Robert J. Black joined Newmark as Senior Managing Director in 2015 where he focuses on multifamily brokerage services and client development in the Portland Metro area. In his former role as Senior Vice President at NAI Norris, Beggs and Simpson in Portland, Mr. Black gained over 16 years of experience in the commercial real estate market, specializing in land, apartment, and affordable housing investment sales. He garnered a number of market awards, including the Commercial Association of Brokers Bill Naito Award in 2008 for his part in the sale of the $292 million Brewery Block property and runner-up in 2009 for the same award for his part in the sale of The Ardea, a $145 million apartment property located in Portland’s South Waterfront. in 2013 and again in 2014 Black was runner up for Investment Broker of the Year for the Commercial Association of Brokers of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Along with his success on the apartment investment side, since 2010, Robert has been one of the most active brokers of multifamily land in the urban Portland market where his most notable transactions include the sale of Con-way properties for $6 million and the sale of the OAME Complex for $4.2 million.
Black also specializes in affordable housing and closes multiple transactions every year with a number of the region’s non-profit housing developers. In 2013, he completed a $3.9 million section 8 preservation deal for Bronaugh Apartments and also closed Greenview Terrace for $1.6 million.
A CCIM candidate of the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute (CIREI), Black holds a degree in international economics and finance from the University of New Mexico. He has many professional and civic affiliations, including the Metro Multifamily Housing Association. Prior to his career in real estate, Black was a forerunner in the men’s downhill during the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Canada, and was a member of the UNM NCAA Ski Team in 1990-92.
Black is a licensed real estate broker in Oregon.