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Portland, OR

Clay Newton

Executive Vice President | Shareholder
T 503.721.2719 clay.newton@kidder.com
101 SW Main Street, Suite 1200
Portland, OR 97204
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Clay Newton has over 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, and has been involved in over one billion dollars in multifamily sales. He joined Kidder Mathews in 2013, where he’s consistently been recognized as a market leader and top producer.

Clay specializes in private investment/middle market transactions and uses a consultative approach to meet the tax and cash return requirements of buyers and sellers, often on IRS 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges. He has been featured in local news (KGW, Globe Street, Oregonian, Business Journal) and at major industry events where he speaks as an expert on Portland-area multifamily investment trends.

Clay serves on the forms committee for the Commercial Association of Brokers, is a past president of the Commercial Real Estate Brokers of Metropolitan Portland (COMP), and currently is the chair of the Cannon Beach Planning Commission.

He also has served on the board of Portland Youth Builders, helping to improve the lives of at-risk students, and as a committee member for other area housing nonprofits. Clay is a graduate of the University of Portland where he played NCAA Division I tennis, and lives with his wife and their daughter, in northeast Portland.

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KIDDER MATHEWS “BIG HITTERS” AWARD, Top Producer, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2021-2022
MULTIFAMILY TEAM OF THE YEAR, Commercial Association of Brokers, 2020, 2021

Past Experience

CV Newton Co., Owner (2006 to 2013)
– Owned and managed one of the top producing apartment sales offices in the Portland metropolitan market.

C&R Real Estate Services Co., Vice President, Broker (1998 to 2006)
– Specialized in the sale of investment properties representing sellers, buyers, investors, and developers
– Honored with Bill Naito Award from Commercial Association of Realtors, Oregon and SW Washington, for completing the most complex transaction of the year (2002)

RP Herman & Associates, Associate Appraiser (1995 to 1998)
– Appraised new construction projects for developers, builders, banks and investors
– Conducted acquisitions and portfolio analysis in the Portland area

Hermann & Company, Associate Appraiser (1993 to 1995)
– Commercial appraisal in Salem and Willamette Valley

Professional Affiliations

Licensed in Oregon and Washington
Commercial Association of Brokers®
Multifamily Northwest
Oregon and Washington Association of Realtors®
National Apartment Association

Community Organizations

Portland Youth Builders
Habitat for Humanity
Wild Salmon Center
City of Cannon Beach
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