How an agent is using her Asian roots to serve international buyers

Cascade Sotheby's International Realty agent Josephine Tang is helping overseas clients navigate Portland's bustling real estate market

Faster. Better. Together.
Inman Connect San Francisco, Jul 16-20, 2018

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 (Cascade SIR). As the very first recruit on Cascade 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. Cascade SIR chief operations officer, Michael Kosmin, whose prior work was in Asian real estate development, is heading the Cascade SIR Asia desk and is supporting Tang by 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 connections shared by Kosmin, Tang is using her own passion for helping Asian clie...