We’ve built our standing as one of the top Commercial Real Estate firms in the state by putting the needs of our clients first.
Don’t just take our word for it. Here are just a few of the recommendations we’ve gathered over the years. If you have something to say about our services, we’d love to hear from you.
“For commercial real estate in Central Oregon there is only one real choice — Compass Commercial. The largest and most qualified team with the best resources to offer to their clients on either side of any transaction. My experience working with Russell Huntamer has been nothing short of outstanding. He was 100% committed to achieving a successful result and a very creative problem solver.” — Scott Greenstone
“Ron and Terry were terrific. Received our questions and concerns graciously and attended to them efficiently and expertly. We sold both our properties very quickly. Their negotiations with the buyers proved to satisfy our concerns and get us our best price. I highly recommend their expertise! They are also gracious and interesting men!” — Eileen Heaton
“We recently had occasion and need to sell some commercial property here in Central Oregon; and also to reinvest the proceeds through a 1031 exchange. — Joel Thomas of Compass Commercial here in Bend was very thorough in helping us navigate the sell and then buy opportunities we needed to deal with. In both instances Joel was most helpful in communication, followup, and helping us finalize both transactions. We would highly recommend Joel and the Compass staff to care for your real estate needs.” — Tom Dehm, Bend, OR
“For the past five years, Compass Commercial Real Estate has been a preferred choice for marketing Columbia Bank’s central Oregon OREO portfolio. Whether formal listing services, strategic analysis or advisory services, Compass has served as a reliable partner in negotiating and closing our transactions at optimal value. A good brokerage firm meets the client’s needs; the exceptional brokerage firm anticipates them. Compass is the exception.” — Allister M. Jeck, VP, Special Credits Officer, Columbia Bank
“Compass Commercial is the most credible business we have dealt with, not just within the real estate industry, but in the Central Oregon business community as a whole. In a recent transaction, we witnessed firsthand that everything they do is in the customer’s best interest. There are many businesses that preach the mantra, “The customer comes first,” but Compass Commercial delivers it better than any business we know.” — Jim & Mary Schell, Bend, Oregon
“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!” — Christopher Dent, President DENT Instruments, Inc.
“Peter May and Robert Raimondi guided me and my wife Olivia on the sale of our LEED Gold Mixed-Use building in NorthWest Crossing. They represented us as the seller and another team in their office represented the buyer. Both teams did an outstanding job which resulted in an enjoyable experience and quick closing for all parties. We also work with Compass on a daily basis in our architecture business designing projects. We highly recommend them.” — Scott Steele, President, Steele Associates Architects LLC
“We’d like to thank Terry O’Neil for his outstanding service in helping us secure a multi-family apartment complex in Prineville. A broker friend in Portland actually referred us to Gardner Williams at Compass. Gardner subsequently put us in contact with Terry since multi-family is more his forte. Terry’s first step was understanding our needs and goals for commercial real estate. Then together, we began exploring numerous options in this tight real estate market — Terry educating us in the process. Like any transaction, there were some hurdles along the way. However, Terry was diligent, creative and hardworking in finding our current property. We found working with Terry a pleasant experience. He kept emphasizing that the deal needed to be “right” for us. We appreciated Terry’s experience, integrity, knowledge of the real estate market in Central Oregon and his finesse with people. We highly recommend Terry O’Neil.” — Steve & Maria Whitrock
“The members of the Board of Directors and I were so very pleased with the expertise and support we received from Jay Lyons and Compass Commercial during our recent acquisition of the Bend Community Center. Jay skillfully guided us through the complexities of the transaction; keeping us on track to meet critical deadlines and walking us through each step of the due diligence process. He was incredibly responsive to all my inquiries, provided excellent recommendations for needed experts, and negotiated a fair and equitable purchase price. We know we will be in good hands when we move to our new facility and engage Jay to help us sell our current building. Thanks, Jay, Grant and Erich for helping us take our organization to the next level!!” — Susan Rotella, Executive Director, Council on Aging of Central Oregon
“I can’t say enough about the talent, communication and passion Terry O’Neil and Ron Ross had in assisting me with every move and demand on this sale. I will genuinely remember this great experience and not soon forget the outstanding service and dynamics Compass Commercial provided.” — John Rice, owner Rice Properties (Read full testimonial letter)
