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

operations Coordinator

Alli comes to North Star with a background in hospitality, sales and law. As the Operations Coordinator, 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 Director, Asset 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.  

Chelsey MClOone 

Leasing Coordinator

Chelsey is our newest addition to the North Star team.  As the Leasing Coordinator she is the first stop on our tenants’ journey.  Assisting all tenants with general inquiries and ensuring the application to lease process is as seamless as possible.  Chelsey and her husband moved to Vancouver from Wisconsin.  She loveS spending time with her two pups and going horseback riding. 

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.

Dan Fidler

Property Analyst

Dan brings 16 years of experience in the utility industry. He was a team lead and focused on specialized programs that included renewable energy, tariff expertise and rate structures. He partners with Shawna, Lonny and Claire in the maintenance department and is one of the people that you will see in your home doing regular walk-throughs and assessments. Dan lives in Lake Oswego with his amazing wife, two daughters and two cats. He is a proud alumni of Lakeridge High School and Oregon State University. Baseball statistics are his hobbies. He relishes all 162 regular season games and likes to think of it as a living spreadsheet.

Claire Parshall

Asset Manager

Claire grew up in the Bay Area and applies her varied background in purchasing, sales and office management to North Star operations. She prides herself on her strong sense of justice and focuses on being solution oriented. Claire spends time outside of work enjoying all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer with her beautiful daughter and loving husband.

Callum Holley

North Star Tenant Showings and Office Support

Callum is currently a student pursuing his degree in finance as well as a minor in economics at Oregon State University with anticipated graduation in fall of 2019. He is one of the newest members of the North Star family and aids in tenant showings and walk-throughs as well as marketing projects and other miscellaneous roles within the company. Callum is familiar with the Portland and Lake Oswego housing markets, thanks to his mentor Bridget Holley, who is also a driving force of the North Star team. He currently lives full time in Lake Oswego with his family and spends his free time hiking, running and spending time with family and friends.

Sue Knight

North Star Tenant Showings

Sue has been in real estate for 30 years and has been acknowledged for her hard work, skill and commitment to the community. She is very familiar with property leasing and management and is thrilled to join North Star. Sue enjoys cooking, golf, gardening and spending time with all 11 grandchildren.

Ginny gillett

North Star Tenant Showings

Working with people is Ginny’s expertise – she customizes her service to fit your needs. With a background in management and real estate, Ginny is the perfect fit for our growing team. She’s gained experience selling homes and is excited to apply her skills to the rental market. Her reputation for providing excellent service directly reflects her dedication to fit her clients’ needs.