FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2019
Contact: Gary Winkler, Commercial Managing Director, Washington Designated Broker and Oregon Licensed Principal Broker (503) 336-7324
Portland, Oregon—Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere (KWPP) announces Gary Winkler as its new Commercial Managing Director.
With just 19 commercial brokers in the state of Oregon, KWPP is excited to welcome Winkler who will help add more commercial brokers to the six already at Keller Williams. Winkler will also guide the company in standardizing their processes and mentor new brokers to ensure their success. He will be working with the team at the KWPP office in Lake Oswego.
Winkler has been a broker for the past 15 years. He was head of multi-family for Oregon and Southwest Washington at Colliers International, a partner at the brokerage firm Winkler & Dupont and then opened ABR Winkler with his wife. During the economic downturn, Winkler worked with bankruptcy trustees for banks such as JP Morgan and Wells Fargo and also managed foreclosures. He has worked on a wide range of sales including commercial, office and apartment sales. In 2016 closed on $40 million in apartment complex sales, before taking some time off from real estate.
In other achievements, Winkler won Rookie of the Year for the Commercial Association of Brokers, the Collaboration and Top Producer awards at Colliers International and he has been quoted as a multifamily real estate expert in over fifty-six published articles. He is licensed as a principal broker in Oregon and a designated broker in Washington.
“I was looking for a change and contacted Keller Williams Portland Premiere and really liked the vision of the company’s team leader. I see lots of opportunity here to build a referral base for our brokers. When a residential broker brings in a commercial referral, I can identify the best specialist we have, whether office, industrial or multi-family, and the referring broker will then have the confidence that he is providing his client superior service.”
KWPP’s home office is in Portland with a business and luxury division based in Lake Oswego. The company had more than a billion dollars in sales with 1600 listings in 2018 and paid over 24 million in gross commissions.
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