Howard Friedman, CCIM,
Principal Broker, Partner,
Compass Points Editor
Broker is licensed in the State of Oregon
Professional experience: Howard joined Compass Commercial in April of 1998 after 25 years in the restaurant industry and became a partner in 2005. He uses his business background and knowledge of the region to assist clients in leasing and sales of retail, commercial and industrial properties, including land sales, investment properties and owner/user opportunities. Since joining Compass Commercial, Howard has sold and leased over $123,000,000 worth of properties.
Howard earned the prestigious CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation in 2002, which is only granted to 5% of commercial brokers nationwide. He is a member of the Bend Chamber of Commerce, the Oregon and National Association of Realtors (OAR and NAR), and the Commercial Investment Division (CID) of the Central Oregon Association of Realtors.
Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation (MBSEF), Board Vice Chairman, Retired Coach; Bethlehem Inn, Volunteer Food Preparer/Server (monthly)/Facilities Committee Member; OSU-Cascades Real Estate Consulting Group
Howard has lived in Bend for more than 32 years. He and his wife, Nancy, raised their three children (who are all college grads) in Bend. He enjoys snowboarding, fly fishing, traveling, cooking and rehydrating on the Oregon coast.
In the media:
Howard talks about the state of Central Oregon commercial real estate on 8/7/12 on KBND's Your Town
“As a long-time real estate investor, I have engaged in many escrows. This was probably the best in terms of everyone’s courtesy, professionalism and attention to detail. Thanks for your good service!
We really appreciated your good effort. As you know, there were some complexities that had to be overcome in order for us to meet both the tenants’ and the buyer’s expectations. Your calm, professional manner successfully steered us through all that. Thanks, again.”
— Larry Norman
"...we needed to quickly find a new home for our business that would support us not only today, but well into the future as we aim to be a long-term player in the Bend Area. Thanks to insightful questions around our needs, the diligent work in finding options, and extensive market knowledge of Erich and Howard, we were able to quickly locate a property in an up and coming business park that would meet our needs and our budget ... Erich and Howard professionally and expeditiously helped ... us close on the property with all issues resolved ... we are so thankful to have them on our team."
— Patrick M. Quinn,
COO, Major Brands Premium Beverage Distributors
"As advocate for an elderly friend, I recently sought help from Compass Commercial Real Estate Services. We needed to find a new commercial property tenant. And by lucky chance Howard Friedman became our agent. Howard offered thoughtful professional guidance at every step, from appropriate rent range to comprehensive lease terms. Then he worked diligently to identify qualified prospects. He never overlooked a detail. End result: A most happy landlord/tenant relationship. And I've gained a valuable new friend in the process. Thanks, Howard.”
— Bob Greenlee,
Building Owner's Representative
"Howard Friedman and Compass Commercial worked diligently to secure a tenant for our lease space. Howard's work was meticulous and timely in securing a good tenant. He went the extra mile to make sure we were happy."
— Dave Kremers ,
Owner, High Desert Beverage Co.