“I worked with Ron Ross and Terry O’Neil of Compass Commercial in the sale of my family’s industrial building in Bend, and can heartily recommend them both. It’s not easy selling a rather unique building when you live three hours away and are unfamiliar with the local market, so I relied upon their expertise in several areas. They showed a rare combination of absolute professionalism without any of the high-pressure tactics I have come to expect. We had several low offers early on, but Ron and Terry remained steadfast that a reasonable offer would come in if we were patient and stayed the course. Once we had that reasonable offer, they worked hard to make sure both parties were fully informed and on board. The sale closed on time, and without last minute surprises, and for this I give the credit to them. Ron Ross and Terry O’Neil are professional, knowledgeable, and are a real pleasure to work with. I couldn’t ask for anything more.” — John Chapman
“Jay and Dan who work together as commercial real estate brokers are as good as it gets! I’ve been in the investment business for a number of years and have yet to work with a team who are as receptive and prompt in assisting me as a client, to make the best business decision for my situation. They are honest, have integrity and are so easy to work with.
Look forward to working with them again.” – Patricia Taylor, Monterey
“Russell Huntamer and staff were incredible – professional, personable and fair.” — Christina Kekke
“Joel Thomas went above and beyond in every area regarding our sale.” — Carol & Eldy Swendsen
“Compass Commercial has simply been an exceptional partner in my many years of ownership of the Millside Building in Bend. As the leasing realtor, Jay Lyons has been a key resource in keeping the building occupancy rate up, even during Bend’s Great Recession. Important components of [Compass Commercial’s] success have not just been their excellent and experienced realtors that produce quality tenants, but their thorough knowledge of commercial building occupancy trends and leasing rates. I recently sold the building using Compass Commercial as the listing broker. They provided very valuable consulting on commercial property valuations and helped establish a listing price that made sense both for me and for perspective buyers. Compass Commercial realtors established a good working relationship with the buyer’s realtor and properly handled the many potentially problematic details that are typical with any commercial building’s sale. I can’t imagine owning a commercial building in Central Oregon without Compass Commercial as a partner in its purchase, management and eventual sale.” – Roger Sanders, Millside LLC
“After working with Erich Schultz and Jay Lyons for several months to secure an appropriate replacement property for a sizeable 1031 exchange, I want to thank you for all of the hard work and long hours the two of you put into our recent purchase. While many buyers and sellers might not be comfortable being represented by the same broker, I was confident that we would be well represented in this situation where you were the listing broker for the property we purchased. You spent tireless hours helping us negotiate the lease and I appreciate the way that you balanced the interests of both buyer and seller. I never felt that you were working for anyone but us. You took the time to fully understand our needs. Thank you for all of the hard work you put into making this transaction come together. I wholeheartedly recommend without hesitation that anyone who needs a commercial broker work with you. They won’t be disappointed!” — Katharine Coakley, Investor
Ron and Terry were really knowledgeable, trustworthy and great to work with. I really liked getting both of their opinions in our meetings. They provided more insight than just one person. Working with Compass Commercial on our recent building purchase was a “seriously great” experience! — Travis Ulrich, Webfoot Painting
“Paul Weaver of Compass Commercial Property Management has taken away all of the headaches involved in property management that I previously tried to do myself. In addition Paul is backed up by an accounting staff that provides me with accurate, timely reporting. I have no hesitation in recommending Paul and his team for property management.” — Jim Knapp
“John Keba, Krista Polvi and the whole Compass team go far to add value to our investment property. The on the ground management of our building is exemplary. As well, the team has expertise in dealing with tenants, tenant improvements, and financials. We could not be happier, or more secure having Compass as our property manager.” — Chris Whitby
“Herb Arathoon has been my industrial listing agent for years now. I enjoy him because he has a good sense of humor and he communicates well. With his advice, we have managed to keep the building full most of the time. He is realistic in what rental rates we can get and has been a very effective agent.” — Rich Kelly, Owner
“We have been clients of Compass Commercial Property Management for over 1 1/2 years now. Our property manager, Paul Weaver, does a terrific job managing our commercial property in Bend. He is very responsive and easy to work with. I would highly recommend his services, along with the services of the broader Compass Commercial team.”
