In over a decade of representing buyers and marketing listings for both residential and commercial real estate clients, Jorie Girod Willers has bridged the professional practice spectrum and is equally skilled at landlord/tenant leasing throughout the Metropolitan Portland area. After developing a successful real estate partnership in Bend with her mother, she decided to leverage her background in commercial by concentrating on mixed-use, office, retail, and industrial projects. With experience in working in the logistical aspects of real estate development, she has transitioned the majority of her practice to commercial sales and leasing. A few Companies that Jorie has represented include Black Rock Coffee, Si Senor Restaurant, Pasta House Restaurant, Oswego Bank, Aviatrix, Sherwood Chiropractic & several other Chiropractors, Reliance Network, State Farm, Crossfit Affiliates, North Pacific Financial, Prospect Mortgage, Naked Winery, Smith Gardens, Bread & Honey Café, Twist Frozen Yogurt, Bend Factory Stores and the Seaside Outlet Center.
Philanthropy and industry involvement are cornerstones of Girod’s success in the industry. Firmly believing in relationship-driven transactions, her not-for-profit work in real estate has provided the opportunity to develop a professional network throughout the United States. As past President of the Women’s Council of Realtors® Portland Chapter, she represented the region’s executive team of the nation’s 12th largest women’s professional organization. Lobbying on behalf of both the industry and its clients, she has been part of three legislative conferences in Washington D.C. In 2008, she served the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors® (PMAR) on its Government Affairs Committee.
Continuing education and training are particularly important to the technical excellence required for her practice. She maintains a number of accredited designations including GRI, ABR, PMN, and recently began training to become a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). Her studies started at the University of Oregon in Japanese and International Business before transferring to Portland State University receiving a BS in business with a concentration in human resources.
A native Oregonian, Jorie’s family has been involved in real estate, building, and construction since the late 1970’s in Oregon and Washington. Her family also has the distinction of having opened the first grocery store in Tigard in 1951. She resides in Portland with her family and has two grown boys; with one serving in the Navy. Her interests include cross-fit training, athletics, reading, boating, and traveling.