Team


Mike Carlson

Founder, President & Principal Broker

Mike Carlson, Founder, Adviser & Principal Broker

Mike is a long-time advisor to private investor clients. His forte is working with clients desiring guidance and services over the long haul. Mike is an expert in income property investment and wealth building, financial-investment analysis, brokerage, income-property finance and strategic asset (real estate) management. 

Mike has been the lead broker and/or adviser on several-hundred million dollars-worth of real estate transactions/projects. 

With his impressive track-record of success, Mike is often the go-to guy for buyers, income-property financing, sellers with complex disposition/exchange/exit factors and landlords wanting to consult on property-portfolio performance improvement strategies. 

His professional history includes: positions in the technology field (IBM, Motorola), various small business endeavors; and since 1998, a full-time focus in the investment real estate and finance arena. 

Mike has developed a variety of proprietary financial-investment analysis tools used by both private investors and real estate service professionals. Mike has a B.S., Oregon State University, 1985 (areas of study – applied mathematics and marketing).


Contact Information

Mike Carlson
Realty Yield
430 SW Thirteenth Avenue, Suite 2009
Portland, Oregon, 97205 USA
503-303-8393 x 100 (office)

Ronda Bresin

Senior Broker, Director of Business Development

Ronda Bresin

Ronda comes to Reality Yield with over 20 years of experience in Real Estate Development, Brokerage, Acquisitions and International Finance. She has a successful track record in identifying both domestic and international opportunities for her clients. She is a powerful negotiator and solutions oriented.

Her professional history includes managing international real estate funds, growing her own international company to 10 million in 5 years, VP of Market Development and Operations, co-founded an international intellectual property company and successfully founded an Education Foundation for her local school district.

Ronda has a B.A. In Psychology and Business Accounting, as well as her Oregon and Washington Real Estate Broker Licenses.


Contact Information

Ronda Bresin
Realty Yield
430 SW Thirteenth Avenue, Suite 2009
Portland, Oregon, 97205 USA
541-490-2513 (cell)

Ted Johnson

Director of Communications, New Business Liason

Ted Johnson

Starting with the purchase of his first rental house at the age of 19, Ted has accumulated 40+ years of experience as a real estate investor, retail executive, marketing professional, entrepreneur, corporate communications executive for an international engineering firm, Vice President of Marketing for a 35-store retail chain, and Assistant for Communications for a Portland, Oregon mayor.

His understanding of real estate has been enhanced by many years of hands-on involvement in many different aspects of the business – speculative building, property management, finance, marketing, communications, sales and strategic planning.

In addition to his work in real estate Ted owns an award-winning boutique Oregon winery. Ted has B.S. degrees in Journalism and Psychology from the University of Oregon.


Contact Information

Ted Johnson
Realty Yield
430 SW Thirteenth Avenue, Suite 2009
Portland, Oregon, 97205 USA
503-201-6381 (cell)

Cory Carlson

Research Assistant, Broker In Training

Cory Carlson

Cory comes to Realty Yield with a broad-based skill-set derived from 6 years of work experience with Deschutes Brewery (including special assignments as a Brand Ambassador and for pub marketing events) a stint with Granite Marble and Manufacturing and as a Wild Land Firefighter.

On the real estate side, Cory has worked with Realty Yield and Oregon Vacation Rentals as both an independent contractor and intern conducting market research, completing due diligence assignments and assisting in feasibility studies for ground-up Development projects.

Cory has his Oregon Real Estate Broker License and is working toward his B.S. degree in Business Management with a focus area on Real Estate.


Contact Information

Cory Carlson
Realty Yield
430 SW Thirteenth Avenue, Suite 2009
Portland, Oregon, 97205 USA
503-686-1896 (cell)