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Cara Nolan

Cara Nolan

Senior Vice President

Cara Nolan Senior Vice President
Portland Wells Fargo Center
1300 SW Fifth Avenue
Suite 3000

Portland, OR 97201

Professional Experience

With more than 13 years of experience in industrial leasing and sales, Cara specializes in industrial properties, including manufacturing and distribution facilities in the Portland Metro area.  Cara also represents buyers and sellers of both industrial properties, as well as infill development sites with transactions totaling over $56 million dollars in consideration in 2016 and over $46 million in the first three quarters of 2017.
Cara has completed over 5,500,000 square feet of transactions, including a 200,000 square foot space for Danner LaCrosse in NE Portland, a 260,000 square foot space for Watumull Properties in NE Portland, 137,000 SF for DB Schenker in Hillsboro and 112,000 square feet for Roland Organ Corporation. In addition to tenant representation, Cara also represented Prosper Portland (formerly the Portland Development Commission) on multiple land dispositions as well as Prologis on over 600,000 SF of distribution facilities.  Cara has been named as a Power Broker by Costar, Inc. and earned a NAIOP Committee Excellence Award. She is actively involved in the community, and is a member of several business organizations, including the Commercial Association of Brokers (where she is past president and current board member of the over 600 member organization), Northwest Food Processors Association, NAIOP Future Leader Committee, and Metro Brownfield Task Force.  Cara also serves as the first Portland market delegate for the CBRE Women’s Network. 

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • 2017 Women of Vision Award Honoree
  • Portland Business Journal Forty Under 40 in 2017
  • Top Three Producer CBRE 2016
  • Top Ten Producer CBRE 2015
  • Board Member and Past President, Commercial Association of Brokers (CAB) 
  • NAIOP Committee Excellence Award 
  • CBRE Women’s Network
  • Licensed Broker in Oregon and Washington


    • Portland State University, Graduate Certificate, Real Estate Development
    • University of Oregon, Bachelor of Science, Economics


    • AER Manufacturing
    • All Source Packaging
    • Bay Valley Foods
    • Bental Kennedy
    • Bimbo Bakeries
    • Bridgetown Bakery
    • Cardinal Health
    • Corfini Gourmet
    • Classic Foods
    • Classic Harps
    • Earthly Gourmet
    • Estelle Imports
    • Gray & Co
    • HD Supply
    • HN Cox Development
    • J&S Ventures
    • Karamanos Holdings
    • Maslo Commercial
    • N & C Service
    • Portland Wine Storage
    • Prologis
    • Richards Packaging
    • Schwans
    • Soniq Services
    • Stockbridge
    • Summit NW
    • Sunshine Dairy
    • Target Specialties
    • Therma Glass
    • Simplex Grinnell
    • Watumull Properties
    Cara Nolan Senior Vice President
    Portland Wells Fargo Center
    1300 SW Fifth Avenue
    Suite 3000

    Portland, OR 97201

    Available Properties