Brian Yoakum | Colliers International | Portland

Brian Yoakum

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
Jul 8, 2020
Q2 2020 Portland Metro Industrial Report
Even though industrial assets are likely to experience the fewest negative repercussions from the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact will be uneven in the medium term. Lending remains a challenge, and construction schedules are delayed from supply chain issues. Owners with more cash in their property and tenants with operating reserves have a stronger position to withstand short-term revenue shortages.
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Apr 14, 2020
2020 Q1 Portland Metro Industrial Report
Industrial product across the Portland metro area displayed strong market fundamentals in Q1 2020.
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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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