“It’s the client that decides they’re your client. From the first transaction to one 10 years from now–the client that makes that choice on a case by case basis. By prioritizing the client relationship and staying honest in all things, clients have trusted me to handle their transactions again and again.” –Walt Ramage
Specialties: Ranch Brokerage, Investment, Development (Horizontal & Vertical)
Scope of Service + Experience
Walt excels in performing portfolio analysis, assessing investment opportunities, evaluating ground-up development and negotiating sales and leases. His capacity to understand goals and risk tolerance has created long-term trusted partnerships with his clients.
“My background as a developer and as a state licensed assistant appraiser sets me apart. I’ve purchased bare dirt and gone vertical. I’ve been in the trenches. I’ve been the one personally guaranteed on a note. I’ve experienced development pressures first-hand and understand how to perform and build a project under budget, on time or ahead of schedule. I’ve been the one doing the lease up and put those leases in place. That experience gives me a unique perspective because of all the intricacies that come with constructing something, while keeping in mind the leasability of the product to achieve the overall return for my clients and their partners.” –Walt Ramage
His personal background and involvement in the hunting industry gives Walt exceptional insight as to what constitutes a truly remarkable recreational property. Walt takes pride in being boots on the ground from day one: touring properties, assessing their true potential, and working on ranch projects to enhance the recreational experience. He hunts and fishes throughout the West which gives him a unique perspective and knowledge of the land he works.
In 2005, Walt was the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s World Elk Calling Champion (professional division). He has worked in conjunction with Realtree, Hoyt, and Primos. And in 2009, Walt was a founding partner of Full Draw Film Tour, a film festival for hunting filmmakers that grew to 27 locations as far East as Nashville, Tennessee. Proceeds sponsored hunts for children who had been diagnosed with life threatening diseases.
Walt is one of the few native Oregonians and has been in Bend since 1993. He is husband to his lovely wife, Danielle and “Daddy” to sweet Hannah (14), Tymber (3) and Garrett (3). The entire family bow hunts and can also be found fly-fishing the waters of Central Oregon. Miss Hannah is a rising star in volleyball while the twins are always keeping mom, dad and big sis on their toes! Fun facts about Walt–most people don’t know he’s a world champion elk caller and that he is like Rainman when it comes to Commercial RE in Central Oregon. He has a powerful mental Rolodex of the price per sq ft. of every building and lot!