary area of expertise which leads to the benefits his client’s experience.

In 2005 he found many of his clients investing in real estate without a reliable property manager who would deliver on the promises they made and also had the skills to make their assets perform. He then became licensed as a Principal Broker and obtained his Washington State real estate license. This enabled him to supervise other brokers and start a property management division to service this portion of his clients. He began developing the systems and strategies necessary to appropriately manage the homes and small multi-family properties owned by his client base. This same year he incorporated his team into what is now known as Bison Properties.

Honing his skills in negotiation and business development, Matt created a unique service strategy within the Portland-Metro real estate market. He took his team to the next level and opened an exclusive full-service brokerage in 2009. Matt understood the need for owners to have an all-encompassing approach to real estate and began developing a team to specialize in both property management and real estate sales. This allows Matt and his team to evaluate the highest and best use of each property without a conflict of interest. Matt's goal was to develop a program where Bison Properties could look at the property from all angles and advise the owner on the best plan for their property depending on their investment strategy.

Bison Properties has recently added to the services offered to their clients and seeks partnerships and collaboration on projects for development as a long-term investment strategy. He served as the 2015 National Association of Residential Property Managers' (NARPM®), Portland-Chapter President and earned his Residential Management Professional (RMP®) designation through this national association. Matt also earned his Certified Apartment Manager (CAM®) designation in 2015 through the National Apartment Association (NAA®). He speaks to groups within the industry on topics such as business development, professionalism, marketing and industry differentiation. Matt also teaches classes and seminars on Oregon Landlord/Tenant Law and market conditions to cooperating Realtors, Brokerages and the public.

Being the real estate specialist in the industry has proven extremely valuable for Matt's clients. There are few professionals in the real estate market with the broad scope of knowledge he provides and his skills in negotiation are invaluable. Whether working with a buyer, seller or investor Matt is committed to the best financial outcome and smoothest transaction possible for those he serves professionally.

Gina Welch

GINA WELCH

LISTING AGENT

Gina Welch is a native Portlander born and raised on the Eastside’s Mt. Tabor neighborhood. She attended Central Catholic High School and ventured off to Hawaii for college at Hawaii Pacific University graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. There she met her husband, was married and spent the next decade traveling as an Army wife. Gina made her way back to Portland in 2003 raising her three children here in Oregon. She took her family from the East side of Portland to Lake Oswego a few years ago and is actively involved in her wonderful community there.

She began working in the real estate industry in 2014 and quickly knew that she was in the right business. She genuinely loves showing and listing homes but especially working with people! Gina spends most of her free time with family and friends, loves to decorate and her newest obsession is kickboxing! Her communication style, follow-up and attention to detail creates an excellent experience for her clients while buying and selling homes. She closed eight transactions in the first nine months of being licensed including two 1031 exchanges for investor clients.

Gina is a dedicated service provider who shows her professionalism in each exchange. Both clients and cooperating agents can see her ability to rise above the rest and appreciate her diligence within the transaction. While juggling life, family and career may seem like a chore, Gina finds it exhilarating and is ready to win the day for her clients and friends.

cHRIS mCpEAK

CHRIS MCPEAK

LISTING AGENT

Chris McPeak has lived in the Portland-Metro area off and on since 1995. Upon his first visit he discovered quickly that this area of the country was special. He had never experienced a place so diverse and it appealed to him in a special way. Chris enjoys being within 15 minutes of both the heart of a city and hiking trails to one of the best waterfalls in the country.

Chris has worked in several industries involving customer service and marketing. Recent years have been spent as a bartender and server as well as managing at a corporate restaurant. That love for providing excellent experiences merged with his enjoyment of technology and getting people the information they need in an appealing way.

Bison properties allows Chris to pursue his passion of connecting with people, and using technology to connect buyers and sellers with the right neighborhood! Chris has been imperative in developing the complete real estate experience with Bison Properties.