Our Brokers

Nicholas G. Diamond
PRESIDENT
Partner, Principal Broker
Licensed in the States of Oregon and Washington

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

In 2005 Nicholas, George’s son, joined his father and uncle at Real Estate Investment Group. Nicholas’ fresh focus and undeniable drive centering on investment and land sales, multifamily development, large project retail leasing, and redevelopment ventures has had him involved in over $600 million in real estate projects and over half a million square feet of retail development since joining the company.

As a MBA graduate from UCLA Anderson’s School of Management, Nicholas’ financial background continually plays an integral role in analyzing and marketing investment sales to both local and national investors, while his development experience benefits both land buyers and sellers in coordinating successful development transactions. This economic savviness and acumen has also proven to be an invaluable asset when serving private equity clients, large financial institutions, developers, property owners and buyers.

Commonly, Nicholas is the key liaison between developers and retailers, frequently playing a critical part of negotiating leases with national and regional tenants. Often times, as a leasing agent, Nicholas undertakes a development consultant role for first time developers, his comprehensive understanding of the complete development process coinciding with his commitment to maximizing the client’s value at both the lease up and sale stages.

Nicholas prides himself on creative deal structuring, providing resourceful approaches and smart solutions, the long standing reputation of Real Estate Investment Group integrity, and a strong work ethic. This personal philosophy was honored by his achievement of Partner in Real Estate Investment Group in 2014.

CREDENTIALS:
• Santa Clara University, B.S. Commerce, Magna Cum Laude, 2004
• University of California at Los Angeles Anderson School of Management, MBA 2013

MEMBERSHIPS:
• State Chair, Portland’s International Council of Shopping Centers Next Generation 2014
• Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
• Member, Commercial Association of Brokers (CAB)
• Member, Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR)


George N. Diamond
Partner, Principal Broker
Licensed in the States of Oregon and Washington

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

George specializes in apartment and office investment, land sales urban and suburban, and retail leasing. Over the past 35+ years George has personally sold and leased over $1.3 billion in transactions. Having been involved with thousands of leases and sales over the years covering office, retail, and larger multi-family and single-family developments in the Portland Metropolitan area, George’s knowledge and experience is limitless. A few of George’s larger sales include the sale of the 352 unit Cyan Apartments, the 264 unit Orenco Garden Apartments, and the 16 acres to William and Dane for the development of the South Waterfront. Additionally, George has assisted the Progress Quarry reclamation – a 100 acre redevelopment in Beaverton which will have over 750 homes and 500,000sf of retail and office space when completed. Further expanding his resume, George has worked with a multitude of developers, including Gramor Development, aiding in land acquisitions, lease up and sales for neighborhood shopping centers since 1985; Alliance Residential in their acquisition and development of 152 units in the Pearl District; and West Hills Development, and Polygon Homes in their acquisitions of numerous suburban residential/apartment developments. George has been instrumental in land-assemblage for the Fred Meyer Canby shopping center, the Vancouver Target center on 164th and Mill Plain, Murray Hill shopping center, the new Progress Quarry retail center, and the Albertson and Target centers in Sherwood and South Waterfront. Not limited to brokering, George has also developed apartments, condos, and retail in Portland Metro Area.

The most recent exciting, large scale development in which George is lending his expertise as a real estate broker and minority partner is The Waterfront Vancouver, a 34 acre development site purchased from Boise Cascade and the Port of Vancouver on the Columbia River in downtown Vancouver, Washington. This modern new development is being designed for 21 spectacular city blocks and the built-out value is estimated at 1.3 billion.

CREDENTIALS:
• University of Oregon, B.S. Political Science, 1973

MEMBERSHIPS:
• Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
• Member, Commercial Association of Brokers (CABS)
• Member, Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR)


Michael N. Diamond
Partner, Principal Broker
Licensed in the State of Oregon

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Michael N. Diamond is the Co-Founder and current managing partner of Real Estate Investment Group (REIG), first establishing the boutique brokerage with brother, George, in 1978. With more than 36 years of specialized experience in the local urban and suburban markets, Mike has hundreds of successful transactions across diverse extents of commercial real estate to his credit. Including land acquisitions, site assemblages, development, re-purposing and redevelopment of existing commercial space, investment sales representing buyers and sellers, as well as landlord-tenant representation for office and retail leasing.

