As an Earth Advantage Principal Broker, David serves buyers and sellers alike with his 20+ years of experience as a broker and investor.

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.

David's Testimonials

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, 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

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.

Sacha

We enlisted David Columbus to find us a house when we moved to Portland, and his work on that successful venture was so impressive and beyond what we’d hoped for that there was no question who was going to be our real estate broker when we decided to move. David is a combination of so many  essential things in a broker. He instantly puts you at ease, and frankly, my wife and I had felt like we’d known him for years. In addition, he is part of the Portland fabric; he knows the town intimately and he’s incredibly keen to what is going on, what’s gone on—and has intelligent insight into what might happen in this unique city. And as icing on the cake, he also brings his international travel experience to the mix. David has a laid-back demeanor and great personality, but he’s also intensely focused and possesses a razor-sharp business acumen. With both of our experiences, he was a relentless advocate for us, and worked hard toward helping us reach our goal. When we had a worry about any little thing, he was available with a calm solution and he constantly put us at ease, but he never sugarcoated things to make us feel better; he simply always has answers and solutions at the ready. He also has amazing rapport with other brokers in this city and is obviously a well-respected and liked professional in this sector. We can see why. We found him principled, honest and balanced in his advice and opinions. When he thought something might not be a good idea, even if it would have made his job easier, he expressed it with our best intentions at heart. Honesty, hard work and intelligent decision-making are indispensable when embarking on such huge life changes as buying and selling a house. We’ve gotten to experience both of these things with David and would recommend him over and over to friends and family.

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David's Articles

Welcome home to University Park!

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My clients offer was accepted! They stood their ground, refused the bidding war and our backup...

Happy Clients in their Jennings Lodge Jewell

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My clients offer was accepted! There were multiple offers on this beauty and ours took the...

Now Pending – Pristine Piedmont Townhome

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This Pristine Piedmont Townhome went pending in just three days! It’s within close proximity to multiple...

Just Sold – Hawthorne Haven

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Sold for $895,000 after just days on the market with multiple offers! 1411 SE 36th Avenue,...

Tickled with their Mt. Tabor Tutor

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My clients offer was accepted! My buyers knew just what they wanted. I showed them one...

Explore Foster-Powell

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I just helped my buyers into a lovely home in the Foster-Powell neighborhood. Working on this...

Explore Rockwood!

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Rockwood is bounded on the west by Gresham City limits, on the north by Glisan Street,...

River Road Revealed

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River Road runs along the Willamette River through Milwaukie Heights, Fair Oaks, Oak Grove, Concord and...

Stunning Streetcar Loft in the Pearl

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Just Listed | Stunning Streetcar Loft in the Pearl 1030 NW 12th Avenue #334, Portland, OR...

Just Listed – Overlook Fixer

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Just Listed | Overlook Fixer 2116 N Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97217 Offered at $550,000 | MLS#21514457 4...

Just Listed | Alberta Arts Fixer

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Just Listed | Alberta Arts Fixer 4612 NE 18th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211 Offered at $389,000 | MLS#21350978 3...

Roseway Vibes

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Roseway is a family friendly neighborhood filled with vintage charms and businesses. Roseway is close to...

Jewelbox Victorian Cottage

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Just Listed | Jewelbox Victorian Cottage 55 NE Graham Street, Portland, OR 97212 Offered at $599,900...

St. Johns Eco-Conscious Cottage / SOLD WITH MULTIPLE OFFERS!

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Just Listed | St. Johns Eco-Conscious Collage 10223 N Hudson St., Portland, OR 97203 MLS#20130451 3...

Exploring Irvington

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The historic Irvington Neighborhood is in NE Portland bordered by the Sabin, Alameda, Eliot, King, Grant Park, Sullivan’s Gulch, and Lloyd Center...

Views, trees, history and something for everyone – Explore Mt. Tabor Park

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When I am exploring a neighborhood for the first time I always end up walking to...

2 days on the market, SOLD!

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Located in the heart of Rose City! Close proximity to the Rose City Park and golf...

Just Listed | Montavilla Muse

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Just Listed | Montavilla Muse 8730 SE Alder St., Portland, OR 97216 Offered at $365,000 |...

Latin American Grub Heaven

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Portland Mercado. Your one stop shop for Latin American food and is easily hands down the...

The Best Taco Place in North Portland!

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Controversial title I know…. But believe me – I have been going to this place since...

Fine Dining but Make it Healthy

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Eating Out. My biggest guilty pleasure. I’m not saying it’s the most unhealthiest thing, but it...

A Historic New Name

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When I am exploring a neighborhood for the first time I always end up walking to...

Roseway, oh Roseway

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I’ve got a secret for you. Roseway. Ok ok, if you’re already in Roseway you know...

