Bernard Gehret is a commercial multi-family real estate broker who specializes in assisting individuals and families generate massive wealth through real estate investing. Mr. Gehret focuses on assisting clients in moving their dead equity into more effective investments, and finding high quality investment opportunities that are not often officially on the market.
In January 2006, Mr. Gehret co-founded Joseph Bernard Investment Real Estate, specializing in multi-family brokerage. Since then the company has been ranked a top commercial real estate firm by the Portland Business Journal and Oregon Business Magazine, and was also a finalist for the Oregon Ethics in Business award in 2010. In 2011, Mr. Gehret was named the Investment Broker of the Year by the Commercial Association of REALTORS, and in 2012 was a runner up for the same award and was the highest rated multi-family among the finalists.
Prior to co-founding the company, Mr. Gehret was a Senior Broker and top producer for Granite Equities, LLC, where for over five years, he served as the company mentor for new brokers. Having over fourteen years of experience as a broker in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Gehret has closed over $200 Million in transactions and has tremendous expertise in successfully closing multi-family deals.
Mr. Gehret loves a "teamwork" approach to brokerage, creating successful strategies with his clients to assist them in reaching their financial and personal goals. His straightforward and calm approach creates a smooth transaction for clients in an often chaotic marketplace. A strong believer in building long-term relationships, Mr. Gehret continues to provide a high level of service to each of his clients after closing. He strives to be each client's "Broker for life", and provides tremendous focus and expertise in completing all deals.
Prior to becoming a commercial real estate broker, Mr. Gehret provided sport psychology services to professional athletes, including successful consultations with professional baseball and hockey players, skiers, runners, as well as high school and college athletes. Mr. Gehret earned a Bachelor's Degree from Miami University, and then a Master's Degree in Sport Psychology from San Diego State University. There he co-founded "Peak Performance Consultations": A graduate student operated group that provided sport psychology services to university athletes. Mr. Gehret loves spending time with his family, traveling, wine tasting with his wife, and enjoys playing baseball and golf with his ten year old son.