Darren Powderly, CCIM,
Broker is licensed in the State of Oregon
KBND Your Town Segment 2.4.13 (halfway into clip)
Financial Focus - Radio Show (segment #4)
Professional experience: Darren challenges himself to look for better ways to maximize value, enhance efficiency and increase profits for his clients. His areas of expertise include investment sales and leasing, along with distressed investment property. Darren works tirelessly to maintain his proficiency as one of Central Oregon's top-producing commercial real estate agents. Darren has negotiated more than $120 million in commercial real estate transactions since 2003. He became a Compass Commercial partner in 2006 and served as the company's president from 2010 through 2013.
Before joining the real estate industry, Darren worked with an international software company in San Francisco, where he was quickly promoted to manage a team of 17 sales people. In this executive position, Darren negotiated multi-million dollar deals with companies, ranging from venture-capital-funded startups to Fortune 100 corporations.
Darren is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designee, and as such is recognized as an expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate. Only 6% of commercial real estate practitioners nationwide hold this title. He is also a member of Vistage International, the worlds leading chief executive organization.
Bachelor’s of Science, Business,
University of Colorado
Community involvement and recognition:
Economic Development of Central Oregon (EDCO), Board Member
CBN 40 Under 40, 2006 recipient
Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International
Leadership Bend, 2005 Graduate
Bethlehem Inn, board member 2004 through 2005
Kids Center, Supporter
Prior to moving to Bend, Darren and his wife Michael spent seven months circumnavigating the globe. These days, Darren and Michael enjoy riding Mt. Bachelor, mountain biking, camping, fly fishing, hiking, the occasional surf and, most importantly, playing their children, Dylan and Dalila.
Darren shares thoughts on social media in the CCIM Institute's CIRE Magazine
Darren quoted in Small(er) Markets, Big Opportunities article in CIRE Magazine
Darren Powderly provides market updates on KBND's Your Town
“Darren Powderly and Jay Lyons of Compass Commercial Real Estate Services have been fantastic to work with and have given us top-notch service in meeting our commercial real estate needs. After the terrible experiences we have had working with two other commercial realtors in Bend, it’s been a refreshing change to have the opportunity to work with true professionals in the Central Oregon market. There is simply no better choice in this area.”
"Compass Commercial did an outstanding job in putting together the sale of my business. They were always available and provided invaluable advice throughout the process, keeping a complicated transaction with many moving parts intact from beginning to end. Thank you Darren Powderly, Jay Lyons and Erich Schultz for all of your help!"
— Ian Sigmund
"I worked with Peter May and Darren Powderly to find a new home for growing DENT Instruments, Inc. They searched for months to find the ideal candidate for me — an FDIC bank property. Since it was a government-owned property the sale was never assured, but Peter and Darren wrote letters to the FDIC, enlisted the aid of local business development organizations, filled out countless government forms, and finally managed to create the winning bid. I really appreciate their help, stamina and the 'extra mile' they went to make this sale happen!"
"I would like to take this opportunity to recommend Compass Commercial and brokers Erich Schultz and Darren Powderly. Compass recently represented me on the sale of a commercial property in downtown Bend.
Needless to say, the commercial real estate market in Central Oregon has seen better days. Our sale saw many of the same issues that have plagued others: minimal financing options, lack of qualified buyers and a reduction in income potential. Through all of this, Erich and Darren kept the pedal to the metal and helped us navigate the sale successfully.
In my view, it's times like these that test a broker's skill. Both Erich and Darren brought a creative approach to the process and were willing to consider other options along the way. They are straightforward, easy to deal with and less focused on collecting a commission than doing what's right for their client. This collaborative approach kept us all on the same page, making it much easier to deal with the ups and downs of the market."
Former Owner, Boomtown Building
"The Rosell Financial Group hired Darren as our exclusive tenant representative because of his professionalism and undivided integrity. After committing to Darren and conducting a comprehensive search of available properties, the Rosell Financial Group ended up extending our existing lease for two years at lower lease rates thanks to Darren's advice and expertise. Although Darren did not get compensated for those lease extensions, he considered our company interests as more important than his own. Darren's commitment to us paid off this year when he represented us with signing a multi-year lease in a wonderful office space that we are very pleased with. I'd recommend Darren to any business with commercial property requirements"
Rosell Financial Group
"I have worked with dozens of realtors over my lifetime. Compass Commercial is the best. Darren Powderly and Erich Schultz were honest and straightforward every step of the way from signing the listing agreement to closing the sale. I sing their praises every chance I get."
Central Oregon Icon, WWII U.S. Marine Veteran
"The leasing team of Davis Smith and Darren Powderly, CCIM, was a winning one for us. Davis and Darren focused on our goals and then found two qualified tenants that met those goals. They were proactive in their marketing and influential in their salesmanship. Thanks to Davis & Darren our retail building achieved 100% occupancy with long term, high quality tenants. Needless to say, we are pleased with them and recommend them to others."
—Glenn Cook and John Casey,
Owners of Shops at Century Knolls
"I chose to work with Darren Powderly and Steve Toomey of Compass Commercial after interviewing all the commercial brokers in town. In my opinion Compass is the dominant commercial brokerage in Central Oregon and I wanted to hire the best brokers for the job. Once their marketing strategy produced a qualified Fortune 500 prospective tenant, Darren and Steve are lead our team’s effort in negotiating a very favorable 10 year lease. I have a lot of confidence in Darren and Steve and am happy to serve as a reference for them."
Chairman Parton Direct
"We hired Darren to sublease our office space in the Old Mill. Before I even signed the listing paperwork, Darren had identified a qualified tenant for us. He got the job done in a fast, professional manner. I'd hire Darren again for our leasing needs."
— Dick Templeman,
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Director of Operations
"We hired Darren as our leasing agent because of his successful track record of closing deals. Even in the difficult office leasing market of late 2008, Darren was able to find a qualified office tenant for us at a competitive rental rate. The transaction was handled professionally and we are pleased with the results. We will hire Darren for our future commercial real estate requirements and we recommend him to others."
— Kevin Keillor, Mike Gorman and Jim Landin,
MK GGL Building, LLC
"I had the opportunity to work with Darren from 2006 to 2008, a period of time when the Bend, Oregon, commercial real estate market changed dramatically. I found Darren to be an honest advisor that always made time to provide me with accurate factual information and advice to help me meet my long term best interests. Thanks to Darren's advice, I ended up leasing an office space at a below market lease rate and preserved my investment capital to take advantage of discounted real estate opportunities in 2009. I will continue to rely on Darren's expertise when making future commercial real estate leasing and/or purchase decisions."
— Robert H. Sheasby,
Intellectual Property Attorney, Sheasby & Spear LLP
"I recently had the opportunity to partner with Darren Powderly of Compass Commercial on an SBA 504 loan project and I can't say enough about how professional and detail oriented he was. From the very beginning of our transaction he worked closely with me to ensure a smooth transaction from beginning to end. He knew what he needed to accomplish for his client and asked all the right questions. As a result, the client was able to purchase a new building for his business to occupy with a 10% down payment and terms that met his needs"
— Lori Milton,
Evergreen Community Development