RareBird Investor Network is Portland’s most active real estate investment club.
Our meetings discuss tools, strategies, best practices, and current events in our local market.
Together, Tyler and Mike have completed over 80 real estate investment projects since 2009. Their business model has expanded from flips, to historic renovations, to land development and new construction, to holding and renting iconic multifamily.
In 2014, they launched the RareBird Investor Network to change the way people think and interact around real estate investment. RBIN has developed beyond a series of educational opportunities and now stands apart as an elite group of entrepreneurs that embrace the following core values:
Leaders – We bravely seize opportunity and dare to do things differently.
Listeners – We practice agenda-free listening.
Creators – We solve instead of sell.
Educators – We teach and empower openly and honestly.
Givers – We exceed expectations and deliver with generosity.
Our promise to you:
Thanks to our membership, every single meeting will be educational, interactive and collaborative:
Meet the RareBird Staff
Mike Nuss – Founder
Mike has an unrivaled passion for Portland real estate. Having a background as a licensed appraiser for the last 20+ years, Mike Nuss is a recognized expert in valuing, negotiating and expanding Portland properties.
He studied both real estate and economic trends throughout his career. Now, his familiarity with the Portland market gives him a strong and confident voice for his Monthly Market Update . As an investor appraiser and property manager, he looks at the industry uniquely comprehensive lens.
He enjoys golf, basketball, and spending time with his family.
Tyler Combs – Founder
Tyler geeks out on business management, deal structure and creative financing, and has raised millions of dollars of acquisition capital through an approach of integrity and honesty.
Originally from Portland, Tyler’s involvement in the community extends beyond his role with RareBird and as a licensed real estate broker. He has led youth soccer clinics in Oregon as well as Uganda and Kenya and also serves on the Union Gospel Mission Board of Directors.
Tyler is a principal broker at RareBird Real Estate.
Sonia Houston – Operations Manager
Sonia is no stranger to the real estate industry. She has managed teams in escrow and commercial real estate to move transactions smoothly across the finish line. She is a customer service expert, and at RareBird, she is dedicated to ensuring every member has a truly amazing experience.
Lindsay Black – Office Coordinator
Lindsay grew up with family in property management and investing. She has a background in customer service and values making a lasting impression on clients. She is committed to RareBird’s office running smoothly and empowering the team to perform at their best.
Elizabeth Rice – Property Manager
Elisabeth Rice is a dedicated property manager for the RareBird portfolio and has more than ten years experience in residential and commercial management. She shares the values of RareBird and focuses on listening to tenant’s issues and solving as quickly as possible. Originally from Alabama, Elisabeth came to Oregon to attend the University of Oregon, where she received her degree in Journalism and Communication. Her passions include her family, coaching soccer, teaching Sunday School and playing in a handbell choir.