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Cascade Management Overview

Portland, OR
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
We are a property management and real estate services company that provides services to over 250 properties throughout Oregon and Washington, specializing in all market segments. We also lead our market in providing property management, development, and consulting services to ... Read more

Mission: Service First
We provide respectful, high-value service to all; employees, housing community owners, agency and professional partners as well as our residents.

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  • Giving back is an important part of our organization and the founders legacy. This is just one of the many teams that donated for our back to school supply drive this summer, which supported our local communities in the Portland area. We hope this helps kids feel ready for their first day of school! How do you give back?

  • We are so excited to take a break from our busy Monday to watch the solar eclipse together!

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Cascade Management – Why Work For Us?

About Us

Cascade Management, Inc. and its principals began providing property and asset management services in 1974. We continue to manage the majority of properties from our original portfolio, which has grown substantially over time. Through our growth, the commitment to our properties, owners and employees remains fundamental to our values.

We currently manage over 250 properties throughout the state of Oregon concentrating our efforts on the management of low and moderate-income as well as work force and market rate housing. Our goal is to provide safe and affordable housing to those in need. A majority of the projects we manage are regulated by either Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), Bond, HOME, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or Rural Development. We also now include market rate rentals in our portfolio. We currently manage property locations with as many as eleven different funding sources which require us to rent, track and manage unit by unit. Furthermore, we have never lost a single tax credit under our management and carry out superior accounting methods for our industry. The overall flexibility of Cascade’s systems allows us to manage all types of multifamily housing with great success, benefiting all clients.

We also provide the caring attention and flexibility needed for all projects, large or small. Cascade Management is fortunate in being able to hire capable resident managers who truly care about their properties. The number of years our resident managers have been employed with us is well above the industry average. We strongly feel that the success of our site staff is crucial to the long term success of every property. Cascade Management has enhanced our Human Resources Department and our Property Management Department to meet this challenge.  We are fair, clear and direct with site staff in setting expectations which we are all fully accountable to. Cascade Management’s maintenance practices are also the finest and most detailed in the industry. We pride ourselves in truly sustainable methods that enhance the performance of our portfolio. 


Our mission is service first and we provide respectful, high-value service to all we serve.

To our employees:

We provide a friendly, supportive team-centered work environment which rewards hard work and excellence.

To our housing community owners:

We provide sensitivity to your unique vision, facility and program expertise, combined with daily operating excellence.

To our agency and other professional partners:

We provide program excellence, cooperation, timely communication, and active support for the affordable housing industry.

To our residents:

We provide a smile, genuine concern, timely service, knowledgeable program assistance and a strong sense of community.

Company Information

Cascade Management, Inc. offers a variety of exciting employment opportunities for those individuals who are enthusiastic, motivated and possess a strong work ethic. Whether you are seeking to start a career in property management or are a seasoned individual in the industry, we encourage you to inquire further with our Company and view our current career opportunities.

Cascade Management, Inc. currently manages over 225 properties throughout Oregon and Washington. Based on the number of locations state wide in Oregon and Washington, this enables the applicant to be selective in not only the position but in what area of the state that they would like to reside and work.

Cascade Management, Inc. employees are given the training and tools they need to not only perform the functions of their position successfully, but to succeed, advance and grow within our company. We are committed to providing on-going training, ensuring that each employee has comprehensive procedure manuals available to them and a strong support system through their immediate Supervisors, Regional Portfolio Managers and Corporate Staff being available to answer questions and assist as needed.

Cascade Management, Inc. prides itself on the number of tenured employees within our Company who have enjoyed our successes with us as we have grown over the years and their continued commitment to ensuring that we service our clients, owners, tenants and vendors in the professional, helpful and friendly manner that they have become so accustomed to.

Contact us today and start the path to a rewarding career with a wonderful team of individuals!

