We use leading technology and digital tools to achieve the best results. We prioritize innovation in order to keep up with the pace of change and continually optimize.
Frequent data review and property market analysis allows us to make tactical and evidence-based decisions for our clients.
We often land on a solution before a potential issue even comes to life. It’s our responsibility to mitigate risks and lead our clients with confidence.
We are committed to supporting our clients and fostering these relationships. Our point of difference is the care and attention we provide at every step.
WHO MANAGES YOUR LARGEST INVESTMENT
Our collective experience as property managers and real estate investors with high-end portfolios spans decades. We’ve sharpened our processes and procedures over many years in response to the changing landscape, so we can provide you with the best service. Property management is our passion and our role is to place the best tenant at the highest market rent, as soon as possible.
President & Bookkeeper
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 rent, Kate leads our mantra of “firm but fair” with our tenants and is the first step in creating a productive relationship between owners, managers, and tenants.
Kate will be your contact for bookkeeping, contracts, complaints, and legal matters. Kate sends out the monthly disbursements, manages owner and tenant relationships, and oversees the staff.
Existing Owner Renewals and 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.
From owner meetings to seeing new owners through marketing, home showings, lease negotiations and move-ins, Anaiah is one of three sales representatives who will be the point of contact for homeowners seeking asset management in the Portland Metro area.
Bend Branch President
Faith is responsible for the long-term relationships that make our company stand out. We know that properties are intimately personal – for homeowners needing caretakers and for residents seeking a home. She is our road warrior and usually drives around with her bike strapped to her bike rack, ready to ride when the mood strikes. Faith grew up in Central Oregon and has worked the last several years in local property management, developing new relationships and fortifying old ones with owners, tenants, vendors, and our community. If you can’t find her making connections at the office or mountain biking, you can find her hiking, playing sand volleyball, or chasing after her two lively daughters.
From owner meetings to seeing new owners through marketing, lease negotiations and move-ins, Faith will be the point of contact for homeowners seeking asset management in Central Oregon.
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, but she also 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.
From owner meetings to seeing new owners through marketing, home showings, lease negotiations, and move-ins, Bridget is one of three sales representatives who will be the point of contact for homeowners seeking asset management in the Portland Metro area.
New Owner Onboarding and Sales Liaison
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 the business is running efficiently and effectively. Alli lives in Wilsonville and volunteers for a theater in Beaverton.
Alli helps manage workflow and oversees marketing and onboarding new owners. If you have questions related to marketing, need a quick answer to a question, or need a document (or cannot decide whom to ask), please contact Alli.
New Owner Meetings and 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 fitting her clients’ needs.
From owner meetings to seeing new owners through marketing, lease negotiations, and move-ins, Ginny is one of three sales representatives who will be the point of contact for homeowners seeking asset management in the Portland Metro area.
Leasing, Screening and Property Management
Jennifer is our newest addition to the North Star team, coming from a background in Journalism. 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. Jennifer lives in Salem with her husband, and outside of work she enjoys trail running with her dog Magnus, rock climbing, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.
From screening applicants to generating leases to relationship management, Jennifer is the first stop on your tenant journey with North Star Property Management. If you have application or lease questions or need to discuss a lease renewal or lease termination, please contact Jennifer.
Kim started managing commercial properties in 2006. She brings to North Star and its clients knowledge of maintenance, construction, and managing a variety of teams — including contractors, landscapers, janitorial crews, and roofers, to name a few. Kim’s eye for detail began when she bought her first home in the heart of Multnomah Village in 2001. Since then she has had a passion for curb appeal and upkeep and also dove into wanting to learn how all systems function in order to maintain her own properties. Kim resides in Canby with her two daughters. She is also passionate about yoga and is a registered yoga teacher. In her spare time, you’ll find her exercising, working around her house, and spending time on her paddle board when the Oregon weather allows.
Field and Turn Supervisor
Michael comes to North Star from construction in both residential and commercial with over 10 years of experience. Before that, he helped grow customer service businesses of various sizes as a Manager for a combined experience of 30 years! As a Maintenance Technician, Michael will help renew homes and fix issues. Making sure projects are done correctly, timely, and on budget, are his highest priorities. Michael lives in Gresham with his wife of 35 years. Together they have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Michael’s passions include playing Billiards, taking his Harley on road trips with his wife when our Oregon weather permits, creating things out of wood like rocking horses for the grandkids, and playing games with all the family around.
Bend Assistant Property Manager
Sheri is the Assistant Property Manager to Faith in our Bend office. She is in charge of showing properties to potential tenants and keeps up with new and current tenant relations. Soon she will be getting her General Contractors license so that she will be able to manage and assist tenants in Central Oregon with any maintenance of properties. Sheri’s amazing attention to detail and communication skills ensures smooth and productive transitions between our company and tenants. When she’s not working for Northstar, you will find her on the back of her horse either riding in the beautiful Central Oregon forests, training and competing in the arena, and/or competing at high-level pickleball.
Bergen comes to North Star as a recent graduate from the University of Oregon with a psychology major and a special interest in counseling and developmental studies. She spent her young adulthood in jobs/volunteer positions that require strong communication skills including a crisis hotline and a mental health center.
As a Maintenance Coordinator, she works with owners, tenants, vendors, and our in-house maintenance technicians in maintaining the strong condition of North Star’s managed homes.
She resides in Northeast Portland and spends her free time pursuing hobbies of photography/videography, music, writing, biking, dancing, strengthening her green thumb, and practicing holistic health. She would one day like to make her way to Spain in pursuit to perfect her language acquisition.
In her words, “If I have the option to walk there, I will.”
Ashley Ogborn comes to North Star with 3+ years of experience in residential construction. She is experienced in everything ranging from framing to light electrical and considers herself a jack-of-all-trades. She has 10+ years of customer service experience and always aims to please! She is a humanitarian with a strong love for animals and even has some experience working in the Veterinary field. Her hobbies include a range of art forms including, but not limited to, painting, tie-dye, and perler creations. Ashley lives in Beaverton with her partner of 2+ years and their two fur babies, Apollo (Beagle), and Kovu (Cat). She loves live music and spending any available time with friends and family.
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 of whom live just a few houses away from them.