Real Estate Investment Broker

Helping Investors Build Wealth Through Real Estate

We provide customized investment strategies from start to finish, so you can focus on your life.

Successful real estate investing requires a carefully considered master plan. We have over 20 years of experience in helping clients achieve their long-term investment goals one opportunity at a time.

Navigating the complex waters of real estate investing requires a trusted guide.  Any serious investor needs a specialist who knows the terrain; someone who has been there before, put in the years, developed proven methodologies, and won vital business allies through honesty and loyalty.  This is someone for whom your best interests are always paramount.  

I am not only the founder and president, but the principal investor of Realty Yield.  Working with me, you can be assured of the same expertise, loyalty, and integrity that has helped our clients achieve financial success over the years.

Realty Yield is unlike other brokerages.  Our values and passion lay in building long term, successful relationships over the course of a lifetime.  Financial success cannot be viewed as a series of occasional transactions.  Rather, true success is a commitment.  It is a relationship that grows and materializes over time.  I am with you every step of the way on your road to financial freedom.

New Investors
Investment Property Owners
Out-Of-State Buyers

Our Expertise

Real Estate Consulting & Advisory

Analyze and summarize the performance of your current real estate holdings from a return on invested capital (equity) standpoint.

Consulting & Advisory
Real Estate Brokerage Service

Successfully execute selling & buying of investment properties. You deserve to have expert advisors looking out for your best interest at every step of the process.

IRS 1031 Tax Exchange

Tax-free 1031 Exchange is a powerful tool that can greatly accelerate capital/equity growth. The fundamental question is when and how best to use this tool.

1031 Exchange
Apartment / Commercial Financing & Mortgage

Get the most competitive loan available with specific terms that properly align with your individual investment strategy.

Commercial Financing
Landlord Services & Asset Management

Long-term investment success depends on knowing how to properly manage your investments between the years in which you buy and sell.

Landlord Services
Pooled Investment Fund & Self-Directed IRA

Create greater purchasing power by combining funds of multiple investors. Take charge of your retirement by investing in real estate with self-directed IRA.

Complimentary Investment Property Analysis (IPA)

The purpose of Investment Property Analysis (IPA) is first to analyze and summarize the performance of your current real estate holding-s from a return on invested capital/equity standpoint. From there "options" will be evaluated to see where improvements (higher returns) can be attained.

The Investment Property Analysis (IPA) will provide a starting point and road-map. Let us help you improve your returns with our proven real estate investment strategies.

Investment Property Analysis

Success Stories

More Case Studies

1031 Exchange

Verona Apartments (16 Units) to Roseland Apartments (30 Units)
Timeline
2019 - Current
Engagement Type
1031 Exchange & Placement of Idle Cash-on-Hand
Realty Yield Role
Listing Agent, 1031 Exchange Coordination, Buyer’s Agent, Arrange Financing
Cash/Capital
$991,423 (1031 Funds) plus $646,680 (Cash-on-Hand)
Client
John B
Investor Profile

Client has been a long-time investor and current owner of several small/mid-size apartment properties and a mixed-use residential/commercial property. Client utilizes both hired (payroll) onsite property managers as sell as third-party professional property management firms. Client was interested in reinvesting some idle cash and exchanging one of his currently owned properties. The objectives moving forward were wealth preservation, conservative capital growth, increased cash flow and a “newer” building with more predictable operating expenses (less repair/maintenance and capital replacement outlay). Ease of managing by a third-party management company was also a priority.

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Cash-out Refinance & 1031 Exchange

Hollywood Apartments to Verona Apartments
Timeline
2012 & 2015 - 2018/2019 - Current
Engagement Type
Cash-Out Refinance (2x), 1031 Exchange
Realty Yield Role
Arrange Financing, Listing Agent, 1031 Exchange Coordination, Buyer's Agent, Arrange Financing
Cash/Capital
N/A
Client
Gary M
Investor Profile

Long-time owner/operator of several smaller apartment properties in Portland-metro. Client has over the years strategically sourced built-up equity in owned properties and purchased additional income-producing real estate of various property types. This property was refinanced (cash-out) several times over the years, then sold in late 2018. Client used funds to complete a 1031 Exchange. A newer condo quality apartment building was acquired.

