Indie firm infiltrates niche community, dominates market share

By May 19, 2017 Inman No Comments

Sean Becker came to Portland, Oregon’s South Waterfront area in 2004 when it was a “blank slate of raw ground.” Today, it’s where his growing indie brokerage has established deep roots.

Sean Becker

In his first venture 13 years ago, he came with Realty Trust Group, which had an office there for four years.

No one understood the market then, said Becker, with a number of condo developments underway on the former brownfield site. But patience would pay. The locale blossomed into an in-demand neighborhood anchored by the presence of a university and its quarter-mile distance from downtown.


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