We specialize in simplifying and humanizing the real estate process to get the best possible result for the amazing people we represent.
The Drew Coleman Team believes that everything we do throughout the real estate process should be to represent you at the highest level…because it’s your home. Real Estate has lost that simple and important nuance. We are here to help you achieve your goals, take the next step in your life and guide you through the process. It’s not about our brand….it’s about you!
Our team focuses on having unmatched market knowledge, excellent customer service, responsiveness, and marketing. We want to create the best experience coupled with the best possible results. From our marketing plans, negotiation tactics and pricing strategies we work collaboratively with our buyers and sellers because we will never forget that it’s your home…and our job to represent you!
When I was first getting into real estate, every obstacle seemed like a mountain. There were situations that came up during those initial inspections and negotiations, many years ago, which truly challenged me. Thanks in part to the sound guidance from my mentors and role-models, leaders and titans of the Portland real estate industry, I not only made it through those early years, I thrived.
Fast forward to today, and I’ve learned a thing or two. I’ve also pulled together a team that I can count on, and together there’s nothing we can’t work though.
But I remember how intimidating the process was back then, and it’s those vivid memories that remind me what my clients are going through. If I had to guess, I think it’s that empathy for my clients which is the number one factor in the Drew Coleman Team’s success (though working like a dog comes in close second).
Guiding people through the quickly moving waters of real estate, being their representative, closing the transaction with grace, and overcoming those initial anxieties is not only what we do, it’s what we love doing. Every time we meet with a new client, I’m inspired by their goals and aspirations. That I get to be a part of a team which helps actualize those dreams is something I cherish.
In 2001, Drew graduated from college, enjoyed a nice, long three-day weekend, and then got to work in residential real estate. He hasn’t stopped since.
Now, 20 years later, he’s become one of Oregon’s most decorated real estate brokers, having steadily grown his team year-over-year, even through the crash of 2008 and the uncertainty of the COVID era. In 2020, Drew was the highest producing broker at The Hasson Company, which ranks 1st in the Pacific Northwest for average sales volume per broker. The Drew Coleman Team closed $100 million in sales with close to 200 transactions.
High sales volume isn’t his only focus. Drew is also actively involved as a leader in his local industry. Having served as the 2019 President of the Portland Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®, he is now the 2021 President of the Oregon REALTORS®, where he works to provide enriching experiences for his fellow agents. He is now involved in industry leadership at the national level, graduating as a member of the 2020 National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy.
He’s also actively engaged with the Portland community. He actively partners with local nonprofits by leveraging the unique media abilities of his team to help tell their stories in compelling ways. When asked what has influenced the success of his business, Drew points towards genuine empathy and a spirit of collaboration with his clients, an exhaustive work ethic, and an embracing of the digital market space.
A well-traveled soul, Drew even spent some time living in Vienna as a child. But he is quick to tell you that out of all the places he’s been, there’s no place in the world like Portland. It’s why he chose to make it his lifelong home and place of business, long before the market became what it is today. He calls it the perfect backdrop for his lovely wife and three energetic children.
“Drew was absolutely fabulous to work with when we sold our home and bought a new one. He assisted us with both transactions and we loved working with him. He was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and courteous. He always made time for us and answered all of our questions. We have recommended him highly to all of our friends and will continue to do so!”
~ The McK Family, July 2017
Licensed in Oregon | (503) 908-4909
BS – Business Management, George Fox University
Principal Broker in the State of Oregon – License # 200109070
2020 President – Oregon Realtors
2019 President – Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors
Past President – Master Circle – Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors
Vice President—Masters Circle — Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors
Oregon Realtors — Board of Directors
Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors — Board of Directors
Member & Founding Chairman, Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors – Young Professionals Network
National Association of Realtors®
Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors®
Realtors Multiple Listing Service
Home Builders Association of Portland Member
PDX Network Founding Member
REBAC (Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council)
DESIGNATIONS & AWARDS
Named One of America’s Best Real Estate Agents—RealTrends
100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents in Oregon – Real Estate Executive
Realtor.com Ambassador for all of Oregon
Five Star Professional – Every Year Since Inception
Top 25 Agent in Portland, Oregon in Production Volume
Top Producer Award every year since 2008 – The Hasson Company, Realtors®
Diamond-Platinum Member, Masters Circle
PSA – Pricing Strategy Advisor
ABR Designation – Accredited Buyer’s Representative
CRS Designation – Council of Residential Specialists
E-Pro Designation – Certified Internet Professional
GRI – Graduate of the Realtor Institute
CNHS – Certified New Home Specialist
CDPE – Certified Distressed Property Expert
RCC – Residential Construction Certified
CNE – Certified Negotiation Expert
AHWD – At Home with Diversity Certification
The Listing General
The Listing General
This hometown hero was born and raised in Portland, where he started a real estate career back in 2003, just a couple of years after Drew. He spent 8 fruitful years as a successful broker at The Hasson Company. After that, he ventured into the world of title, where he spent another 8 years building a robust understanding of those vital details necessary for a successful transaction.
