Office & Industrial Lease & Sales, Retail, Restaurants, Business Sales, Investments
Licensed in the State of Oregon
Howard is a partner and former president of Compass Commercial. As the Designated Principal Broker, he is responsible for working with company shareholders in all aspects of business development and strategy. Howard enjoys helping his closely-held client relationships, family businesses and a broad range of investors to navigate complex commercial real estate negotiations and advises his clients on how to maximize the value of their properties.
Since joining Compass Commercial in 1999, Howard has sold and leased over $173,000,000 worth of properties. With over 25 years of business ownership, including restaurant business management, he provides clients with a seasoned perspective on the retail and restaurant industry. Howard uses his business background and knowledge of the region to assist clients in the leasing and sales of retail and industrial properties as well as land sales, investment properties and owner/user opportunities.
Howard is dedicated to giving back to the Central Oregon community through his various volunteering positions. He is the Board Vice Chairman & Retired Coach for Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation (MBSEF). He was the president of the Board of Directors for Bethlehem Inn and served as a Facilities Committee Member. Howard continues to volunteer and serve on the board at Bethlehem Inn by preparing and serving food monthly. He was also a former Broker of Record for OSU-Cascades Real Estate Consulting Group.
Accomplishments & Accolades
- First Runner Up Oregon Realtors 2021 Good Neighbor Award — 2022
- Pay It Forward Winner — June 2021
- EnCOAR Commercial Transaction of the Year — 2021
- Compass Cares Award — 2018 & 2019
- Served as President — 2014–2015
- Awarded Shareholder — 2005
- Joined Compass Commercial — 1999
- National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)
- Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® (COAR)
“Being a real estate broker for many years, I greatly appreciate the diligent, knowledgeable and outstanding service the team of Jay, Howard and Grant have provided me on this latest selling transaction and on countless leases. They’re the best and constantly earn my trust and business.” — Mike Tennant
“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.” — 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 Schultz and Howard Friedman, 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.