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Jeffry D Wiren

Jeff has had his real estate license since August 2004. He is the VP & Managing Principal Broker with Premiere Property Group, LLC. Jeff has served as a 2 term President for the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors, as a State Director for the Oregon Association of Realtors, and as a Delegate to the National Association of Realtors. Jeff has also served as Chairman of the Oregon Real Estate Forms Committee, and as Chairman for the Regional Multiple Listing Service. In addition, Jeff was honored to receive the 2016 Realtor of The Year Award from PMAR. Jeff has extensive Management and Leadership experience in the real estate industry and is a consistent top producer in his company.

When not selling houses, Jeff enjoys spending time with his Wife and 3 children. He also enjoys serving as the Volunteer Choir Director at his Church, and singing in a Tualatin based choir called the Glory Singers.

Kelly Yock

Kelly Yock is a native Oregonian. He was raised in Tigard. He graduated from Tigard High in 1976, attended PCC, and majored in Finance and Business Administration at Portland State University. Kelly is the President and Principal Reviewing Broker for Premiere Property Group, LLC.

Following school, Kelly worked at Tektronix for over 17 years as a Business Information Systems Manager and Corporate LAN Manager. He then moved into a computer sales career as an Account Executive for local accounts like Nike. Kelly was also a Territory Sales Manager for Quantum/ATL. Needless to say, he's very savvy with computer technology and the Internet.

Kelly founded Premiere Property Group in 2009, and the firm has rapidly grown into the largest real estate brokerage in Oregon and SW Washington. Selling over $2.5 Billion in real estate annually through more than 1,000+ real estate professionals working out of seven offices. We are proud to have been named the 8th fastest growing private companies, according to the Portland Business Journal, in 2015. We owe it to our professionals who have helped us grow.

Ron Schock

Ron is in his 26th year in the real estate industry with the majority of time in Yamhill County. In addition to real estate sales; Ron was a Managing Principal Broker for a large franchise, managing 3 offices in Yamhill County for 7 years. Ron’s ability to lead and coach brokers through real estate transactions is well respected in the region and is one of the reasons that he is on the Reviewing Broker Team for Premiere Property Group, LLC. Ron is a long standing member of the Yamhill County Association of REALTORS® and has held various board positions including being President of YCAR in 2010 and was honored as REALTOR® of the year for Yamhill County in 2013. He obtains great satisfaction helping clients and brokers alike succeed in their real estate goals. In his free time, Ron enjoys spending time with his family, is an avid sports fan (Seahawks and Blazers), playing music and enjoying all that the region has to offer.

Greg Whistler

Greg is in his 24th year as a Real Estate Broker. He is a licensed Principal Broker, Certified Residential Specialist, and Graduate of the Realtor Institute! He regularly teaches training classes and is a mentor to new agents. Greg is also the 2018 President of the East Metro Association of Realtors. His specialties include: New & Resale Homes, Investment Properties, Land Development, Commercial Sales, Contract Development, Negotiation, Market Evaluation & Customer Service.

Dan Zukaitis

Dan has many years of experience as a Broker and Managing Broker. He started his career in 1978 in California. From 1978-1989 he sold real estate and managed offices for Sun Realty and Great Western Real Estate. After that, he spent some time working for Mike Ferry Productions, participating in coaching in the industry. Dan moved to Bend approximately 30 years ago, and managed for RE/MAX Manzanita Properties. He has listed and managed several subdivisions throughout Bend, and even owned his own firm in Bend in the early 2000’s. Dan is a Past President for COAR and was the 2001 COAR Realtor® of The Year! He has also served as a State Director for OAR.

Mike Creighton

Mike has been a licensed Realtor in Oregon for over 22 years and as Principal Broker for 16 of those years. He is also a licensed Realtor in Washington and California. Through the years, he has gained the knowledge and experience to offer agents options, directions and advice on transactions, professional relationships and business operations. He considers being a good ‘sounding board’ a primary role. A phrase you may hear him say often is: “I know a thing or two because I’ve seen and thing or two.” Mike grew up outside of New York City, graduated from Northwestern University, and taught high school English for a few years. He also had his own building materials supply company and restaurant in Florida. Mike and his wife, Pat, moved to Oregon in 1994. From then on, it has been all real estate — as Agent, Owner, and Principal Broker!

Lisa Bettendorf

Lisa has been a licensed broker for just over 22 years. After over 2 decades Lisa still LOVES helping families make their real estate dreams come true. Lisa also finds tremendous joy in training and mentoring other brokers. She truly enjoys real estate and wants to help other brokers become successful.

When Lisa is not focusing on work you will find her with her family. Lisa was born and raised in Damascus Oregon and now she lives on a small farm in Boring Oregon. She enjoys being outdoors and loves being physically active.

