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Cara Nolan, SIOR

Senior Vice President

cbre-label-license: Licensed in Oregon and Washington

Cara Nolan, SIOR Senior Vice President
Licensed in Oregon and Washington
Portland Wells Fargo Center
1300 SW Fifth Avenue
Suite 3500
Portland, OR 97201

Professional Experience

With more than 14 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 $518 million. 

Cara has completed over 9 million square feet of transactions, including a 360,000 square foot lease for Danner LaCrosse, a 500,000 square foot listing for Trammell Crow, as well as a 240,000 SF lease on behalf of Clarion Partners.  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., was awarded the prestigious 40 under 40 award and was named as a DJC Women of Vision Honoree. 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). Cara also served as the first Portland market delegate for the CBRE Women’s Network. 

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • 2017 DJC Women of Vision Award Honoree
  • Portland Business Journal Forty Under 40, 2017
  • Top Two Producer CBRE 2017
  • Top Three Producer CBRE 2016
  • Top Ten Producer CBRE 2015, 2018 and 2019
  • Board Member and Past President, Commercial Association of Brokers (CAB) 
  • NAIOP Committee Excellence Award 
  • CBRE Women’s Network
  • Licensed Broker in Oregon and Washington


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


“I had the pleasure of working with Cara while overseeing the Portland market for ProLogis this summer. Cara was an excellent communicator, keeping me informed as to market activity and updating me regularly on prospective tenants. She was extremely professional and understood the intricacies of the deal and what it took to get it over the goal line. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Cara again.”–Jill Blechschmidt, ProLogis


“There is no substitute for market knowledge and hard work.  Cara Nolan brought tangible results before the ink was dry on the listing agreement and light speed completion the overall assignment.”–Brad Fowler, Fowler Andrews, LLC


  • AER Manufacturing
  • All Source Packaging
  • Bay Valley Foods
  • Bimbo Bakeries
  • Capsa Solutions
  • Cardinal Health
  • Cascade Rigging
  • Clarion Partners
  • Corfini Gourmet
  • D6 Inc.
  • Danner LaCrosse
  • ESI
  • Estelle Imports
  • Evergreen Industrial
  • Gray & Co
  • HD Supply
  • HN Cox Development
  • J & S Ventures
  • Johnson Controls
  • Maslo Commercial
  • Mission Produce
  • Mondelez
  • N & C Service
  • OIA Global Logistics 
  • Owens Corning 
  • Portland Development Commission
  • Portland Wine Storage
  • Prologis
  • Richards Packaging
  • Schwans
  • Simplex Grinnell
  • Soniq Services
  • Stockbridge Capital
  • Sunshine Dairy
  • Target Specialties
  • Therma Glass
  • Trammell Crow Company
  • Watumull Properties

Cara Nolan, SIOR Senior Vice President
Licensed in Oregon and Washington
Portland Wells Fargo Center
1300 SW Fifth Avenue
Suite 3500
Portland, OR 97201

Available Properties