His knowledge is well-rounded, his local insight unbeatable, his work ethic is formidable, and his love for his teenage son is admirable. If you catch Sean out of the office, it’ll probably be at the Oregon coast or somewhere lost in central Oregon’s mountains and high deserts – his two most favorite places in the world.
“Working with Sean was a great experience. After interviewing several Realtors, I chose Sean because I felt like he asked the right questions and listened. He had great insight into the local market and his communication (as well as everyone on the team) was fantastic. I would highly recommend Sean Mele and The Drew Coleman Team. They were professional, responsive, and exceeded my expectations in every way.”
~ Shawn S., May 2021
Licensed in Oregon | (503) 272-1764
The Asset Aficionado
The Asset Aficionado
Listing Agent / Buyer’s Agent
A third-generation P-Town native, this true hustler joined The Drew Coleman Team in 2017.
She brings ten years of experience representing clients from a wide range of price points and is an expert in all things Portland – especially the realms east of the Willamette, with their darling homes, bespoke culture, and delicious yet unpretentious food. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to buy a dress, sign up for a spin class, escape to a park, plan a romantic date night, or fill your grocery bag with local flair – Robin will have three recommendations for each.
She’s built a successful career, which is no surprise to anyone who knew her as a child. She claims to have evidence in her childhood diary declaring her intent to make a career in real estate. We’re excited to have such an empathetic agent on the team: Robin has spent her life in sales, and her ability to anticipate the needs and exceed the expectations of her clients is impressive. Her collaborative spirit is something we all hold in high esteem.
A world-class mother, Robin’s three children are a regular bunch of charmers and go-getters. An avid socializer, her home is often filled with guests playing games, cooking, or just bonding. Whenever she isn’t working – which isn’t often – she enjoys entertaining, renovating her NE home, or sweating it out on the bike with her close group of cycling friends.
“Robin was just amazing. We were first-time buyers with little knowledge of the whole process of buying a house. She helped us patiently in all the steps of the process clarifying all our doubts and giving us the best advice. She was also always available and very responsive…I strongly recommend her and would be very happy to work with her again. Thanks again for your help and support, Robin.”
~ David S., September 2019
Licensed in Oregon & Washington | (503) 816-4027
The Optimization Ninja
The Optimization Ninja
Director of Operations
Allison’s deep understanding of the Pacific Northwest comes from having grown up in the heart of Lake Oswego. As she came of age, she watched and learned as her parents achieved great things in the real estate industry. Her father, Ed Buchman, made a successful career as a broker with The Hasson Company; her mother, Lynae Forbes, did the same and is now the President of that same brokerage. So you could say that Allison’s had a little exposure to the business.
While still a student at Lake Oswego High School, she worked at Gubanc’s Pub in the Lake Grove neighborhood. It was at that reputable and cherished LO staple that she learned that the value and joy of building lasting relationships with a clientele and navigating the challenging, open waters of business were two things she needed in a career.
Upon graduation from high school, Allison ventured up to Seattle to earn her degree in Business Management with a minor in Entrepreneurship from Seattle University. After that, an opening on The Drew Coleman Team came up, and she seized the opportunity to work with one of Portland’s most recognized teams. As Drew’s all-capable right-hand woman, she’s now essential to the very fabric of our team’s success.
Licensed in Oregon | (503) 341-1225
The Fierce Facilitator
The Fierce Facilitator
Katie has a background unique for a real estate agent: She used to practice law.
After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Puget Sound, Katie went on to get her Master’s in International Studies at the University of Oregon as well as her law degree and certificate in nonprofit management. In addition, Katie has been certified as a mediator by the University of Washington School of Law.
As an attorney turned Realtor, Katie is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals of property ownership — both personal and financial.
Katie resides in Northeast Portland with her husband (a third-generation Portlander), their two daughters, two spoiled cats, and a bossy Chihuahua.
“House hunting can be stressful. Having a smart, kind, and humorous realtor made it fun. Katie’s knowledge of Portland neighborhoods, construction, and law were extremely helpful as we searched and compared properties. Plus, her fierce negotiation skills helped us get the home we loved in a very tight market. Going with Katie is one choice in your real estate search you will never second-guess.”
