Unlike most brokers in this area, Real Estate is my first and only career. After graduating from Lane Aviation Academy in Eugene Oregon, I was hired by Dutch Bros. Coffee to fly around the western seven states buying land and developing drive through coffee outlets. At the end of my 10 year tenure as Director of Real Estate I moved to Portland in 2018 to begin what would become my favorite part of my real estate career: helping Portland area families buy and sell their next home. There is a quote attributed to Mark Twain that says "Buy land, they're not making any more of it." In a world filled with intangibles (NFTs, stocks, bitcoin, etc..) land is an asset, an investment, that you can literally grab and hold in your hands. I believe that beinig a home owner is the first and biggest step every American must take in order to build wealth and secure a comfortable future. The stability and enjoyment you and your family will get by being homeowners is immeasurable.
It is truly humbling to be there to help clients take such a big step in their lives.
Katie Mahoney -
“Dale has been a dream to work with! I walked away from our first meeting with great confidence that this was process would be handled with the upmost integrity and care. He really took the time to listen to our concerns, thoughts, and wishes for the home we were looking for. Once we found our dream home, he provided amazing support through his extensive knowledge, attention to detail, thoughtfulness, and coordination of negotiations. I can not imagine the endless hours he put in behind the scenes to assure we were taken care of. Dale is full of sincerity, kindness, enthusiasm, and passion for his work. I HIGHLY recommend Dale for your next home buying/selling experience!”
The Pacific Northwest is filled with natural wonder. Hiking this vast a beautiful area never gets old. I am an avid outdoors enthusiast and hike as often as possible. I volunteer with the Mazama's and lead bi-weekly hiking adventures. If I'm not out on a trail I'm going out on long bike rides or lap swimming at a local area pool.
My 10 year old pappy-jack, Mona, loves going on listing appointments with me. She has been my co-pilot since 2013. She loves to ride in the car and is just content curling up on the passenger seat when I'm out meeting with clients. Sunny hot weather gets in the way of our daily outings, but fall/winter/spring is perfect.
2018 - Present
Residential Real Estate Broker
Licensed in Oregon and Washington
Successfully developed a strong negotiating style to ensure every client looking to purchase has the best chance of winning in a highly competitive market.
Established new norms for listing professionals with my marketing strategy and knowledge to maximize my sellers investment returns.
Apply a careers worth of knowledge to every land/lot, multi-family and single family opportunity I work on.
Understanding of technical lease and purchase contract negotiations.
20010 - 2016
Real Estate Director
Dutch Bros. Coffee
Knowledgeable and accomplished Real Estate Director, Analyst and Aquisition Specialist. Simultaneously managed multiple projects through complex entitlement procedures on budget and within established timelines while mitigating risk through robust contract negotiating.
Negotiated property and business acquisitions through numerous tools including purchase and least contracts, LOIs, Asset Purchase Agreements, etc...
Review and approve all transactions negotiated by junior Real Estate Regional Project Managers across 7 states
Develop project budgets and establish project break-evens and ROIs.
Oversaw the acquisition and development of 200+ Retail Outlets
2007 - 2010
Dutch Bros. Coffee
Assisted Dutch Bros. Coffee Franchisees in the evaluation and acquisition of real estate in their operating territories.
Evaluated specific location viability based on benchmarks that Mr. Carstensen established for Dutch Bros. Coffee through analysis and research.
Created Franchisee Territories through data analysis and market viability research.
Umpqua Valley Farmers Market
2004 - 2007
Lane Aviation Academy
President of the Board 2013 - 2016 (Two Terms)
Vice President of the Board 2011 - 2013
Secretary of the Board 2010 - 2011
As president of the board, Mr. Carstensen oversaw marketing and growth strategies that led to a 300% increase in average vendor sales. Mr. Carstensen’s expertise in real estate related analysis, spearheaded the relocation of the Farmer’s Market to an area with higher weekend population density. Mr. Carstensen established a SNAP/EBT token program allowing underprivileged community members access to local organic foods. This program has been adopted by numerous farmers markets across the state of Oregon.
AAS Flight Technology
Commercial Rated Multi-Engine Instrument Professional Pilot.
Experience and training in Piper PA-24, Cessna 441-10, Cessna 421, Pilatus PC-12
Oversaw the professional flight activities while employed at Dutch Bros. Coffee. Including flight scheduling, flying, maintenance programs, acquiring/upgrading multiple airplanes.
6336 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213, USA