Mike has extensive experience in working cooperatively with city planners, neighborhood groups, public and private entities, and consultants to reach consensus and move complex projects forward to completion. His development capabilities bring a unique set of skills and expertise to his real estate clients, especially those who have properties with compound zoning and development issues to mitigate. In addition to brokerage, Mike has been an instrumental figure in the development of retail, office and multi-family properties, as well as the renovation and re-purposing of existing buildings in both Portland and Lake Oswego key markets. These projects have largely been cited for the restoration and revitalization of their immediate district area and neighborhoods, enhancing livelihood and live/workability while dedicated to the clients’ end goal as the paramount priority.

As a Portland native and University of Oregon Alumnus, Mike’s attention highest utility and maximizing client profit coupled with long time experience in and understanding of the local markets make him a truly invaluable asset to any commercial real estate transaction in the Portland Metro area.

CREDENTIALS:
• University of Oregon, B.S. Political Science, 1971
• US Army Reserves, Honorable Discharge, 1971

ASSOCIATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS:
• Founding Board Director of Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst CCRC
• Chairman of Mary’s Woods development committee
• Founding Board of Director, Bank of Oswego
• Chairman, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedrals Endowment Fund
• Member, Commercial Association of Brokers (CAB)
• Member, Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR)
• Member of NAR


George A. Lampus
Partner, Principal Broker
Licensed in the State of Oregon

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

“The selling and leasing of Commercial Real Estate is, like most businesses, about fulfilling needs. How a broker fulfills the needs is what separates the best from the rest!”

I grew up in my family’s retail business: Lampus Company was all about ‘Brand Names at Discount Prices’ with great service. As a kid I did carry outs, assembled lawn furniture, marked automotive goods, & swept the floors for starters. After college I sold appliances, furniture, and televisions. Wonder why Standard TV and Appliance used my services for brokering the purchases of their Beaverton and NE Portland locations? I knew the margins, turnover, costs, need for low overhead and found the right properties. Ditto for The Bike Galley and many others.

When we sold our retail business in 1986, I made the transition into commercial real estate, but the retailer in me never left, and never will.
Great Service, extra effort, whatever I can honestly and ethically do gets done.

Sounds good, right? Proof? Remember the old Wendy’s Hamburger TV ad, “Where’s the Beef?” Take a look at some selected, prime cuts:

NOTABLE LEASE AND SALE CLOSINGS:
• NIKE Outlet Store / Portland / Lease
• Standard TV & Appliance / Beaverton/ Sale
• Standard TV & Appliance / NE Portland / Sale
• The Bike Gallery: Beaverton (Sale), Clackamas (Lease), Downtown (Lease), Westmoreland (Lease)
• Mt. Hood Development /80,000 SF MLK redevelopment / Portland
• Mt. Hood Development / 20,000 office redevelopment / Portland
• Wayne Buck LLC / 20,000 sf Grocery Outlet / Ontario, OR
• Pitman Restaurant Equipment /7500 SF /SE Portland
• LTG LLC / Aspen Dental / Merrillville, IN
• Weston Investment: 42,000 SF NE Sandy (Portland), 42,000 SF NE 33rd (Portland), 117,500 SF Retail (Portland)
• TLB LLC / 74,000 SF of land / Tigard Triangle
• Burke Family /Sherwin Williams / Fort Wayne, IN
• Coast Products / 60,000 SF warehouse / Portland
• TLG III LLC / 16,000 SF warehouse & Office / Portland
• Office Products NW / 20,000 SF office / Tigard

EDUCATION:
• Grant High School: 1967
• PSU: 1971 Bachelor of Science / Major: Business / Minor: Economics

Non-Business Activities:
• Old movies: Casablanca, Sunset Boulevard, Double Indemnity, The Godfather
• Sports: Formula 1 and Indy Cars
• Hobbies: Cooking, Wine and Vintage European Cars
• Favorite Getaway: Palm Springs
• Favorite Place: My family’s homeland: Greece
• Hates: Gardening


Michelle D. Rozakis
Partner, Principal Broker
Licensed in the State of Oregon

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Michelle, a principal broker at Real Estate Investment Group, has been instrumental in growing the retail leasing arm of REIG. Michelle specializes in both Landlord and Tenant Representation focusing on new construction projects. With a Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution, mediation and communication play a vital role in developing and building strong fundamental relationships and structuring successful transactions between tenants and landlords. Her genuine love for creating these partnerships and “place-making” motivates her to work on each project to make it the best that it can be. Having been involved in a larger number of mixed-use and new construction projects, Michelle also acts as a development consultant to help developers ensure that they are designing retail spaces that maximize the value for both Landlords and Tenants alike.

