bio/philipmascher

About

I grew up in Sweden in the small town of Mariefred, nestled around the 16th century castle of Gripsholm. Maybe it was this idyllic historical setting that gave me a lifelong fascination for the built environment. At ten years old, my family moved to the divided Berlin, where I spent my teenage years. Another place of architectural significance, of a very different kind - a vibrant mix of historic and contemporary, east and west, energized by an unrelenting spirit of change - a true global metropolis. After apprenticing to be a cabinet maker journeyman in Bavaria, and working on restoring a 13th century farmhouse in Dordogne, France, I first came to the US in the early 80ies. Here I got into marketing, and spent 25 years working in client management with some of the most awarded ad and brand agencies in Europe and the US. Wieden & Kennedy brought me to Portland in the early 90ies, and I soon fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. In 2017, I moved to The Dalles, and following a desire to work with the local community, switched careers to become a real estate broker. A perfect occupation for someone fascinated with inviting spaces who has owned and restored homes in several countries. I am blissfully married to my best friend April. We have two sons, Cosmo the musician lives in Los Angeles, and Finnegan the student is at UofO in Eugene. I would love to hear from you, and can’t wait to help you in the adventure of selling or buying a property. Let’s have fun together!