Specialties: Investment, Property Management
Scope of Service Experience
As President and NAI Business Director of NAI Elliott, Lou is in charge of the direction of the company and overall vision.
Background & Experience
R. Louis “Lou” Elliott is the President of NAI Elliott, and for more than 40 years has been managing, leasing, developing, buying, and selling a variety of retail, office, and industrial properties throughout the Western States. He is a knowledgeable and well-respected advisor to many clients and colleagues regarding commercial real estate and retail.
Lou grew up on a farm in Tennessee. After two years in the Peace Corps in Northeast Brazil, Lou gained further experience in the social services industry as a VISTA volunteer and later, as the Director of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973 (CETA) program in Lane County, Oregon.
He began work in the real estate industry in 1976 with the development of the Fifth Street Public Market in Eugene, Oregon and became a Real Estate Broker in Oregon in 1983 and in Washington in 2007. He and his wife/partner founded the predecessor company to NAI Elliott in 1972 in Eugene, Oregon. He was a founding partner of Commercial Realty Advisors, Northwest, LLC, in Portland in 1996 and remained as a partner there until September of 2011. He has served on numerous community, business, and real estate advisory committees over the last 40 years.
Bachelors of Business Administration & Economics- Chapman College
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