Real Estate Investment Advisors

Our Team

Real Estate Investment Expert Advisors

Realty Yield has a more than 20-year track record of verifiable success in guiding clients to considerable wealth growth through the prudent investment in income-producing investment real estate. In conjunction with our TRUSTED ADVISORS in tax, law, 1031 exchanges, lending, property management and insurance we have you covered. Realty Yield is your ONE-STOP investment real estate service provider.

Mike Carlson

Founder, President & Principal Real Estate Broker

Mike is a long-time real estate 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).

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The Team

Cory joined Realty Yield 2016 as an intern conducting market research, completing a variety of due diligence assignments and managing Realty Yield's database. In Spring 2018, Cory moved into a full-time Broker position. In 2019, Cory closed eleven-11 transactions totaling over $4 million in both the Central Oregon and Portland-metro markets. Year-to-date 2020 (through August) Cory has closed 10+ deals exceeding $4 million.

Cory currently specializes in smaller multiplexes (2-4) units, apartments buildings, 1031 exchanges and in Syndicated (pooled-fund and joint venture) investment opportunities sponsored by Realty Yield.

Cory has a broad-based skill-set derived from 6 years of varied positions with Deschutes Brewery and as a Wild Land Firefighter.

Cory has his Oregon Real Estate Broker License and is beginning coursework towards his CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member).

Madison Carlson

Marketing Specialist & Broker Assistant

Madison joined Realty Yield post-graduation in 2020. She graduated with a B.S. in Finance from the University of Maryland/UMUC (Dean’s List). Madison’s current role is as a Marketing Specialist & Broker assistant. She will be transitioning into a full-time Broker/Advisor position first quarter, 2021. She currently conducts market research and develops/manages our marketing programs through a variety of channels.

Madison has a broad-based skill set from her work experience in Sales, Analytics, Insurance, and Financial Advising. Her professional work history prior to joining Realty Yield includes a position as an Advisor/Insurance Specialist for Mutual of Omaha. At Mutual of Omaha Madison attained the Bronze award and developed her own book of business in Seattle, Washington.

She returned home to Portland, Oregon to begin her real estate career with Realty Yield.

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.

Ted Johnson

Director of Communications

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.

Trusted Advisors

Contact Realty Yield directly for recommendations in Property Management, Conforming Lenders, Contractors, Wealth Managers (stocks & bonds) and other related professionals.

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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 was impressed with Cory’s ability to communicate and execute the sale of our duplex in pre-foreclosure with a very tight timeframe.He was respectful, professional and really made the transaction a pleasurable experience for my family.
Kendra
February 2019
Cory Carlson was instrumental in the acquisition of our four plex. His analysis skills, professionalism and productive communication while searching for our investment provided my wife and I confidence through the entire process. His connection with local lenders and understanding of the principles of finance prove Cory really is your one-stop investment broker and advisor.
Jason & Katie I
January 2019