Dan Kemp, CCIM
Partner, President, Principal Broker
Investment Sales, Business Sales, Building & Land Sales, Industrial Leasing, Office Leasing
Licensed in the State of Oregon
Dan is well-versed in all areas of commercial sales and leasing. At Compass Commercial, he focuses his expertise on investment and business sales, multifamily acquisition and disposition, 1031 exchanges, sale-leasebacks, land development, and office and industrial leasing. Dan joined the company in 2012 as an assistant to his father, a former partner and broker with the company. He used this experience as a launchpad to build a successful brokerage business and was awarded Top Producer of the Year from 2017-2019 and in 2021. He also earned the Largest Transaction of the Year Award in 2017, 2018 and 2020. His clients have praised his integrity, hard work and his ability to get the job done.
Dan spent almost a decade in sales and marketing with Marriott and Wyndham from 2000 – 2009. At the age of 29, he was promoted to Regional Vice President of Wyndham Vacation Ownership in San Jose. Dan went to college in Utah on a running scholarship where he held the school record for almost nine years in the 1500M race.
Community Involvement & Interests
Dan is an active member of the community currently serving as the broker of record for the Deschutes Public Library, Redmond School District and Bend-La Pine Schools. He married the love of his life, Kristin, in 2003 and they have four beautiful and charismatic daughters together. Kristin provides administrative support to Dan and several other brokers in the Compass office. Dan believes in the philosophy of work hard, play hard. While you can find him working late hours during the week, on the weekends he is usually found enjoying one of Central Oregon’s many outdoor recreational activities with his family.
Accomplishments & Accolades
- President’s Club — 2021
- Compass Commercial President — 2021-Present
- Awarded Shareholder — 2019
- Top Producer of the Year — 2021, 2019, 2018, 2017
- Largest Transaction of the Year — 2020 ($13.2M), 2018 ($7.25M), 2017 ($16.3M)
- Outstanding Performance Award – 2016
- Cascade Business News Accomplished Under 40 — 2016
- Outstanding Achievement Award — 2015
- Software Innovation Award — 2014
- Joined Compass Commercial — 2012
- Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
- National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)
- Commercial Group of the Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® (COAR)
- International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Deschutes Business Center
Three Sisters Holdings, LLC
Western Title & Escrow Co.
“There were three things we needed when searching for commercial property. Communication, integrity, and tenacity. Dan Kemp (and the entire office) nailed all three. I can drone on about timelines, zoning and access, but the point is, I didn’t need to with Compass Commercial. Dan went to bat for us. Constant communication and shear will on the part of Dan made the deal feel like a walk in the park. I can not speak highly enough of the hard work and dedication from the entire team!” – Bend Battery
“Dan Kemp and his team are first rate. They’re true professionals, from initial assessment of a deal to the marketing campaign creation to the sales and closing aspect. Dan understands the philosophy of sales and how to discern and meet the needs of investors. He follows up, he is proactive and he keeps the deal moving. We enjoy working with him and he sets the bar high for other brokers. We look forward to continuing our successful relationship for many years to come.” – Jeanmarie Kapp
“Dan Kemp is one of the most professional and smart real estate brokers that I have had the pleasure with whom to work. He knows how to market, but more importantly, he knows how to sell. A lot of brokers do not know how to sell, but are just tour guys. Need a job done, call DAN Kemp!” – Nancy Kapp
“It’s nice to work with a group of professionals that really know the industry. Compass worked with us to navigate some interesting twists and turns when purchasing land recently, and we could not have done it without them. Highly recommend their team – friendly, knowledgeable, local know-how, responsive and tenacious! We will use them again for any commercial real estate needs.” – Denise Senner
“I have had the pleasure of working with Compass Commercial on nearly 20 deals and every one of them has gone smoothly thanks to the dedicated staff of professionals at Compass. Dan Kemp has particularly been instrumental in closing many of my transactions as both buyers and sellers agent on my behalf. Dan has continuously proven what a knowledgeable, hardworking, and honest broker he is. I am always happy to share contact information for Dan and his colleagues as I am always confident they will take care of anyone I send their way.” — TJ Toney
“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