Downtown Retail Advocate

Clean & Safe's Downtown Retail Advocate recruits targeted retailers and restaurants, provides business outreach regarding financial incentives and leasing opportunities and supports the retention of current downtown retailers. The position is funded through a partnership between Downtown Portland Clean & Safe, Prosper Portland and the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

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Downtown Retail Advocate - Chase McPherson

Chase McPherson joined Downtown Portland Clean & Safe as the Downtown Retail Advocate in January 2019. In his role, Chase will provide assistance to landlords, brokers and tenants consistent with the goals of Downtown Retail Strategy. This will include market research and custom recruitment packets, developing retail and restaurant leads, and providing information about incentives and programs available to assist businesses and landlords in Downtown Portland. The downtown retail advocate role is a contract position funded in part by Downtown Portland Clean & Safe, the Portland Bureau of Transportation and Prosper Portland.

Chase has a background is commercial real estate and is excited to advocate for downtown retail vitality. In 2009, Chase started his real estate career with CBRE after to moving to Portland with his future wife, Jenna. His focus on retail started when he joined Pate Retail Properties in 2014, where he worked with smaller retail tenants.

Chase was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Since moving to Portland, Chase and his wife got married, bought a house, rescued two dogs and gave birth to their son in 2017. Portland has become their home and they love the access to the beach, mountains and rivers, as well as the breweries, wineries and fantastic diversity of first-class food.

Contact Information: | 503-208-5524