About Us

We have been in business since 2010 and pride ourselves as leaders in our local real estate market and the property management community. For the last 20 years we have been active members of the NARPM (National Association of Residential Property Managers) community and stay current on the latest property management industry trends.

Uptown Properties Guarantees:

We don't just promise to perform, we guarantee it! We offer our Performance Guarantees so that if we don't perform as promised, we pay a financial price.

  1. Better Tenant Guarantee- If we place a tenant in your rental and they break the lease in their first rental term, we will secure the next tenant at no cost to you.
  2. Payment Guarantee- If a tenant does not pay their rent as agreed, you don't pay us our monthly management fee. We are only paid when you are.
  3. Fee Guarantee- If you can find a lower fee in writing to manage your property, we will match it. As long as the other firm does not charge additional fees, we guarantee to match it.
  4. Satisfaction Guarantee- If you are not satisfied with our service, you can cancel our contract at any time with a 60-day notice.
  5. Happiness Guarantee- If you were self-managing and after 6 months of us managing your property you are not happy with our service, we will give your property back to you and refund 50% of your monthly management fees.
  6. Rental Guarantee- If you do not secure a qualified tenant within 21 days of marketing your rental, we will waive our first month's management fee.

Meet the Team

Chris Shepard » Owner
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Chris Shepard is a licensed broker in Oregon and professionally manages properties in the Portland Metro area. Managing investments since 2009 Chris has extensive experience with all phases of property management and cares for each property as though they were his own. With this background, it's simple for him to discern whether to replace an appliance or get it fixed, whether to spend the money to replace some carpet or to just have it cleaned. He has the investor's best interests at heart.
AJ Shepard » Owner
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AJ Shepard is a licensed property manager in the state of Oregon and also a licensed Contractor in Oregon. His experience in real estate starts more than 10 years ago in the contracting business. Finding his passion in real estate and construction management has created an avenue for this company help provide all services necessary to its clients. Knowing the trade and the ability to manage many allows for streamlined maintenance for the investors property at a reduced cost.
Jacob Wathen » Licensed Realtor, Leasing Agent
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Jacob is a licensed real estate broker with a B.S. in psychology and a business minor. He is constantly looking at the market to determine the best opportunities for his clients. He has been a real estate agent for one year. He has also been a leasing agent so he understands the difficulties that come both as a tenant and a landlord. His past experience also includes home improvement sales/inspections, customer service, and investing in real estate on his own. He has over 5 years experience as a real estate investor and is active in many investing groups.

Outside of real estate, Jacob enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest and trying out the many great restaurants and bars Portland has to offer.
Nicole Corwin » Business Development Manager
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Nicole is Uptown Properties Marketing and Business Development Manager. She has a broad background in communication and thoroughly enjoys the creative side of business development. As a homeowner, Nicole understands the value of homeownership and works to protect your property by pairing it with Uptown’s wonderful team of professionals to maximize your investment.

When she is not looking for you, she can be most likely be found outdoors or behind a camera and always with her canine companions.
Trent Werner » Real Estate Broker
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Trent is a licensed real estate broker in Oregon and Washington. Having been licensed for two years now he has experience in many different real estate arenas. Helping first time home buyers, clients looking to buy their second or third homes, and investors who want to start or add to their portfolios. Trent was born and raised in Portland, OR where he went to Jesuit High School then Oregon State University. Trent enjoys helping his clients create wealth for their future through investing in real estate.

Check out his blog at TrentWerner.com/blog

Outside of real estate Trent enjoys golfing and fishing as much as he can.
Tanner Ueland » Leasing Agent
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Tanner is currently a leasing agent as well as the property manager at the 72nd apartment complex in Tigard, OR. Soon to be a licensed real estate agent in Oregon, Tanner enjoys all aspects of real estate as well as investing in it. Being born and raised in Beaverton, going to Jesuit High School and having studied Economics at the University of Oregon, Tanner hopes to use his knowledge gained from his education to help him succeed in Real Estate. Outside of that, Tanner enjoys spending his time snowboarding, camping, and golfing.
(503) 679-7777 tanner@uptownpm.com
Taylor Rhodes » Real Estate Broker
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Taylor is a licensed real estate broker with a background in Finance. He pours over the market each day to find the best deals for his clients, whether they are real estate investors or first-time home buyers. Taylor is also a leasing agent, so he has a well-rounded view of real estate when it comes to tenants and property owners. He has experience in customer service and sales, and always puts his client’s needs and desires above everything. When he is not gaining the latest edge on the market, you can find Taylor reading, crunching numbers, exploring nature and spending time with loved ones.
Adam Todd » Real Estate Broker
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Adam is a licensed real estate broker in Oregon with 2.5 years of experience. His background includes being the owner of a successful moving company since 2005. He understands the emotions involved when selling and/or buying real estate and ultimately everything involved in making the big move. Adam's blue-collar work ethic and strong negotiation skills are what makes him successful in real estate. In his free time, Adam can be found golfing, fishing, or cooking up something mean on the grill.
Patrick Clair » Turnover and Project Coordinator
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Paddy is Uptown Properties’ Turnover and Project Coordinator. Although Paddy is somewhat new to real estate, he is eager to learn and gain as much experience as possible in all different aspects of the real estate industry. Paddy was born and raised in Beaverton, Oregon and attended Jesuit High School and Portland State University, where he studied finance. Paddy is currently in the process of obtaining his Oregon real estate license. Outside of real estate, Paddy enjoys photography, golfing and spending time with his friends and family.