Taki joins Advisory and Transaction services as an Associate working with Austin Cain specializing in retail leasing.
A Portland native, Taki brings 30 years of hospitality and sales experience to CBRE. Most recently, from 2009-2019, he owned and operated DorioCafé & Taverna on NW 23rdAvenue in Portland’s Nob Hill District, where he was involved in all facets of the business, including site selection, lease execution, permitting, licensing, and buildout.His restaurant quickly became a neighborhood staple with an emphasis on service, consistency, and quality, and remained so until he sold it in 2019 to pursue a career in commercial real estate. While operating the restaurant, Taki also managed a 30-unit mixed-use property in NW Portland for KBC Management.
Taki holds a B.S. in Hotel Administration from UNLV.After graduation, he worked in the finance department at Bellagio Hotel & Casino, and at Moorea Beach Club at Mandalay Bay.Desiring to be close to his family, Taki took his education and experience back to Portland, where he created, promoted, and managed events at various venues, with average attendances of 500-1000 people. He has also been a DJ at venues in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Amsterdam.From 2004-2008, he worked in retail sales and management for AT&T.
In his free time, Taki likes to produce music, play pool and golf.
- Bachelor of Science –University of Nevada, Las Vegas