Evan Bernstein

Evan Bernstein


Recognized as one of the most influential commercial real estate executives in the country by both the Portland and National Business Journals, Evan brings the juice, passion and heart to the projects and people he works with every day. He is a Partner at Pacific NW Properties, a Beaverton-based commercial real estate development, investment and property management firm, where he oversees all acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, development site selection, and marketing, amongst other focus areas.

Beyond his day-to-day responsibilities, Evan volunteers his time with numerous charitable organizations and sits on several boards, including NAIOP, Westside Economic Alliance and Revitalize Portland Coalition. He is a Past President of NAIOP Oregon, the largest and most influential commercial real estate development organization in the USA. Under Evan’s leadership as President in 2022, NAIOP Oregon was honored with the two biggest awards in North America: “Chapter of the Year,” as well as “National President of the Year.”

Prior to his transition to the ownership side of the business, Evan was an accomplished industrial broker who earned the SIOR “Industrial Deal of the Year” award in both 2008 and 2010, as well as the prestigious Commercial Association of Brokers (CAB) “Bill Naito Award” in 2012, presented to the broker in Portland/SW Washington who closed the most complex transaction of the year.

In 2017, Evan was honored with Portland Business Journal’s coveted “Forty Under 40” top business executives honor, which is based on career, influence, leadership, and community involvement. In 2019, he was named to the list of Top 100 National Influencers in CRE by the Business Journals, and in 2023, he was named “Executive of the Year” by the Portland Business Journal. And in 2024, Evan was honored with the inaugural “Difference Maker” award at the Night of Excellence in Commercial Real Estate based on his tireless work to better his company, industry and community.

A former radio show host who once tried to make Beyonce his fiancé with an on air proposal (she said no by the way), Evan doesn’t mind taking big risks, which has helped with PNWP’s vast growth. He lives in Portland with his beautiful wife and kids.