TYLER COMBS, President/Founder

With a decade-long background in education, Tyler Combs founded RareBird in 2009 to solve difficult problems and create new paradigms. With an analytical approach to real estate steeped in a philosophical goal to improve the quality of housing throughout the Metropolitan Portland area, he has succeeded in mastering the puzzle of redevelopment 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. He enjoys writing, design, tech, snowboarding, and spending time with his family. He studied English communications and psychology at Corban College.

Tyler is a broker with Premiere Property Group, LLC



MIKE NUSS, Principal

Having a background as a licensed appraiser for the last 18 years, Mike Nuss is a recognized expert in finding and predicting future value in properties of all types. His association as principal in RareBird for the past four years includes the development of a strategy for real estate acquisition, consulting, and structuring financing for the company’s portfolio of properties.

He studied both real estate and economic trends throughout his career. Now, his familiarity with the Portland market has allowed him to create an ideal platform and model for RareBird Investments. An investor in addition to his career in appraisals, he looks at each project through a unique lens.

Originally from Salem, he enjoys golf, basketball, and spending time with his family.


RareBird Investor Network

Together, Mike and Tyler launched a new branch called the RareBird Investor Network in 2014, to change the way how people think about the concept of redevelopment. Concepting a series of educational opportunities with a focus on how all parties can win in the transaction, their meetings and seminars are popular value-add events that focus on case studies of real successes in the marketplace.