Michelle joined the company in 2010 after three years as lead sales agent at Waterfront Pearl - $100 million mixed use project built in 2008 on the Willamette River in the Pearl District in Portland, OR. Prior to real estate, Michelle graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned a Master’s graduate degree in Intercultural Conflict Resolution from Portland State University.

CREDENTIALS:
• University of Colorado at Boulder, Bachelor of Science, 2003
• Portland State University, M.A. Intercultural Conflict Resolution, 2009

MEMBERSHIPS:
• Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
• Member, Commercial Association of Brokers (CABS)
• Member, Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR)


Ian M. Biggi
Broker
Licensed in the State of Oregon

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Ian joined Real Estate Investment Group in 2012 with an intentional and motivated focus on the retail leasing aspect of commercial real estate. His diligence and drive have proven successful, resulting in the expansion of the Landlord and Tenant Representation niche at Real Estate Investment Group, including but not limited to the signing of such tenants as The Civic Taproom, Nitro Knitters LLC, Coco Moka Café, Salon 14, Cloudbreak Yoga, SUN Holistic Health, Orenco Barber and Beauty, and Mint Beauty Lounge.

When working on a leasing project, Ian often teams up with colleagues Nicholas Diamond and Michelle Diamond Rozakis.. The ability to collaborate with his contemporaries allows Ian to provide the well rounded, considerate advisement and wisdom of experience that he prides himself on delivering to his clients.

In addition to his retail leasing accomplishments, Ian has proven to be a multi-faceted asset to Real Estate Investment Group, demonstrating keen marketing ability; his savviness increasing REIG direct marketing capabilities, integrating new tools into existing marketing schemes to expand outreach and response, as well as managing the ever growing database of key industry and network contacts.

While continuing to grow and develop the Retail Leasing measure of his career portfolio, in 2014 Ian began to play an integral role in the purchase and sales of owner-user and investment properties. Ian is undeniably applying his reputation for tenacity, aptitude, and enthusiasm to investment sales transactions, and enjoys the challenges and rewards of having a diverse and versatile understanding of multiple facets of commercial real estate.

CREDENTIALS:
• Oregon State University, Bachelor of Science, 2012

MEMBERSHIPS:
• Member, Portland’s International Council of Shopping Centers Next Generation
• Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
• Member, Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR)
• Member, Oregon Association of Realtors (OAR)
• Member, National Association of Realtors (NAR)
• Member, Residential Multiple Listing Service (RMLS)



Nikki M. Diamond
Broker
Licensed in the State of Oregon

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Nikki joined her father, partner Michael Diamond, at the Real Estate Investment Group brokerage in 2014. She specializes in retail and commercial leasing as well as tenant and landlord representation in the Portland urban markets. Her dedication, and dynamic design and space planning creativity have made her an exciting addition to Real Estate Investment Group.

A Portland native and University of Oregon Alumna, Nikki’s passion for her hometown shows in her contributions to projects. In addition to being a licensed Real Estate Broker, Nikki is LEED AP ID+C Certified with an acute understanding of environmental challenges and green building standards. Prior to joining REIG, Nikki was a well-reputed professional interior designer with international architectural firm Zimmer Gunsul Frasca (ZGF) for seven years. Her penchant for professionalism, keen negotiations, attention to detail, creative space planning and long track record of successfully managing cooperative projects made her move to commercial real estate a natural progression and have again earned her the respect of her clients and colleagues alike.

Nikki’s unique background experience and diverse skills ensures her clients are afforded an intelligently, innovative and thoughtfully advised commercial real estate transaction.

CREDENTIALS:
• University of Oregon, Bachelor of Interior Architecture, 2007
• LEED AP Interior Design + Construction (LEED AP ID+C)

MEMBERSHIPS:
• Member, Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR)
• Board Member, Portland Greek Festival 2013-Present
• VP of Membership (2009-2011) and Public Relation Chair (2008-2009), International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
• Life Member, University of Oregon Alumni Association
• Graphics Committee Member, Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum 2007-Present
• Member, Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club, 2007-Present


Adam Stone
Broker
Licensed in the State of Oregon

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Adam joined Real Estate Investment Group in 2016 with a focus on Retail Leasing (Landlord and Tenant Representation), as well as Investment Sales. Adam grew up in his family's business, BedMart, working in a dynamic retail environment and learning all facets of how to have successful retail stores. Adam’s focus on providing excellent customer service has helped him to start to build up his clientele. Adam represents Bedmart and has helped to open stores in Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii.

CREDENTIALS:

• Oregon State University, Bachelor of Science, 2016
• Licensed Real Estate Broker in Oregon

MEMBERSHIPS:

• Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
• Member, Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR)
• Member, ICSC Next Generation