Donald Falk

Donald Falk Principal Broker, Licensed in OR | Managing Broker, Licensed in WA

  • 1500 NE Irving Street Suite 110
    Portland, OR 97232

About

Donald Falk was born in Houston, Texas and is the middle child of three born to Ruby and Ben Falk.  Donald's mother owned and operated a small bookkeeping and real estate office for as long as he can remember.  Real estate has been a part of Donald's vocabulary all his life.  "Mom used to say `if you've got real estate, you've got money in the bank'.”

He attended Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets majoring in journalism.  In 1975, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree.

Donald returned to Houston and worked in the customer service and accounts department of an independent oil products packaging and distribution company.  His experience in that position led to administrative services opportunities with international engineering giants Brown & Root, Inc., Bechtel, Inc. and Gulf Interstate Engineering.

Following a successful career in the oil and gas industry, Donald ventured down a new path as a manufacturer's representative, selling furniture and textiles to the architectural and interior design communities.  It was during this period of his career that he developed and nurtured an appreciation for design and interior aesthetics.

In 1992, Donald moved to Portland with his life partner Harold Rains.  He joined a business networking organization and served as a volunteer for various community service organizations.  He met several real estate professionals and was encouraged to put his skills and energy into the pursuit of a career in real estate.  Donald was licensed in March, 1993 and hasn't looked back.

Donald joined The Hasson Company Realtors in 1999 as an Associate Broker.  Throughout his career and now as a Principal Broker in Oregon and Managing Broker in Washington, he has been a consistent multimillion dollar producer.  In June, 2022, The Hasson Company joined with Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty creating Cascade Hasson Sotheby’s International Realty, a regional powerhouse.

Donald's commitment to the community and outstanding service has earned him the respect of clients, customers, and colleagues alike.

Donald and Harold have been partners since 1983. They live in southeast Portland and are both active community volunteers and fundraisers.  Commitment and service are truly a way of life.


PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS:

  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • Oregon Association of Realtors (OAR)
  • Oregon Association of Realtors, Board of Directors-Local Director
  • Oregon Association of Realtors, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Member
  • Washington Association of Realtors (WAR)
  • Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR)
  • Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors, Board of Directors
  • PMAR Masters Circle-Diamond/Platinum Member
  • PMAR Masters Circle Leadership Team (Director-2019, Vice President-2020 & 2021, President- 2022)
  • PMAR 2012 Good Neighbor Award Recipient
  • Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS)
  • Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI)
  • Council of Residential Specialists (CRS)
  • Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council, Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR)
  • NAR ePro Designation
  • NAR Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) Designation
  • NAR Certified Negotiation Expert
  • Earth Advantage S.T.A.R. Certification
  • Portland Monthly Magazine Five Star Agent, 2011-2022

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: 

  • Portland Monthly Magazine Five Star Agent, 2011-2022
  • Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)
  • Pet Partners
  • The Children’s Sharing Project
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Gifted Wishes Northwest
  • Cascade AIDS Project
  • Basic Rights Oregon
  • Portland Gay Men's Chorus
     

MISSION STATEMENT:

My goal is to develop, nurture, and appreciate lasting relationships by approaching every opportunity with respect and integrity.  I recognize that each day, each person, and each experience that I encounter and engage is vital to my success in business, my peace at home and my commitment to serving the community.