Area of Expertise
Creative office leasing
“I love that I get to work with, learn from and help really interesting young companies as they establish themselves. It is a privilege to get to know the new leaders in town and help them where I can.”
Al Kennedy’s interest in real estate was fueled at an early age. The Portland native grew up in the Pearl District and watched closely as the neighborhood transformed into a diverse, urban community. As a broker, that experience taught him to understand how local areas grow and evolve, and how to identify the city’s up-and-coming areas. Al’s knowledge of the market, coupled with a talent for problem-solving and fast-paced environments, helps his clients secure the right space in the best neighborhood to meet their needs.
“He took a genuine interest in understanding our company and needs, and matched our wish list with realistic options to help us find the right office space to become our new “home.” He’s
continued to stay in touch, even after his job was done, showing us that he really cares about his clients.”
– Nathan Christensen, President & CEO, HRAnswerLink
Al joined Melvin Mark in 2013, impressed with the company’s rich history and commitment to shaping the health and vitality of the local community. He specializes in office leasing on both the landlord and tenant side as well as investment sales. In working with tenants Al focuses on Portland’s growing creative and tech sectors. For landlords, Al represents both local and institutional owners with an emphasis on “non-traditional” product types located in the close-in Portland market. He is active in the real estate community and currently serves as the board chair for the NAIOP Developing Leaders Portland chapter.
Education & Awards
Licensed Real Estate Broker, Oregon
University of Colorado at Boulder, International Affairs
NAIOP Developing Leaders Board, Chair
NAIOP Board Member
Clients & Case Studies
Axiom Custom Products
Mathys + Potestio
Work & Co.
AWS Real Estate
Downtown Development Group
Pine Street Market
The Water Tower Building