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David Columbus

Earth Advantage Principal Broker

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T 503-504-2421

As an Earth Advantage Principal Broker, David serves buyers and sellers alike with his 2o+ years of experience as a broker and developer. His experience includes residential, commercial, investment property, and multi-family housing, and he specializes in historic and mid-century homes. He is a consistent multi-million dollar producer for whom smart, personalized client service is key. Over 90 percent of his ongoing business is referred from satisfied clients.

In his past life, David worked in yacht delivery,  delivering privately-owned classic yachts from the East Coast to the Caribbean, transatlantic, Mediterranean and North Sea; his responsibilities ranged from captain to crew.

David holds a degree in Business Administration/Finance from Western Michigan University and attended the University of Nottingham, England where he studied Medieval West History and Victorian Literature. After graduating David moved to Chicago where he worked as a Eurodollar Futures Broker while teaching sailing at Northwestern University during his lunch breaks. David moved to Portland in 1999 and has never looked back.

In recent history (2015), David and his partner, of 17+ years, Grant, sailed their boat out the Columbia River, turned left and headed south, exploring the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Coast of Mexico for over nine months.

He is a strong supporter of the ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington, Basic Rights Oregon, p:ear, Urban Gleaners, Oregon Wild, Habitat for Humanity, Willamette River Keepers and is a member of Vancouver Lake Crew and the Rose City Yacht Club. He is also a licensed EMT and volunteer with Multnomah County Medical Reserve Corp.


What David’s clients have to say:

“Dear David,

Thank you so much for helping me land the house on SE 19th avenue.  I really appreciate your wit / cunning / diplomacy / persistence / hard work. I can’t imagine having done it without you.”


“Dear David –

Thank you so much for your excellent efforts in obtaining the “Yellow Building” and for an excellent champagne with which to toast this next adventure!

Happy New Year.  We look forward to future collaborations!”

–Meredith & DA Hilderbrand


Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for everything!  We certainly appreciate all the time and effort into making our home purchase a possibility.  We are continuing our settling in process but want to have you over once things are more “together”…

Thanks for the champagne – it’s still chilling!”

–Sherry & Fred

“I would highly recommend David Columbus for your real estate agent.  On the recent sale of my home he was professional, informative,patient and hardworking.  I had no complaints about his performance.  He did what he said he would do and did it in a timely fashion.  He met all my expectations and in several instances exceeded them.  I attribute the good price and the quick sale to his expertise. I am one very satisfied client.”

–Mary E. Stolt, CPA


David's Blog Posts

Classic 1960s Milwaukie

Classic 1960s Milwaukie 14315 SE Oakwood Avenue Milwaukie, OR 97267 Located at the quiet and private end of a cul-de-sac, a lovely front yard welcomes you in. Continuing out back, this home provides many ways to enjoy summertime entertaining and relaxation with a choice of patios, a fire pit and a pool! Inside, the spacious... More

Classic 1940s Roseway Bungalow

Classic 1940s Roseway Bungalow 4306 NE 73rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97218 Situated on a nicely landscaped, fenced corner lot this classic 1940s Roseway bungalow is within close proximity to grocery stores, shops, cafés, public transportation, and more! Details include oak hardwoods, period trim and woodwork, fireplace, a basement perfect for finishing or converting to an ADU... More

Classic Piedmont Mid-Century Charmer

Classic Piedmont Mid-Century Charmer 506 N Bryant Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97217 Offered at $459,000 | MLS# 17069634  2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms | Tax: $3,344.72 | SQFT: 2,222 Well proportioned two bedroom home in Piedmont with a great layout including hardwoods, fireplace with original tile and updated windows. Full basement with tall ceilings perfect for finishing or converting to an... More

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