COAR Commercial Transaction of the Year Award Recipient 2014, 2018 & 2019
“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: Investment, Development (Horizontal & Vertical), Ranch Brokerage
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
Walt’s sales, development, and marketing experience enable him to close complex, multi-million dollar transactions by differentiating his clients assets from other commercial real estate opportunities.
Intrigued by the potential of a neighborhood shopping center in burgeoning Southwest Bend in the early 2000s, Walt pursued the opportunity and turned the vision into a reality. The four-acre development became a successful 50,000 SF grocery-anchored shopping center. As president of the project, Walt’s leadership skills and understanding of the many facets of ground-up commercial development, earned him a professional rapport with everyone involved.
“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
Walt is one of the few native Oregonians and has been in Bend since 1993. He is husband to his lovely wife, Danielle (an entrepreneur in her own right) and “Daddy” to sweet Hannah (17), Tymber (5) and Garrett (5). 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 and will be attending EOU in the fall of 2021 to continue her athletic and academic endeavors 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!