Gail Neuburg - Vice Chairman

Portland, OR


Gail Neuburg is a vice chairman for Newmark Knight Frank and is recognized as one of the Pacific Northwest’s most active brokers. With more than 25 years specializing in multifamily brokerage, here real estate experience ranging from development, financial analysis, and market assessment to sales and marketing, Ms. Neuburg has executed more than 150 multihousing transactions throughout her career and over the past eight years, has worked with top institutional clients to broker more than $1.9 billion in multifamily apartment sales in the Pacific Northwest. She has been awarded CoStar’s Top Sales Broker Award every year since 2011.

Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank in 2010, Gail was the top producer in the Portland, OR based firm of Tilbury, Ferguson & Neuburg, an investment advisory firm that specializes in representing apartment property owners in Pacific Northwest markets including Oregon and Washington.

Before beginning her career in real estate, Ms. Neuburg was the director of marketing and sales for a $5 billion multi-company utility and was a principal in an international electronics market research firm with clients such as Intel and Apple. She has both a BA in public administration and a masters in education from the University of Oregon. Her professional and civic affiliations include the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Commercial Broker’s Association and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Portland as secretary of the board.

Ms. Neuburg is a licensed real estate broker in both Oregon and Washington.

Lydia Thompson - Senior Managing Director

Portland, OR


Lydia Thompson joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2018 as senior managing director. Based in Portland, she will focus on multifamily brokerage services throughout the metro area. Ms. Thompson brings over 23 years of industry experience in Oregon, Southwest Washington and Southern California and has strong relationships with many institutional clients. She has extensive experience in acquisitions, dispositions, due diligence, renovation repositioning, rebranding, and financial reporting and analysis.

Before joining Newmark Knight Frank, Ms. Thompson was senior director of real estate for Greystar. Before her time at Greystar, she spent 13 years as vice president at Holland Residential where she oversaw the operations for Oregon and California. Prior to Holland, she focused on multihousing with Trammell Crow Residential.

Ms. Thompson holds a degree in exercise science - sports medicine and biology from Willamette University as well as broker licenses in Oregon and Washington.

Robert Black - Managing Director

Portland, OR


Robert J. Black joined Newmark Knight Frank as managing director in 2015 where he focuses on multifamily brokerage services and client development in the Portland Metro area. In his former role as senior vice president at NAI Norris, Beggs and Simpson in Portland, Mr. Black gained over 16 years of experience in the commercial real estate market, specializing in land, apartment, and affordable housing investment sales. He has garnered a number of market awards including the Commercial Association of Brokers Bill Naito Award in 2008 for his part in the sale of the $292 million Brewery Block property and runner up in 2009 for the same award for his part in the sale of The Ardea, a $145 million apartment property located in Portland’s South Waterfront. in 2013 and again in 2014 Robert was runner up for Investment Broker of the Year for the Commercial Association of Brokers of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Along with his success on the apartment investment side, since 2010, Robert has been one of the most active brokers of multifamily land in the urban Portland market where his most notable transactions include the sale of Con-way properties for $6 million and the sale of the OAME Complex for $4.2 million.

Mr. Black also specializes in affordable housing and closes multiple transactions every year with a number of the region’s non-profit housing developers. In 2013, he completed a $3.9 million section 8 preservation deal for Bronaugh Apartments and also closed Greenview Terrace for $1.6 million.

A CCIM candidate of the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute (CIREI), Mr. Black holds a degree in international economics and finance from the University of New Mexico. He has many professional and civic affiliations, including the Metro Multifamily Housing Association. Prior to his career in real estate, Mr. Black was a forerunner in the men’s downhill during the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Canada, and was a member of the UNM NCAA Ski Team in 1990-92.

Mr. Black is a licensed real estate broker in Oregon.

Sam Lawhead - Associate

Portland, OR


Sam Lawhead joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2013 as an associate. He specializes in the exclusive representation of owners in the disposition and acquisition of multifamily properties as well as market analysis, business development, and advisory services. Mr. Lawhead has been involved with over $1 billion in transactions throughout the Pacific Northwest, focusing primarily on Oregon and Southwest Washington. Mr. Lawhead has more than ten years of multifamily experience in both investment sales and property management as well as experience in financial industry.

Mr. Lawhead earned a Master of Business Administration degree with a focus on real estate finance from Portland State University and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Business from the University of Montana. He is a member of Multifamily Northwest and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Mr. Lawhead is a licensed real estate broker in both Oregon and Wahsington.

Tri Tran - Transaction Manager

Portland, OR


Tri Tran joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2014 as a transaction manager and lead analyst for the Pacific Northwest team where he oversees all aspects of the transaction process including valuation, pricing strategy, marketing, due diligence, negotiating purchase and sale agreements and business development. Tri has valued over $10 billion worth of multifamily real estate and land and has been directly associated with over $1.5 billion in transactions and equity financing.

Prior to Newmark Knight Frank, Tri was director of finance for an education management company building, starting and managing K-12 international boarding and day schools and the development of the first US university in Vietnam. Prior to that, he held positions at Intel and CBRE in financial and investment analysis roles. His past experience includes arranging, modeling and negotiating joint venture investments, term sheet structuring, project management, and valuations.

Tri received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Washington with a graduate certificate in real estate finance and a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA. He is an Urban Land Institute (ULI) Next Committee Member and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) candidate.

Tri is a licensed broker in Oregon and Washington.

Rob Hackleman - Investment Analyst

Seattle, WA


Rob Hackleman joined Newmark Knight Frank as an investment analyst in 2016 where he focuses on underwriting, preparation of offering memoranda and market analysis. He has seven years’ experience in the real estate industry.

Before joining Newmark Knight Frank, Mr. Hackleman worked for Mack Urban, a premiere west coast multifamily development firm where he was responsible for the asset management of a portfolio of over 500 units, and oversaw the disposition of over $250 million in assets.

Mr. Hackleman earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Washington Foster School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from the University of Washington.

Mr. Hackleman is a licensed real estate broker in Oregon and Washington.