Josh oversees sales, marketing, client relationship, and strategic matters at Meritus and is Executive Managing Director at its sister company, Ethos Commercial Advisors. Being a Portland native and an active commercial broker in the Portland metro area for more than a decade, Josh has a wealth of knowledge on the market’s past, present, and future.
Josh has successfully completed over 750 lease transactions and 100 sale transactions for over $1 billion dollars of total transaction value. With a strong background in agency leasing and tenant representation, he is able to fine-tune and optimize the performance of income producing assets in order to maximize value. Josh also represents many food and beverage tenants and sees the value connection between these culture creating businesses and the real estate they occupy
Josh studied real estate finance at Portland State University, is a member of the Commercial Association of Brokers, CCIM, holds an Oregon Principal Brokers License, a Washington Managing Broker’s license, and is a member of the Board of Directors of a private REIT. In addition to his professional endeavors, Josh is on the board of SOLVE, a Portland-based environmental non-profit, and does pro-bono work on behalf of non-profits to help them evaluate, develop, and execute on real estate strategies.
In his spare time, Josh enjoys mountain biking and spending time hiking with his wife Renee and their two Australian cattle dogs.