Cascade Management Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

"I believe the Cascade culture embodies all races, creeds, and ethnicities.  Each person's unique abilities are used to their fullest potential. Everyone here works together in order to achieve a productive, positive, and encouraging atmosphere." - Julie Buck, Compliance Specialist I

"I have a quote in my office that came from a brainstorm session a while back between myself and my supervisor that says 'Cascade is committed to growing and supporting employees. Everyone matters.' It is directly tied to our current mission statement 'Service First.' We are in service to our clients, and tenants, of course, but we are also in service to our employees every day, at corporate and in the field. As we grow and develop, these two statements often times serve as a filter for decisions leadership makes and how we do business. I appreciate working for a company that holds itself to the standard of doing the right thing." - Marietta Van Goor, Training and Development Manager

"When I started at Cascade Management nearly 17 years ago, I was given the opportunity to grow with a company that inspired me to be a leader in the accounting department. Over the years I have been able to utilize my skillset within a company that respects and values my contributions.” - Denise Doty, Accounts Payable Supervisor

“Cascade continues to promote teamwork, communication, and professional career opportunities for their employees. Working in the Maintenance field, I have successfully assisted in creating processes that continue to benefit the property owner, enhance agency relationships, and produce quality affordable housing.” - Jeff Hillman, Project Coordinator

“I consider myself very fortunate to have been able to join the Cascade Management team full time over 8 years ago. Even with all the growth over the years, Cascade has been able to retain its identity as a people- and family-oriented company.” - Glenn Ransom, IT Specialist

“I have been encouraged to not only reach my potential, but to exceed it. I have been allowed to utilize my strengths and to recognize shortcomings and make improvements beneficial to myself, my team, and the company.” - Paul Jordan, Administrator of Maintenance Services

Cascade Management Reviews

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    "Stable Company, Room for Growth and Other Opportunities"

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    I've been with Cascade Management for just over 10 years. Cascade Management has recognized my potential and has granted me so many opportunities to better myself and the life for my family. Thanks to them, I've had the opportunity to experience many aspects of property management and have been able to settle into my career. And I didn't come here looking for a career in property management, I was a newly single-mother with child of special needs, just looking for a job to pay the bills until my initial career path became available again. But as time went on, I found myself drawn to the industry - the reward of helping others (as we primarily were affordable housing at the time) and just the right amount of drama (referring to dealings with residents) to keep you hooked.

    Cascade Management is a big believer when it comes to continued education, and sometimes you get it even when you don't ask for it (I think that surprises people the most!). They encourage us to be the best.

    Sure, Cascade Management has gone through many changes in the past 10 years, but what company hasn't? Clearly there have been no earth-shattering changes - we've more than doubled the size we were 10 years ago, and we've gained so much more knowledge that we're venturing into other areas of property management (not just affordable housing) - and other states. We have a lot of long-term employees and a lot of employees that have left Cascade, only to return again!

    Cascade Management is for you if you are seeking a STABLE job/career. They do not shuffle employees around from one property to the next. It's YOUR choice. They are flexible, personable and encouraging. They pay is what it is (and it's not "terrible") - for the most part, we're affordable housing - you're in this business because you are compassionate and like the challenge of paperwork or resident relations. If you're onsite, your wage is based on the property's performance - and yes, there are some properties that, financially, don't perform very well due to rent restrictions, but you ALWAYS have an opportunity to move on from that property and go to another, or move into the Corporate office.


    It's a tough industry, especially for Affordable Housing. Finding qualified corporate staff to support the needs of onsite staff when it comes to resident certifications is a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Keep exploring ways to provide support to upper management staff, mainly in the Portfolio Management and Compliance departments so that that support can be trickled down to those on the "front lines".

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Cascade Management Photos

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Cascade Management Interviews



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    Regional Portfolio Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Cascade Management (Portland, OR) in January 2017.


    Submitted resume through online system. Conducted a phone interview with director of property management. Had a second in-person interview with Zone regional manager as well as the Director of property management. Did a third interview in the Portland office with key upper management staff including the CEO.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical questions nothing out of the ordinary   1 Answer
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Cascade Management Awards & Accolades

  • Maintenance Technician of the Year - Victor Pizarro, ACE Awards, 2017
  • Assistant Manager of the Year - Andrea Flores, ACE Awards, 2017
  • Senior Housing Manager of the Year - Kim Schellman, ACE Awards, 2017
  • Property Manager of the Year - Melissa Waters, ACE Awards, 2017
  • Portfolio Manager of the Year- Sonia Romero, Apartment Community Excellence (ACE), 2016
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