Barbara Roach

Barbara Roach is a native Oregonian as she was born in Hood River and has spent most of her life in the Portland metropolitan the area. Married to a home builder it was only natural for Barbara to become a licensed real estate agent to assist him in acquiring building sites and selling the finished homes.

It wasn’t long before Barbara found her passion was not only working with new construction but helping others agents learn the real estate business and build successful careers. This led her to the management side of real estate. She is currently one of the Principal Reviewing Brokers for Premiere Property Group, LLC . Even with over 30 years in real estate she looks forward to each day with renewed excitement and a smile.

On a personal note Barbara has been a founding board member and activist with Oregon Dog Rescue in Tualatin. She and her husband have a married daughter and two grandsons. When Barbara is not doing real estate or adopting rescue dogs, you’ll probably find her sitting in the bleachers watching her grandsons play football.

David J. Tangvald

Starting with the Home Builder’s Association of Metropolitan Portland in 1984, David J. “Tang” Tangvald, GRI is entering his 35th year in the Real Estate Industry. David started his career working with the renowned Street of Dreams™, serving over two decades for the show and the only four-time Chairman. Simultaneously, David then transitioned into the Title and Escrow business. Here he learned to not only close an escrow by hand, but also became familiar with how to create and clear a preliminary title report. David earned his real estate license in the early 1990’s and then his Oregon Principal Broker’s license shortly thereafter. David brings decades of skillsets and lots of background to his position as a Reviewing Broker for Premiere Property Group, LLC. David is Director of Risk Management. Launching Team Tang in January 2018, he joined real estate efforts with Trent J. Werner. Both are graduates of Jesuit High School. David earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Oregon and is a graduate of the Nation Association of REALTOR’S REALTOR Institute. Outside of real estate “Tang” enjoys spending time with his beautiful bride, Jennifer and their two grown daughters Claire and Paige.

Jim Lutz

First licensed in 1974 Jim has extensive background in many types of real estate transactions. Prior to entering the real estate industry Jim worked for county government as property tax Equalization Director and instructed a course designed, by Jim and approved by the State Tax Commission, to assist assessing officers for various certifications. The classes were held at 3 community colleges. In addition, he owned a mass appraisal company that appraised all types of real property, for property tax purposes.

His real estate expertise is the result of his experience and accomplishments. Over the decades he has experienced the following:

  • Honorably discharged US Navy Veteran
  • Past President of the Gratiot-Isabella Board of Realtors
  • Past President of Oregon CCIM Chapter
  • 3 Time Past President Oregon Apartment Association
  • 30-year Member of Society of Exchange Counselors
  • Owner of many types of property, manufacturing and retail businesses

“I am married to a fantastic person, Beverly Lutz.” They have worked together for more than 30 years. In their off time, Jim and Beverly enjoy tennis, swimming, camping, bike riding and reading.

Steve Borwieck

Steve has lived in Clark County his entire life and has enjoyed his career as a Real Estate Broker in this area he loves for the past 12 years. He is the Designated Broker at Premiere Property Group, LLC in Washington state.

His passion is creating systems and programs that assist our brokers, yet also allows them the freedom to grow and personalize their business. He has placed great pride in his ability to remain available to his brokers and takes a personal interest in helping them succeed.

Steve has specialized in new construction and land development and is considered extremely knowledgeable in the local industry. He considers himself a true native of the PNW and, as such, he loves the mountains, the beaches, hiking, biking, camping, boating, and anything else outdoors.

David Russell

David has been a licensed Realtor in Washington since 2013, and with Premiere Property Group, LLC since 2015. He brings 26 years of management and sales experience and has managed both escrow and title aspects of the business for over 15 years. Through the years, he has gained the knowledge and experience to offer agents options, direction and advice on transactions, professional relationships and business operations.

Amanda Borgaro

Amanda’s career in real estate began with investment properties, buying homes in disrepair and restoring them to their original charm. She later ventured into building new construction homes. During this phase of her career she realized that she was most passionate about helping people find the perfect home for their specific needs. Amanda became a full time Real Estate Broker and has had a high level of success in helping both first time home buyers along with established home owners in their search for a new home, as well as selling their current homes. Amanda is dedicated to her clients and is looking forward to taking on additional leadership in the Salem real estate community.

Amanda currently lives in Albany, with her Husband and their 3 children. When she is not working, you can find her spending time with her family, camping, running and swimming. She enjoys country music, dancing and going to all of the Beavers football games. She loves a good laugh so she never passes up a great comedy show.

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I am blown away by the reviewing broker team at PPG. The speed at which I receive answers is amazing! When I am in the middle of negotiation, writing a contract, or composing an important communication, I can ease my mind with confidence when it passes my Reviewing Principal Broker’s muster! Just to know that their experienced and seasoned hand is reviewing every one of my transactions makes me feel confident that I am giving my clients the utmost in real estate professionalism. With our reviewing broker team as my partners no one can give a better experience to my clients.

Cherie Shelley
Principal Broker

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