Kristen Kohnstamm

“I pride myself on delivering an exceptional home buying experience.”

Kristen Kohnstamm, Principal Broker

I pride myself on delivering an exceptional home buying experience, harnessing the depth of valuable real estate industry knowledge and experience I’ve amassed over the years.

Throughout the entire process of buying or selling your home, I’m building the relationships that ensure strong future outcomes for our clients. Whether it be with a buyer or seller, their agent, title companies, home inspectors or anyone else involved in the life cycle of your transaction, I’m nurturing these relationships in collaboration with my partner, Laura Martin, to make your vision of home a reality.

Kristen’s Perspective

Helping you find your perfect home is personal for me. I love Portland’s rich history and vibrant beauty. Most of all, I love its deep sense of community and civic pride. I raised my two children here, in the Dunthorpe community, amidst neighbors who really care, and I can’t think of a better place to call home.

Prior to relocating from the East Coast (Boston and Washington, DC), I worked for subsidiaries of Dow Jones and Thomson Financial in commercial real estate technology and publishing. I led teams in sales, marketing, research and product development, and developed a national commercial MLS system as well as published regional real estate directories.

After owning and renovating four homes with my husband, (owner of commercial real estate company, Capacity Commercial) re-entering the real estate profession in 2004 seemed a natural move for me. My personal experiences and extensive real estate background, have informed the way I approach business, catering to the needs of both buyer and seller as part of the full-service real estate team at Kohnstamm Martin at Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty.

Community & Service

It’s important for me to be involved and of service in my community, especially when it comes to kids. This is the work that feeds my heart. I am always actively searching for new ways in which to impact our community in a positive way, if you have a favorite charity or community project that you think I’d fit, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I currently serve or have served in the following capacities:

  • Current Member Board of Riverdale School District Foundation
  • Riverdale’s School Board (2006-2015)
  • Member National Charity League
  • Former Treasurer of Riverdale Grade School’s active Parent-Teacher Club
  • Former President of Riverdale Grade School’s active Parent-Teacher Club
  • Co-chair for the annual fundraising gala for Multnomah County Library’s nationally renowned, Children’s Summer Reading Program (2001-2006)
  • Board, Elevate Oregon (2010-2013)
  • Co-chair, DoveLewis Puppies and Peonies Fundraising Luncheon (2015)