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It’s been under six months since Lake Oswego, Oregon-based agent Josephine Tang broke into real estate, but she’s already making a name for herself at Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR). As the very first recruit on SIR’s Asia desk — a unit of indie brokers fluent in the foreign languages, logistics and customs essential for transacting with international homebuyers — the Malaysia-born rookie agent has grown a rich network of Asian internationals who, with her help, are planting real estate roots in her state.
Also interested in Oregon’s Asian homebuyer growth is recently appointed Asia Desk chief operations officer Michael Kosmin, whose prior work was in Asian real estate development. Like Tang, Kosmin is intent on introducing his many Asian contacts to the Portland market as investors and buyers seek opportunities outside the ever popular Bay Area.
In addition to the resources provided by SIR, and the complementary vision shared by Kosmin, Tang is using her own…
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