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Brian Nagel


Brian was born and raised in Iowa, grew up on a farm, and studied Community & Regional Planning/Urban Development at Iowa State University.

After living in Phoenix, AZ and Cardiff by the Sea, CA and making numerous visits to Portland over the years he made the move. The smaller sized city and easy access to beautiful natural environment are what drew him to Portland and give him the opportunity to get away on a moment’s notice to hike, camp, fly fish, bike, ski/snowboard.  He also plays a little guitar, golfs and loves to surf, but hasn’t quite overcome the thought of the cold Oregon waters.

.. a trip back to Costa Rica may be in order. His dog Buddy joins him on many of his outings and can also been found hanging out at the NW office on some days and at many of the dog-friendly patios around town.

Brian held a real estate license in both Arizona and California, but prior to moving to Portland he spent seven plus years in the solar industry helping homeowners and businesses switch to solar electricity.  That, along with over ten years of management/ownership experience in the restaurant/nightclub industry has left Brian with an ability to relate to a wide variety of people.  He is also diverse in his ability to help in both technical aspects and connect on a personal level, always trying to make the best use of his clients time while making the real estate buying and selling process productive, painless and, if possible… fun.

While researching Living Room Realty, Jenelle Isaacson introduced Brian to Ross Seligman. That introduction and opportunity to partner with someone so experienced and respected in Portland real estate solidified his choice to join Living Room. Brian loves the quality of service they are able to give their clients with the partnership approach, the shared belief that he and Ross have that integrity, and that doing what’s right comes first.

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