Kristen Kohnstamm Principal Broker
- 310 N. State Street, Suite 102
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Kristen Kohnstamm Principal Broker
Consistently in the top 1% of Portland brokers, Kristen is recognized as one of Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty’s top producers. Her history of success, market knowledge, and business acumen make her one of the most sought-after brokers in the competitive Portland market. With over $108 million in sales during her career, Kristen embodies the philosophy of “representation with transparency and expertise.” Clients come to her exclusively through recommendations and referrals—earned through her reputation for remarkable service before, during and after the transaction and a strong, performance-based track record. Clients appreciate her knowledgeable insight into the neighborhoods and communities she represents, and her innate ability to match people with the right home, in the right community.
Growing up in Boston, Kristen was immersed in the real estate business, where her father was a commercial real estate broker and developer. This love of real estate led to her early career in Washington, DC and Boston, working for subsidiaries of Dow Jones and Thomson Financial in commercial real estate technology and publishing. She led national teams in sales, marketing, research, product development.
In 1998 Kristen and her husband (owner of Capacity Commercial real estate company) were faced with an unanticipated move to Portland. This pivotal experience of transitioning from east coast to west coast with two young children gave her the real-life experience that she continues to draw from as she helps countless families relocate and establish themselves. Connecting through volunteering, she cultivated a rich and meaningful path, immersed in the community. In 2004, she began selling real estate as one of the co-owners of Dunthorpe Properties. Kristen quickly became a leading contender for listings and buyers due to her reputation as her clients’ trusted advocate well beyond the details of the transaction.
As one of the only true international firms in Oregon, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty was an ideal move for Kristen as she saw the luxury market in Portland expanding with buyers coming from all around the world. Combining her local expertise and reputation for exceptional service with the global platform and prestige of the Sotheby’s name has strategically placed her with a unique competitive advantage in the Oregon market.
Kristen is passionate about giving back, especially when it comes to children. Locally, she volunteers her time and talents to several organizations and donates a portion of all commissions to the Riverdale School Foundation. Globally, she is honored to sponsor young women and children abroad through the Kenya Keys program and the Orfanato Ninos de Cristos orphanage in the Dominican Republic.
Kristen is deeply honored to serve the communities and neighborhoods she proudly represents:
• Riverdale School Foundation President-Elect (current)
• Dunthorpe Garden Tour 2018 Planning committee
• Riverdale’s School Board (9 yrs)
• Member, National Charity League (8 yrs)
• Co-chair, DoveLewis Puppies and Peonies Fundraising Luncheon (1 yr)
• Elevate Oregon Board Member (3 yrs)
• Treasurer of Riverdale Grade School’s active Parent-Teacher Club (1 yr)
• President of Riverdale Grade School’s active Parent-Teacher Club (2 yrs)
• Co-Chair for the annual fundraising gala for Multnomah County Library’s nationally renowned, Children’s Summer Reading Program (5 yrs)