~bpitts98, January 2021
Licensed in Oregon | (503) 577-0999
The Solution Sensei
The Solution Sensei
“Aaron was the perfect person to lead us through the process of purchasing our first home. He is knowledgeable about the market and how to craft a competitive offer. We appreciated his quick responses and calming influence, even as we hit bumps in the process. We would absolutely use Aaron and his team again and highly recommend him!”
~Zillow reviewer, March 2021
The Client Concierge
The Client Concierge
Anzlie is a seeker of transformative service. Raised outside the City of Roses, she embraced the influence from her dad – a mortgage lender – to dip her toe into the real estate industry. Before joining The Drew Coleman Team, she worked for a real estate team in beautiful Bend, OR.
She first started with our team as a client concierge, working our digital switchboard and pairing incoming client leads with their perfect fit from among our buyer’s agents. The experience she gained in that role ultimately prepared her to transition to the buyer’s agent role herself. She is committed to listening to her clients’ needs and utilizing her sharp skills to ensure a satisfactory experience all around.
When not helping clients find their perfect home or investment property, Anzlie enjoys spending her time immersed in all that the eclectic Portland metropolitan area has to offer, from the great outdoors to the incredible food to the live music scene.
“Anzlie is fantastic, she is quick and fights for your deal. She is quick to update you and she absolutely knows what she is doing. We are very pleased and will use her for our next house!”
~Mark J., November 2020
Licensed in Oregon | (503) 828-7081
As your guiding hand through the home-buying process, Susanna will make every step of your journey as smooth and carefree as possible. Her thorough, attentive communication and interpersonal expertise make her a natural in real estate and an ideal choice to help you find your dream home.
Licensed in Oregon | (503) 442-1034
Born and raised in Lincoln City, Oregon, Alexa Howell is a self-described “coastie” at heart but loves the city life and grew up traveling all over the world.
While working to graduate in three years with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from George Fox University in Newberg, Alexa interned for The Drew Coleman Team during her senior year. The fast-paced, ever-fluctuating, and inspiring environment was a good fit. “Working with Drew in college,” she says, “I knew that his team was the only one I’d want to work with because of his love for change, growth, and relationships with people.”
Our former intern returns to us from account management, where she mastered sales contracts, negotiated and won over clientele with great customer service, and problem-solved through 2020 with businesses to find what worked best for them during the pandemic. Between her relational skills, work ethic, and problem-solving prowess, her buyers will be treated with respect and care throughout the entire real estate process.
Alexa has a love for ballet, track and field, and anything related to water sports and the ocean. She married her high school sweetheart, and the newlyweds now reside in Tigard. “I know a great place when I see it, and that’s why I’m in Oregon and always say I’ll never leave.”
Licensed in Oregon | (541) 921-7992
A few years back, Drew & Marisa Coleman became Jeff Kersten’s new neighbors in Lake Oswego. Listening to Drew talk about the team and services provided is what perked his interest in becoming a licensed agent. Today, Jeff is a buyer’s agent on the team.
He comes from a 35-year background in the insurance industry as a consultant. “Solving problems and meeting new people was what I liked most about my previous profession. As a buyer’s agent, I get to meet new people nearly every day and make their wishes come true by helping them find the house of their dreams.
“Being part of a winning team is why I joined The Drew Coleman Team; I am thankful every day that Drew and Marisa moved into the house across the street.”
Born and raised in Nebraska, Jeff moved to Oregon in 1981 after graduating from college and has never looked back. “Oregon is such a beautiful state, and the fact that you can snow ski in the morning at Mt. Hood and surf the Oregon coast in the afternoon says it all!”
Jeff is also a longtime member of the football coaching staff at Central Catholic High School, teaching young men life lessons using what he believes to be the best game on the face of the planet. He prioritizes volunteering time and energy at his church and also enjoys golfing, crabbing, digging razor clams, and anything else outdoors.
He and wife Marianne love going to the Oregon Coast – their “happy place” – along with their English bulldog, Tilly. “We are also blessed with 5 children and 6 grandbabies who stop by to love up on us many times a week. Nothing in life is better than family!”
Licensed in Oregon | (503) 720-9179
The Transaction Whisperer
The Transaction Whisperer
Besides the perfect blend of smarts, charm, and organizational skills, Alisha is our transaction coordinator, which means she oversees the actual closing of your purchase. It’s a role for which we think she’s perfect.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in Community Health Education. Before coming to The Drew Coleman Team, she worked with Providence Health Plan, wrestling complex plans into tangible benefits for her clients as a customer service specialist.
