Nick Ehlen

Managing Partner, MMI
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Area of Expertise

Tenant representation
Landlord representation
Creative office leasing
Investor representation
Licensed in OR


“I love the dynamic aspect of the real estate industry. I get to work with great clients and interesting businesses that are growing and prospering in our region.”


Nick Ehlen joined Melvin Mark Brokerage Company in 2006, specializing in commercial office investment and leasing with a focus on creative office space and tenants. He quickly found himself engaged in navigating and negotiating large complex deals. Nick was a driving force in the purchase, equity raise and business plan formulation for 1631 NW Thurman Street, the first investment for Becker/Mark Real Estate Investors LLC.  Nick was also instrumental in the concept, re-development and leasing of 2&Taylor, the company’s signature creative office redevelopment in downtown Portland’s Yamhill Historic District.  He has coordinated the leasing for the Water Tower and Bailey Building, the company’s Johns Landing office holdings, since acquisition in early 2008, helping steward the assets to 100 percent occupancy in 2013. In addition, Nick is now a managing partner for Melvin Mark Investors, the company’s private equity platform that launched in 2019.

Nick’s clients prize his financial acumen and investor’s eye, and are confident in his ability to evaluate every transaction with their best interests in mind. A native Oregonian, naturally he’s also a fly fisherman. Passionate about the outdoors, he’s invested in the future of the state and celebration of its resources.