A big year!

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Erica & Justin set out over a year ago with some big plans, get married, and...

Contemporary Craftsman in Quiet Mt Scott – Arleta

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6007 SE Steele St. Portland, OR 97206 Built in 2012, this stately home boasts the best...

Just Sold: Beaumont Bungalow

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3234 NE 50th Ave Portland, OR 97213 Built in 1924 and carefully updated in the intervening...

Just Listed: Dreamy Rocky Butte Daylight Ranch

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Dreamy Rocky Butte Daylight Ranch 3434 NE Cadet Ave, Portland, OR 97220 Offered at $535,000 |...

Rockin’ Rapids & California Condors

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Just wrapped up a sweet sale on a home out in Clackamas County, located right next...

Sweet Life in OC: Sippin’ and Splashin’

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Summer means lengthy river floats, sunny patios, tasty grilled things, and delicious beverages with friends. Oregon...

JUST LISTED: A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock’n’Roll

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A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock’n’Roll   41 SE 75th Ave, Portland, OR 97213 Offered...

Ruffing it at Thousand Acre Dog Park

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What do dogs dream about? Steak dinners? A new chew toy? The longest game of fetch...

Just Listed: Charming English Garden in Sabin

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Charming English Garden in Sabin  4134 NE 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97211 Offered at $599,900| MLS# 19628537 3...

OPEN THIS SUNDAY! Grant Park Duplex

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OPEN THIS SUNDAY FROM 11am-1pm! STUNNING DUPLEX IN GRANT PARK Offered at $799,999 | 2722-2723 NE...

On the corner of 30th and Awesome

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Winter is the best time to enjoy long, languid evenings with friends, drinking and eating and...

$50K Price Reduction! Stunning Duplex in Grant Park

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Now offered at $799,999! STUNNING DUPLEX IN GRANT PARK 2722-2723 NE Schuyler St, Portland, OR 97212...

The rain is back. Time for whiskey and ramen.

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With the drizzle back upon us, and probably here to stay for another 6 months, now’s...

Just Listed: Stunning Duplex in Grant Park

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STUNNING DUPLEX IN GRANT PARK 2722-2723 NE Schuyler St, Portland, OR 97212 MLS# 18308797 | Offered at $850,000...

JUST LISTED: Vintage Home, Modern Lifestyle

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VINTAGE HOME, MODERN LIFESTYLE   5435 NE 38th Ave, Portland, OR 97211 | Offered at $385,000 Vintage home,...

Prairie Spirit

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Portland is a very garden-friendly town. People take advantage of any amount of space they can...

Just Listed: Rock Solid Overlook Ranch

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ROCK SOLID OVERLOOK RANCH  Offered at $489,900  2215 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, OR 97217 Come home to...

JUST LISTED: HARMONIOUS KENTON HOMESTEAD

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2805 N BALDWIN ST. PORTLAND, OR 97217 A captivating Kenton home that will reel you in...

JUST SOLD: ARBOR LODGE CUSTOM HOME

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Here is a custom built master on the main, 3 bedroom, and 2.5 bath Arbor Lodge...

Location Defined! Classic Overlook 1920s Bungalow

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1824 N Willamette Blvd  PORTLAND OR 97217  Classic Overlook 1920s bungalow complete with gleaming hardwoods, built-ins,...

Just Listed: Gardener’s Delight in Arleta-Mt Scott

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GARDENER’S DELIGHT IN ARLETA  Offered at $389,000 6619 SE Tolman Street Gorgeous gardener’s dream home! Details include...

OPEN STUDIO SALE!

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OPEN STUDIO SALE! WHEN: SATURDAY, JUNE 16TH, FROM 10AM–6PM WHERE: 2805 N BALDWIN ST, PORTLAND, OR...

JUST LISTED: CLASSIC CHARM IN CRESTON-KENILWORTH  

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Classic Charm in Creston-Kenilworth  4135 SE 26th Avenue Offered at $419,000 | MLS# 18427337 BEDS: 2...

Elbow Grease Opportunity in Gresham

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Elbow Grease Opportunity in Gresham 307 NE Liberty Ave | Offered at $249,900 2 bed |...

BELMONT CONDO IN THE HEART OF SE PORTLAND

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915 SE 35TH AVE # 305, PORTLAND, OR 97214 Bright and light corner unit in the...

CLASSIC MID-CENTURY SPLIT LEVEL FIXER

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16816 NE OREGON ST, PORTLAND, OR 97330 Classic mid-century split level fixer with 3 bedrooms and...

Just Listed – Arbor Lodge Old-Portland-Style Home

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6923 N NEWCASTLE AVENUE, PORTLAND OR 97217 4 BED | 2.5 BATH | 2,668 SQFT MLS#...

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