Board Of Directors
Christian Bryant - President
Christian Bryant has been working in real estate in the Portland & Salem areas since 2003. His business expertise includes work as a commercial/residential mortgage broker and account executive, as well as being a founding partner of Blue Fund Inc., a privately funded commercial finance and venture firm.
Together with Coldwell Banker Mt. West Real Estate, Christian opened Coldwell Banker Mt. West Property Management in February of 2009. The main office was started in Salem, Oregon, but the company quickly grew to manage properties from the northern Oregon border down to Eugene.
In February of 2016, Christian’s company merged with Investment Renovation & Consulting. He always had a goal of having a company that could serve all the needs a property investor may have. IRC is now able to handle everything from property management, construction and repairs, to residential and commercial property sales. IRC even has distressed homes which are offered at wholesale prices to clients.
Christian has always felt that if you are going to run a business in a community, you must give back to that community any way that you can. Due to this philosophy, he donates a portion of net profits to charity, and is involved with many local boards and commissions. Christian also believes in donating time and expertise to lobby on behalf of property investors. He serves on Oregon’s Landlord/Tenant Coalition, which negotiates and writes the bills to change landlord/tenant laws in Oregon. Please feel free to view Christian’s LinkedIn page for a current list of positions held and organizations he volunteers with: LinkedIn
Christian is currently serving as Northwest REIA’s President since 2016.
Grady Bradford – Vice President
My name is Grady XZ Radford Jr. I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon.
I worked as a journeyman painter, a general laborer and I had control of several small business opportunities.
Now I control Grady’s Market Investments LLC (go to gradysmarketinvestments.com) to get the flavor of what we do.
I am currently the Vice President of NWREIA, also I am the AV Technician of this association.
Being a member of this association for 7 years I have enjoyed the platform of this association in gaining knowledge and the being around the power of networking has made a big difference in by business growth.
At NWREIA – we have diverse group sponsors of whom I am enormously proud of.
If you become a member or a sponsor of Northwest Real Estate Investors Association – you will find yourself and or your business being a part of a National Network of Family of Real Estate Investors.
Let me be the first to welcome abord.
Steve Nagel – Secretary
I am the owner of A2Z Home Inspections, Inc. since 1989. I performed over 8,000 inspections with quality, integrity as my guiding mission and just the way of doing business. I only perform home inspections and not any repairs.
I have served on the board of NWREIA for several years, currently as Secretary, and continue to help facilitate the overlap and information of the “Home Inspector” part of the industry as to where there is an overlap.
I am also Past President of (OAHI), Oregon Association of Home Inspectors, and serve on the board of Oregon on Real Estate Inspectors Association and Oregon Pest Control Association. I have also served on the board of NAHI, (National Association of Home Inspectors Association).
I believe that by our industries working together we will add good quality business to both. This has been a very important part of my business by talking and referring companies, and vice versa in my business practices. I feel that this is an important networking opportunity / benefit for all our membership amongst the many other benefits we have in this great association.
Sam Wong – Treasurer
Sam Wong is the owner of Tax Pro & Accounting Services, LLC. He is an Enrolled Agent and Licensed Tax Consultant with the state of Oregon. He provides personal and business income tax preparation. He’s also the Vice President of the Oregon Association of Tax Consultants, Columbia River unit. His specialty is real estate taxation and investments.
Sam also has been investing in both real estate and the stock market for more than 30 years. He understands different strategies in both types of investments, i.e. rental, flip, wholesaling, stock option trade.
Dick Uffelman - Advisory Member
Dick Uffelman spent 4 years as a trial attorney in the Tax Division of the Oregon State Department of Justice followed by 47 years in private law practice in the Portland area. He Holds a doctorate from Willamette University College of Law and the degree of master of laws in taxation from New York University School of Law.
His primary areas of practice in the most recent years were taxation, probate and real estate law, with special emphasis in foreclosure litigation. He bought his first real estate investment property in 1973. Although retired from private law practice, he continues (subject to covid virus assembly rules) to lead the NWREIA pre/post foreclosure focus group each month as he has for many years.
Jenny Dong - Advisory Member
Jenny Dong originally came from China and has years of experience in cultural and education exchange and performing art events. In her spare time, Jenny Dong actively participates in the local Chinese community. She helps and organizes many Chinese New Year celebrations and other cultural events, Jenny is also a board member of Portland Suzhou Sister City Association and board member of Portland Chinese Friendship Association. Jenny co-produced two documentary films about Portland with Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation. The purpose of the film is to promote Portland to the Chinese tourism market. The film was aired in China and 75 million viewers have watched it.
Since 2009, Jenny has invested in real estate. She’s managing her own and friend’s properties for more than 60 units in the past six years. Through these years, Jenny has accumulated a rich of experience in real estate. Currently Jenny is a co-host for the Northwest REIA’s satellite group “Financial Freedom for Women.” The goal of the meeting is to help woman be financially independent.
Dan Butler - Advisory Member
I was an investor very young at 17 1/2 years old I bought my 1st duplex in Southeast Portland. Not being able to meet the banks qualifications, I rousted up a cosigner and did my very 1st transaction through the conventional method. That property was a rental and remained as a rental for 34 years. I’ve been buying fixing and repairing and renting homes for a total of 45 years. That property I did sell because the area was a commercial area and I placed the money from that sale, into another component of my investments.
I do private money real estate loans for investors on deals that will make them great profit. I’m always glad to help people structured transactions and put together financing if something they want. But always glad to offer opinions, ideas concepts strategies.
I’ve always invested in houses and duplexes and have been a member of invest Northwest, this was the 1st group associated with our current group and then Northwest real estate investors Association, and then today’s group and I am proud to be a board member of our current group.
Getting out amongst the members and I am always glad to offer my experience to help other investors complete transactions that successful and beneficial for themselves as well as the prospective sellers of other properties, working with marketing, helping people creative concepts to purchase homes that might be sitting vacant, and/or might just be on their radar. Over the years I’ve always told folks if you don’t see what you want. It’s your job, to open the door and ask. If you do not ask for the right to own the property. 90% of the people don’t know what you want!
I am still in active landlord and I do the buying fixing repairing and all the management of placing tenants and also creating and maintaining land sale contracts as well as, from time to time selling homes to prospective purchasers or investors on option. Today just like I did it years ago managing maintaining doing all of or close to all of the work on every one of my rental properties. I’ve utilized options when selling properties, land sale contracts, deeds of trusts, where in each case I was the seller or the bank.
Over the years I’ve loaned money and actually bought properties at the courthouse steps, this gets a person’s heart beat thumping, because you never know what’s waiting around the corner!
When you understand both sides of how things help the other person is very easy to help someone else understand the concept and realize how and what the other people might prefer, and it can help you put together an offer that is very hard for a seller to say no to! Believe it or not there are times the way you ask your question can mean all the difference in the world, something that small can make that much difference.
Anyone can contact me by calling me on my cell phone at 503-998-0866, or by email at my email address of, [email protected]
Limei Yang - Advisory Member
Limei Yang was born in China and came to the USA in 1998. After completing her Master’s Degree, she worked for Siemens, Ford Motor Company, and other fortune 100 companies in global purchasing as a senior buyer.
In 2009, she moved to Portland with her husband and launched her career path as a full time investor. Over the last past 8 years, she has successfully completed over 100 real estate transitions, including flipping, buying, selling, lending, and holding.
Limei is principal of WBC Investments LLC, and currently serves as an Advisory Board Member of Northwest REIA. She is a co-host for the Northwest REIA’s satellite group “Financial Freedom for Women”.
Find her on LinkedIn.