— Melissa Kent
“[Compass Commercial’s] character and integrity is of the utmost importance in their daily operation. This is clear in how they do business and is unquestionable. Not only are they the most respected property management firm in Central Oregon, but I would consider them on par as a world class property management company that just happens to be based in Central Oregon. One of the properties in my portfolio is a five building Class A office campus. Upon taking over the assignment over four years ago we had a 24% effective stabilized occupancy. Through their leadership and professionalism, today we are at 100% occupancy with long- term leases in place and high rents. We have enjoyed a 100% renewal rate of all tenants within the entire portfolio.” – Dr. Charles Bonnett, Owner, Deschutes Properties
“Could not be more pleased with Caroline’s management of our property! Always a quick response to any issues that come up, and she does regular inspections of our building. Professional service with a personal touch. We feel safe and secure!” – Lori A.G. Hellis, Attorney at Law, P.C.
“Well, where do I start? To begin with Compass Commercial has simply been an exceptional partner in my many years of ownership of the Millside Building in Bend…. As the leasing realtor, Compass has been a key resource in keeping the building occupancy rate up, even during Bend’s Great Recession. Important components of their success have not just been their excellent and experienced realtors that produce quality tenants, but their thorough knowledge of commercial building occupancy trends and leasing rates.
More recently I employed [Krista Polvi of] the Compass Commercial Property Management team to manage the day to day needs of the Millside Building. They’re thorough, accurate and create positive relations with tenants. I should have used them as the building’s manager years ago.
I can’t imagine owning a commercial building in Central Oregon without Compass Commercial as a partner in its purchase, management and eventual sale.” – Roger Sanders, Millside, LLC
“Compass Commercial Construction Services built my first restaurant here in Bend. Steve Hendley and his team exceeded my expectations for quality workmanship, attention to detail, and customer service. The relationships CCCS has built with Bend City Planning and Development and their subcontractors helped expedite the work and permitting process, allowing us to open on schedule. Anyone interested in seeing their work, come on by Jersey Mike’s Subs on SW Century.” – Jim McGaha, Partner – Deschutes River Holdings, LLC, Franchisee – Jersey Mike’s Subs
“ The time I spent working with Steve Hendley and his crew at Compass Commercial was time well spent. I was impressed with their professionalism, and there is no question that the end result was exactly what I expected, a finely crafted and beautiful office.” – Dr. Pamela E. Mondorf, MD, Refine Medical
“Because of your outstanding customer service, professionalism and extreme patience from the development of our specific needs; through the construction process; to completion of the project, we now have a beautiful office. It is exactly what we had envisioned for our agency when we first embarked on this journey. I appreciate the fact you were always available when I had questions. Your positive attitude and great sense of humor made the project go smoother and in making my job much easier! Your integrity, honesty and strong work ethic are rare in today’s world. We would highly recommend, without reservation your company for any commercial building needs.” – Laura Dove-Kroo, Operations Coordinator – Best Care Treatment Services
“I retained Compass Commercial Construction Services to complete all tenant improvement and common area work at 150 NW Pacific Park Lane, Bend, Oregon, known as Riverpointe 2. Work consisted of roughly 12,000 sq. ft. for the DOJ, State of Oregon, whom had very specific needs.
They have performed excellently to bring the project to completion as promised, within budget. Workmanship and the quality of subcontractors are excellent.
They were efficient in finding cost savings and worked with my architect and tenant to find solutions that benefited me as an owner and satisfied my tenant.
I highly recommend Compass Commercial Construction Services.” – Chris Whitby, Owner, Riverpointe 2 Building