Alisha has lived in the Portland metropolitan area her entire life and gets excited about all its quirky nooks and crannies. An avid Timbers fan, she shows no pity. Married with two young sons and two rambunctious dogs at her home in Beaverton, life is full – and a joy.
Licensed in Oregon | (503) 908-4903
Gretchen’s background is rooted in the legendary service culture of Nordstrom. Through twelve years in makeup and skincare sales, plus experience in managing cosmetic lines, she established a loyal clientele, some of whom have now become close friends of hers.
It is this connectivity that translates seamlessly into what’s required of her in her role on The Drew Coleman Team.
As buyer coordinator, Gretchen assists our many buyer’s agents by taking on administrative tasks and setting appointments, freeing up their time to be fully available to their clients. Adaptable, reliable, and detail-oriented, Gretchen is right at home in this supporting role. “I love working with people and helping them find exactly what they want and need – at the same time making sure they know all the details that go into such big decisions.”
On her own time, Gretchen relishes being outside in nature – especially at Oregon’s beaches (she’s a native of Lincoln City on the Oregon coast). She’s up for any type of exercise, including hiking, running half marathons, and salsa dancing. She’s even been known to teach yoga and pilates classes.
Licensed in Oregon | (623) 293-8048
The Buy Guy
The Buy Guy
In his time with our team, we’ve found buyer’s agent Jon Gooley to be intelligent, strong, determined, and one of the funniest people you’ll ever meet.
Jon’s approach focuses less on the sales aspect and more on the coaching and developing component of working with homebuyers. “I don’t have to sell anything if I’m busy coaching and developing clients’ awareness of what to look for, how to find a home that meets their needs, what to expect with the offer and negotiation process, and how to get through a transaction.
“An educated buyer is a competent buyer, and those are the ones who will be successful in this market.”
Originally from Portland, OR, Jon graduated from the University of Oregon and spent time living in Montana and Germany. He remains partial to Oregon, though: “Where else are you an hour away from all outdoor activities at all times?”
Jon resides in the Tigard area with his wife, Victoria – also a DCT buyer’s agent. When not working, he stays plenty busy with travel, cooking, woodworking, metalworking, pop culture, brewing, gardening, fishing, hunting, hiking, backpacking, watching the Vegas Golden Knights play hockey, and hanging with their pets. “I have a gorgeous cat named Bilbo who wants your attention but also hates you. Our German shepherd, Uhtred, is a sweet angel unless you’re a squirrel.”
See what we mean about the sense of humor?
Funny as he is, Jon’s passion is “supporting people in their personal development and supporting their efforts to achieve goals. I’m always interested in meeting someone new, and if I can help them with one of the largest events of their life, even better!”
“Had it not been for Jon I would have been a wreck…he really understands this process and will help even the most nervous buyer understand the goings on. I felt like no question was too stupid or too many. I couldn’t have asked for a better human to help me through this wild ride of buying a house. Truly is one of the coolest, kindest, funniest people I’ve met, and so glad I did. I couldn’t recommend anyone more highly.”
~ Emily E., August 2021
Licensed in Oregon | (503) 936-8649
The Listing Lieutenant
The Listing Lieutenant
Summer Morris fell into real estate by accident. “I was offered a position with a real estate company as the marketing coordinator and slowly fell in love with the industry. I moved into an administrative role, began working on getting my Oregon real estate license, and started searching for teams I’d like to join that could offer me more.
“Enter The Drew Coleman Team! I’d followed the team for a while on social media and admired their work, so I decided to reach out directly. The rest is history! I am so ecstatic to be a part of this team.”
All things listings – Summer is your gal! What she brings to the table is positivity and attention to detail. She efficiently partners with sellers in getting their homes listed and sold, while infusing the process with a sense of fun and excitement. She’s been known to remain in touch with clients long after finding them the perfect buyer.
An Oregon native – originally from a tight-knit family in Eugene – she now resides in the Milwaukie/Sellwood area with her significant other, Ethan, and their adorable golden retriever, Tempe. She loves hiking, exploring the outdoors, and finding new spots in Portland. “This is such a big city and I feel like I find a hidden gem each time I go out. Every time I leave this state, I always come back appreciating it even more. Go see Sahalie Falls if you haven’t yet, it still takes my breath away!”
Ultimately, Summer says she’s driven by humor, kindness, and fun. “I try to see the positivity in every situation I enter. If we’re not having fun together, buckle up, because we’re about to!”
After observing her husband Jon’s journey as a buyer’s agent with The Drew Coleman Team, Victoria Gooley made the move to join up as well. “The top team in Portland, they’re incredibly supportive and education-focused. I’m eager to provide a service to people about something I care about in a place I love.”