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1031 Exchange

Wellington Square Apartments (27 Units) to Eco Flats Mixed-Use (18 Units & Commercial)
Timeline
2012 - Current
Engagement Type
1031 Exchange
Realty Yield Role
Listing Agent, 1031 Exchange Coordination, Buyer’s Agent, Arrange Financing
Cash/Capital
$845,000
Client
John B
Investor Profile

Client has been a long time investor in a variety of residential rental units including small multiplexes and small/mid-size apartment properties. Client has for the most part directly managed owned properties with assistance from hired onsite property managers, where needed. Client is interested in gradually transitioning to a more “hands-off” situation. Sufficient wealth has been achieved over the years lessening the need for continued strategies that were largely geared toward maximizing capital (equity) growth over the long haul, sometimes at the expense of near-term current cash-flow. The objectives moving forward are wealth preservation, increased cash flow, tax advantaged ownership “structure” and more free time to travel and enjoy the fruits of his labor.

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Real Estate Brokerage
Transactions
Apartment / Commercial Financing
Transactions
1031 Exchange
Transactions

Client Testimonials

All Testimonials
Mike Carlson has the ability to analyze and plan a strategy which takes advantage of market conditions, incorporates the best financing options and most importantly, maximizes the return on your equity. Mike is the real deal, honest, trustworthy and highly capable. I am happy to recommend him to anyone looking for assistance with their multi-family portfolio.
Gary M
2003 ~ Current
For anyone with real estate investments, Mike Carlson’s services are a necessity in order to achieve top results. Mike Carlson is very astute and knowledgeable in not only all aspects of real estate investment and wealth management but also in a wide scope business matters in general.
Lynn L
2005 ~ Current
Mike Carlson and his company are great - very professional, experienced and comfortable to work with. Mike’s analysis and technical abilities is top drawer! He knows how to evaluate portfolios and properties to determine the best investment strategy. Mike Carlson’s brokerage and negotiation skills are very polished and effective. Make no mistake about it; there is a distinct advantage in utilizing an experienced financing liaison. Carlson not only found good properties but also good financing. He made the entire deal work!
John B
2003 ~ Current
Mike has been what I was looking for in a commercial realtor. He has the unique ability to apply financial numbers to a project and not let the emotions of a property cloud the analysis. Working with Mike has always been about good communication and he does a great job. When you do finally find a property worth pursuing he is not pressuring you to make the offer and get the commission. It’s more about the long-term relationship. He reassured me that if he does a good job on this deal I will probably be back for more and sure enough I am in the hunt again.
Clinton L
2008 ~ Current
We were so pleased with Mike’s handling of the sale, purchase and financing of our real estate that we referenced Mike as a contact for our children and our attorney if we should die and the children were to be left with the apartments. We knew that Mike would be honorable and not take advantage of them in settling our real estate holdings.
L Family LLC
2004 ~ Current
I have had the privilege of having a close personal friendship with Mike Carlson for nearly 30 years. As a friend, Mike is a standout. He is a loyal, honest, considerate, and supportive individual who has the ability to see and understand things from another person's perspective. Mike's candor and business savvy merely scratches the surface of his character. As he would for me, I would do anything to help him or his family.
Chris H
Current
I have been working with Mike since 2002. He is the driving force behind the investment real estate strategies implemented leading to our wealth gain over the last 8 years. He has handled all of our significant transactions and loans. When I contacted Mike in late 2008 and told him I thought I wanted to retire and sell my properties, he actually talked me out of it. How many brokers have you ever met that passed on a significant commission because he knew the market timing was not right? He told me the same thing again in 2009. If this doesn’t show his integrity and prove that he always has his client’s best interest in mind, I don’t know what does. I will act when he tells me its time.
Linda G
2002 ~ Current
Mike Carlson possesses an amazing range of skills and abilities from a constant understanding of the big picture to meticulous management of all the details of complex investment real estate transactions. For anyone with real estate investments, Mike Carlson's services are a necessity in order to achieve top results. Mike Carlson is very astute and knowledgeable in not only all aspects of real estate investment and wealth management but also in a wide scope business matters in general.
Lynn W
2005 ~ Current