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​Buzz Ellis serves as Managing Director for Jones Lang LaSalle and has over 21 years of experience in commercial real estate.  Specializing in office leasing and sales in the greater Portland market, he has represented the commercial real estate needs of numerous corporations, institutions and developers. Buzz also co-founded Pacific Real Estate Partners’ Portland office. Prior to joining Pacific Real Estate Partners in 2005, Buzz was Vice President with Doug Bean & Associates. He started his career in 1990 as a leasing broker in the downtown Los Angeles office of The Seeley Company.
Agency Leasing
Capital Markets
Corporate Solutions
Development and Asset Strategy
Investment Management
Investment Sales
Real Estate Investment Banking
Tenant Representation
Years of Experience
Select clients
• Broadreach Capital Partners
• Dorn-Platz Properties
• Equity Office Properties
• Extensis Corporation
• Forest City Trading Group
• HealthNet
• Liberty Mutual
• Lingo Systems
• Morrison Karsten Group
• Olympic Capital
• OPUS Northwest
• SAFECO Insurance
• Schnitzer Northwest
• Schnitzer West
• Shorenstein Realty Services
• Smith Barney
• TA Associates Realty
• Tut Systems 
• Unico Properties
• Costar Power Broker (2008)
• CAR Office Broker of the Year (2006)
• SIOR Investment Transaction of the Year (2004)
• Most Valuable Broker of the Year, BOMA Portland Chapter (2001)
• Studied Business Communications 1986-1990, University of Southern California
Community and personal information
• Member, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors
• Past President and Board Member, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, Portland Chapter
• Past Chair, National Council of Chapter Presidents, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors
• Past President and Board Member, Commercial Association of Realtors
• Past National Board Member, Realtors Commercial Alliance
• Advisory and Sunnyside Land Use Committees, Clackamas Regional Center Plan
• Board Member, Dougy Center, a center for grieving children