Born and raised in NE Portland, Victoria appreciates Portland for its easy access to the mountains for hiking and backpacking, the coast for fishing and crabbing, and central Oregon for desert, snow, and forests. “Oregon is truly beautiful, and you can escape to any climate you’re looking for. Though I’ve done a lot of travel around the states, Canada, Asia, and parts of Europe, I still keep coming back home to Oregon!”
With a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Oregon State University, as well as 14 years of customer service experience under her belt, Victoria takes pride in going about her job with confidence, efficiency, and understanding. She looks to be open and honest with her buyers as she helps them find their dream homes. “The real estate process can be a very challenging one, especially mentally. I know from experience: It took almost seven months to find my home! I’ll be there each step of the way to help guide and support my buyers.”
In addition to outdoor activities, Victoria loves lifting weights, eating spicy foods, and trying new things. Notably, she and Jon are known to attend comic cons. (Look for her as Catwoman or Wonderwoman!)
Licensed in Oregon | (503) 805-3207
The Nimble Negotiator
The Nimble Negotiator
Licensed in Oregon | (503) 901-3658
Quite possibly in the running for “Nicest Guy You’ll Ever Meet”, George has made the Portland metro area his home for more than 40 years, working with clients for over four decades in both sales and management roles. Always opting for a solutions-based orientation, he focuses on listening to the real concerns of his clients and providing answers that get to the heart of their needs.
George is an accomplished golfer (3 handicap!), having the pleasure of playing many of the top-rated courses throughout the United States. He also enjoys reading and investing in his spare time. Married to his special wife for nearly fifty years, they are blessed with three wonderful children and eight awesome grandchildren.
Licensed in Oregon | (503) 539-8779
The Data Nerd
The Data Nerd
Douglas was born in Great Falls, Montana, but grew up exploring the wonderful small towns of Alaska. After graduating from the University of Washington (go Dawgs!), he obtained a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Douglas worked for nearly 40 years in the nuclear energy industry before retiring from the field in 2010.
His career led him and his family around the world, including a three-year stint in Vienna, Austria where he served as a nuclear safeguards inspector for the International Atomic Energy Agency. They were fortunate to be there when the Iron Curtain fell in Europe and to witness firsthand the many resulting changes.
Following retirement, Douglas and his wife Lis moved to Portland to live near his son Drew and family. It wasn’t long before he pursued a broker license in order to help Drew grow his business. Douglas assists The Drew Coleman Team with technical tasks and is a wizard with spreadsheets.
Licensed in Oregon | (503) 734-9776
The Design Chief
The Design Chief
Get to know the face behind the scenes of The Drew Coleman Team! Lead designer Josh Dreiling is a breath of fresh creative air. AND he owns a mini dachshund.
The Connections Officer
The Connections Officer
Marketing & Events Specialist
There’s a really keen saying out there. You know how it goes: “Behind every successful man…”
Marisa manages our social media platforms, works to plan legendary events for our clients (ever had a Christmas photo with a llama?), and provides valuable insight into all levels of our operations at The Drew Coleman Team. With her sharp mind and eye, she has cleaned up the description for many a listing, shaped digital content, collaborated on big-picture brainstorms, and even prepped a house or two.
All successful teams have support, and ours comes from all directions. We couldn’t do what we do without Marisa.
The Media Specialist
The Media Specialist
Marketing & Media Coordinator
After picking up a camera in high school, Mitch quickly knew he wanted to do something in the media world. He went to George Fox University to play baseball and study graphic design, then fortuitously ended up switching majors and graduating with a bachelor’s degree in film and video production.
In his spare time, you can catch him drinking coffee or having an afternoon beer, going on walks with his wife Nadine and dog Mozzie, and playing golf on the weekends.
An Idaho native turned Oregonian, Mitch has a creative mind and is fascinated with new ideas and challenges. He loves to tell stories through the eyes of a lens and brings a young, fresh perspective to our team. (Those amusing outtakes that kick off our monthly market update videos? All Mitch.)
Then we react.
We pay attention to every aspect of the real estate sale and transaction process. For us, the freewheeling nature of this complex market is an opportunity to craft order from chaos.
Sometimes the market zigs, so it’s important that we know how to zag.
We’ve honed a team that’s made to serve our clients, not ourselves. We’ll place you before our “brand” every time.
Somehow, incredible people keep finding us, and finding solutions for them is an amazing reward.
We’re not afraid to have the hard conversations with you, and we’ll extend the respect that’s necessary for a fruitful and productive transaction.