Alexander Cheng | Colliers International | Portland

Alexander Cheng

Associate Vice President

License # 201210131

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Professional Summary

Alex is a member of the Multifamily Advisory Group and specializes in assisting clients with the acquisition and disposition of multifamily investment properties throughout the Northwest. His knowledge and understanding of the market helps identify opportunities for his clients to preserve capital and accumulate wealth. He has extensive experience with originating, underwriting, marketing, structuring and negotiating commercial investment sales for institutional, corporate and private owners of commercial real estate.


  • Property valuation
  • Market research and knowledge
  • Contract review & negotiations
  • Community & government relations
  • Knowledge of permitting & zoning
  • Project management
  • Media relations


Alex started his real estate career as an intern with a pension advisory firm, where he reviewed private placement memoranda for funds targeting capital raises in excess of a billion dollars. These fund strategies varied from acquiring existing student housing complexes in primary markets to developing mixed-use communities in secondary and tertiary markets. He learned to love the investment process but wanted to understand the nuances of putting together a successful real estate transaction, which led him to brokerage.


Alex is a Portland native and graduate of Portland State University with a B.S. double major in Finance and Real Estate Finance. Prior to joining the Colliers International Multifamily Advisory Group in 2014, he honed his skills as a market expert in a variety of roles at Capital Pacific, Colliers International and JLL.



Portland State University, School of Business
B.S. Finance & Real Estate Finance

Memberships & Involvements

Commercial Association of Brokers of Oregon and SW Washington, Multifamily NW, Manufactured Housing Communities of Oregon, Manufactured Housing Communities of Washington, Manufactured Housing Institute, Urban Land Institute


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Featured Research
Jul 15, 2020
Q2 2020 Portland Metro Multifamily Report
With evictions temporarily halted by executive order from Governor Brown, the 1.1% decrease in occupancy across the region is likely a result of increased co-housing or temporary outmigration while unemployed people wait for jobs to come back. However, occupancy is still a healthy 92.7%, particularly in light of 1,368 units delivered across the region.
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Apr 22, 2020
2020 Q1 Portland Metro Multifamily Report
Significant new product in Portland is the primary source of occupancy losses because the new, expensive units take longer to lease up than most product. Rent growth from Q1 2019 was an impressive 2.8 percent in Washington County, mostly from the 3+ Bedroom product, which grew 4 percent.
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Jan 14, 2020
2019 Q4 Portland Metro Multifamily Report
Multifamily supply is the most constricted in Washington County, with on 12 units delivered in Q4 2019 and 439 units in the pipeline, more here.
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