Brian Yoakum

Brian Yoakum

Associate Vice President

License # 201211157

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Professional Summary

As a member of the Industrial Brokerage Team, Brian works closely with senior advisors Paul Breuer, SIOR and Jerry Matson, SIOR – who hold a combined 50+ years of experience – to stay ahead of market trends, develop new business, and service existing client relationships, throughout the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA metro area.

Brian’s market knowledge comes largely in part to his immense activity within the industrial marketplace. Brian frequently calls on clients to better understand their needs and then physically tours the marketplace to find the best solutions to those needs. This intensity has led to consummating hard to find transactions for local growing businesses (ZC Cabinets) and unique solutions for institutional clientele (Microsoft parking, Rentokil business consolidation in Vancouver, WA).


  • 2016 – CoStar Power Broker, Top Industrial Leasing

  • 2016 – Member of Colliers Next Gen Group & Western Region Group Leader

  • 42 deals completed in 2016 totaling 4 million SF and over $193 million

  • 45 deals in 2015 totaling 1.8 million square feet

  • One of two student athletes on the Division-1 baseball team to graduate with an engineering degree in four years

Prior to becoming an associate with Colliers International, Brian utilized his strong sales and engineering background as a Sales Engineer for Masons Supply Co. and a Design Engineer at PERI Formworks. His proficiency in both sales and engineering in the construction field gives Brian a step up on the competition when evaluating real estate decisions from tenant improvements to ground up/build to suit development. He is a University of Portland alumni with a bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering.



University of Portland: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - President’s Scholarship 

Real Estate Licenses
Oregon #201211157
Washington #120705





Service Lines
Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation
Property Types


Featured Research

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Jan 14, 2020
2019 Q4 Portland Metro Flex Report
Rents increased 5.7 percent from Q4 2018 to Q4 2019 across the Portland market, more here.
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Jan 14, 2020
2019 Q4 Portland Metro Industrial Report
Industrial vacancy across the Portland market decreases 30 basis-points between Q3 and Q4 2019.
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Oct 7, 2019
2019 Q3 Portland Metro Industrial Report
Despite strong market fundamentals, complications resulting from trade uncertainty and the perception of being late in the economic cycle are tempering lease activity in Portland’s industrial market. While one of the biggest threats to the region’s industrial health is a lack of available land, there is significant new supply under construction or proposed. The newly constructed availability pushes rental rates up while temporarily spiking vacancy. Clark County submarkets saw the biggest vacancy increase this quarter, jumping from 2 percent to 3.6 percent while the Westside and Northeast submarkets only increased 0.5 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively.
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