A Digital Agency

As early adopters of technology and with a background in high tech, North Star has taken property management to the digital age.

Forward Thinking

We are a group with diverse backgrounds and a huge amount of experience.  We anticipate changing needs in the marketplace and always keep you one step ahead.

Problem Solvers

We solve most problems before they happen.  Many years of first-hand experience managing our own properties gives you access to the smartest management minds available.

Customer Support

With employees dedicated to the specific needs of the leasing experience and a thorough processes vetted over decades, our owners and tenants always feel supported through their leasing experience.

WHO MANAGES YOUR LARGEST INVESTMENT

Who manages your largest investment is the most important question you can ask.  Who is North Star?  We are Real Estate investors with high end portfolios of our own. Our first-hand experience stretches over multiple decades and we have pretty much seen it all.  Managing from an owner’s perspective is vital; we are not a company out to make a quick buck, we were built for results.  North Star is not a discount property management company.  Our processes and procedures have been honed over many years in response to what we as owners need to be profitable and successful. This knowledge is what we now provide for you. Our operations team is the very best in the business, with cross trained skills and a wealth of experience.  Property management is not our job, it is our passion. Our goal is to place the best tenant at the highest market rent, as soon as possible.

Bridget Holley

North Star Real Estate Liaison & Tenant Showings

One of the longest standing North Star family members, Bridget has been here from the start and is one of the major reasons for the market acceptance and growth of our company. She not only brings our tenants to their rental homes, she helps them in their transition to homes of their own. Bridget is a shining light within our company and enjoys spending time with her husband and four wonderful kids.

Anaiah Nigro

New Owner Meetings & Tenant Showings

In 2011 Anaiah first started helping her sister Bridget with North Star showings and as our company has grown, she has stepped up her role. With an eye for style and a very warm heart, Anaiah watches over the needs of our potential tenants. She is very familiar with the upscale housing markets of Portland and La Jolla. Anaiah lives in Lake Oswego with her two wonderful daughters.

Alli Halley

administrative assistant

Alli comes to North Star with a background in hospitality, sales and law. As the Administrative Assistant, she is the team’s right hand man. She wears multiple hats to ensure business is running efficiently and effectively. Alli lives in Wilsonville and volunteers for a theater in Beaverton.

Kate Dayton

President

Kate controls one of the most important aspects of the management process: daily accounting. However, bookkeeping is just one of her talents. With an eye for business and a global view of our client needs, Kate has a hand in everything at North Star – from marketing, to accounting, to operational procedures. As the person in charge of collecting rents, Kate leads our mantra of “firm but fair” with our tenants and is the first step in creating the productive relationship between owners, manager and tenants.

Shawna McLallen

Maintenance Manager & Vendor Relations

Shawna has the big job of making sure that well over $150 million worth of properties are exceptionally cared for. Her expertise in coordinating quality repair work at a fair price is extremely valuable to our owners and tenants. As many of our owners are out of the state or out of the country, they rely on her for not only repairs, but the ongoing normal maintenance of all needed items for their properties. Shawna is a former Geophysicist and like many of our team, owns multiple rental properties of her own.  

Lonny Chavez

Property Walk-Throughs and Maintenance

Lonny comes to North Star with a diverse background from insurance underwriting to contracting.  He partners with Shawna in the maintenance department and is the person that you will see in your home doing regular walk throughs and assessing any serious situations.  Lonny lives in Lake Oswego with his amazing wife, two daughters, dog, two cats and two rabbits.  Every weekend and most weekdays you will see him coaching youth, Jr. High and High School soccer and/or basketball.  Outside of work Lonny enjoys cooking, BBQ, pruning Laceleaf Japanese Maples and just plain old relaxing.  

Quinn Nieland

New Owner Meetings

The idea for North Star started when Quinn could not find a property management company that fit the needs of his family portfolio of homes. With a passion to create a company with an owner-centric view, adoption of current technology and streamlined processes, North Star became the fastest growing high end property management company in the Portland area. Quinn has two great kids and is married to the woman of his dreams. (He had to chase her for 8 years).

Kirk Nieland

The Patriarch

Kirk was the encouragement and knowledge behind the accelerated start and success of North Star. He has stayed on with the company as both a consultant and mentor to all employees. As the glue that holds it all together, he continues to advise and push North Star into ever increasing areas of success. Kirk and his wife Erin have two kids (Quinn and John) and four grandkids, all who live just a few houses away from them.